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Letter Tracing Book for Preschoolers: Letter Tracing Book, Practice For Kids, Ages 3-5, Alphabet Writing Practice

Pdf Education Letter Tracing Book for Preschoolers: Letter Tracing Book, Practice For Kids, Ages 3-5, Alphabet Writing Practice

Pdf:Letter Tracing Book for Preschoolers: Letter Tracing Book, Practice For Kids, Ages 3-5, Alphabet Writing Practice.Great letter tracing practice for kids! This fun book is a great way for children ages 3 and up to learn the letters of the alphabet and practice fine motor skills.   DETAILS: 78 Writing Pages, Dimensions: 8" x 10"

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My Daily Journal: Blank Lined Notebook Journal

Pdf Education My Daily Journal: Blank Lined Notebook Journal

Pdf:My Daily Journal: Blank Lined Notebook Journal.About the Author Blank Book Billionaire is the creative force behind many different types of blank books or utility books as some people call them. They focus on creating books that help people express themselves or simply keep track of things. The sky is the limit for what you can create with these blank books. Not all the books are blank, of course. There are lined journals, gratitude journals, travel journals, pregnancy journals and many others. Some have prompts while others have sections that are designated for specific information. Our mission is to provide you with every type of blank book you might need. If they don’t have it now, they will soon. Journaling is their passion and hope to inspire people to make it a part of their daily life. Essentially journaling to them is the act of writing down everything a person wants to remember or reference back to. Whether that is emotions, life events, recipes, pregnancies or your to do list, writing it down is the most powerful way of ensuring it never gets forgotten. What you can do with a blank book is only limited by the amount of imagination you put into it. Make it a diary, a meal planner, a diet journal or just doodle in it. The point is to get one or seven and use them. Make life easier by unleashing the hidden power of a blank book. Read more

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Cursive Handwriting Workbook for Kids: Cursive Writing Practice Book (Cursive for Beginners)

Pdf Education Cursive Handwriting Workbook for Kids: Cursive Writing Practice Book (Cursive for Beginners)

Pdf:Cursive Handwriting Workbook for Kids: Cursive Writing Practice Book (Cursive for Beginners).This book is perfect for kids of all ages who want to learn cursive and improve their handwriting skills. These essential letter drills will help with cursive letter recognition and muscle memory. It also includes exercises using sight words. The Book Contains: Premium matte cover design Printed on high quality 60# interior stock Perfectly sized at 8.5" x 11"

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Photographic Memory: Simple, Proven Methods to Remembering Anything Faster, Longer, Better (Accelerated Learning Series Book 1)

Pdf Education Photographic Memory: Simple, Proven Methods to Remembering Anything Faster, Longer, Better (Accelerated Learning Series Book 1)

Pdf:Photographic Memory: Simple, Proven Methods to Remembering Anything Faster, Longer, Better (Accelerated Learning Series Book 1).Accelerated Learning Series Book #1Still wondering how some people can remember information in great detail? In Photographic Memory, you won't just learn about the concept of photographic memory but you'll also discover the secret to expanding your retention capacity. Learn more about how your memory works and what makes a person remember things clearly.If you are one of those people who still memorize things through repeating them over and over until retained, then it's time to get rid of that old habit and discover a range of various memory tricks and techniques in this book. You'll able to practice every technique through the exercises included in each method.To have a glimpse of the important knowledge you’ll potentially learn once you read this book, here's an overview:Simplified discussion on how the mind makes, stores and remembers a memoryThe photographic memory and how it is different from eidetic memorySignificance of creative thinking and visualization as a platform to achieve extraordinary memoryHow peg systems work including the special systems that are specifically developed to memorize numbersTips and tricks to remember namesHow emotions can be used to easily remember informationHow to organize and visualize information through mind mappingThe concept of the palace method and how to construct your own memory palace to be able to store and retrieve information in an instantIt's time to step up your memorization skill and discover the things you need to maximize and expand your retention capacity.

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The Third Teacher

Pdf Education The Third Teacher

Pdf:The Third Teacher.About the Author The Third Teacher is a collaboration between OWP/P Architects, VS Furtniture, and Bruce Mau Design. OWP/P Architects has offices in Chicago and Phoenix and has worked with more than 150 school clients to support their educational vision. VS Furniture is a 110-year-old manufacturer of educational furnishings based in Germany. Bruce Mau Design is a business and cultural design studio with offices in Toronto and Chicago. Read more

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To-Do List Prioritize Task: Personal and Business Activities with Level of Importance, Things to Accomplish, Easy Glance, 8.5x11 inch, Cream Paper (Daily To-Do List) (Volume 2)

Pdf Education To-Do List Prioritize Task: Personal and Business Activities with Level of Importance, Things to Accomplish, Easy Glance, 8.5x11 inch, Cream Paper (Daily To-Do List) (Volume 2)

Pdf:To-Do List Prioritize Task: Personal and Business Activities with Level of Importance, Things to Accomplish, Easy Glance, 8.5x11 inch, Cream Paper (Daily To-Do List) (Volume 2).A blank page for To-Do List of your daily personal or business activities with Level of Importance Identification which is allowed you to focus and prioritize task easier and make it accomplish in time.In Each page, it is comprised of;Check List: Tick it once it is doneDate: the due dateTask: List of Task/ ActivitiesLevel of Importance: Low / Medium / HighThe layout is designed for easy reading and give you clear view to read though it in the short time.Size: 8.5” x 11”Number of Page: 100 pagesPage Color: Cream (Reduce Glare from Light)Cover: Classic Design on Matte PaperExcellent and Complete To-Do Check List with Prioritize Level is in your hand!

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Medical Terminology: 45 Mins or Less to EASILY Breakdown the Language of Medicine NOW! (Nursing School, Pre Med, Physiology, Study & Preparation Guide Book 1)

Pdf Education Medical Terminology: 45 Mins or Less to EASILY Breakdown the Language of Medicine NOW! (Nursing School, Pre Med, Physiology, Study & Preparation Guide Book 1)

Pdf:Medical Terminology: 45 Mins or Less to EASILY Breakdown the Language of Medicine NOW! (Nursing School, Pre Med, Physiology, Study & Preparation Guide Book 1).FREE BONUS BOOK INCLUDED! Why are you spending so much time studying? In 45 Mins or Less You Can EASILY Breakdown the Language of Medicine! Today Only You Will Receive a FREE BONUS Ebook Inside!Scroll Up & Buy Now!

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Blender 3D For Beginners: The Complete Guide: The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Getting Started with Navigating, Modeling, Animating, Texturing, Lighting, Compositing and Rendering within Blender.

Pdf Education Blender 3D For Beginners: The Complete Guide: The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Getting Started with Navigating, Modeling, Animating, Texturing, Lighting, Compositing and Rendering within Blender.

Pdf:Blender 3D For Beginners: The Complete Guide: The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Getting Started with Navigating, Modeling, Animating, Texturing, Lighting, Compositing and Rendering within Blender..Blender 3D For Beginners: The Complete Guide aims to help get you started with using the free open-source 3D software Blender. You will learn the basics of nearly everything Blender has to offer. The book is aimed at the complete beginner of Blender and even beginners in the world of 3D graphics and animation.With 16 chapters and 115 pages in total, this book aims to explain the key components of Blender clearly and concisely and get you up to speed with Blender very quickly! The book is explained in a simple and easy-to-understand manner with minimal jargon. Furthermore, the book provides simple follow-along exercises that helps you get the practical experience you need which in turn helps you learn better. By the end of this book, you will begin to feel comfortable working with 3D projects within Blender alone and also get one step closer to your dream goal of one day making your own animated film! (or any other project that requires Blender)More specifically, in this book, you will learn about:- The Blender user interface- Navigating your way around Blender- 3D Modeling basics- Cycles shaders- Texturing and UV mapping- Lighting (as well as some basic lighting setups you can use right away)- Sculpting- Animation- Particles- Physics- Rendering- Using Blender as a Video Editor- CompositingSubscribe to the email list at ThilakanathanStudios.com to receive regular Blender for Beginner tutorials for free.

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School Security: How to Build and Strengthen a School Safety Program

Pdf Education School Security: How to Build and Strengthen a School Safety Program

Pdf:School Security: How to Build and Strengthen a School Safety Program.Review '...emphasizes detailed comprehensive planning for schools...provides an excellent exit interview checklist. Many forms useful in school mgmt. are provided. The importance of using social media in risk mitigation is discussed.' --Security Letter '...does a commendable job of walking the readers through several concepts and challenges, but also proposes an approach and techniques to overcome these challenges. The author...does a proficient job of sharing his vast knowledge.' --Hakin9, Issue 01-15 '... could be used by anyone interested in this contemporary and challenging issue,...as the principles and concepts are explained in understandable terms using plain language and illuminating photographs.' --Security Management (print and online), January 2015 'Timm, author of the upcoming book 'School Security: How to Build and Strengthen a School Safety Program,' believes the data is skewed because of underreporting of crimes by schools, which he says has been going on for years.' --SecurityInfoWatch.com, June 2014 Read more About the Author Paul Timm is a board-certified Physical Security Professional (PSP), president of RETA Security, Inc., and a nationally acclaimed expert in school security. In addition to conducting numerous vulnerability assessments and his frequent keynote addresses, Paul is an experienced School Crisis Assistance Team volunteer through the National Organization for Victims Assistance (NOVA). He holds a patent on a vulnerability assessment methodology known as ALPHAÔ and is certified in Vulnerability Assessment Methodology (VAM) through Sandia National Laboratories. He is a member of ASIS International, where he serves as vice chairman of the School Safety & Security Council, and the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO), where he serves on the Risk Management Committee. Nearing the completion of his MDiv at Moody Theological Seminary, Paul holds a degree in Speech Communications and a Certificate in Business Administration from the University of Illinois. Read more

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Pyramid

Pdf Education Pyramid

Pdf:Pyramid.Review 'David Macaulay's brilliant Pyramid shows, detail by detail, how the great pharaohs' burial places were conceived and constructed . . . His draftsmanship is unexcelled, and his book is pharaonic in opulence and design.' Time Magazine Read more About the Author David Macaulay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books have sold millions of copies in the United States alone, and his work has been translated into a dozen languages. Macaulay has garnered numerous awards including the Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, the Christopher Award, an American Institute of Architects Medal, and the Washington Post–Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award. In 2006, he was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, given “to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations.” Superb design, magnificent illustrations, and clearly presented information distinguish all of his books. David Macaulay lives with his family in Vermont. Read more

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A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook

Pdf Education A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook

Pdf:A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook.Review 'The combination of headnotes and recipes [in A Feast of Ice and Fire] almost reaches the Elizabeth David level of 'put down this book, get out of bed and start cooking.' ... And with their adherence to the imagined geography of Westeros, the authors also might actually outdo Alice Waters in local and seasonal cooking.' -Newsweek Read more About the Author Chelsea Monroe-Cassel and Sariann Lehrer co-run Inn at the Crossroads, a popular food blog based on A Song of Ice and Fire. Both avid fans of the fantasy genre, they bring to the table a unique combination of artistry, historical knowledge, and love of food. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Build a Drone: A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing, Constructing, and Flying Your Very Own Drone

Pdf Education Build a Drone: A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing, Constructing, and Flying Your Very Own Drone

Pdf:Build a Drone: A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing, Constructing, and Flying Your Very Own Drone.Within the last couple of years, the usage of drones in both the public and private (military) sector has exploded. People are talking about drones, building drones, and something most people didn’t know of a few years ago is now a household name.Build a Drone will not only teach you how to build your very own drone, but will explain their history in the military and the impact they will have—and are starting to have—on our everyday lives.Author Barry Davies has built drones for DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and AAI (one of America’s largest drone manufacturers), as well as six experimental ones for MIT. He not only understands their use in the world, but knows the ins-and-outs of how they can be created and handled.Explained in simple terms with full-color step-by-step directions, Davies will explain how to build your very own drone from ones created specifically for this book.Whether you plan on using drones for recreation or a more serious purpose (from search and rescue through farming to scanning construction work on a high-rise apartment buildings), Build a Drone will make sure that you not only understand how to construct a drone, but the proper and safe ways to maintain and handle them.

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Build a Drone: A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing, Constructing, and Flying Your Very Own Drone

Pdf Education Build a Drone: A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing, Constructing, and Flying Your Very Own Drone

Pdf:Build a Drone: A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing, Constructing, and Flying Your Very Own Drone.About the Author Barry Davies, BEM spent eighteen years in the British Special Air Service serving around the globe. He participated in the storming of the hijacked Lufthansa plane at Mogadishu in 1977 and was awarded the British Empire Medal. He is also the author of Soldier of Fortune Guide to How to Become a Mercenary, Soldier of Fortune Guide to How to Disappear and Never Be Found, The SAS Self-Defense Handbook, and Modern Survival. Read more

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Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

Pdf Education Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

Pdf:Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking.What is your art really about? Where is it going? What stands in the way of getting it there? These are questions that matter, questions that recur at each stage of artistic development - and they are the source for this volume of wonderfully incisive commentary. Art & Fear explores the way art gets made, the reasons it often doesn't get made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way. This is a book about what it feels like to sit in your studio or classroom, at your wheel or keyboard, easel or camera, trying to do the work you need to do. It is about committing your future to your own hands, placing free will above predestination, choice above chance. It is about finding your own work.

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Studio Thinking 2: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education

Pdf Education Studio Thinking 2: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education

Pdf:Studio Thinking 2: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education.Review “This is an excellent resource for both novice and experienced teachers” ―SchoolArts“Studio Thinking from the Start is a rich compendium of examples of the studio habits of mind, and novice and experienced teachers will appreciate seeing the practical application of this framework. The book will also be useful for students of art education being introduced to a variety of pedagogical practices in the field.” ―Teachers College RecordPraise for the First Edition of Studio Thinking― 'Winner and Hetland have set out to show what it means to take education in the arts seriously, in its own right.' ― The New York Times 'This book is very educational and would be helpful to art teachers in promoting quality teaching in their classrooms.' ― School Arts Magazine “ Studio Thinking is a major contribution to the field.' ― Arts & Learning Review 'The research in Studio Thinking is groundbreaking and important because it is anchored in the actual practice of teaching artists …The ideas in Studio Thinking continue to provide a vehicle with which to navigate and understand the complex work in which we are all engaged.' ― Teaching Artists Journal“Our decade of using the Studio Thinking Framework in California’s schools positions us for success in this new era because of the foundation of reflective, creative, and critical thinking developed in our schools and districts.”―From the Foreword by Louise Music, Executive Director of Integrated Learning, Alameda County Office of Education, CA“ Studio Thinking (is) a vision not only of learning in the arts but what could be learning most anywhere.” ―From the Foreword to the First Edition by David N. Perkins, Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Senior Co-Director of Harvard Project Zero Read more From the Author Lois Hetland is professor and chair of art education at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and senior research affiliate at Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education. Ellen Winner is professor and chair of psychology at Boston College and a senior research associate at Project Zero. Shirley Veenema is an instructor in visual arts at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Kimberly M. Sheridan is an assistant professor in the College of Education and Human Development and the College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Classroom Management for Art, Music, and PE Teachers

Pdf Education Classroom Management for Art, Music, and PE Teachers

Pdf:Classroom Management for Art, Music, and PE Teachers.Teaching 400-600 students every week presents the ultimate classroom management challenge, one that if you’re unprepared for can bury you in a mountain of stress and misbehavior. Classroom Management for Art, Music, and PE Teachers is a proven solution that will transform even the most difficult group of students into the peaceful, well-behaved class you really want. It provides the tools, tips, and strategies you need to simply and effectively manage any classroom, no matter how unruly or out of control, so you can focus on teaching, inspiring, and making an impact that lasts a lifetime.

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Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms: Designing and Implementing Child-Centered Learning Environments

Pdf Education Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms: Designing and Implementing Child-Centered Learning Environments

Pdf:Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms: Designing and Implementing Child-Centered Learning Environments.Review “New research strongly suggests that schools that use outdoor classrooms and other forms of nature-based experiential education can result in significant student gains in social studies, science, language arts, and math. Children are more likely to invent their own games in green play spaces than they are on flat cement or playing fields. The outdoor classroom can also promote social inclusion, regardless of gender, race, class, or intellectual ability. More research is on the way. Yet, in many legislators’ and even some parents’ eyes, the educational benefits of nature experience barely registers. Eric Nelson is working to change that. Along with other farsighted pioneers, Nelson is a proponent of the outdoor classroom, as well as an early leader promoting on-site company child care. With Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms, he shows in simple, clear, and compelling language how to create an outdoor classroom―and why. He offers moral context and emphasizes education not just for education’s sake, but for the mental and physical health, learning ability, creativity, awe, and wonder of the whole child. Every educator and every parent should read this book.”―Richard Louv, Author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle“Through this reflective work and its myriad examples including illustrative photographs, resources, and planning tools, Eric Nelson unveils the essential elements for establishing and supporting highly engaging quality outdoor environments for young children. This book provides a developmental framework that early childhood practitioners, administrators, and trainers need to effectively address this extremely important aspect of children’s play and learning.”―Ed Greene, PhD, Senior Advisor of Piramide Approach to Early Learning, Cito USA/Netherlands and Facilitator at JCCEO Head Start Center of Excellence in Birmingham“The outdoor classroom is a healthy, engaging, and creative response to today’s educational challenges. Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms provides the why and how in an accessible format that any educational leader can use to transform the learning environment at their school site. Photographs, design plans, a defined process of staff engagement, as well as curricular ideas and the information you need to begin this transformation, are all here. Educators would do well to embrace these concepts.”―Renatta M. Cooper, Coauthor of Playing to Get Smart and President of the Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education “With Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms, there are no more excuses for the same-old, same-old behaviors and routines in early childhood programs. Now, everyone can learn how to build a practical, useful, and exciting outdoor classroom at any site. Preschool children today do not spend nearly enough quality time playing outdoors―not at home, and not in school. Denying children ample outdoor playtime has developmental and academic consequences. Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms highlights these risks, and gives solid evidence for the value of time spent outside playing. Eric’s enthusiasm for the outdoors and for giving children the opportunity to learn in nature is translated into a text that is meaningful for everyone who works with young children. Pages of wonderful photographs help to inspire ideas and give concrete examples for easy steps teachers can take today toward changing spaces and making outdoor learning accessible for children in school programs. Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms is both a foundational how-to book for educators taking their first steps toward the joy of working with children outdoors, and, for more experienced educators, a confirmation of their best practices. This book inspires me to continue working with teachers, parents, and other school directors as they explore the possibilities of creating outdoor classrooms at their school sites!” ―Sheryl E. Cohen, PhD, Director of Stephen S. Wise Temple Early Childhood Center, President of BJE-Early Childhood Director’s Network, and Vice President Programming of the National Jewish Early Childhood Network“Eric Nelson understands the profound benefits children gain from daily access to natural outdoor classrooms. His comprehensive and thoughtful book outlines practical strategies for making this wonder-filled learning a way of life in early childhood programs. Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms will support and inspire teachers and administrators as they begin an exciting journey toward a fulfilling new way of working with children. Research continues to show the adverse effects of children’s disconnection from nature and the positive gains possible when daily nature connections are supported by caring, engaged adults. The ideas in this book are needed today more than ever.”―Nancy Rosenow, Coauthor of Learning With Nature Idea Book and Executive Director of Dimensions Educational Research Foundation/Nature Explore“New research strongly suggests that schools that use outdoor classrooms and other forms of nature-based experiential education can result in significant student gains in social studies, science, language arts, and math. Children are more likely to invent their own games in green play spaces than they are on flat cement or playing fields. The outdoor classroom can also promote social inclusion, regardless of gender, race, class, or intellectual ability. More research is on the way. Yet, in many legislators’ and even some parents’ eyes, the educational benefits of nature experience barely registers. Eric Nelson is working to change that. Along with other farsighted pioneers, Nelson is a proponent of the outdoor classroom, as well as an early leader promoting on-site company child care. With Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms, he shows in simple, clear, and compelling language how to create an outdoor classroom—and why. He offers moral context and emphasizes education not just for education’s sake, but for the mental and physical health, learning ability, creativity, awe, and wonder of the whole child. Every educator and every parent should read this book.”—Richard Louv, Author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle“Through this reflective work and its myriad examples including illustrative photographs, resources, and planning tools, Eric Nelson unveils the essential elements for establishing and supporting highly engaging quality outdoor environments for young children. This book provides a developmental framework that early childhood practitioners, administrators, and trainers need to effectively address this extremely important aspect of children’s play and learning.”—Ed Greene, PhD, Senior Advisor of Piramide Approach to Early Learning, Cito USA/Netherlands and Facilitator at JCCEO Head Start Center of Excellence in Birmingham“The outdoor classroom is a healthy, engaging, and creative response to today’s educational challenges. Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms provides the why and how in an accessible format that any educational leader can use to transform the learning environment at their school site. Photographs, design plans, a defined process of staff engagement, as well as curricular ideas and the information you need to begin this transformation, are all here. Educators would do well to embrace these concepts.”—Renatta M. Cooper, Coauthor of Playing to Get Smart and President of the Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education “With Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms, there are no more excuses for the same-old, same-old behaviors and routines in early childhood programs. Now, everyone can learn how to build a practical, useful, and exciting outdoor classroom at any site. Preschool children today do not spend nearly enough quality time playing outdoors—not at home, and not in school. Denying children ample outdoor playtime has developmental and academic consequences. Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms highlights these risks, and gives solid evidence for the value of time spent outside playing. Eric’s enthusiasm for the outdoors and for giving children the opportunity to learn in nature is translated into a text that is meaningful for everyone who works with young children. Pages of wonderful photographs help to inspire ideas and give concrete examples for easy steps teachers can take today toward changing spaces and making outdoor learning accessible for children in school programs. Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms is both a foundational how-to book for educators taking their first steps toward the joy of working with children outdoors, and, for more experienced educators, a confirmation of their best practices. This book inspires me to continue working with teachers, parents, and other school directors as they explore the possibilities of creating outdoor classrooms at their school sites!”—Sheryl E. Cohen, PhD, Director of Stephen S. Wise Temple Early Childhood Center, President of BJE-Early Childhood Director’s Network, and Vice President Programming of the National Jewish Early Childhood Network“Eric Nelson understands the profound benefits children gain from daily access to natural outdoor classrooms. His comprehensive and thoughtful book outlines practical strategies for making this wonder-filled learning a way of life in early childhood programs. Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms will support and inspire teachers and administrators as they begin an exciting journey toward a fulfilling new way of working with children. Research continues to show the adverse effects of children’s disconnection from nature and the positive gains possible when daily nature connections are supported by caring, engaged adults. The ideas in this book are needed today more than ever.”—Nancy Rosenow, Coauthor of Learning With Nature Idea Book and Executive Director of Dimensions Educational Research Foundation/Nature Explore Read more About the Author Eric Nelson: Eric Nelson is the founder and director of Child Care Planning Associates, the consulting and training division of the Child Educational Center, Caltech/JPL Community, which he established with his wife in 1979. A child development professional since 1974, Eric's consulting specialties include building and playground design and renovation, child care needs assessments and feasibility studies, development of employer-related child care, and staff training and development. Read more

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Make Trouble

Pdf Education Make Trouble

Pdf:Make Trouble.Review “Make Trouble, adapted from his speech to the Rhode Island School of Design class of 2015, is a commencement address I consumed with joy, will likely read again and would be happy to give to young people — especially brooding, complicated young people. (Yes, you.) Its pleasures are enhanced by playful typography and droll, sketchy illustrations by Eric Hanson, including several delightful ones of Waters, a pencil-thin man with a pencil-thin mustache. Like 'Hairspray,' 'Make Trouble' fulfills its genre expectations while also gloriously subverting them. Waters gives inspiring advice…”─ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel   “…simultaneously witty and inspirational, has the potential to top the best commencement speeches of all time. … a great read. With simple, imaginative illustrations, it inspires all outsiders who strive to change society one brushstroke, word or shot at a time.”─The Tufts Daily   “John Waters is the master of screwing things up beautifully, particularly alongside introspective doodles by Eric Hanson that accompany most of the book’s pages.. It’s thoughtfully considered, yet maintains some of Waters’ signature well-intentioned belligerence. Some of the pages are shocking or thought-provoking in their layout; Some of the accompanying images are contemplative while others are hilarious. Ultimately, Make Trouble leaves me wondering what to expect next from Waters. He is the modern day Oscar Wilde, but this book is by no means his De Profundis. It’s more of a reminder that he’s still out there, still thinking and creating, ready to — as he calls it — prepare a sneak attack on society. In a lot of ways, the book feels like his most intensely personal work yet. It’s nice to think that these words are aimed at students graduating college, but really they reflect Waters’ manifesto. The speech is timeless and could be taken from any point in his career, but it’s a reminder that he’s not done with us. With the massive social changes going on today, his words are poignant now more than ever.”─ Johns Hopkins News-Letter  “…as funny as it is inspiring. Make Trouble is an injection of weirdness, joy, and provocation right into your brain.”─ San Francisco Book Review     Read more About the Author John Waters is a filmmaker, writer, actor, and visual artist best known for his films, including Pink Flamingos, Serial Mom, and Hairspray, which was adapted into a long-running Broadway musical. The author of seven books, among them the New York Times bestsellers Role Models and Carsick, he performs his one-man, spoken-word shows regularly in the United States and abroad. Waters lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Read more

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Unlimited Memory: How to Use Advanced Learning Strategies to Learn Faster, Remember More and be More Productive

Pdf Education Unlimited Memory: How to Use Advanced Learning Strategies to Learn Faster, Remember More and be More Productive

Pdf:Unlimited Memory: How to Use Advanced Learning Strategies to Learn Faster, Remember More and be More Productive.Kevin Horsley Broke a World Memory Record in 2013...And You're About to Learn How to Use His Memory Strategies to Learn Faster, Be More Productive and Achieve More SuccessWith over 200,000 copies sold, Unlimited Memory is a Wall Street Journal Best Seller and has been the #1 memory book on Amazon for more than two years. It has been translated into more than a dozen languages including French, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Ukrainian, and Lithuanian.Most people never tap into 10% of their potential for memory.In this book, you're about to learn:How the World's Top Memory Experts Concentrate and Remember Any Information at Will, and How You Can TooDo you ever feel like you're too busy, too stressed or just too distracted to concentrate and get work done?In Unlimited Memory, you'll learn how the world's best memory masters get themselves to concentrate at will, anytime they want. When you can easily focus and concentrate on the task at hand, and store and recall useful information, you can easily double your productivity and eliminate wasted time, stress and mistakes at work.In this book, you'll find all the tools, strategies and techniques you need to improve your memory.Here’s just a taste of the memory methods you'll learn in this book: The 3 bad habits that keep you from easily remembering important information How a simple pattern of thinking can stop you from imprinting and remembering key facts, figures and ideas, and how to break this old pattern so you’ll never again be known as someone with a “bad memory” How to master your attention so you can focus and concentrate longer, even during challenging or stressful situations How to use your car to remember anything you want (like long lists or information you need to remember for your studies or personal life) without writing anything down Simple methods that allow you to nail down tough information or complex concepts quickly and easily How to combine your long-term memory (things you already know and will never forget) and short-term memory (information you want to remember right now) to create instant recall for tests, presentations and important projects The simple, invisible mental technique for remembering names without social awkwardness or anxiety How using your imagination to bring boring information to life can help you dramatically improve your attention span and recall An incredible strategy for remembering numbers (the same system Kevin used to remember Pi to 10,000 digits and beat the world memory record by 14 minutes) How to use a mental map to lock in and connect hundreds or even thousands of ideas in your long-term memory (this method will allow you to become a leading expert in your field faster than you ever dreamed possible)If you're ready to harness the incredible power of your mind to remember more in less time, this book is for you.About the AuthorFor over 25 years, Kevin Horsley has been analyzing the mind and memory and its capacity for brilliance. He is one of only a few people in the world to have received the title of International Grandmaster of Memory. He is a World Memory Championship medalist, and a two-time World Record holder for The Everest of memory tests. Kevin is also an author of four books, and the designer of a mathematics game with the Serious Games Institute at North-West University Vaal Campus.His work has been featured in The Oprah Magazine, Time, Forbes, Inc., The Huffington Post, ELLE, Longevity and on numerous TV and radio shows. Kevin is an International professional speaker and has spoken in many different countries. He assists organizations in improving their learning, motivation, creativity and thinking.

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Venture Girls: Raising Girls to be Tomorrow's Leaders

Pdf Education Venture Girls: Raising Girls to be Tomorrow's Leaders

Pdf:Venture Girls: Raising Girls to be Tomorrow's Leaders.From an engineer and entrepreneur, a conversation-changing parenting book about how to engage young women in science, technology, engineering, and math, filled with practical advice for both parents and educators. As the female CEO of a tech startup, Dr. Cristal Glangchai was outnumbered twenty to one. At Google, Twitter, and Facebook, women currently fill just ten to twenty percent of technical jobs. While career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math have increased dramatically in the past twenty years, the achievement gap between men and women has only grown wider.In VentureGirls, Glangchai offers a unique solution based on her own experience as an engineer and entrepreneur as well as the founder of the VentureLab, an academy of entrepreneurship and technology for girls. Practical, accessible, and filled with success stories, VentureGirls argues that a key part of raising strong, confident young women is giving them the tools of entrepreneurship to engage in STEM. Entrepreneurship isn’t just about starting companies, Glangchai writes, it is a skillset and a way of thinking that is particularly useful in the fields of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Entrepreneurship involves identifying needs, brainstorming creative solutions, innovating, and taking calculated risks. In short, it’s about having a vision and making it a reality. The true value in learning and practicing entrepreneurship, Glangchai argues, lies in nurturing and growing an overall mindset—the ability to learn from failure and to work well with others to bring your ideas to life.Deeply informative, warm, and grounded in real-world experience, VentureGirls includes a plethora of activities and lessons that focus on strengthening kids’ ingenuity and resilience. VentureGirls is essential reading for anyone who wants to raise girls and young women who realize their strength, engage in the world, and feel empowered to make a positive impact. 

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The Tax Bomb In Your Retirement Accounts: How The Roth IRA Helps You Avoid It (Scandlen Sustainable Wealth Series Book 2)

Pdf Education The Tax Bomb In Your Retirement Accounts: How The Roth IRA Helps You Avoid It (Scandlen Sustainable Wealth Series Book 2)

Pdf:The Tax Bomb In Your Retirement Accounts: How The Roth IRA Helps You Avoid It (Scandlen Sustainable Wealth Series Book 2).John and Judy are in the 12% tax bracket. But when they took $10k from their IRA they had a 50% tax increase. Why?When John died Judy’s income went down by 33% but her taxes went UP! Why?Isn’t interest on municipal bonds tax free? Then why did it cause John and Judy’s taxes to increase?When Judy took out $20k to take her daughter on a cruise it cost her $9,908 in taxes. Yet when Jane did the same it cost her nothing. And they both have $80k in total income. Why?When Bob took out $10,000 from his IRA his taxes tripled. Why?Why did Bob’s Medicare premiums nearly double when he took out an extra $10k from his IRA?When Jenny, a divorced gas station attendant making $35k a year inherited an IRA from her mom she lost 25% in Federal Taxes. Why?In this book we’re not only going to answer these questions but we’re also going to show you what you should be doing NOW to avoid the stealth tax increases retirees face but are ignorant of...until it's too late.

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GMAT Official Guide 2018: Book + Online

Pdf Education GMAT Official Guide 2018: Book + Online

Pdf:GMAT Official Guide 2018: Book + Online.The definitive guide from the makers of the GMAT examThe GMAT Official Guide 2018 is the definitive guide from the Graduate Management Admission Council, the makers of the GMAT exam. It contains over 900 real GMAT questions from past exams, including 130 never-before-seen questions, plus the following features:  An overview of the exam to help you get familiar with the content and format Detailed answer explanations that explain how the test maker thinks about a question Actual essay topics, sample responses, and scoring information Comprehensive grammar and math review Questions organized in order of difficulty from easiest to hardest to focus your study Access to the same questions – plus additional integrated reasoning questions – online at gmat.wiley.com, where you can build your own practice sets Don’t waste time practicing on fake GMAT questions. Optimize your study time with the GMAT Official Guide 2018 using real questions from actual past exams.

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GMAT Official Guide 2018 Quantitative Review: Book + Online (Official Guide for Gmat Quantitative Review)

Pdf Education GMAT Official Guide 2018 Quantitative Review: Book + Online (Official Guide for Gmat Quantitative Review)

Pdf:GMAT Official Guide 2018 Quantitative Review: Book + Online (Official Guide for Gmat Quantitative Review).A supplement to the Official Guide with 300 additional quantitative questionsThe GMAT Official Guide Quantitative Review provides targeted preparation for the mathematical portion of the GMAT exam. Designed by the Graduate Management Admission Council, this guide contains 300 real GMAT questions from past exams including 45 never-before-seen questions, plus the following features: An overview of the exam to help you get familiar with the content and format Review essential algebra, geometry, arithmetic, and word problems Detailed answer explanations that explain how the test maker thinks about a question Questions organized in order of difficulty from easiest to hardest Access to the same questions online at gmat.wiley.com, where you can build your own practice sets Don’t waste time practicing on fake GMAT questions. Optimize your study time with the GMAT Official Guide 2018 Quantitative Review using real questions from actual past exams.

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GMAT Advanced Quant: 250+ Practice Problems & Bonus Online Resources (Manhattan Prep GMAT Strategy Guides)

Pdf Education GMAT Advanced Quant: 250+ Practice Problems & Bonus Online Resources (Manhattan Prep GMAT Strategy Guides)

Pdf:GMAT Advanced Quant: 250+ Practice Problems & Bonus Online Resources (Manhattan Prep GMAT Strategy Guides).Tackle the GMAT’s toughest quant problems with the world’s leading GMAT Prep company. To get into top business programs, you need top GMAT scores, and GMAT Advanced Quant is designed to get you there. Written for students striving for 800, this book focuses on building your high-level quantitative skills by combining elite techniques for problem solving and data sufficiency with intense practice. Learn the tactics most often used by top-scorers and train your instincts as you work through over 250 of the toughest practice problems, then test your skills online with access to two additional online practice sets! Written by Manhattan Prep’s 99th percentile GMAT instructors, GMAT Advanced Quant will help you get over that last hurdle on your path to 800.

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GMAT Official Guide 2018 Verbal Review: Book + Online (Official Guide for Gmat Verbal Review)

Pdf Education GMAT Official Guide 2018 Verbal Review: Book + Online (Official Guide for Gmat Verbal Review)

Pdf:GMAT Official Guide 2018 Verbal Review: Book + Online (Official Guide for Gmat Verbal Review).A supplement to the Official Guide with 300 additional verbal questionsThe GMAT Official Guide 2018 Verbal Review provides additional practical preparation focused on the verbal portion of the exam. Written by the Graduate Management Admission Council, this guide contains 300 real GMAT questions from past exams, including 45 never-before-seen questions, plus the following features: An overview of the exam to help you get familiar with the content and format Comprehensive grammar review Detailed answer explanations that explain how the test maker thinks about a question Questions organized in order of difficulty from easiest to hardest to focus your study Access to the same questions online at gmat.wiley.com, where you can build your own practice sets Don’t waste time practicing on fake GMAT questions. Optimize your study time with the GMAT Official Guide 2018 Verbal Review using real questions from actual past exams.

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NMAT by GMAC Official Guide ( Global 1st Edition )

Pdf Education NMAT by GMAC Official Guide ( Global 1st Edition )

Pdf:NMAT by GMAC Official Guide ( Global 1st Edition ).NMAT by GMACTM OFFICIAL GUIDE is a must-have book for those who want to attain a high score on the prestigious NMAT exam. It has been created by the exam conducting authority (GMACTM) and is the only source of real NMAT questions from past exams. The book steers clear of jargon and explains even the most complex concepts in a simple-to-understand language. What further differentiates this book is the various question-specific and section-specific strategies that it uses to analyze the various elements of the exam. These methods provide you invaluable skills to arrive at the correct answer and develop the ability to solve any question type, no matter how difficult. The major value-addition to the book has been in the concept parts in which the various aspects of the key topics have been discussed with relevant examples, keeping in mind the exam patterns of the past years’ NMAT.

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God and Man at Yale: The Superstitions of 'Academic Freedom'

Pdf Education God and Man at Yale: The Superstitions of 'Academic Freedom'

Pdf:God and Man at Yale: The Superstitions of 'Academic Freedom'.About the Author William F. Buckley Jr., who founded National Review magazine in 1955, is the author of more than forty books. For more than thirty years he hosted the television show Firing Line, and his newspaper column, 'On the Right,' is syndicated to more than three hundred newspapers.  Read more

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The Total Money Makeover Workbook: Classic Edition: The Essential Companion for Applying the Book’s Principles

Pdf Education The Total Money Makeover Workbook: Classic Edition: The Essential Companion for Applying the Book’s Principles

Pdf:The Total Money Makeover Workbook: Classic Edition: The Essential Companion for Applying the Book’s Principles.New York Times best seller! More than five million copies sold!*You CAN take control of your money. Build up your money muscles with America’s favorite finance coach.Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There’s one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that’s with The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition.By now, you’ve heard all the nutty get-rich-quick schemes, the fiscal diet fads that leave you with a lot of kooky ideas but not a penny in your pocket. Hey, if you’re tired of the lies and sick of the false promises, take a look at this—it’s the simplest, most straightforward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it’s based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies. With The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition, you’ll be able to: Design a sure-fire plan for paying off all debt—meaning cars, houses, everythingRecognize the 10 most dangerous money myths (these will kill you)Secure a big, fat nest egg for emergencies and retirement! Includes new, expanded “Dave Rants” sidebars tackle marriage conflict, college debt, and more. All-new forms and back-of-the-book resources to make Total Money Makeover a reality. Dive deeper into Dave’s game plan with The Total Money Makeover Workbook: Classic Edition. The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition is also available in Spanish, transformación total de su dinero.

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The Wealth of Nations

Pdf Education The Wealth of Nations

Pdf:The Wealth of Nations.About the Author Adam Smith was born in Kirkcaldy, in the County of Fife, Scotland. His father, also Adam Smith, was a Scottish Writer to the Signet (senior solicitor), advocate and prosecutor (judge advocate) and also served as comptroller of the customs in Kirkcaldy. Smith entered the University of Glasgow when he was 14 and studied moral philosophy. In 1740, Smith was the graduate scholar presented to undertake postgraduate studies at Balliol College, Oxford. -- Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Read more

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Financial Reporting: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Financial Reports and Performing Financial Analysis

Pdf Education Financial Reporting: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Financial Reports and Performing Financial Analysis

Pdf:Financial Reporting: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Financial Reports and Performing Financial Analysis.Do you want to learn about this vital part of corporate governance called financial reporting?This book could be the answer you're looking for...This book begins with the basics and progresses from there. It will walk you through the primary documents that are included in a financial report and explain each one in turn. Not only will it explain what each report is, but it will also discuss how to assess the information and what it means. Then, it will show you basic examples of how to create each one without overcomplicating the process. By the time you finish reading Financial Reporting: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Financial Reports and Performing Financial Analysis, you will feel more confident in your knowledge and ability toCreate and analyze a financial reportUnderstand the different rules and regulations for businesses and companies in regards to reporting their financesAcquire knowledge and understanding of some of the terms that are frequently used within the finance industry as a wholeDownload the book now to learn more about Financial Reporting!

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Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor

Pdf Education Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor

Pdf:Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor.From Publishers Weekly Hine photographed underprivileged child laborers from 1908-1918; their depleted faces look out from almost every page. 'Freedman does an outstanding job of integrating historical photographs with meticulously researched and highly readable prose,' said PW in a starred review. Ages 10-up. Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more Review 'In 1908 Lewis Hine left his teaching position for a full-time job as an investigative photographer for the National Child Labor Committee, then conducting a major campaign against the exploitation of children. Hine's photographs serve as a visual accompaniment to Freedman's narrative, which not only documents the abuses of the times but also traces the chronology of Hine's development as a crusader.' Horn Book'Readers will not only come to appreciate the impact of his groundbreaking work, but will also learn how one man dedicated and developed his skill and talents to bring about social reform.' School Library Journal, Starred Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Sports Fundraising

Pdf Education Sports Fundraising

Pdf:Sports Fundraising.Review 'Kelley's book, Sports Fundraising, provides a concise and well-organized explanation of principles, models, techniques, and challenges in sport fundraising. Interesting skill building activities are woven throughout.I am particularly impressed with the section dedicated to the future of sports fundraising involving data-driven methodologies and curriculum development. I would highly recommend this book to sport management students as well as field-based professionals who are interested in sharpening their skills in fundraising.' Darlene A. Kluka, Barry University, USA 'In his book Sports Fundraising, Dr. David Kelley provides practical advice that will aid schools in compliance with sound principles and applicable requirements for equity. He also provides insights into the best practices for success. It is a great help to all athletic administrators who desire to grow their support base.' Bob Gardner, Executive Director, NFHS-National Federation of State High School Associations 'Dr. Kelley's Sports Fundraising is an essential read for any athletic director.   Fundraising is an integral component of an athletic director's daily life.  It is important for aspiring athletic administrator to have a solid foundation  in the strategy and methods of effective fundraising and revenue enhancement platforms.  Dr. Kelley's book touches on the essentials of revenue enhancement for interscholastic athletics.  Today's interscholastic athletics is an untapped market and it is imperative that Dr. Kelly's research is continued to educate and inspire future athletic administrators.  Interscholastic athletics has become increasingly expensive for schools to fund and it is more important now than ever that athletic administrators find resources outside school district funds to support programming for student athletes.  Nothing is more relevant in communities across our country than interscholastic athletics and Dr. Kelly's research and insight is imperative to its continued success.'Scott Garvis C.M.A.A., Newton High School, USA, Director of Athletics & Activities 'As an Advancement professional, I read Dr. David Kelley’s book, Sports Fundraising, while travelling out of town visiting prospective donors.  I thought Dr. Kelley did a very good job educating the reader about the need for fundraising from the youth to collegiate level.  I find the book to be an excellent resource explaining the fundamental principles and techniques of fundraising in a concise and understandable way.  I was very impressed with and happy to see the final chapter in the book dealing with the latest data driven, analytical approaches being used in cutting-edge fundraising strategies.  I would recommend this book as a must read for any new development professional and a good reference book for the more seasoned professionals.'  Ralph A. Nardini, Vice President of Development, St Xavier High School, USA  Read more About the Author David J. Kelley Ph.D, is an adjunct Assistant Professor in the newly created Sport Administration program at the University of Cincinnati. Throughout his career, Dr. Kelley successfully raised funds and secured grants to improve the sport programs under his supervision. He has published articles on sport fundraising, sponsorships, and curriculum development. Read more

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The Language of Global Finance: Options, Futures and Commodities

Pdf Education The Language of Global Finance: Options, Futures and Commodities

Pdf:The Language of Global Finance: Options, Futures and Commodities.The Language of Global Finance: Options, Futures and CommoditiesA global investment glossary that contains over 900 valuable terms, phrases and acronyms related to financial derivatives and commodities. It was written with the goal of providing you with a simplified explanation of terms and related terms that can be overwhelming and confusing. The investment community has its own unique language where terms and phrases can be local, regional or global. A sound knowledge of this language can help all investors make well-informed decisions. In this edition, you build upon the terminology that you were introduced to in The Language of Global Finance: Stocks, Bonds and Investments .This book goes beyond terms that are purely investment related as options, futures and commodities all have a higher focus and interest related to risk management. With this resource at your side, you will quickly be able to better understand the concepts and strategies that are used with derivatives and commodities. GlobEx Markets Learning Series on Global Finance and Risk ManagementThe Language of Global Finance: Options, Futures and Commodities is part of the GlobEx Markets Learning Series on Global Finance and Risk Management, whose primary goal is to help all investors better understand the terms and phrases of the global investment and risk management communities.

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Emotional Judo: Communication Skills to Handle Difficult Conversations and Boost Emotional Intelligence

Pdf Education Emotional Judo: Communication Skills to Handle Difficult Conversations and Boost Emotional Intelligence

Pdf:Emotional Judo: Communication Skills to Handle Difficult Conversations and Boost Emotional Intelligence.Difficult Conversations made Easy!If getting good results in high-stakes conversations is important to you. If you want the:*self confidence to speak up in the face of intimidation*self control to keep your cool and not injure your relationships and reputation*influence to get people on side Get this book today!Learn the sneaky tactics people use when stakes are high in conversation. Find out how to counter them to get a desired outcome… and much more.Emotional Judo® is a set of 10 Easy to Learn and Memorable Communication Skills.The tools help you manage your own emotions and the emotions of others in difficult conversations, to know what to say and when. Hence, it helps boost your Emotional Intelligence.As well as skill instruction, there are real-life case studies of people who have used Emotional Judo® and overcome challenges in their personal or workplace relationships. There is also a cheat sheet to help you master the skills quickly.Ten Tools = Ten Outcomes: 1. Learn the hidden, crucial key to building winning relationships. Do an online assessment to identify your habits related to this key. Use this key to gain advantage in difficult conversations.2. Assess your relationships through the five aspects of trust to build more trusting relationships. 3. Learn how to say “no”, set your boundaries, negotiate, and resolve disagreements.4. Bring up difficult subjects in a way that invites collaboration, minimizes push-back and conflict, and gains win/win outcomes. 5. If people do push back, manage that with ease.6. Quickly assess whether now is the right time or situation to speak up. 7. Deal effectively with a bully or a person who is not respectful of your boundaries. 8. Have courage to call people on their unethical behavior to bring them into line. 9. Get very black and white people stuck to their viewpoint to see an alternative.10. Build stronger relationships with people across generations and cultures.Buy this book today and gain self confidence, self control and influence in difficult conversations, through structure and knowing what to say at the right time.

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99 Minute Millionaire: The Simplest and Easiest Book Ever On Getting Started Investing And Becoming Rock Star Rich

Pdf Education 99 Minute Millionaire: The Simplest and Easiest Book Ever On Getting Started Investing And Becoming Rock Star Rich

Pdf:99 Minute Millionaire: The Simplest and Easiest Book Ever On Getting Started Investing And Becoming Rock Star Rich."I couldn’t recommend this more highly. Scott explains the basic of investing in simple English. It’s solid advice; the kind you rarely get from the talking heads on TV, radio, and the rest of the media. Scott backs it all up with good solid research; this is not his opinion, it’s facts, but presented in a way that your Grandmother could understand." - Dr. Barry H. Kaplan, EA, CFP, Chief Investment Officer, Cambridge Wealth CounselAre you worried and stressed out about not having enough money to retire? Do you have fear of losing your money?Are you unsure of how to build wealth for the long term?Or maybe you’ve been thinking of investing for quite some time now, and you just don’t know how to get started. The whole thing seems too complex and overwhelming. This conversational and action oriented book is for people who want to get started investing (or are thinking about it), but have never understood why or how - no matter your age or how much money you have to invest. Investing has always been made out to be difficult for you, and you think you couldn't do it yourself, much less retire rich. Every time you think about it, you get overwhelmed and afraid of making a costly mistake. You know the drill.You get ready to do something - maybe on your own or in your employer's retirement plan.Then ...You find yourself lost in all the jargon and get-rich-quick schemes. You have no idea what to do. After some time, you give up and just let whatever money you have sit in a savings account earning no interest. Or worse - you ask somebody else to do it for you and trust it will turn out ok (hint - it won't). There are TONS of myths, misconceptions, and flat-out lies out there about how difficult it is to build wealth.99 Minute Millionaire busts those myths and challenges everything you’ve been told about investing. This book contains proven solutions that every new and experienced investor needs to know - no matter what financial challenges you face.99 Minute Millionaire Gives You The Path To Building WealthWhy many investors fail, and how you can ensure you don'tHow you can make the most money with very little workImportant decisions every investor should be aware of14 common and costly mistakes investors makeHow to manage your money like a proThe truth about financial advisors and investing professionalsAnd much more!Follow the advice given in this book and by the end, after putting what I have to say into action, you will be a better investor than most professionals.Best of all, the rest of your life doesn’t have to be put on hold to do it either!This book shows you how you can continue to spend most of your time doing what you love instead of struggling to manage your money.Before your buy the book, I have one question for you:What's stopping you from taking 99 minutes to improve the quality of your finances and put you on the path to financial freedom?

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How to Sell on Amazon: 2 Manuscripts, How to Sell on Amazon and Amazon FBA- Start a Profitable and Sustainable Venture as an Amazon Seller by Following a Proven Up to Date Blueprints for Beginners

Pdf Education How to Sell on Amazon: 2 Manuscripts, How to Sell on Amazon and Amazon FBA- Start a Profitable and Sustainable Venture as an Amazon Seller by Following a Proven Up to Date Blueprints for Beginners

Pdf:How to Sell on Amazon: 2 Manuscripts, How to Sell on Amazon and Amazon FBA- Start a Profitable and Sustainable Venture as an Amazon Seller by Following a Proven Up to Date Blueprints for Beginners.SPECIAL 2 for 1 DEAL2 Manuscripts, How to Sell on Amazon and Amazon FBA- Start a Profitable and Sustainable Venture as an Amazon Seller by Following a Proven Up to Date Blueprints for BeginnersThe complete Amazon selling blueprint. Start a brand new career!What Will You Learn?How to build a successful business with Amazon FBAEarn Some Extra Income Working From HomeSource products from around the world!Discover How to Easily Sell Products and Profit From Using Amazon FBAMake a passive income with their Amazon FBA business!Work from home as an entrepreneur!Analyze a product and product category on Amazon in minutes and decide what to sell on Amazon!Source products from around the world!Negotiate the best price for various manufactured goods!Minimally be able to find a product that will sell 10 units or net profit $100/day!How to sell on Amazon and earn a second income!Do you want to invest in Amazon?Do you know the reasons to be a real investor in Amazon?Are you thinking like a real Amazon seller?Do you want to become a successful seller in Amazon?There are many different ways to sell your product. We can try the old door-to-door salesman method, opening a store of our own or setting up an e-commerce website. Sadly, all these options require a lot of initial capital and are time-consuming. The best option would be, is to sell on Amazon. It's very easy to get started, the traffic is already there, and you can start with just one product!In this guide, I will cover the process of working with Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) from start to the end. By the end of this book, you will be able to begin your own online business with Amazon as the storefront and working the warehouse operations for you. Since not everyone has a lot of money starting out to invest in great products in bulk, we will cover how to easily get started by selling the items around your house that you no longer need or want. In doing this, you will familiarize yourself with the FBA system and the methods by which you can best monetize your new venture and work toward leaving that “real job” forever.This Book covers: Why and how to build a profitable business on Amazon Listing Your Product on Amazon Preparing your Product Information Steps in Writing Product Descriptions Using Pictures Pricing and Reprising Strategies How to Price Products Correctly Amazon FBA Seller Pricing and Reprising Tools Materials Needed For Your Shipment How to Create Amazon FBA Labels How to Ship Inventory to Amazon Fulfillment Centers How Amazon Handle Returns And Warranty? Amazon Fba Fees The Size Chart The Core Fees Optional Fees The Fee Preview Managing Fba Inventory All Inventory View Inventory Amazon Fulfills The Shipping Queue Tools for Managing FBA Inventory Understanding Sales Rank Packaging Items and Shipping InventoryOrder How to Sell on Amazon and Get an Exclusive Free Gift - the Author's Highly Popular E-book on Amazon Fba. Hit the Buy Now Button Above to Start a Brand New Career Today!Who is the target audience?ANYONE looking to work from home!Entrepreneurs looking to make a living online!Don't take this book if you aren't willing to take action and start selling on Amazon today!

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Outsource Your Book: Your Guide to Getting Your Business Book Ghostwritten, Published and Launched

Pdf Education Outsource Your Book: Your Guide to Getting Your Business Book Ghostwritten, Published and Launched

Pdf:Outsource Your Book: Your Guide to Getting Your Business Book Ghostwritten, Published and Launched.Do you want to get your book out without lifting a finger?Outsource Your Book shares the secrets of a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author on how to hire experts to write, publish, and launch your bestseller.Warning: reading this book and following the advice within can result in having your name on a bestselling book and on top of the charts!Discover the 17 steps (known only by bestselling authors) to going from a book idea to a six-figure funnel including:how to position your book so that it’s a bestseller — you have to do this before it’s written;where to hire a pro to craft a clever book outline;how to hire the right interviewer who can get your ideas out of your head;how to turn your ideas into a masterfully crafted manuscript; the three different types of editing, and which ones you need;how and where to hire for the interior layout and formatting of your book;where to hire a designer for an attention-grabbing cover, and why the right cover can make or break your book sales;how to optimize your book for online sales so that it pops up on top of any search results; where to find the pros to launch your book to bestseller status, and to reach libraries and foreign markets;and much more!Outsource Your Book answers the following question: How do I turn my business book idea into a bestseller by hiring out? Scroll up to grab your copy now and discover the 17 steps to becoming an authority, building credibility, preparing for a consultancy, and leaving a legacy. Your book awaits you!  

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Warren Buffett Accounting Book: Reading Financial Statements for Value Investing (Warren Buffett's 3 Favorite Books Book 2)

Pdf Education Warren Buffett Accounting Book: Reading Financial Statements for Value Investing (Warren Buffett's 3 Favorite Books Book 2)

Pdf:Warren Buffett Accounting Book: Reading Financial Statements for Value Investing (Warren Buffett's 3 Favorite Books Book 2).The Warren Buffett Accounting Book is the second volume learning experience to Warren Buffett's Three Favorite Books. This book teaches: 1. Two methods for calculating the intrinsic value of a company 2. What is a discount rate and how does it work 3. Detailed instructions on how to read an income statement, Balance sheet, and cash flow statement 4. How to calculate important ratios to properly value any business

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The Professor Is In: The Essential Guide To Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job

Pdf Education The Professor Is In: The Essential Guide To Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job

Pdf:The Professor Is In: The Essential Guide To Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job.Review “Kelsky offers wide-ranging, valuable advice and an important perspective for job seekers.” - Booklist“Every graduate student in academe should read this book. But also: if you teach graduate students, if you mentor graduate students, if you worry about graduate students, and even if you’re thinking about becoming a graduate student, you should read this book too. It’s just that indispensable.”– Michael Bérubé, Director, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Penn State University   'Kelsky offers smart, frank, and often witty advice to lead applicants through the complicated process of securing a tenure-track position..this cogent, illuminating book will be indispensable.' - Kirkus Reviews   “It's tough out there, but no one understands how academic jobs are landed better than Karen Kelsky. If you are a graduate student, The Professor Is In offers sound, realistic advice, and it may be the most valuable book you ever read if you intend to have an academic career.  – William Pannapacker, Professor of English at Hope College and columnist for the Chronicle of Higher Education   “Karen Kelsky levels the playing field, providing practical insider knowledge to demystify the job market and help you improve the odds. - David M. Perry, Columnist, Chronicle of Higher Education, and Director of Undergraduate Research, Dominican University   “Explains in exquisite detail exactly how to land a tenure track job. In her genial yet unabashedly thorough book, Kelsky coaches readers through the critical topics they need to know. I wouldn’t want to navigate the inhospitable weirdness of the academic job market without it.” – Adam Ruben, author of Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School     “Getting a job is about more than being smart; read this book if you want to be prepared, professional, and on your game.”-Elizabeth Reis, Professor and Chair, Women's and Gender Studies Department, University of Oregon   “A realistic account of what it takes to turn a Ph.D. into a job when all the jobs seem to be disappearing, The Professor is In offers sobering, impeccable advice from one of the most honest voices in higher education today.”--Greg M. Colón Semenza, Author, with Garrett Sullivan, of How to Build a Life in the Humanities: Meditations on the Academic Work-Life Balance   “This is the book I wish I had when I was a grad student. As The Professor Is In, Karen Kelsky delivers generous, savvy advice for academic job seekers. Unflinching, supportive, and honest, there is no other book like it. All Ph.D. students (and their advisors) should have a copy on their shelf.” -Carole McGranahan, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Colorado         Read more About the Author KAREN KELSKY has run The Professor Is In blog and business since 2010, and today, she is the most widely recognized expert in the highly engaged world of Ph.D.'s attempting to navigate the transition to the job market. A former tenured professor and department head at two major research institutions, she knows (and shares) the insider knowledge of academic hiring. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Answers to the Top 20 Interview Questions: Conquering the Job Interview Process

Pdf Education Answers to the Top 20 Interview Questions: Conquering the Job Interview Process

Pdf:Answers to the Top 20 Interview Questions: Conquering the Job Interview Process.A Career Coach's Expert Guide on How to Answer the Top 20 Interview QuestionsYour resume got you in the door or someone referred you to the perfect job. That is great! But, all of a sudden that sinking feeling begins to set in because the interview date is fast approaching. You wonder what questions are going to be asked, how to best represent yourself, how to prepare, how to reduce your anxiety, how to follow-up. How do you get job interview ready? Katie Weiser's Answers to the Top 20 Interview Questions will help you to:* Understand the interview process (interview formats, methods, questions, research).* Know what you offer (strengths, brand, what you bring to the role).* Capture your success stories using the STAR method.* Know in advance what the Top 20 questions are so you aren't struggling for answers.* Gain insight into why the questions are asked.* Read examples of actual client answers that got them the job.* Create your own answers on the free downloadable fill-in-the blank COMPANION GUIDE ANSWER TEMPLATES for each of the Top 20 questions.* Reduce stress and become more confident in your interview.The time you devote to reading this book and crafting your own answers will provide you with a winning approach to make you a top candidate.

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The Reading Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Readers

Pdf Education The Reading Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Readers

Pdf:The Reading Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Readers.About the Author Jennifer Serravallo is the author of New York Times' bestseller The Reading Strategies Book as well as other popular Heinemann professional books, The Writing Strategies Book; Teaching Reading in Small Groups; and The Literacy Teacher's Playbook, Grades K - 2 and Grades 3 - 6. Her newest books are Understanding Texts & Readers, and A Teacher's Guide to Reading Conferences. In Spring 2019, Jen's new Complete Comprehension: Fiction and Complete Comprehension: Nonfiction will be released. This assessment and teaching resource expands upon the comprehension skill progressions from Understanding Texts & Readers and offers hundreds more strategies like those in The Reading Strategies Book. Additionally, Jen is the author of the On-Demand Courses Strategies in Action: Reading and Writing Methods and Content and Teaching Reading in Small Groups: Matching Methods to Purposes, where you can watch dozens of videos of Jen teaching in real classrooms and engage with other educators in a self-guided course. Jen began her career in education as a NYC public school teacher and later joined the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University. Through TCRWP, and now as an independent consultant, she has spent over a decade helping teachers across the country to create literacy classrooms where students are joyfully engaged and the instruction is meaningfully individualized to students' goals. Jen holds a BA from Vassar College and an MA from Teachers College, where she has also taught graduate and undergraduate classes. Learn more about Jen and her work at https://www.heinemann.com/jenniferserravallo/, on Twitter @jserravallo, on Instagram @jenniferserravallo, or by joining The Reading and Writing Strategies Facebook Community. Read more

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Cracking the AP Economics Macro & Micro Exams, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation)

Pdf Education Cracking the AP Economics Macro & Micro Exams, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation)

Pdf:Cracking the AP Economics Macro & Micro Exams, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation).About the Author The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. In addition to helping millions succeed on standardized tests, The Princeton Review provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. Along with classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring, and online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help. Read more

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Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

Pdf Education Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

Pdf:Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.To most of us, learning something "the hard way" implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head. Many common study habits and practice routines turn out to be counterproductive. Underlining and highlighting, rereading, cramming, and single-minded repetition of new skills create the illusion of mastery, but gains fade quickly. More complex and learning come from self-testing, introducing certain difficulties in practice, waiting to re-study new material until a little forgetting has set in, and interleaving the practice of one skill or topic with another. Speaking most urgently to students, teachers, trainers, and athletes, Make It Stick will appeal to all those interested in the challenge of lifelong learning and self-improvement.

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Corporate Finance: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Reporting, Business Valuation, Risk Management, Financial Management, and Financial Statements

Pdf Education Corporate Finance: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Reporting, Business Valuation, Risk Management, Financial Management, and Financial Statements

Pdf:Corporate Finance: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Reporting, Business Valuation, Risk Management, Financial Management, and Financial Statements.If you want to learn about corporate finance but don't feel like reading boring textbooks then keep reading...This book contains five manuscripts:Financial Reporting: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Financial Reports and Performing Financial AnalysisBusiness Valuation: The Ultimate Guide to Business Valuation for Beginners, Including How to Value a Business Through Financial Valuation MethodsRisk Management: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Risk Management as Applied to Corporate FinanceFinancial Management: The Ultimate Guide to Planning, Organizing, Directing, and Controlling the Financial Activities of an EnterpriseFinancial Statements The Ultimate Guide to Financial Statements Analysis for Business Owners and InvestorsThis bundle book explain corporate finance in a detailed, but business-friendly way. This isn't a package of textbooks to teach you how to become an accountant or a risk manager for a major bank; it's a package that will introduce you to the five basic areas of finance that make the most difference to investors and business managers.With Corporate Finance: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Reporting, Business Valuation, Risk Management, Financial Management, and Financial Statements you will get A book that is written in a style that's meant to be easy to read, whether you're grabbing five minutes at your desk over lunchtime or settling in for half an hour's unwind after a long dayReal-world examples so you can learn how to spot signs of stress at some companies before things go badly wrong, or how investment analysts might disagree widely on a valuation depending on which method they're using to value a stockA look at how different banks have come a cropper by mismatching their funding and lending maturities, or how particular companies have tried to manage their exposure to commodities prices through running hedging operationsInsight into two sets of financial reports - one US and one European - to take a detailed look not just at how to calculate financial ratios, but at what they meanGet information on how to carry out an analysis of a competitor, customer, or potential acquisitionHere are just a few reasons to pick up this book now and allow it to help you improve your financial skills:Competitive analysis: By discovering how to take a really in-depth look at their financial statements, you can pinpoint where the extra profit comes fromCustomer checks: you won't just get you a feeling for their creditworthiness now, but you will be able to see exactly where the pain points are - so that you know just where to look to spot any deterioration in their ability to payYou'll discover how to mitigate riskYou'll learn how to make the right acquisitions by asking the right questions and ensure no one tries to pull the wool over your eyesYou'll discover how to achieve a better price if you ever were to sell a businessYou'll learn what financial ratios are most important for your business, and how to budget effectivelyYou'll learn how to analyze your business's performanceYou'll be able to deal with experts much better. For example, you'll know what an accountant is talking about when he says a competitor's revenue recognition policy is "on the aggressive side"And much, much more!So if you want to learn more about corporate finance, click "buy now"!

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Agile Project Management, A Complete Beginner's Guide To Agile Project Management!

Pdf Education Agile Project Management, A Complete Beginner's Guide To Agile Project Management!

Pdf:Agile Project Management, A Complete Beginner's Guide To Agile Project Management!.In understanding methodologies and Agile Project Management, we look at the different techniques in which you can successfully develop management skills. As you know, it is quite important to adopt a multifaceted approach when it comes to management, to get your job done in a facile manner. Agile methodology is a multifaceted approach that finds its application in many different fields and can be considered an umbrella concept. Right from engineering to IT to business management, there are many areas where one can effectively apply the ideologies of agile management. Once you go through the book, you will understand how easy it is for you to adopt and utilize it to enhance your business. The agile management technique focuses on four main aspects, namely - effective communication with clients/parties, delivering a work application, collaborating with clients and changing up the scope of work. All of these need to be controlled and managed in order to enhance productivity. That is exactly where this book comes into play. In the course of this book, you will learn how to: Understanding the iterative learning process Learning about the agile software development techniques The scope of management Meaning and features of agile manifesto Dynamic system development model and its applications The phases of the Atern project Understanding of the scrum theory Sprint reviews and sprint retrospectives Service designs and transitions Service operations Lean development principles Operational level management techniques Steps to enhance focus Agile management basically focuses on enhancing communication within the organizational structure to ensure that you remain with free flowing ideologies. It is a good way to increase your productivity while managing your work environment. The book focuses on understanding each and every element by breaking it down to the simplest form. The concepts are explained in such a way that they allow you to implement them in your work life. You can go through the concepts in detail to understand each and every aspect of it. There is no limit to its application and you can mold it into any shape or form of your choice. You can pass a copy of the book to all your employees so that they can understand what it takes to partake in agile management of business. You can also consider holding a seminar or a book reading session where everybody can interpret their ideologies in their own way. Using the information provided in the book, you can implement agile management in your day-to-day life; whether it is work or personal life. So what are you waiting for – start reading right away! SCROLL to the top of the page and select the BUY button for instant downloadDownload your copy today!

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Pedagogy of Hope: Reliving Pedagogy of the Oppressed (Bloomsbury Revelations)

Pdf Education Pedagogy of Hope: Reliving Pedagogy of the Oppressed (Bloomsbury Revelations)

Pdf:Pedagogy of Hope: Reliving Pedagogy of the Oppressed (Bloomsbury Revelations).With the publication of Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Paulo Freire established himself as one of the most important and radical educational thinkers of his time. In Pedagogy of Hope, Freire revisits the themes of his masterpiece, the real world contexts that inspired them and their impact in that very world. Freire's abiding concern for social justice and education in the developing world remains as timely and as inspiring as ever, and is shaped by both his rigorous intellect and his boundless compassion. Pedagogy of Hope is a testimonial to the inner vitality of generations denied prosperity and to the often-silent, generous strength of millions throughout the world who refuse to let hope be extinguished.

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La Voz de tu Alma (Spanish Edition)

Pdf Education La Voz de tu Alma (Spanish Edition)

Pdf:La Voz de tu Alma (Spanish Edition).La Saga de LA VOZ DE TU ALMA es un fenómeno mundial que está transformando la vida de millones de personas en todo el mundo.Descubre EL SECRETO para hacer que la LEY DE LA ATRACCIÓN funcione, aplicando los principios atemporales de la ESPIRITUALIDAD , la METAFÍSICA y la FÍSICA CUÁNTICA , así como los principios que enseñaron los grandes maestros de la historia como Jesús, Buda, Confuncio, etc. También son muchos los grandes maestros actuales que enseñan esto, como Ronda Byrne, Louise Hay, Esther Hicks, Wayne Dyer, Joe Vitale, Jack Canfield, John Assaraf, John Demartini, y muchos más, pero AHORA por fin vas a obtener claridad, juntando todos esos conocimientos ancestrales y actuales en una saga de libros que ya se han convertido en un auténtico BEST SELLER a nivel mundial y que te ayudarán a TRANSFORMAR tu vida para siempre.+ de 500.000 seguidores+ de 20.000.000 reproducciones en Youtube+ de 250.000 libros vendidos+ de 50.000 asistentes eventosMentor #1 habla hispanaLa Saga de LA VOZ DE TU ALMA contiene las mejores herramientas para que puedas crear la vida que deseas y sin duda te mereces.Para su realización se hizo una profunda investigación con la lectura de más de 700 libros relacionados con el desarrollo personal, espiritualidad, metafísica, y corrientes filosóficas de todo el mundo; que unidos a la propia experiencia del autor y la de más de 30 mentores con resultados extraordinarios con los que LAIN tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar, hacen de esta saga algo imprescindible en las casas de todos los seres humanos del planeta.Compuesta por 6 libros TEÓRICOS:1- LA VOZ DE TU ALMA2- UN MILAGRO EN 90 DÍAS3-TU PROPÓSITO DE VIDA4-ABRIENDO PUERTAS DE BENDICIÓN5-SANACIÓN DEL ALMA6-FECompuesta por 3 libros PRÁCTICOS:1-CÓMO ATRAER LA SALUD2-CÓMO ATRAER EL DINERO3-CÓMO ATRAER EL AMOR 1 y 2El día que entiendas, comprendas y aceptes, que ese pedacito del creador que reside en ti, en esa energía llamada ALMA, es la encargada de crear la vida que deseas; y que ese ALMA HUMANA es capaz de obrar milagros en tu vida si está bien dirigida con el poder de tus pensamientos, ese día, conocerás la verdad y serás libre.Más de 250.000 personas ya han leído la Saga de "LA VOZ DE TU ALMA"TU CAMBIO EMPIEZA HOYBENDECIDOS PARA BENDECIRComo EMBAJADORES de los libros de LAIN, miles de personas hacen donaciones de los libros a sus familiares, amigos, y LAIN dona el 10% a causas relacionados con los niños.TU PRIMER BEST SELLERDurante el evento podrás contratar la mentoría privada con LAIN que te enseñará, PASO A PASO, de una forma fácil y clara, todo lo que él ha hecho y que tú también podrás hacer para que tu mensaje sea escuchado por el mundo y puedas crear un IMPACTO en las generaciones, mientras te dedicas a lo que más amas y creas abundancia ayudando a los demás.

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CliftonStrengths for Students: Your Strengths Journey Begins Here

Pdf Education CliftonStrengths for Students: Your Strengths Journey Begins Here

Pdf:CliftonStrengths for Students: Your Strengths Journey Begins Here.About the Author Gallup delivers analytics and advice to help leaders and organizations solve their most pressing problems. Combining more than 80 years of experience with its global reach, Gallup knows more about the attitudes and behaviors of employees, customers, students and citizens than any other organization in the world.   Read more

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Lean In for Graduates: With New Chapters by Experts, Including Find Your First Job, Negotiate Your Salary, and Own Who You Are

Pdf Education Lean In for Graduates: With New Chapters by Experts, Including Find Your First Job, Negotiate Your Salary, and Own Who You Are

Pdf:Lean In for Graduates: With New Chapters by Experts, Including Find Your First Job, Negotiate Your Salary, and Own Who You Are.Review Prasie for Lean In: For Graduates“Nuanced . . . Whereas the original book was focused on articulating where we want to go with women in leadership, the additional parts of the new version provide day-to-day tactical advice on how to get there . . . Peppered with anecdotes from women of different ages, industries, backgrounds, ethnicities, income brackets, and skin color . . . The Lean In narrative is broadened greatly here to encompass a variety of experiences and goals . . . A clear message resonates throughout: Overcoming fear in any form means finding a voice. By opening the set of voices to be more inclusionary, therefore, the fundamental call of Lean In only rings clearer . . . Provides the opportunity to be re-inspired for those of us who have read it, and for those who haven’t, it introduces the wake-up call that has spurred the Lean In movement.”             —Forbes “An ideal graduation gift that, although aimed at women, has plenty to offer young men as well . . . Sandberg recruits a considerable number of women, and a couple of men, to add their voices to hers . . . The shorter pieces generally fall into the category of inspirational . . . Longer chapters provide solid, practical advice that would benefit young people of either sex.”             —Kirkus Praise for Lean In (#1 National Bestseller)  “Honest and brave . . . The new manifesto for women in the workplace.”            —Oprah Winfrey   “Lean In is an inauguration more than a last word, and an occasion for celebration . . . Many, many women, young and old, elite and otherwise, will find it prescriptive, refreshing, and perhaps even revolutionary.”             —Anna Holmes, The New Yorker  “A landmark manifesto . . . Fifty years after The Feminine Mystique . . . Sandberg addresses 21st-century issues that never entered Betty Friedan’s wildest dreams . . . Lean In will be an influential book. It will open the eyes of women who grew up thinking that feminism was ancient history, who recoil at the word but walk heedlessly through the doors it opened. And it will encourage those women to persevere in their professional lives.”             —Janet Maslin, The New York Times   “Lean In poses a set of ambitious challenges to women: to create the lives we want, to be leaders in our work, to be partners in our homes, and to be champions of other women. Sheryl provides pragmatic advice on how women in the twenty-first century can meet these challenges. I hope women—and men—of my generation will read this book to help us build the lives we want to lead and the world we want to live in.”            —Chelsea Clinton “I approached it wearing two hats—one as CEO [and] the other as the parent of a nine-year-old daughter. In both capacities, I feel that Lean In is a must read.”            —Mohamed El-Erian, CEO of PIMCO, in Fortune “Inspirational . . . Sandberg offers concrete suggestions on how to make our work and home life more satisfying and successful.”            —Kare Anderson, Forbes  “What Sandberg offers is a view that shows 20-somethings that choices and tradeoffs surely exist, but that the ‘old normal’ of blunting ambition so that you can fit in one category or another does not have to be the way it is. And that each of us has a say in what comes next. And that includes men.”            —Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, The Atlantic  “Sheryl Sandberg has done a tremendous service with this work. It offers a vital and sharp message, for women and men. We need great leaders in key seats spread throughout all sectors of society, and we simply cannot afford to lose 50 percent of the smartest, most capable people from competing for those seats. Provocative, practical, and inspired!”            —Jim Collins, author of Good to Great “Sandberg recounts her own experiences and dilemmas with great honesty, making it easy for women across cultures and geographies to identify with her. She spells out much that is well known about the problems working women face, but rarely articulated . . . In every word she writes, Sandberg’s authenticity shines through.”            —Shweta Punj, Business Today“Lively, entertaining, urgent, and yes, even courageous . . . Lean In is both a radical read and incredibly accessible . . . While it’s obvious that women have much to gain from reading Sandberg’s book, so do men—perhaps even more so . . . Lean In is the beginning of an important and long-overdue conversation in the United States—but it will only be a national conversation, and one that endures, if men do their part and lean in, too.”            —Michael Cohen, The Guardian   “Grade: A . . . a rallying cry to working women . . . Lean In is the most cogent piece of writing I’ve encountered that speaks to the internal and institutional forces that can trip up an ambitious woman, whether she has a baby on board or not . . . The wisdom she shares here is a gift that all women (and all partners who support them, in the workplace or at home) should give themselves.”            —Meeta Agrawal, Entertainment Weekly  “If you loved Sheryl Sandberg’s incredible TEDTalk on why we have too few women leaders, or simply believe as I do that we need equality in the boardroom, then this book is for you. As Facebook’s COO, Sheryl Sandberg has firsthand experience of why having more women in leadership roles is good for business as well as society. Lean In is essential reading for anyone interested in righting the injustice of this inequality.”            —Sir Richard Branson, chairman, the Virgin Group  “Sandberg’s message matters deeply: it has a shot at bringing about a cultural change that would improve the lives of all women.”           —Judith Warner, TIME “A muscular manifesto on the gender inequities of the professional world . . . Sandberg is making a disruptive, crucial observation that puts her very much in line with Friedan: All is not just in the gendered world, and we should be talking urgently about how to make it better.”           —Rebecca Traister, Los Angeles Times  “No one who reads this book will ever doubt that Sandberg herself has the will to lead, not to mention the requisite commitment, intelligence, and ferocious work ethic . . . Sandberg is not just tough, however. She also comes across as compassionate, funny, honest, and likable . . . Most important, she is willing to draw the curtain aside on her own insecurities . . . Lean In is full of gems, slogans that ambitious women would do well to pin up on their wall . . . I nodded in recognition at so much of what Sandberg recounts, page after page.”            —Anne-Marie Slaughter, The New York Times Book Review (cover review)  “Pivotal . . . It’s probably not an overstatement to say Sandberg is embarking on the most ambitious mission to reboot feminism and reframe discussions of gender since the launch of Ms. magazine in 1971. The thing is, she’s in a pretty good position to pull it off.”            —Belinda Luscombe, TIME “Important . . . This is a great moment for all of us—women and men—to acknowledge that the current male-dominated model of success isn’t working for women, and it’s not working for men, either . . . The world needs women to redefine success beyond money and power. We need a third metric, based on our well-being, our health, our ability to unplug and recharge and renew ourselves, and to find joy in both our job and the rest of our life.”             —Arianna Huffington, Forbes “I’ll bet most [women] will be thrilled by Lean In. I suspect at least a few men will read this book and think, Oh no, they’re starting to catch on.”            —Michael Lewis, Vanity Fair “A lucidly written, well-argued, and unabashedly feminist take on women and work, replete with examples from the author’s life.”            —Julia Klein, USA Today  “Having read Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg, I can testify that it addresses internalized oppression, opposes the external barriers that create it, and urges women to support each other to fight both. It argues not only for women’s equality in the workplace, but men’s equality in home-care and child-rearing. Even its critics are making a deep if inadvertent point: Only in women is success viewed as a barrier to giving advice.”            —Gloria Steinem  “Lean In has plenty for feminists and all women to applaud—and learn from . . . I’m glad Sandberg is speaking out. I’m glad she’s using her platform to help give women the tools to succeed, and to encourage all of us to go out and get what we want. The real strength of Lean In is in its Rosie the Riveter 2.0 message: ‘You can do it! Here’s how.’ . . . A crucial call to action.”            —Jill Filipovic, The Guardian  “A call to live fearlessly . . . Lean In is a memoir, a self-help book, a career management guide, and a feminist manifesto . . . Let’s hope this is a book that is read as much as talked about.”             —Marion Winik, Newsday “Equality is a project everybody must work on together. For too long, achieving equality has been seen as women’s burden . . . By knowing this story, men will become more sophisticated thinkers and actors when it comes to gender . . . Lean In contains a whole lot for men to think seriously about . . . Men just need to read it.”            —Patrick Thibodeau, CIO Magazine   “Unapologetic . . . Sandberg is using her power and influence to try and improve the world . . . Sandberg’s most powerful rhetorical device in the book is a saturation of stats that are sometimes shocking and sometimes reverberating—but always the kind that make you reevaluate what’s going on around us.”             —Nicholas Carlson, Business Insider  “Sandberg’s voice is modest, humorous, warm, and enthusiastic . . . You don’t have to be climbing the corporate ladder—or, as Sandberg would call it, the jungle gym—to find her message useful. Don’t marry a man who isn’t egalitarian? Good plan! Be more confident? Excellent advice . . . I’m buying a copy of Lean In for my daughter and one for my stepdaughter, too.”            —Katha Pollitt, The Nation “Nuanced, persuasive, and brave . . . All of us—women and men alike—who care about creating a more equitable America ought to take her message to heart.”             —Jane Eisner, The Forward “After reading Lean In and listening to Sheryl, I realize that, while I believe I am relatively enlightened, I have not consistently walked the talk . . . I believe we—together—need to drive a fundamental culture change and it is up to us as leaders to make this change happen. What we have been doing hasn’t worked, and it is time to adjust . . . We have an opportunity to make a tremendous difference, and in so doing benefit our people, out culture, our company, and, just maybe, the world.”             —John Chambers, CEO, Cisco “Tremendously relevant . . . necessary . . . Lean In is more about being bold than it is about being female . . . Sandberg can reach beyond boundaries of age, success level, and gender to include all of those who have the privilege of playing on the jungle gym of corporations, academia, and government.”            —Sharon Poczter, Forbes        “A rallying cry for both genders to continue the hard work of previous generations toward a more equitable division of voice, power, and leadership . . . Told with candor and filled with a mix of anecdote and annotated fact, Lean In inspires women to find their passion, pursue it with gusto, and ‘lean in’ to leadership roles in the workplace and the world.”            —Linda Stankard, BookPage “I plan to buy Lean In for our three grown daughters and daughter-in-law . . . In our family, and in families across the country, may the conversations begin.”            —Connie Schultz, Washington Post “I’m guessing that the average boardroom doesn’t have much better gender equality than a team of cave hunters attacking a woolly mammoth 30,000 years ago. So what gives? A provocative answer comes from Sheryl Sandberg, who has written a smart book that attributes the gender gap, in part, to chauvinism and corporate obstacles—but also, in part, to women who don’t aggressively pursue opportunities . . . there is something real and important in what she says.”           —Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times  “Giving women the tools and skills they need to take themselves and society—worldwide—to the next level.”           —Leslie L. Kossoff, Technorati.com “Compelling . . . Sandberg writes with sophistication and thoughtful reflection . . . a book that has a powerful message but that is also full of personal vulnerability and first-hand anecdotes, packed with statistics and footnoted studies that back her points.”            —Susan Adams, Forbes  “Her ideas are reasonable, thoughtful—and necessary.”           —Michelle Goldberg, The Daily Beast “When was the last time anybody talked this much about a women’s place in the world, period? Sandberg’s Lean In is opening up the dialogue—and, in true Silicon Valley fashion, she’s made it scalable . . . It’s put words to what we’d long felt but couldn’t quite articulate; the insecurities, the self-doubt, the fear that causes us to keep our hands down. Because, whether we’d recognized it or not, each of us . . . had been grappling with precisely what Sandberg aims to conquer . . . She’s also managed to bridge a gap that has mystified many an activist before her: reaching women who both self-identify as feminists, and those who don’t.”           —Jessica Bennett, NYMag.com  “This is a book every young woman needs . . . I see her as an inspiration.”           —Colleen Leahey, Fortune “A lucidly written, well-argued and unabashedly feminist take on women and work, replete with examples from the author’s life. It draws on the ideas of no less an icon than Gloria Steinem, a Sandberg friend, and on recent research highlighting the double binds women face as they negotiate the corridors of power.”           —Julia M. Klein, USA Today “To get a sense of how I reacted to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s new book, look no further than the stars and exclamation points that fill the margins of my review copy . . . Among its merits is the way Sandberg doesn’t shy away from describing her own struggles to take risks at work, to ask for what she wants, to negotiate, to find an equal partner.”           —Alexandra Chang, Wired “Sheryl provides practical suggestions for managing and overcoming the challenges that arise on the ‘jungle gym’ of career advancement. I nodded my head in agreement and laughed out loud as I read these pages. Lean In is a superb, witty, candid, and meaningful read for women (and men) of all generations.”             —Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. secretary of state “To tackle society’s most pressing problems we need to unleash the leadership of both women and men. Lean In shows us the path and is an absolutely invaluable resource for the next generation of leaders and those who support them.”            —Wendy Kopp, founder and CEO, Teach for America “For the past five years, I’ve sat at a desk next to Sheryl and I’ve learned something from her almost every day. She has a remarkable intelligence that can cut through complex processes and find solutions to the hardest problems. Lean In combines Sheryl’s ability to synthesize information with her understanding of how to get the best out of people. The book is smart and honest and funny. Her words will help all readers—especially men—to become better and more effective leaders.”            —Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO, Facebook “Sheryl is a unique business leader because of her versatility and breadth. She has the two traits that are common in every successful leader I have known: curiosity and determination. Sheryl brings all of her insight to Lean In, an important new book that companies can use to get the most out of their talent. With her ideas and actions, Sheryl will help to define leadership in the years to come.”            —Jeff Immelt, CEO, General Electric “The key to opening some of life’s most difficult doors is already in our hands. Sheryl’s book reminds us that we can reach within ourselves to achieve greatness.”             —Alicia Keys Read more About the Author SHERYL SANDBERG is chief operating officer at Facebook, overseeing the firm's business operations. Prior to Facebook, Sheryl was vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, chief of staff for the United States Treasury Department under President Clinton, a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and an economist with the World Bank. Sheryl received a BA summa cum laude from Harvard University and an MBA with highest distinction from Harvard Business School. Sheryl is the co-author of Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy with Wharton professor and bestselling author Adam Grant. She is also the author of the bestsellers Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead and Lean In for Graduates. She is the founder of the Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works to build a more equal and resilient world through two key initiatives, LeanIn.Org and OptionB.Org. Sheryl serves on the boards of Facebook, the Walt Disney Company, Women for Women International, ONE, and SurveyMonkey. Read more

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Career Counseling: A Holistic Approach

Pdf Education Career Counseling: A Holistic Approach

Pdf:Career Counseling: A Holistic Approach.Review 'I find this product is one of the strongest on the market that is more inclusive of the whole lifespan and includes the holistic considerations. The traditional separation of career counseling and personal counseling is bridged in this text. This is an excellent move to unite the counseling profession, and to demonstrate that the two cannot be separated.''This is a very comprehensive, thorough, and inclusive reference text within the field of career development and career counseling. The author provides in-depth, contextual information related to serving special populations, including female and male clients, clients with disabilities, racial/ethnic minority clients, and clients within a variety of age groups.' Read more About the Author Vernon Zunker is a retired professor from Southwest Texas State University. He earned his Ed.D. with an emphasis on counseling from the University of Houston and completed a residency in clinical psychology at the University of Texas Medical School at Galveston. Although retired from teaching, Dr. Zunker continues to push the discipline forward by keeping career counseling relevant to all counseling students. Read more

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Step by Step Guide to OKRs

Pdf Education Step by Step Guide to OKRs

Pdf:Step by Step Guide to OKRs.Most important aspect of running a successful business is setting the right goals and executing them well.This “Step by Step Guide to OKRs” is a practical guide to goal setting that offers concrete examples to help you start setting impactful and meaningful goals.This book teaches you how to manage a team better and create a feeling of success. It’s about Objectives and Key Results, better known for their acronym: OKR.This is a “How-to” guide to get started with OKRs and to help your team or a company implement the best goal setting system currently out there.

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Career and College Readiness Counseling in P-12 Schools, Second Edition

Pdf Education Career and College Readiness Counseling in P-12 Schools, Second Edition

Pdf:Career and College Readiness Counseling in P-12 Schools, Second Edition.Review Praise for the First Edition: 'The school counseling focus makes it unique… This is…a great improvement to other texts I’ve used and I plan to continue using it.' (Dr. Carolyn Berger, Chair, Department of Counseling, Nova Southeastern University)Praise for the First Edition:'Serves as an excellent foundational text…I am very thankful that the authors wrote this text. [It] is written for school counselors by school counselor educators! (Dr. George Eakin, PhD, School Counseling Program Lead, Oregon State University) Read more About the Author Jennifer R. Curry, PhD, is an associate professor in the counselor education program at Louisiana State University. Her professional experience includes investigating sexual assault of children ages 11 and under, and serving as a professional school counselor in elementary, middle, and high school settings. Her research interests include career and college readiness and school counselor development. She has published three books: Career Counseling, published by Springer; African Americans Career and College Readiness: the Journey Unraveled, coedited with M. Ann Shillingford-Butler; and Integrating Play Therapy in Comprehensive School Counseling Programs, coedited with Laura Fazio-Griffith. She has presented her work nationally and internationally on a wide range of school counseling topics at over 50 professional conferences. Additionally, she has served as guest editor of the American School Counselor Association's (ASCA) Professional School Counseling journal and as an editorial board member for 6 years. Dr. Curry has also served as a delegate of ASCA's national assembly, president of the Louisiana School Counselor Association, and president of the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling. She is the recipient of the Vanderbilt's Roger Aubrey Northstar Award, the American Counseling Association's Ross Trust Award for School Counseling, the Biggs-Pine publication award, ASERVIC's Meritorious Service Award and Judi Miranti Lifetime Service Award, LSU's College of Education Early Career Award, Louisiana School Counselor Association's Publication Award, and Louisiana Counseling Association's Advocacy Award. Read more

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Lean In for Graduates

Pdf Education Lean In for Graduates

Pdf:Lean In for Graduates.Expanded and updated exclusively for graduates just entering the workforce, this extraordinary edition of Lean In includes a letter to graduates from Sheryl Sandberg and six additional chapters from experts offering advice on finding and getting the most out of a first job; résumé writing; best interviewing practices; negotiating your salary; listening to your inner voice; owning who you are; and leaning in for millennial men. In 2013, Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In became a massive cultural phenomenon and its title became an instant catchphrase for empowering women. The book soared to the top of best seller lists both nationally and internationally, igniting global conversations about women and ambition. Sandberg packed theaters, dominated op-ed pages, appeared on every major television show and on the cover of Time magazine, and sparked ferocious debate about women and leadership. Now, this enhanced edition provides the entire text of the original book updated with more recent statistics and features a passionate letter from Sandberg encouraging graduates to find and commit to work they love. A combination of inspiration and practical advice, this new edition will speak directly to graduates and, like the original, will change lives. New Material for the Graduate Edition: "A Letter to Graduates" from Sheryl Sandberg "Find Your First Job", by Mindy Levy (Levy has more than 20 years of experience in all phases of organizational management and holds degrees from Wharton and Penn) "Negotiate Your Salary", by Kim Keating (Keating is the founder and managing director of Keating Advisors) "Man Up: Millennial Men and Equality", by Kunal Modi (Modi is a consultant at McKinsey & Company and a recent graduate of Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School) "Leaning In Together", by Rachel Thomas (Thomas is the president of Lean In) "Own Who You Are", by Mellody Hobson (Hobson is the president of Ariel Investments) "Listen to Your Inner Voice", by Rachel Simmons (Simmons is cofounder of the Girls Leadership Institute) 12 Lean In stories (500-word essays), by people around the world who have been inspired by Sandberg

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Theory and Practice of Group Counseling

Pdf Education Theory and Practice of Group Counseling

Pdf:Theory and Practice of Group Counseling.THEORY AND PRACTICE OF GROUP COUNSELING, 9th Edition, gives students an in-depth overview of the eleven group counseling theories. In addition to illustrating how to put these theories into practice, this best-selling text guides students in developing their own syntheses of various aspects of the theories. With Corey's clear, straightforward writing style, students are able to grasp each theoretical concept and its relationship to group practice with ease.Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Career Counseling: A Holistic Approach

Pdf Education Career Counseling: A Holistic Approach

Pdf:Career Counseling: A Holistic Approach.Providing the most current, comprehensive coverage available, CAREER COUNSELING: A HOLISTIC APPROACH, 9th Edition equips students with a solid understanding of the theoretical models of career counseling and practical techniques on how to effectively counsel clients about career issues. Presenting the subject matter in a way that is relevant to all counseling students, Vernon Zunker uses an innovative holistic or “whole person” approach, demonstrating how to consider values, temperament, talents, and passions when integrating career with personal counseling to determine a client's best career fit. The thoroughly revised and updated Ninth Edition of this classic book includes chapters on integrating career and personal counseling, job loss and transitions, adult career development, and career-related programs in middle schools. In addition, diversity issues are integrated throughout, while relevant case studies bring chapter concepts to life. The text is also packed with tools to help students maximize their success in class and on the licensing exam.Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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What Shoes Will You Wear?

Pdf Education What Shoes Will You Wear?

Pdf:What Shoes Will You Wear?.Review This creative book presents career education for children in a unique way. The skills that are addressed in this book are not just important for career development, they are essential elements in preparing kids for success in life! --Stephanie Cornwell-George, M. Ed. Partners in a Policy Making, UAA Center for a Human DevelopmentThis fun book assists children in starting on the pathway of being college and career ready. Julia Cook creatively presents the Career Clusters and skills that are needed for all career choices. These skills are the same skills that children need for their 'current job' of being a student. Being responsible, having self-confidence, being a team player, being honest, cooperating with others, and personal hygiene are among these skills. --Dr. Kathy Solomon School Counseling Lead-Elementary, Omaha Public Schools, Omaha, NE Read more About the Author Julia Cook is a national award winning children's author, counselor and parenting expert. She has presented in over 800 schools across the country, regularly delivers keynote addresses at national education and counseling conferences, and has published over 70 children's books. The goal behind all of Julia's books and efforts is to actively involve young people into her fun and creative stories and teach them to become lifelong problem solvers. Inspirations for her books come from working with children and carefully listening to parents and teachers. Read more

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Transforming the School Counseling Profession (5th Edition) (Merrill Counseling)

Pdf Education Transforming the School Counseling Profession (5th Edition) (Merrill Counseling)

Pdf:Transforming the School Counseling Profession (5th Edition) (Merrill Counseling).From the Back Cover Transforming the way thousands of professional school counselors approach their work with students Transforming the School Counseling Profession demonstrates how to effectively implement systemic, data-driven school counseling programs.This clearly written text presents the profession in easy-to-understand language, and is illustrated with numerous applied examples, case studies, and vignettes. The 5th Edition has been updated to include all of the latest CACREP, ASCA, and ACA standards. It also now includes the DSM-5. Coverage of cultural competence has been expanded throughout the book. Reach every student by pairing this text with MyLab Counseling MyLab™ is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. MyLab Counseling organizes all assignments around essential learning outcomes and the CACREP standards–enabling easy course alignment and reporting. Learn more about MyLab Counseling. Read more About the Author Bradley T. Erford, Ph.D., is the 2012-2013 President of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and a professor in the school counseling program of the Department of Human and Organizational Development in the Peabody College of Education at Vanderbilt University. He has authored or edited more than 30 books. His research specialization falls primarily in development and technical analysis of psycho-educational tests and outcomes research and has resulted in the publication of more than 70 refereed journal articles, more than 100 book chapters, and 15 published tests. He has received numerous awards for his scholarship and service to the counseling profession from ACA and the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC), organizations within which he has held numerous leadership positions. Read more

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Getting IN by Standing OUT: The New Rules for Admission to America's Best Colleges

Pdf Education Getting IN by Standing OUT: The New Rules for Admission to America's Best Colleges

Pdf:Getting IN by Standing OUT: The New Rules for Admission to America's Best Colleges.About the Author Dr. Deborah Bedor has been the coach and advisor to Ivy, top tier, and celebrity pre-college students for the past 25 years, guiding them to acceptance into our nation's finest universities. She works with her international clientele on every part of the college application―inspiring, developing, and implementing unique, authentic, and empowering leadership and academic college presentations to match each student’s talents, and to ensure her students are stand-out candidates. Dr. Bedor is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude. For more information, go to www.collegeadmissioncentral.com Read more

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Como Atraer el Dinero (Saga ¡Vuélvete Millonario!) (Spanish Edition)

Pdf Education Como Atraer el Dinero (Saga ¡Vuélvete Millonario!) (Spanish Edition)

Pdf:Como Atraer el Dinero (Saga ¡Vuélvete Millonario!) (Spanish Edition).CÓMO ATRAER EL DINERO utilizando la LEY DE LA ATRACCIÓN ¿Es posible cambiar nuestro destino financiero?+ de 500.000 seguidores+ de 20.000.000 reproducciones en Youtube+ de 250.000 libros vendidos+ de 50.000 asistentes eventosMentor #1 habla hispanaLa Saga de Saga ¡Vuélvete Millonario! contiene las mejores herramientas para que puedas crear la vida que deseas y sin duda te mereces.Para su realización se hizo una profunda investigación con la lectura de más de 700 libros relacionados con el desarrollo personal, espiritualidad, metafísica, y corrientes filosóficas de todo el mundo; que unidos a la propia experiencia del autor y la de más de 30 mentores con resultados extraordinarios con los que LAIN tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar, hacen de esta saga algo imprescindible en las casas de todos los seres humanos del planeta.Compuesta por 6 libros TEÓRICOS:1- VUÉLVETE IMPARABLE I2- VUÉLVETE IMPARABLE II3- VUÉLVETE ¡MILLONARIO!4- CÓMO ATRAER EL DINERO5- MARKETING DE CLASE MUNDIAL6- CREENCIAS MILLONARIASEl día que entiendas, comprendas y aceptes, que ese pedacito del creador que reside en ti, en esa energía llamada ALMA, es la encargada de crear la vida que deseas; y que ese ALMA HUMANA es capaz de obrar milagros en tu vida si está bien dirigida con el poder de tus pensamientos, ese día, conocerás la verdad y serás libre.Más de 250.000 personas ya han leído la Saga de "LA VOZ DE TU ALMA"TU CAMBIO EMPIEZA HOYBENDECIDOS PARA BENDECIRComo EMBAJADORES de los libros de LAIN, miles de personas hacen donaciones de los libros a sus familiares, amigos, y LAIN dona el 10% a causas relacionados con los niños.TU PRIMER BEST SELLERDurante el evento podrás contratar la mentoría privada con LAIN que te enseñará, PASO A PASO, de una forma fácil y clara, todo lo que él ha hecho y que tú también podrás hacer para que tu mensaje sea escuchado por el mundo y puedas crear un IMPACTO en las generaciones, mientras te dedicas a lo que más amas y creas abundancia ayudando a los demás.

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A PhD Is Not Enough!: A Guide to Survival in Science

Pdf Education A PhD Is Not Enough!: A Guide to Survival in Science

Pdf:A PhD Is Not Enough!: A Guide to Survival in Science.Review 'It took me over forty years to learn from experience what can be learned in one hour from this guide.' ―Carl Djerassi'Breezily written, irreverent, and filled with useful information. I wish something like it had been available when I was starting out.' ―Michael Weber, Cancer Center Director, University of Virginia, Charlottesville'I loved A PhD Is Not Enough! I couldn't put it down. His writing is delightful, and he is on targed with virtually all of his advice.'―Steven H. Strogatz, author of The Joy of X Read more About the Author A Senior Scientist at Sandia National Laboratories, Peter J. Feibelman received a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California at San Diego, did postdoctoral research at the C.E.N. Saclay (France) and the University of Illinois (Urbana), and taught for three years at Stony Brook University. Feibelman lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Read more

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Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters, Unlock Linkedin

Pdf Education Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters, Unlock Linkedin

Pdf:Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters, Unlock Linkedin."The book and the free online video class is the best strategy to win the phone screen that I have ever seen" - Eric Bryant"Written by a recruiter to get you past recruiters. " - Ali Julia "Back to work after a 10-year gap. Thanks Dr. Karen!" - Mary Cambert"I was an Executive seeking to move from the West Coast to the East Coast- the relocation strategy got me the job after months of silence." - CEO Todd Why This Book is for You I have been working in the recruiting industry as an Executive Search Consultant and Career Coach since 2004 but something changed in 2015 that completely altered the way I do business. The goal of this book is to share that with you.In 2015, a Digital Marketing Manager came to me as a client after failing to get a job. He had searched for a year and could barely get a call for an interview. When he did, he failed his phone screen interviews repeatedly for jobs where he was a shoe-in. Now he had an every enlarging gap on his resume.His type of professional background typically gets a ton of calls and does not need career coaching help. I jumped on LinkedIn to see what was happening. His LinkedIn profile and resume was terrible. It did not communicate his skills at all which spilled over into his interviews. I got his logins for LinkedIn and other online job boards to re-align everything and start his job search campaign.Within 48 hours he had one job interview. By the end of the week, he had four job interviews and had hit the 500+ connection mark and … He had not applied for a single job! Not one! All the job interviews he got were from his optimized online profiles. So what is the secret? It is just one phrase: Keyword-stacking. Once you learn how to stack your profiles, you will get calls too. What You Will Be Able to Do After This Book • Have recruiters come straight to you for great jobs by optimizing for their search • Get calls for jobs without applying • Tap unadvertised jobs in the hidden job market • Get past the ATS and the phone screen • Relocate to a new area if you want • Achieve salary increases • Overcome massive gaps on the resume • Increase the hit rate on your calls BONUS: You Also Get FREE access to my $200 Award-winning Class which includes • The copyrighted ‘Core-3©’ career assessment to find your dream job • Fill-in-the-blank interview preparation scripts • Salary negotiation scripts and so much more! Reviews from my 5-Star Online Course "Concise, efficient, effective. With amazingly helpful downloadable content (just copy and paste into document)…Generates results, works for every industry and all job levels.” by Kevin Massabni,"Best-practices how-to book, and integrated video.." Paula Dee ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. Karen Gurney is the Director of Outsourcing and Career Coaching for Career IQ. She wrote the Stacked book to help professionals crack the code on outmoded job search and career growth methods so that everyone can experience what Career IQ offers to one-on-one clients. The author has over 500 reviews on her book, class, and LinkedIn profile. Her company offers a unique done-for-you job applications and 'until-your-are-hired' support. That means she sticks with her clients and knows what is working to get them jobs.There are secret methods to a job search that no one learns in school. They are scientifically-based with repeatable success. Now any professional can access these tools, not just Executives.This is the easiest, quickest, and most effective job search you will ever do. "I look forward to helping you achieve your career goals." -Dr. Karen Gurney

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LinkedIn: How to Build Relationships and Get Job Offers Using LinkedIn: A No BS Guide to LinkedIn (LinkedIn Tips Book 1)

Pdf Education LinkedIn: How to Build Relationships and Get Job Offers Using LinkedIn: A No BS Guide to LinkedIn (LinkedIn Tips Book 1)

Pdf:LinkedIn: How to Build Relationships and Get Job Offers Using LinkedIn: A No BS Guide to LinkedIn (LinkedIn Tips Book 1).LinkedIn is one of the most misunderstood and powerful social platforms on the internet. I'm going to show you how to use LinkedIn to build relationships with executives and get job offers without having to fill out a job application.We all know that the hiring system is broken.Human Resources and Recruiters are the bottlenecks for job-seekers who only want to talk to one person: The hiring manager.The hiring manager has one goal and one goal only: To hire the best candidate as soon as possible.But, there's a small problem.Hiring isn't easy. Companies don't know if they're hiring the next Steve Jobs or someone who is going to quit within three months of joining the company.However, there is one thing that all businesses, big or small, all agree on.The best candidates come from referrals from their employees.Candidates who get referred from an employee are not only faster and cheaper to hire; they stay longer and have proven to be more successful in their career in the long term.44% of Deloitte's experienced hires are from referrals. 44%!I have no sympathy for someone who says, "I applied for hundreds of jobs online, and I didn't get a single response!"Uh, yeah. Applying for a job online is the worst way to ask for a job. It's you versus the black hole. And the black hole never loses.So, The million dollar question is, "How do you get referrals if you don't have a big professional network?"Enter Robbie and his latest book, "How to Build Relationships and Get Job Offers Using LinkedIn." I owe a big portion of my career success to LinkedIn. LinkedIn gave me the ability to build connections that have enabled me to grow my career exponentially.In addition to helping me form amazing relationships, LinkedIn helped me build an amazing platform for myself.+ My articles have accumulated over 3 million views with four posts over 400,000 views. + In 2014, LinkedIn chose one of my articles as one of the best posts on the platform.+ LinkedIn featured me in a video to help promote their LinkedIn Publishing platform.+ I've gained over 30,000 followers, just from 20 articles.+ I gained 10,000 email subscribers in 3 months.I'm going to change how you use LinkedIn, and I'm going to give you the tactics to dramatically increase your chances of getting an offer from your target companies. If it worked for me, it could work for you.Last but not least, I write the way I talk. If you like this description, there is a good chance you will like the book. If you hate the way I write, then you're not going to like to hear what I have to say.NOTE: This book is not an extensive guide to every aspect of LinkedIn. If you're looking for a more thorough walkthrough of all LinkedIn features, there are plenty of other great LinkedIn books on Amazon. If you're looking to build relationships, get noticed, and get job offers, then this book is for you!

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Un Milagro en 90 Dias (La Voz de Tu Alma) (Spanish Edition)

Pdf Education Un Milagro en 90 Dias (La Voz de Tu Alma) (Spanish Edition)

Pdf:Un Milagro en 90 Dias (La Voz de Tu Alma) (Spanish Edition).El sistema de 3 PASOS SENCILLOS, para lograr la unión del ALMA y la MENTE y permitir que tus sueños te alcancen a ti.+ de 500.000 seguidores+ de 20.000.000 reproducciones en Youtube+ de 250.000 libros vendidos+ de 50.000 asistentes eventosMentor #1 habla hispanaLa Saga de LA VOZ DE TU ALMA contiene las mejores herramientas para que puedas crear la vida que deseas y sin duda te mereces.Para su realización se hizo una profunda investigación con la lectura de más de 700 libros relacionados con el desarrollo personal, espiritualidad, metafísica, y corrientes filosóficas de todo el mundo; que unidos a la propia experiencia del autor y la de más de 30 mentores con resultados extraordinarios con los que LAIN tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar, hacen de esta saga algo imprescindible en las casas de todos los seres humanos del planeta.Compuesta por 6 libros TEÓRICOS:1- LA VOZ DE TU ALMA2- UN MILAGRO EN 90 DÍAS3-TU PROPÓSITO DE VIDA4-ABRIENDO PUERTAS DE BENDICIÓN5-SANACIÓN DEL ALMA6-FECompuesta por 3 libros PRÁCTICOS:1-CÓMO ATRAER LA SALUD2-CÓMO ATRAER EL DINERO3-CÓMO ATRAER EL AMOR 1 y 2El día que entiendas, comprendas y aceptes, que ese pedacito del creador que reside en ti, en esa energía llamada ALMA, es la encargada de crear la vida que deseas; y que ese ALMA HUMANA es capaz de obrar milagros en tu vida si está bien dirigida con el poder de tus pensamientos, ese día, conocerás la verdad y serás libre.Más de 250.000 personas ya han leído la Saga de "LA VOZ DE TU ALMA"TU CAMBIO EMPIEZA HOYBENDECIDOS PARA BENDECIRComo EMBAJADORES de los libros de LAIN, miles de personas hacen donaciones de los libros a sus familiares, amigos, y LAIN dona el 10% a causas relacionados con los niños.TU PRIMER BEST SELLERDurante el evento podrás contratar la mentoría privada con LAIN que te enseñará, PASO A PASO, de una forma fácil y clara, todo lo que él ha hecho y que tú también podrás hacer para que tu mensaje sea escuchado por el mundo y puedas crear un IMPACTO en las generaciones, mientras te dedicas a lo que más amas y creas abundancia ayudando a los demás.

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College Counseling for School Counselors: Delivering Quality, Personalized College Advice to Every Student on Your (Sometimes Huge) Caseload

Pdf Education College Counseling for School Counselors: Delivering Quality, Personalized College Advice to Every Student on Your (Sometimes Huge) Caseload

Pdf:College Counseling for School Counselors: Delivering Quality, Personalized College Advice to Every Student on Your (Sometimes Huge) Caseload."If you work with college-bound students, this book must be on your desk at all times." With more college options and higher college costs, students and parents need the advice and support of a well-informed school counselor to guide them through the college selection process. College Counseling for School Counselors gives counselors everything needed to build a successful college counseling program, no matter how many students they work with. After creating a framework for a strong curriculum, College Counseling for School Counselors shows how to explore all college options with students and families, including options for students with special needs and talents. The follow-up activities in each chapter give counselors resources that bring the ideas to life, and a three year calendar shows counselors how to introduce every idea at a manageable pace, building to a comprehensive college counseling program and strong individual college plans for every student. Busy, caring counselors will find everything they need in College Counseling for School Counselors to improve their college counseling program, and reach every student they work with.

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Career Paths in Psychology: Where Your Degree Can Take You

Pdf Education Career Paths in Psychology: Where Your Degree Can Take You

Pdf:Career Paths in Psychology: Where Your Degree Can Take You.Review Career Paths in Psychology: Where Your Degree Can Take You continues to be the ideal textbook for students seeking to find an exciting career in psychology. --Midwest Book Review Read more About the Author Robert J. Sternberg, PhD, received his BA from Yale and his PhD from Stanford. He also is the recipient of 13 honorary doctorates. He is professor of human development at Cornell University and honorary professor of psychology at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Prior to that, he served as a university dean, provost, and president. Earlier, he was IBM Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Psychology at Yale University and director of the Yale Center for the Psychology of Abilities, Competencies, and Expertise (PACE Center). He was also the 2003 president of the American Psychological Association and the 2012 2013 president of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences. He is editor of Perspectives on Psychological Science and previously was editor of The APA Review of Books: Contemporary Psychology and Psychological Bulletin. He has won many awards, including the James McKeen Cattell Award of the Association for Psychological Science. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Education and a fellow of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, American Educational Research Association, and American Association for the Advancement of Science. Read more

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Lean In for Graduates

Pdf Education Lean In for Graduates

Pdf:Lean In for Graduates.The perfect graduation gift: the iconic #1 best seller, expanded and updated exclusively for graduates entering the workforce.   This extraordinary edition of Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook and coauthor of Option B, with Adam Grant, includes a letter to graduates from Sandberg and six additional chapters from experts offering advice on finding and getting the most out of a first job; résumé writing; best interviewing practices; negotiating your salary; listening to your inner voice; owning who you are; and leaning in for millennial men.  In 2013, Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In became a massive cultural phenomenon and its title became an instant catchphrase for empowering women. The book soared to the top of best-seller lists both nationally and internationally, igniting global conversations about women and ambition. This enhanced edition provides the entire text of the original book updated with more recent statistics and features a passionate letter from Sandberg encouraging graduates to find and commit to work they love. A combination of inspiration and practical advice, this new edition will speak directly to graduates and, like the original, change lives.   New Material for the Graduates Edition: · A Letter to Graduates from Sheryl Sandberg · Find Your First Job, by Mindy Levy (Levy has more than twenty years of experience in all phases of organizational management and holds degrees from Wharton and Penn)  · Negotiate Your Salary, by Kim Keating (Keating is the founder and managing director of Keating Advisors) · Man Up: Millennial Men and Equality, by Kunal Modi (Modi is a consultant at McKinsey & Company and a recent graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School) · Let’s Lean In Together, by Rachel Thomas (Thomas is the president of The Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation)· Own Who You Are, by Mellody Hobson (Hobson is the president of Ariel Investments) · Listen to Your Inner Voice, by Rachel Simmons (Simmons is cofounder of the Girls Leadership Institute) · 12 Lean In stories, short essays by readers around the world who have been inspired by Sandberg

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You Majored in What?: Designing Your Path from College to Career

Pdf Education You Majored in What?: Designing Your Path from College to Career

Pdf:You Majored in What?: Designing Your Path from College to Career.Review 'Brooks… provides those tools in the form of a series of quizzes and exercises designed to crystallize students' talents and inclinations. She then explains how to use the results to choose a direction, stand out from the crowd and wow job interviews.'—TIME  'Combines... What Color Is Your Parachute? with genuinely practical advice.'—New York Times  'An appealing blend of poetry and pragmatism. [Brooks] talks about finding the narrative of your life and harnessing the value of happenstance, but she also coaches readers on the nuts-and-bolts of resume writing and interviewing. You Majored in What? would make a wonderful gift to both high school and college grads.'—Austin American-Statesman  'Supportive, ingenious, and fun, Brooks's innovative career coaching can turn beloved interests into satisfying vocations.'—Boston Globe  'Dr. Brooks, a longtime college career advisor, provides students with an optimistic, encouraging outlook, and shows them that their strengths and skills are more important than choice of major... a positive reinforcement to the students who pursue their interest in liberal arts, and parlay the same interests into successful careers.'—Examiner.com  'In times like these it's crucial to look at entering the workplace from a whole new perspective and You Majored in What? accomplishes this! Who cares what your college major is? What is more important are your dreams, values, and strengths and this book helps any young person figure these things out and find a career that fits. Buy it now! It's great!'—Julie Jansen, author of I Don't Know What I Want, but I Know It’s Not This!  'Brooks addresses the key challenges faced by many college students as they attempt to bridge the chasm between sixteen years of education and the largely unknown world of work. You Majored in What? is truly a great guide for the soon-to-be-launched student. At a time when all job-hunters are going to need to raise their level of job-getting skills, Kate Brooks has provided the liberal arts grad with exactly what they need to compete and succeed.'—Jaye R. Roseborough, former Executive Director, Career Services, Middlebury College  'A lifeline for parents and students who value a liberal arts education. Katharine Brooks offers smart and accessible insights that turn the apparent chaos of a liberal arts major into a ‘wandering map’ to illuminate many routes toward a fulfilling career and life.'—James H. Madison, Professor Emeritus of History and former Director, Liberal Arts and Management Program, Indiana University  'Students of all ages will gain valuable insight into their own interests, goals, and career aspirations from this book, even if all they do is skim the first 2 chapters. You Majored in What? helps young people find the connections between their interests and the inexhaustible career options available to them. This book should be sent to every student with their letter of admission or given to every first-year student at the start of orientation. I hope to share it with my graduate students.'—Paul Binkley, Director, Student Career Development, Johns Hopkins University 'The wisdom contained in this book could not have become available at a better time for the millions of Gen Y college students and recent graduates who are simultaneously struggling with crushing levels of student debt and the desire to find a career where they can do meaningful work that is a benefit to society.'—Steven Rothberg, President and Founder, CollegeRecruiter.com  'An amazing, refreshing new perspective on an ancient question that does not leave sage advice behind! This book takes tried-and-true concepts and adds meaning and organization. One can't help but think, engage and be encouraged by Kate's valuable wisdom! Useful as a course text, a journal, a job search manual, or what it reads like: a personal career companion, mentor or friend. Born of chaos theory, this book is ready to deliver into the hands of the yearning who are eager to absorb it. Loaded with images, constructive strategies, and meaningful advice, You Majored in What? is intellectual, but practical, and readers will deepen their appreciation of their majors. With its many examples, exercises, reflections and real life stories, this book has something for every reader to grab a hold of to achieve not only career success, but life and work success.'—Denise Dwight Smith, Assistant Vice President, Alumni and Career Services, University of Richmond 'A wonderful guide and workbook not only for the undergraduate student but also for the career practitioner! Whether a student, mentor, or coach, unquestionably you will be inspired and empowered by the possibilities that will result from the Wise Wandering and mapping activities.'—Meg Flournoy, Sector Director, Duke MBA Career Management Center  'Filled with interactive exercises and is written in an engaging and practical way. This book will be a helpful resource for students as they consider their post-college plans.'—Deanne H. Maxwell, Associate Director, Student and Career Development, Cornell University  'Will speak to the person in career transition or the college student simply overwhelmed by the options. The tone is light and the exercises are manageable, designed to release your hidden dreams and strengths. This is a fresh and much needed addition to the field of career development.'—Beverly T. Lorig, Assistant Director, Career Services, University of Virginia  'Offers plenty of answers to take willing readers on a journey of self-discovery from chaos to satisfying career choices.'—Skip Sturman, Emeritus Director, Career Services, Dartmouth Read more About the Author DR. KATHARINE BROOKS is the Evans Family Executive Director of the Career Center at Vanderbilt University. A nationally recognized career coach, trainer, professor, and counselor for more than thirty years, she is the creator of the National Association of Colleges and Employers Career Coaching Intensives. She has a doctorate in educational psychology. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a 'Useless' Liberal Arts Education

Pdf Education You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a 'Useless' Liberal Arts Education

Pdf:You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a 'Useless' Liberal Arts Education.Review Praise for You Can Do Anything'Utterly fascinating and massively important. George Anders peers into his signature crystal ball, and paints a portrait of the future of work that's as compelling as it is provocative.'―Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals'Anders' latest book is a must-read for liberal arts students and grads. Packed with relatable stories and role models, it not only inspires you with stories about what liberal arts grads have done with their educations, but also gives you a clear map to find your own path in the world.'―Laszlo Bock, author of Work Rules!, former SVP of People Operations at Google, and CEO of Humu, Inc.'Anders shows us precisely why majors like Philosophy, History, and Anthropology teach the skills employers can't outsource to robots and software... students should feel not only reassurance or permission but an actual obligation to go there, for their own sake, and for the sake of us all.''―Julia Lythcott-Haims, author of How to Raise an Adult and former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford University'I could have used this book several times in my life. When I graduated from Northwestern with a degree in linguistics... and even today, when I'm the parent of high school junior intent on studying poetry and modern dance in college. You Can Do Anything will inspire a new generation to greater heights, while delivering a much-needed wake-up call to campus leaders and employers.'―Daniel H. Pink, New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind'The career stories of liberal arts graduates provide the best argument for the value of their education. George Anders, in his thoughtful new book You Can Do Anything, tells these stories in a compelling manner, weaving the threads of their education into the tapestry of their lives, demonstrating over and over why employers should seek out these unique thinkers. An interesting read and valuable for any liberal arts graduate or recruiter!'―Dr. Katharine Brooks, author of You Majored in What? and Executive Director of the Vanderbilt University Career Center'As a parent about to send her second child off to college--this one has a theater major--George Anders' book was not just a good show topic, but a balm to my soul.'―Krys Boyd, host of KERA's 'Think''George Anders has provided a compelling and decisive answer to the recurring question, 'What is the value proposition of a liberal arts education?' Students should have this book in their backpack or on their iPads. So should their parents, teachers, and our policy-makers.'―Frederick M. Lawrence, CEO of Phi Beta Kappa Society'At the present moment... it is only liberal arts majors who have to wonder whether all of the articles and books promoting the marketability of their chosen discipline should make them more or less uneasy about the future. Two additions to this growing field have appeared just in time to try to sooth the post-graduation panic.. [including] You Can Do Anything.... [Anders] suppl[ies] useful talking points in support of the financial viability of studying the liberal arts.'―Timothy Aubry, New York Times Book Review'Useful guidance for newly minted job hunters'―Kirkus'Give this to anyone who is questioning the value of a classical education in today's fast-paced world.'―Booklist Read more About the Author George Anders is a contributing writer at Forbes, exploring issues related to careers, education and innovation. He is the author of five books, including Merchants of Debt, Health Against Wealth, the New York Times bestseller Perfect Enough, and The Rare Find. Earlier in his career, George served as a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company magazine and Bloomberg View. In 1997, he shared in a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. He and his wife live in northern California. Their two sons are starting their own college adventures. Read more

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Applying Career Development Theory to Counseling

Pdf Education Applying Career Development Theory to Counseling

Pdf:Applying Career Development Theory to Counseling.About the Author Richard S. Sharf has been a counseling psychologist at the Center for Counseling and Student Development at the University of Delaware for 37 years, providing counseling to university students. He also was the internship coordinator for the Psychology Doctoral Internship program. In addition, he taught graduate courses in counseling in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. In writing THEORIES OF PSYCHOTHERAPY AND COUNSELING: CONCEPTS AND CASES, he corresponded with over 70 experts on theories of psychotherapy to ensure that the book is accurate and up to date. He is also author of APPLYING CAREER DEVELOPMENT THEORY TO COUNSELING, 6th Edition (©2014, Cengage Learning). Read more

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Ditch Your Inner Critic At Work: Evidence-Based Strategies To Thrive In Your Career

Pdf Education Ditch Your Inner Critic At Work: Evidence-Based Strategies To Thrive In Your Career

Pdf:Ditch Your Inner Critic At Work: Evidence-Based Strategies To Thrive In Your Career.Stop allowing critics to rent space in your head!    Are you looking for more in your career than a paycheck? What does it take to find job satisfaction? So many of us are feeling stressed out, taken for granted, and unhappy at work: the constant pressure, the reorganizations, the politics—do you feel as though you have nothing left to give? Whether you feel a mild dissatisfaction or an intense dislike for your current job, the goal is clear: to find your passion. But to find the right career, you have to let go of the critical inner voice that tells you that you’ll be happier if you make more money, work harder or reach the next promotion. At some point, you’ll need to rethink your assumptions about your career and take a new approach.Should we even expect to be fulfilled and happy at work? Yes, we should, says author Susan Peppercorn. In her new transformative book, Ditch Your Inner Critic at Work. Evidenced-Based Strategies to Thrive in Your Career, she makes the most compelling case yet that career satisfaction―and the full engagement that comes with it―is more important than ever in today’s workplace. Susan brings you a step-by-step guide to help you develop the tools and resources you need to bring more happiness and satisfaction to your work; in your current job or a new one. Through personal experience, client case studies, research on happiness and motivation, self-assessment tools, and exercises, she shows you how to create a realistic career vision, set goals, and line up the right resources to take control of your career and happiness.

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What You're Really Meant to Do: A Road Map for Reaching Your Unique Potential

Pdf Education What You're Really Meant to Do: A Road Map for Reaching Your Unique Potential

Pdf:What You're Really Meant to Do: A Road Map for Reaching Your Unique Potential.Review As seen on Fox Business, CNBC, Lou Dobbs, and MSNBC’s Morning Joe.“This book opens the mind of the reader to a lot of self-exploratory questions rather than offering blind advice. It helps you understand yourself deeply and build a foundation based on this before starting a journey towards your dreams.” — Business World magazine“compelling and personal and contains individual exercises that provide interesting insights readers likely haven’t considered before—whether how to manage your career or a complete career change. If you have ever asked yourself, in any work situation, at any stage of your career, “Why doesn’t someone just tell me what to do?” this book is a worthwhile trip for you.” — CIO DigestADVANCE PRAISE for What You’re Really Meant to Do:Rosabeth Moss Kanter, professor, Harvard Business School; author, Confidence and SuperCorp—“ What You’re Really Meant to Do is a wise, deeply personal, and always practical book by a leader of leaders. It is essential reading for all those who want to define success their own way.”Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, professor, Harvard Medical School; co-founder, Partners In Health—“As I have seen him do in classrooms in Haiti and at Harvard, Rob Kaplan provides a powerful and pragmatic prescription in What You’re Really Meant to Do. Building on his widely praised work on leadership and efficacy, Kaplan offers compelling narratives of those he has coached and counseled—from executives to entrepreneurs to recent graduates—as a guide for anyone pursuing a purposeful professional life.”Henry M. Paulson, Jr., seventy-fourth secretary of the US Department of the Treasury; Chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs (1999–2006)—“Rob Kaplan has spent years mentoring and coaching executives and young professionals, and there is no one any better. This book is a superb guide for helping people understand themselves and reach their unique potential.”Bill George, professor, Harvard Business School; author, Authentic Leadership and True North—“Rob Kaplan’s brilliant new book inspires you to reach your full potential by taking responsibility for your development as a leader and as a human being. If you follow his thoughtful, pragmatic approach, you will live an even more satisfying life. Filled with real-world examples, Kaplan helps you build your road map to fulfillment.”Vanessa Kirsch, founder and Managing Director, New Profit Inc.—“Forging a fulfilling career can be one of the most difficult challenges we face. What You’re Really Meant to Do provides a compelling road map for discovering your passions and unlocking your full potential. A must-read for anyone looking for professional growth and fulfillment.” Read more About the Author Robert Steven Kaplan is president and chief executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Previously, he was the Senior Associate Dean for External Relations and Martin Marshall Professor of Management Practice in Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He is the author of three books: What You Really Need to Lead, What You’re Really Meant to Do and What to Ask the Person in the Mirror. Read more

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Never Too Late: The Adult Student’s Guide to College

Pdf Education Never Too Late: The Adult Student’s Guide to College

Pdf:Never Too Late: The Adult Student’s Guide to College.Review Praise for Never Too Late: “This beautifully organized guide is indispensable to first-time college students regardless of entry point and especially useful for adults returning to college later in their careers.”—Library Journal (starred review)“A concise, informative guide to exploring the challenges and rewards of heading back to school. . . . Lifelong learning is non-negotiable these days, but time and money can be stumbling blocks. Here’s a rundown on how to tackle the critical questions you need to ask before you begin.”—Kerry Hannon, author of Great Jobs for Everyone 50+ and Love Your Job “This remarkably comprehensive guidebook for adults returning to school is a rich resource for counselors, adult educators, and, of course, for prospective students themselves. In addition to the wealth of information and sound advice in Never Too Late, the book provides Washington Monthly’s invaluable state-by-state rankings of adult-friendly colleges. What a treasure.”—Mike Rose, author of Back to School Read more About the Author Rebecca Klein-Collins is the associate vice president of research at the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, a group that aims to enhance learning opportunities for adults around the world. She holds degrees from the University of Chicago, Indiana University, and Grinnell College and lives in Naperville, Illinois. Read more

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After College: Navigating Transitions, Relationships and Faith

Pdf Education After College: Navigating Transitions, Relationships and Faith

Pdf:After College: Navigating Transitions, Relationships and Faith.About the Author Erica Young Reitz directs Senior EXIT, a one-year experience that prepares graduating college seniors for the transition into the next phase of life. She works for the CCO (Coalition for Christian Outreach), reaching out to students at Penn State University. Erica has an MA in higher education from Geneva College, with a graduate research focus on the senior year transition. She and her husband Craig live in State College, Pennsylvania, with their two children. Read more

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The Role of Work in People's Lives: Applied Career Counseling and Vocational Psychology (Graduate Career Counseling)

Pdf Education The Role of Work in People's Lives: Applied Career Counseling and Vocational Psychology (Graduate Career Counseling)

Pdf:The Role of Work in People's Lives: Applied Career Counseling and Vocational Psychology (Graduate Career Counseling).Review 'This text provides a useful and progressive perspective of the construct of work as applied to all aspects of people's lives. The authors have provided a good base for the understanding of the world of work and have expanded that to interventions to help persons of various needs achieve direction in their vocational lives. Student's in any counselor education program will benefit from this text.''This text is unique, not only in covering a broad range of theoretical approaches - including family, systemic, and multicultural influences - but also in proposing a new, expanded, and social justice understanding of the role of work in people's lives for vocational psychology and career counseling.''A well written and comprehensive career counseling text that infuses a multicultural and global perspective on work and career throughout the text.''An excellent text that provides a broad yet scholarly review of career theories and applications. This text would be a good choice for a first graduate course in career counseling. It is thoroughly researched and documented; it is thoughtfully and carefully crafted, and it incorporates an impressive array of complex issues relevant to career counseling.' Read more About the Author Nadene Peterson is a professor at Our Lady of the Lake and Roberto Cortez Gonzalez is a professor at The University of Texas at El Paso. They are both active members in ACA and APA and the career divisions within each organization. Both present regularly in regional, national and international forums and are becoming known as authorities on career counseling. Read more

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COACHING :Coaching Questions Powerful Coaching Questions To Kickstart Personal Growth And Succes Now ! - Life Coaching,Life Coach, Success Principles,Success Habits-

Pdf Education COACHING :Coaching Questions Powerful Coaching Questions To Kickstart Personal Growth And Succes Now ! - Life Coaching,Life Coach, Success Principles,Success Habits-

Pdf:COACHING :Coaching Questions Powerful Coaching Questions To Kickstart Personal Growth And Succes Now ! - Life Coaching,Life Coach, Success Principles,Success Habits-.COACHING QUESTIONS, Powerful And Effective Coaching Questions To Kickstart Personal Growth And Succes Now!*****2nd EDITION*****Do you want know what type of questions you need to ask the people you are coaching ?Do you want to learn the ability to craft the right questions for the right moment ?Coaching Questions is a well-rounded introduction to the principles of coaching. The questions described in this book are not only easy to follow, but also very result oriented. They are also questions that you can ask any person irrespective of their career and you will still get valuable feedback. The book explains exactly what type of questions you need to ask the people you are coaching, and gives you the reasons for every category of questions. For that matter, you can easily decide the kind of questions to ask when dealing with a newcomer; when someone seems to have social issues; when someone’s career is on a nosedive; and so on. There are also specific questions laid out as demonstration, just to ensure you are clear on how to meet your objectives. This, therefore, leaves you with the ability to craft the right questions for the right moment. In this book you will learn:Precisely what coaching is aboutThe various categories of coaching questions and how each one helps the processThe inhibitions of poor questioningHow skilled questioning earns you confidenceHow the art of questioning leads to success for people under your charge How to identify a great coach for money related matters How to identify a great coach for matters of health How to identify a great coach to help you in your spirituality How executives stand to benefit from coachingMuch, much moreSCROLL to the top of the page and select the BUY button for instant downloadDownload your copy today!

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This Book Will Not Be on the Test: The Study Skills Revolution

Pdf Education This Book Will Not Be on the Test: The Study Skills Revolution

Pdf:This Book Will Not Be on the Test: The Study Skills Revolution.Review As college costs continue to soar, it’s become even more important to get the most out of your time on campus. You can get on top of schoolwork, participate in rewarding extracurriculars, and prepare yourself for an exciting post-college life by following the steps in this smart, practical book. (Daniel H. Pink, author of 'Drive' and 'A Whole New Mind')Paul Rivas has a gift for understanding what it takes to unlock a young person’s academic potential. In this book is his invaluable guidance, for every type learner: something every college-bound student, and their parents, should read. (Judy Woodruff, The PBS NewsHour)A tremendous, on-the-ground application of the science of learning that entertains and inspires. (Ulrich Boser, bestselling author of 'Learn Better') Paul Rivas takes research about how people learn and translates it into effective practices that students can implement and use to succeed in their classes. (Stephen L. Chew, psychology professor and chair, Samford University) Every kid who wants to be a highly successful college athlete should read this book. (Ryan Spilborghs, former Major League Baseball player)This book is exactly what international students need to thrive in American universities. (Nomvula Mbambo, Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls ’12, Brown University ’17) Life lasts a lot longer than football. NFL hopefuls with superior study skills have more time to work on their game in the short term and more time to develop life skills for the long term. (Jamall Broussard, former NFL player)Building good time management habits when it comes to your schoolwork and sport leads to accountability, which determines who can and cannot get it done when it’s time to perform! (Orlando Johnson, former NBA player) Read more About the Author Paul Smith Rivas is the director of Smith Rivas Study Skills & Academic Coaching. He studied literature in Mexico City, backpacked from Spain to Syria via Morocco and Wales, performed stand-up comedy in Spanish in Buenos Aires, and traveled from Argentina to the United States by bus. Read more

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Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs

Pdf Education Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs

Pdf:Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs.Americans are taught to believe that upward mobility is possible for anyone who is willing to work hard, regardless of their social status. Yet it is often those from affluent backgrounds who land the best jobs. Pedigree takes listeners behind the closed doors of top-tier investment banks, consulting firms, and law firms to reveal the truth about who really gets hired for the nation's highest-paying entry-level jobs, who doesn't, and why. Drawing on scores of in-depth interviews as well as firsthand observation of hiring practices at some of America's most prestigious firms, Lauren Rivera shows how, at every step of the hiring process, the ways that employers define and evaluate merit are strongly skewed to favor job applicants from economically privileged backgrounds. She reveals how decision makers draw from ideas about talent - what it is, what best signals it, and who does (and does not) have it - that are deeply rooted in social class. Displaying the "right stuff" that elite employers are looking for entails considerable amounts of economic, social, and cultural resources on the part of the applicants and their parents. Challenging our most cherished beliefs about college as a great equalizer and the job market as a level playing field, Pedigree exposes the class biases built into American notions about the best and the brightest, and shows how social status plays a significant role in determining who reaches the top of the economic ladder.

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Career Development Interventions (5th Edition) (Merrill Couseling)

Pdf Education Career Development Interventions (5th Edition) (Merrill Couseling)

Pdf:Career Development Interventions (5th Edition) (Merrill Couseling).Review From reviews of the text:   “Very good scholarship presented in a concise and informative way . . . . From my perspective, this is the best introductory career development text available.”   —James M. O’Neil, University of Connecticut   [Key strengths of the book include that it is] well-aligned with CACREP standards, . . . connect[s] developmental models with career needs, [includes] programming interventions offered by level (elementary, middle/high, postsecondary), [includes] . . . more recently proposed theories, [and has a] focus on application. . . .  The balance of engaging writing style and topical depth is better, in my opinion, than any other career text I have reviewed.”   —Chester R. Robinson, Texas A&M University - Commerce       “One component I really liked was the option for MyCounselingLab. I feel confident students would benefit from this, especially if this course is taught in an online format.”   —Joan N. Strutton, The University of Texas at Tyler Read more From the Back Cover From reviews of the text:   “Very good scholarship presented in a concise and informative way . . . . From my perspective, this is the best introductory career development text available.”   —James M. O’Neil, University of Connecticut   [Key strengths of the book include that it is] well-aligned with CACREP standards, . . . connect[s] developmental models with career needs, [includes] programming interventions offered by level (elementary, middle/high, postsecondary), [includes] . . . more recently proposed theories, [and has a] focus on application. . . .  The balance of engaging writing style and topical depth is better, in my opinion, than any other career text I have reviewed.”   —Chester R. Robinson, Texas A&M University - Commerce       “One component I really liked was the option for MyCounselingLab. I feel confident students would benefit from this, especially if this course is taught in an online format.”   —Joan N. Strutton, The University of Texas at Tyler   Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Counseling Strategies and Interventions for Professional Helpers (The Merrill Counseling Series)

Pdf Education Counseling Strategies and Interventions for Professional Helpers (The Merrill Counseling Series)

Pdf:Counseling Strategies and Interventions for Professional Helpers (The Merrill Counseling Series).Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to MyCounselingLab® with Pearson eText. To order MyCounselingLab® with Pearson eText packaged with the bound book, use ISBN 0134276701.   A practical text that provides a look at basic helping skills used in a variety of disciplines and a number of issues common to helping relationships, processes, and interviews.   This pragmatic text describes basic helping skills used in a variety of disciplines, as well as a number of issues common to helping relationships, processes, and interviews. Suitable for both upper level undergraduate and entry level graduate students, the text focuses on skill acquisition, and includes a number of clinical cases and application exercises for promoting skill development.   The new Ninth Edition features a brand new expanded section on the basic helping skills (attending, listening, and action), as well as an additional new chapter contributed by Dr. Beth Robinson, Acadia University, on professional development and issues facing new helpers. Additional content new to this edition covers counseling in military settings, communication with LGBTQ clients, communication with immigrant and refugee clients, assessment of key components of client problems, SMART goals, and mindfulness interventions.   Also available with MyCounselingLab® This title is also available with MyCounselingLab—an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with the text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students see key concepts demonstrated through video clips, practice what they learn, test their understanding, and receive feedback to guide their learning and ensure they master key learning outcomes.

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Essential Elements of Career Counseling: Processes and Techniques (3rd Edition) (The Merrill Counseling Series)

Pdf Education Essential Elements of Career Counseling: Processes and Techniques (3rd Edition) (The Merrill Counseling Series)

Pdf:Essential Elements of Career Counseling: Processes and Techniques (3rd Edition) (The Merrill Counseling Series).From the Back Cover Also from Norman E. Amundson, JoAnn Harris-Bowlsbey and Spencer G. Niles:         0131582186   - Essential Elements of Career Counseling: Processes and Techniques, 2/e - ©2009   Also from JoAnn Harris-Bowlsbey andSpencer G. Niles:              0132254387 - Career Development Interventions in the 21st Century, 3/e - ©2009   Also from Spencer G. Niles:          0321081390 - Career Guidance and Counseling Through the Lifespan: Systematic Approaches, 6/e - ©2004 Read more About the Author Norman Amundson is a professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of British Columbia. A leader in the field of career development, Amundson is a recipient of the Best Book Award from the Canadian Counseling Association for his book Active Engagement (Ergon Communications, 2003). His research focuses on counseling methods, unemployment, and changes in working life, while his numerous lectures, articles, workshops and seminars emphasize the importance of imagination, creativity, and action in the career counseling process.   JoAnn Harris-Bowlsbey has enjoyed a distinguished career, including positions as high school counselor, director of guidance, university professor and career counselor, developer of DISCOVER®, and Executive Director of ACT’s Educational Technology Center. She is currently Executive Vice-President of Development for Kuder, Inc., and in that role designs and develops content for Web-based career planning systems. She is the author or co-author of many journal articles and several books. She is a past-president of the National Career Development Association and a recipient of its Eminent Career Award.   Spencer G. Niles is professor and department head of Counselor Education in the Counseling Psychology and Rehabilitation Services Department at Pennsylvania State University. Read more

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Numerical Reasoning Tests Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced: Sample test questions and answers with detailed explanations for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced numerical reasoning questions.

Pdf Education Numerical Reasoning Tests Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced: Sample test questions and answers with detailed explanations for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced numerical reasoning questions.

Pdf:Numerical Reasoning Tests Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced: Sample test questions and answers with detailed explanations for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced numerical reasoning questions..Numerical Reasoning Tests: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced, 2nd Edition, is the ULTIMATE book for passing Numerical Reasoning Tests at all levels. Containing concise and easy-to-understand breakdowns of different questions types from a basic level right through to an advanced level of maths, this guide will not only help you practice and test your math skills, it'll help you learn. Packed full of questions, each with fully worked solutions, this is the ULTIMATE guide on the market to helping you full prepare for your numerical reasoning test.

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What Shoes Will You Wear? Activity and Idea Book

Pdf Education What Shoes Will You Wear? Activity and Idea Book

Pdf:What Shoes Will You Wear? Activity and Idea Book.About the Author Julia Cook, MS is a national award winning children’s author, counselor and parenting expert. She has presented in over 800 schools across the country, regularly delivers keynote addresses at national education and counseling conferences, and has published over 70 children’s books. The goal behind all of Julia’s books and efforts is to actively involve young people into her fun and creative stories and teach them to become life-long problem solvers. Inspirations for her books come from working with children and carefully listening to parents and teachers. Read more

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The Cost Disease: Why Computers Get Cheaper and Health Care Doesn't

Pdf Education The Cost Disease: Why Computers Get Cheaper and Health Care Doesn't

Pdf:The Cost Disease: Why Computers Get Cheaper and Health Care Doesn't.The exploding cost of health care in the United States is a source of widespread alarm. Similarly, the upward spiral of college tuition fees is cause for serious concern. In this concise and illuminating book, well-known economist William J. Baumol explores the causes of these seemingly intractable problems and offers a surprisingly simple explanation. Baumol identifies the "cost disease" as a major source of rapidly rising costs in service sectors of the economy. Once we understand that disease, he explains, effective responses become apparent. Baumol presents his analysis with characteristic clarity, tracing the fast-rising prices of health care and education in the U.S. and other major industrial nations, then examining the underlying causes of the phenomenon, which have to do with the nature of providing labor-intensive services. The news is good, Baumol reassures, because the nature of the disease is such that society will be able to afford the rising costs.

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The Intelligent Thinking: Overcome Thinking Errors, Learn Advanced Techniques to Think Intelligently, Make Smarter Choices, and Become the Best Version of Yourself

Pdf Education The Intelligent Thinking: Overcome Thinking Errors, Learn Advanced Techniques to Think Intelligently, Make Smarter Choices, and Become the Best Version of Yourself

Pdf:The Intelligent Thinking: Overcome Thinking Errors, Learn Advanced Techniques to Think Intelligently, Make Smarter Choices, and Become the Best Version of Yourself.Get Rid of Thinking Errors, Think Intelligently, Develop Mind to Understand Situations Holistically, Make Better Decisions and Start Getting Things Done Faster!Do you find yourself trapped in older pre-conditioned thinking patterns and miss out on new opportunities? Do you wonder why despite good intentions you often struggle to solve problems? Do you often delay in decision-making?How would your life change if you can independently observe and learn the art of thinking clearly? What if you could learn the most effective techniques followed by great thinkers like Leonardo da Vinci, Einstein, and business legends like Elon Musk, Warren Buffett.Imagine having access to a fully loaded toolbox with sharpest thinking tool you could use to analyze every situation holistically? Imagine your confidence boosting up if you not only are aware non-serving thinking patterns but also master the effective thinking techniques followed by the high performers and getting things done faster.Som Bathla, an avid reader, researcher and an Amazon best-selling author of multiple books reveals the answers to above and much more in his book THE INTELLIGENT THINKING.THE INTELLIGENT THINKING is written as a succinct guide revealing most effective thinking strategies (though some might sound counter-intuitive) to address all your curiosity on how to think intelligently. Here is what you will learn in THE INTELLIGENT THINKINGHow human brain operates and how precisely thinking process works within our mind?How Elon Musk transformed himself from an internet multimillionaire to a space rocket industry leader with this first principle thinking.How your thinking abilities are not dependent on your IQ and what matters most as per Warren Buffett.Different types of thinking people follow (check where do you find yourself)Most common cognitive biases that trip you up for making irrational, illogical decisions and triggered by your emotions.Understand  the power of neuroplasticity that allows you to change the way you think.Beware of your thinking patterns marketers misuse to sell you more of what you never wanted.How thinking about failing in a particular way can help you better prepared for success – know the technique of inversion thinking.First order thinking vs. second order thinking – how thinkers do a deep work in thinking.How integrative thinking can create a whole blue ocean of possibilities.Learn how this type of thinking invented ‘shopping cart’ and how rolling suitcases got invented out of a particular type of thinking.Understand how to think like Leonardo da Vinci by knowing about seven approaches he used to improve his intelligence.And much much more….Albert Einstein once rightly said:“The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”THE INTELLIGENT THINKING is for anyone and everyone who is convinced about the limitless potential of human mind and is sincerely looking for the ways to become an intelligent thinker.Are you ready?Take Your First Step Toward Intelligent Thinking, Unleash Your Mind’s Full Potential, and Become Your Own Best Version!

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MBE Bible For The Bar Exam A Law School e-book: Every multi-state bar subject Evidence Contracts Property Torts Contstitutiona law Criminal law

Pdf Education MBE Bible For The Bar Exam A Law School e-book: Every multi-state bar subject Evidence Contracts Property Torts Contstitutiona law Criminal law

Pdf:MBE Bible For The Bar Exam A Law School e-book: Every multi-state bar subject Evidence Contracts Property Torts Contstitutiona law Criminal law.This the way MBE prep is supposed to be. The questions are at the highest level - exactly what you would find on the exam. The analysis is strong and correct, and the answers are the ones required. Above all, the book's intuition level is extraordinary.This is the most widely-coveted MBE prep material today.

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The Ultimate Guide To Getting A Job At EY: Discover insider secrets on applying & interviewing for a job at one of the Big 4 accounting firms (Big 4 Interview Guides Book 2)

Pdf Education The Ultimate Guide To Getting A Job At EY: Discover insider secrets on applying & interviewing for a job at one of the Big 4 accounting firms (Big 4 Interview Guides Book 2)

Pdf:The Ultimate Guide To Getting A Job At EY: Discover insider secrets on applying & interviewing for a job at one of the Big 4 accounting firms (Big 4 Interview Guides Book 2).Do you want a graduate job at EY? Along with Deloitte, PwC and KPMG, EY is one of the Big Four accounting firms worldwide. Competition for applicants is extremely tough, and thorough preparation is critical to get past the assessment centre tests and interviews.This concise, step-by-step guide to the job application process for EY is compiled from notes of those who have successfully made it through all the stages of EY’s application process. It covers:How to complete your application form for EY and not get rejectedWhat the EY aptitude tests and group exercises involve, and how to prepareThe format of the phone interview and model answersInsider insights on the final interview; what to expectThis interview guide to getting a job at EY is updated each year, so you can be sure the information is as accurate as possible. Give yourself the best chance of job application success using the resources, tips and strategies laid out in this ultimate guide to EY interviews.

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CPA Monkey - 500+ Multiple Choice Questions for Financial Accounting & Reporting (FAR) 2018-2019 Edition

Pdf Education CPA Monkey - 500+ Multiple Choice Questions for Financial Accounting & Reporting (FAR) 2018-2019 Edition

Pdf:CPA Monkey - 500+ Multiple Choice Questions for Financial Accounting & Reporting (FAR) 2018-2019 Edition.This comprehensive compilation of 500+ CPA questions for the FAR portion of the CPA exam provides some of the most up to date questions available. Many of the questions even come directly from previous CPA exams. With over 500 multiple-choice questions from all areas of Financial Accounting & Reporting, this book provides you with all the multiple choice practice you need to master in order to pass the FAR section of your CPA Examination. •500+ New Questions for 2018-19•The most relevant & used questions on the CPA exam•Contains all current AICPA content requirements in Financial Reporting.•Comprehensive questions—over 500 multiple-choice questions with solutions & explanations•Special Tips—show you how to master the art of answering questions on the CPA examCPA Monkey 2019 does not monkey around, it goes straight to the heart of the CPA exam arming test takes with the skills to tackle the most difficult multiple choice questions. The multiple choice section of the CPA exam makes up 70% of your score and with CPA Monkey 2019 you will be getting the most up to date questions on all areas of Financial Accounting & Reporting so you can identify your weaknesses and master those topics where you need more work.

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CPA Exam For Dummies

Pdf Education CPA Exam For Dummies

Pdf:CPA Exam For Dummies.Get started on the path to passing the CPA exam today Passing the CPA exam can be the first step to a long and rewarding career. With CPA Exam For Dummies, you'll get a full overview of the exam, information on how to register, the requirements for taking and passing the tests, as well as a review of the four sections. This comprehensive introductory study guide provides you with a wealth of information, including all the current AICPA content requirements in auditing and attestation, business environment and concepts, financial accounting and reporting, and accounting regulation. From start to finish, the text is designed to prepare you for each portion of this rigorous exam. Preparing for the CPA exam can be a daunting process. With the classic For Dummies approach, CPA Exam For Dummies offers an overview and steps on how to get started. Go at your own pace to master the various sections of the exam, and use the book as a reference on an ongoing basis as you prepare for the exam portions. Dive into the book to find: An overview of the CPA exam, featuring exam organization and information on scoring A content review, including practice questions and explanations of answers Online bonus practice exams to boost your knowledge and confidence An overview of the benefits of passing the CPA exam and becoming a certified public accountant For those seeking to pass the CPA exam and launch their accounting careers, CPA Exam For Dummies is the go-to resource for getting started!

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CPA Exam Review 2019 - At Least Know This - Financial Accounting and Reporting

Pdf Education CPA Exam Review 2019 - At Least Know This - Financial Accounting and Reporting

Pdf:CPA Exam Review 2019 - At Least Know This - Financial Accounting and Reporting.This 2019 edition of our review book is for exams between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.At Least Know This publishes a 50-page review for Financial Accounting and Reporting. Our books are meticulously researched, and we write with full context and clarity.We do not believe students must memorize 300 pages of review to pass the CPA exam. And, given fewer pages, we find that students have greater retention.To lighten our books, we use wider page margins, decrease font, and eliminate redundancy. We use tables because they structure and compare information efficiently. We teach with examples. And we improve the quality of our writing. The result is FAR in 50 pages.Fake Cash Method—Classic accounting framework for converting to and from cash flow. This method is intuitive because, in a simple construction, cash and net income are equal and opposite.T-account methods to solve intercompany sales and foreign currency transactions.Updates to reflect the Lease ASUs that are eligible for testing in 2019. We are proud to donate 20% of proceeds to charities that fight poverty. Thanks, readers, for all of your help and support!

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Not-for-Profit Accounting Made Easy

Pdf Education Not-for-Profit Accounting Made Easy

Pdf:Not-for-Profit Accounting Made Easy.A hands-on guide to the ins and outs of nonprofit accounting Not-for-Profit Accounting Made Easy, Second Edition equips you with the tools you need to run the financial and accounting operations within your nonprofit organization. Even if you do not have a professional understanding of accounting principles and financial reporting, this handy guide makes it all clear with complex accounting rules explained in terms nonaccountants can easily understand in order to help you better fulfill your managerial and fiduciary duties. Always practical and never overtechnical, this helpful guide conforms to FASB and AICPA standards and: * Discusses federal single audit and its impact on nonprofits * Offers examples of various types of split-interest agreements * Shows you how to read and understand a nonprofit financial statement * Explains financial accounting and reporting standards * Helps you become conversant in the rules and principles of accounting * Updates board members, executive directors, and other senior managers on the accounting basics they should know for day-to-day operations * Features tables, exhibits, and charts that illustrate the content in a simple and easy-to-understand manner Suitable for fundraising managers and executives--as well as anyone who needs to read and understand a nonprofit financial statement--this is the ultimate not-an-accountant's guide to nonprofit accounting.

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CPA Monkey - 500+ Multiple Choice Questions for Regulation 2018-2019 Edition

Pdf Education CPA Monkey - 500+ Multiple Choice Questions for Regulation 2018-2019 Edition

Pdf:CPA Monkey - 500+ Multiple Choice Questions for Regulation 2018-2019 Edition.This comprehensive compilation of 500+ CPA questions for the Regulation portion of the CPA exam provides some of the most up to date questions available. Many of the questions even come directly from previous CPA exams. With over 500 multiple-choice questions from all areas of Regulation, this book provides you with all the multiple choice practice you need to master in order to pass the Regulation section of your CPA Examination. •500+ New Questions for 2018-19•The most relevant & used questions on the CPA exam•Contains all current AICPA content requirements in auditing and attestation.•Comprehensive questions—over 500 multiple-choice questions with solutions & explanations•Special Tips—show you how to master the art of answering questions on the CPA examCPA Monkey 2019 does not monkey around, it goes straight to the heart of the CPA exam arming test takes with the skills to tackle the most difficult multiple choice questions. The multiple choice section of the CPA exam makes up 70% of your score and with CPA Monkey 2019 you will be getting the most up to date questions on all areas of Regulation so you can identify your weaknesses and master those topics where you need more work.

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CPA Exam Review 2019 - At Least Know This - Auditing and Attestation

Pdf Education CPA Exam Review 2019 - At Least Know This - Auditing and Attestation

Pdf:CPA Exam Review 2019 - At Least Know This - Auditing and Attestation.At Least Know This publishes a 26-page review for Auditing and Attestation. Our books are meticulously researched, and we write with full context and clarity. We do not believe students need to memorize 300 pages of review to pass the CPA exam. And, given fewer pages, we find that students have greater retention. To lighten our books, we use wider page margins, decrease font, and eliminate redundancy. We use tables because they structure and compare information efficiently. We teach with examples. And we improve the quality of our writing. The result is AUD in 26 pages.Definitive tables for Compilations, Reviews and Audit Sampling.Precise abridgment and arrangement of Auditing Standards.We are proud to donate 20% of proceeds to charities that fight poverty. Thanks, readers, for all of your help and support!

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Big 4 Accounting Firms Interview Questions: 32 Questions & Answers to Get You the Job You Deserve

Pdf Education Big 4 Accounting Firms Interview Questions: 32 Questions & Answers to Get You the Job You Deserve

Pdf:Big 4 Accounting Firms Interview Questions: 32 Questions & Answers to Get You the Job You Deserve.Need help with Big 4 Interview Questions?The most important part of the big 4 interview process is…confidence. How can you get confidence? You can gain access to the questions that you will be asked, and you can also learn how to answer those questions. Imagine walking into a big 4 interview and knowing the type of questions that you will be asked and how to answer them? Wouldn’t that feel amazing? That what the Big 4 Interview Questions book offers. Blow the big 4 recruiters and big 4 partners that you interview with away with your confidence and knowledge after you read this book. We’ve made the questions in our interview book so thorough so that you won’t stumble on any questions on your big 4 interviews. Brought to you by the team behind the Amazon ebook -- The Complete Beginner's Guide to Big 4 Accounting Firms Recruiting We are a team of Certified Public Accountants ("CPA's") who work at the Big Four (Pricewaterhousecoopers, KPMG, Ernst & Young or Deloitte). We all have at least 8 years of Big 4 experience. This book offers: ✅ questions that you can ask your big 4 recruiter ✅ questions that you can ask your big 4 partner ✅ a free resume template at the end of the book. ✅ over 30 interview questions and answers to help you get ready This book will help you shed your fear of not having enough knowledge about the big 4 interview process and how the big 4 operate. You don’t need to know every single thing about how the big 4 operate, but we focus you in on the key simple areas that will 10X your chances of being one of the top big 4 candidates. The format of the book is to first provide you with the question that will be asked in the interview. Then we provide the reason around why the big 4 ask that question. Then we give what a bad answer would be to the questions, and what a good answer would be.The reason we formatted the book this way is to help you understand the types of questions that you will be asked and why you are being asked those questions. There are too many times where I have interviewed candidates, and they answered with an inappropriate answer. They didn’t respond inappropriately because they are stupid or bad people. They responded inappropriately because they didn’t practice or no one taught them how to interview. There are several categories that the big four public accounting firms like EY, Deloitte, PwC and KPMG test you on when they interview you. We try to cover as many of the categories as possible in this book. The big 4 interview questions are split into these categories. The skills that the top 4 accounting firms will test you on are:1. Ability to face change2. Ability to learn on the job3. Your courage and integrity4. You client relationship skills5. Can you build and sustain relationships?6. Can you coach others?These and many other categories are covered in the big 4 interview questions books. We categorize our questions to help you think about your answers in a more thoughtful manner. Big 4 Accounting Firms Interview Questions will help you understand the: ☝ PwC interview questions and answers☝ KPMG interview questions and answers☝ EY interview questions and answers☝ Deloitte interview questions and answersDon’t forget to use the Look Inside feature to get a preview of what our book has to offer including a Free Big 4 Accounting Resume Template.You might also have a negative mindset that you feel like you can’t shake. We have some tips on how to stay positive throughout the recruiting process. Even if you aren’t a positive person, we tell you how to come off to Big 4 professionals as a positive individual.

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Barron's AP Microeconomics/Macroeconomics with Online Tests

Pdf Education Barron's AP Microeconomics/Macroeconomics with Online Tests

Pdf:Barron's AP Microeconomics/Macroeconomics with Online Tests.From the Inside Flap Table of Contents: INTRODUCTION 1 The AP Tests in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics 2 The Discipline of Economics3 Economic Systems 4 Demand and Supply: The Basics MICROECONOMICS Barron's Essential 55 Elasticity, Taxation, and Consumer Choice 6 Costs of Production7 Perfect Competition8 Monopoly9 Imperfect Competition: Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly10 Resource Markets with Applications to Labor11 Government and Public Sector: Market Failure, Rents, Externalities, Public Goods, EfficiencyMicroeconomics Practice Test MACROECONOMICS Barron's Essential 512 The National Economic Accounts13 Inflation and Unemployment14 Aggregate Supply and Aggregate Demand15 Fiscal Policy 16 Money and Banking17 Monetary Policy18 Economic Growth 19 International Trade and Exchange Macroeconomics Practice Test Index Read more

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AP® Microeconomics Crash Course Book + Online (Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course)

Pdf Education AP® Microeconomics Crash Course Book + Online (Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course)

Pdf:AP® Microeconomics Crash Course Book + Online (Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course).From the Back Cover CRASH COURSE FOR THE AP* MICROECONOMICS EXAM – GET A HIGHER SCORE IN LESS TIMELate getting started? Facing too many AP* tests? Use this course to learn the most in the least time!Study Only What You Need to KnowREA’s Crash Course for the AP* Microeconomics exam is based on an in-depth analysis of the Advanced Placement* Microeconomics exam and actual AP* Microeconomics test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your study time.Expert Test-Taking StrategiesDeveloped by an Advanced Placement* teacher with many years of classroom experience, this Microeconomics Crash Course presents detailed, question-level strategies for answering both the multiple-choice and free-response questions. By following the AP* author’s advice, you can boost your score in every section of the AP* Microeconomics test.Key Terms You Must KnowKnowing the right terminology can make a real difference in your AP* score. Our expert advice includes the key terms you need to know before taking the AP* Microeconomics exam.Free Practice ExamOur full-length online Microeconomics practice exam includes every topic and type of question found on the actual exam. It offers timed testing, automatic scoring, and detailed explanations of answers. It even provides helpful diagnostics to pinpoint where you’re strongest and where you need to focus. Read more About the Author David Mayer earned his B.S. in Economics from Texas A&M University and his M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. David has had an extensive career teaching economics to high school students. Since 2004, more than 500 of his students have earned college credit on the AP* Economics exams. In addition to his work in the classroom, David has served as an AP* Economics consultant for the College Board and as an AP* Economics Reader and Table Leader for Educational Testing Service. He has also written several economics books and test preps. Currently David is an instructional specialist for Northside ISD in San Antonio, Texas. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change

Pdf Education The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change

Pdf:The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change.Adam Braun began working summers at hedge funds when he was just 16 years old, sprinting down the path to a successful Wall Street career. But while traveling as a college student, he met a young boy begging on the streets of India. When Braun asked the boy what he wanted most in the world, he simply answered, "A pencil." This small request became the inspiration for Pencils of Promise, the organization Braun would leave a prestigious job at Bain & Company to start with just $25 at the age of 24. Using his unique "for-purpose" approach, he helped redefine the space in which business, philanthropy, and social media intersect. And a mere five years later, Pencils of Promise has now built more than 200 schools around the world, proving that anyone can create a movement that matters. The Promise of a Pencil chronicles Braun's journey through more than 50 countries to find his calling, as each chapter explains the steps that every person can take to ignite their own passion and potential. His trailblazing story takes listeners behind the scenes with business moguls and village chiefs, world-famous celebrities and hometown heroes. Driven by compelling stories and shareable insights, this is a vivid and inspiring book that will give listeners the tools to unlock their own extraordinary journey of self-discovery. If you have ever wanted a more purpose-driven life, if you have ever felt like you could become more than your current circumstances allow, it's time to ask yourself, "What do I want most in the world?" And through the lessons shared in this book, turn those ideas into reality.

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PMP Exam Prep Flashcards (PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition)

Pdf Education PMP Exam Prep Flashcards (PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition)

Pdf:PMP Exam Prep Flashcards (PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition).Description: Contained in a convenient spiral bound format these comprehensive PMP® Exam Prep flashcards are the most robust on the market today for PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition! Contents include: Over 350 concepts and terms organized by process groups • Project Context • Initiating • Planning • Executing • Monitoring & Controlling • Closing • Professional & Social Responsibility • Acronyms Additional Info: • Based on the PMBOK® Guide, 6th Edition • Authored by Belinda Goodrich, the first woman to achieve five of the PMI certifications: PMP, PMI-SP, PMI-RMP, PgMP, and CAPM PMP®, CAPM®, PMBOK® Guide, and PMI® are registered trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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The Complete ‘Ace Your PMP® Exam’ Series: Essential PMP® Concepts Simplified For PMBOK® 6 Edition Based Exam

Pdf Education The Complete ‘Ace Your PMP® Exam’ Series: Essential PMP® Concepts Simplified For PMBOK® 6 Edition Based Exam

Pdf:The Complete ‘Ace Your PMP® Exam’ Series: Essential PMP® Concepts Simplified For PMBOK® 6 Edition Based Exam.** This low price is available for limited time only. **Update: New book 'PMP® Exam Cheat Sheet: Your 15 Minute Revision Guide' is added to this book."Shiv Shenoy’s PM Exam Smartnotes takes project management even further in his practical and extremely well laid out materials. The concepts are more briefly explained with understandable examples. I also found Mr. Shenoy on Facebook and Twitter, and also enjoyed the sample exam questions."-Russell Maynard, PMP"Just want to let you know that I passed the PMP exam this week on 6/13/16 and got 'Proficiency' in all Process groups. I did review all the PMP exam series concepts of all knowledge areas available in Amazon Kindle.It is a pretty good summary of high level concepts, and helped me in strengthening my understanding. Keep up the good work!"-Saravanan Baskaran, PMP"I passed my PMP exam on my first attempt using PMBOK and your notes [...] I scored Proficient in all Process groups! Thanks Shiv!”-Nikhil Targeri, PMPDon't have a kindle? No worries. You can easily read this book through the Kindle Cloud Reader on your Computer or through the free Kindle Reader App on a smartphone or tablet.With the latest changes to PMP® exam, questions now focus more on concepts as applied to scenarios, even the ITTO based ones. This series of 12 books is a distilled collection of easy to understand concepts required for passing PMP® exam. The individual books that you will find in this series book are -Master Your Project Management Basic ConceptsMaster Your Integration Management ConceptsMaster Your Scope Management ConceptsMaster Your Schedule Management ConceptsMaster Your Cost Management ConceptsMaster Your Quality Management ConceptsMaster Your Resource Management ConceptsMaster Your Communications Management ConceptsMaster Your Risk Management ConceptsMaster Your Procurement Management ConceptsMaster Your Stakeholder Management ConceptsPMP® Cheat Sheet: Your 15 Minute Revision GuidePlease take a look at the Table of Content by clicking on 'Look Inside' link to see what is covered in the book.All process names and ITTOs are deliberately omitted from these books, and the focus is only on simplifying concepts necessary for PMP exam with examples and illustrations.In addition to using as one of study resources, many PMP® students are using this series as a revision tool just before the exam, with great results."In my experience, Shiv’s straight-forward advice was priceless.  His study notes were organized in such a way that simplified studying, making it much less dreadful, and his humor provided much welcomed laughter during the long study nights."-Merry Nguyen"This is very nice. I like how you can break a complex detailed project down into almost common sense buckets. Well done!"-Michael H"Hi Shiv, I find your notes and material very very helpful. It is always a pleasure to find study material which is so clearly organised.Wish I had found all these earlier!!!!Be sure I will recommend it to my colleagues studying for the PMP certification."-Amaya Castañeda, SpainGrab this low-priced series book now and give yourself the edge you need to pass your PMP® (or CAPM®) exam.

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Simple PMP

Pdf Education Simple PMP

Pdf:Simple PMP.The PMP exam is the golden standard for project management professionals, but let's face it - it’s tough to stay conscious when reading the PMBOK. This book is the antidote. Everything you need to know to pass the PMP exam is included. It is literally 1/3 the size in volume compared to some of the more popular tomes out there. All that fluff has been removed and boiled down to the straight facts, plus enough glue to bring it all together so that it makes sense. Those uber-fancy terms and run-on sentences have been removed so you can quickly understand what is being said, instead of having to reread the same sentence 3 times.This book has been updated for the PMBOK Guide Sixth Edition, which includes all sorts of greatness over the previous edition including the following changes:* An updated PMI's Talent Triangle* A focus on schedule instead of time* 3 new processes have been added* 1 process has been removed* 'Monitor' is the new 'Control'* An increase in the number of ITTOs* A recognition that agile methodologies now rule the planetEnjoy a fun-but-serious way of learning the PMP material, which includes some great mnemonics on memorizing knowledge areas, processes and process groups.

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PMP Exam Master Prep: Learn Faster, Retain More, Pass the PMP

Pdf Education PMP Exam Master Prep: Learn Faster, Retain More, Pass the PMP

Pdf:PMP Exam Master Prep: Learn Faster, Retain More, Pass the PMP.A guide to PMP exam preparation. Learn faster, retain more and pass the PMP exam. The "PMP Exam Master Prep" manual covers the PMBOK Guide 6th Edition content in a different but more logical way. It follows the content by Process Group rather than by Knowledge Area. In this way, you will be able to follow the content more like how a project executes, helping you make important connections between processes and process inputs, outputs and tools & techniques.This book provides other unique approaches to helping you learn and retain the information necessary to pass the PMP exam. You will have an opportunity to follow "John" on his project management journey through 25 life-like case studies. The case studies engage your understanding and interpretation of the project management processes and their ITTO. Each case study is followed by questions to help you make connections with these concepts. You will also get nearly 200 condensed and distilled "Master Points" that will call out critical pieces of information throughout the book.Also included is a full set of 200 simulated exam questions with an answer key and correct response feedback. If you're looking to pass the PMP exam and want to learn and comprehend rather than perform rote memorization then the PMP Exam Master Prep manual is the book for you.

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PMP® Exam Cheat Sheet : Your 15 Minute PMP® Revision Guide - For PMBOK® 6th Edition Exam (Ace Your PMP® Exam Book 12)

Pdf Education PMP® Exam Cheat Sheet : Your 15 Minute PMP® Revision Guide - For PMBOK® 6th Edition Exam (Ace Your PMP® Exam Book 12)

Pdf:PMP® Exam Cheat Sheet : Your 15 Minute PMP® Revision Guide - For PMBOK® 6th Edition Exam (Ace Your PMP® Exam Book 12).PMP® Exam Cheat Sheet: Your 15 Minutes Revision Guide is a laser-focused cheat sheet for PMP® exam based on For PMBOK® 6th Edition. There are no detailed explanations in this book, no PGs, KAs or ITTOs, just the nuts and bolts - brief pointers you need for the exam, put together in random order.**This book is now included as part of the low-priced complete series book (ASIN: B01GTQ797K)**Other books in this ‘Ace Your PMP® Exam’ series give you crucial PMP® concepts in ways that are easy to understand and ‘just stick’. This book however focuses only on formulas, lists, laws, theories, principles and names - some with mnemonics to remember them easily. This cheat sheet covers information to keep in mind as you walk into the examination hall. This includes points that are not part of PMBOK® guide, but are expected on the exam. You should be able to go over this cheat sheet under 15 minutes, and get a hold on what you need for quick access during the exam.Please see the content outline using 'Look Inside' feature on the book image.You can use this cheat sheet in few ways -to prepare your brain dump the week before your PMP examto go over once a day during the week before the examto go over just before you get walk into the examination hall

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Crack the New (2018) PMP® Exam in 4 Weeks: Using Simple, Proven, Step-by-Step Approach (Complements any Core PMP Study Resource)

Pdf Education Crack the New (2018) PMP® Exam in 4 Weeks: Using Simple, Proven, Step-by-Step Approach (Complements any Core PMP Study Resource)

Pdf:Crack the New (2018) PMP® Exam in 4 Weeks: Using Simple, Proven, Step-by-Step Approach (Complements any Core PMP Study Resource).Please note that this book is NOT a PMP® Study Guide. This book gives you a result-oriented Exam Blueprint for your PMP success, along with tips, techniques, free resources, and is based on the experience of the author & 2479+ students he has helped pass PMP® exam so far."This is probably one of the important books you will need to have in your PMP® prep arsenal. Shiv Shenoy has been helping students prepare for PMP exam through his blog and coaching. I'm glad to see him bringing out this book to help students prepare for the new PMP exam [...]"- Cornelius Fichtner, PMPAuthor of The Project Management PrepCast'Crack the New PMP Exam (2018) in 4 Weeks - Using Simple, Proven, Step-by-step Approach' is a collective intelligence based blueprint to ace your PMP exam.Don't have a kindle? No worries. You can easily read this book through the Kindle Cloud Reader on your Computer or through the free Kindle App on almost any smartphone or desktop.This book is the result of the experience of hundreds of students around the world that the author has personally helped pass the PMP® certification exam conducted by PMI. This book contains highly effective information that makes it easy for you to prepare and ace your Project Management certification (PMP®) exam. Many of the tips and techniques you learn here can be applied for other certification exams as well in your career. This book is updated with newer insights discovered from time to time.Here's what you will learn in this book: How PMP® can greatly increase your chances of higher salary, better opportunity, and recognition in the industry, so you can progress fasterWhat do you need to know about the updated syllabus based new PMP® exam, thus avoiding confusion and simplify your study effortsAn easy way to apply for PMP® on PMI site, so your application is not rejected for want of information (template provided). Phew! this is a stress reliever.The whole examination process explained step-by-step - so you can move ahead confidentlyNew PMP® exam changesPMP® myths - best avoided to increase your chances of passing the examThumb rules that can help you answer those vague questions on the examA step-by-step 4-week study plan - refined over last two years based on the feedback from thousands of PMP® students. The clincher!Simple technique to answer any ITTO based questions with confidence (no need to spend days or weeks trying to remember ITTOS!)Powerful tips and techniques at each step to simplify your PMP journey, increase your confidence and reduce overall study timeStrategy to save 15+mins with access to formulas and more during your exam, legally!PMP® prep advice from people around the world that took PMP exam and passed. Learn from their mistakes, avoid pitfalls. Priceless. How to get your PMP® certification resources funded for Free!A way to get 'Last Mile' prep material to make your PMP® journey easier and enjoyable, teaching you what is not given in PMBOK guide - including ways to identify the 'type' of a question and answer it in seconds. This can get you into a confident state of mind instantly during the exam & save you 15-20 mins to answer tougher questions.Download the 4-week PMP study plan checklist...and more."...It will be a valuable tool in your PMP toolkit."- Wayne A Dunlap, PMPProject Manager, U.S. Army"If you are looking for a 'one-stop shop' in your approach to successfully passing the new PMP exam, use this resource from Shiv Shenoy. It is everything you need to know and more, written succinctly and in an easy to read format...."- Kim Hammond, PMP

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How to Remember Names and Faces: Master the Art of Memorizing Anyone's Name By Practicing with Over 500 Memory Training Exercises of People's Faces

Pdf Education How to Remember Names and Faces: Master the Art of Memorizing Anyone's Name By Practicing with Over 500 Memory Training Exercises of People's Faces

Pdf:How to Remember Names and Faces: Master the Art of Memorizing Anyone's Name By Practicing with Over 500 Memory Training Exercises of People's Faces.About the Author Before becoming the 1st Memory Master Champion on SuperHuman, Luis Angel Echeverria was struggling in school because of his bad memory. He had a 1.0 GPA his Freshman year and ended his Senior year in high school with a slight increase to a 1.75 GPA. He then went on to learn how to improve his memory from his memory coach and raised his grades in college to a 4.0 GPA! See what other things Luis Angel has accomplished by improving his memory and the memory of thousands of others who struggle with retaining information. * 1st Super Human Memory Master Champion * Founder and Main Memory Coach at AE Mind | Accelerated Empowered Mind * Competed in the USA Memory Championship - Memorized a 120 digit number in 5 minutes with Perfect Recall - Memorized a Deck of Cards in 2 minutes with Perfect Recall * Was the Youngest American to Compete in the World Memory Championship * Coached the AE Mind Memory Team to a 1st Place Medal in the Numbers event at the USA Memory Championship * Started AE Mind Memory Clubs in Los Angeles High Schools and in Universities such as UC Irvine and UC Santa Barbara. * Speaker for Schools, Organizations, and Companies to help students and professionals have a 'Better Memory Now' * Author and Creator of the AE Mind: Better Memory Now Series Read more

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The Antidote to Suffering: How Compassionate Connected Care Can Improve Safety, Quality, and Experience

Pdf Education The Antidote to Suffering: How Compassionate Connected Care Can Improve Safety, Quality, and Experience

Pdf:The Antidote to Suffering: How Compassionate Connected Care Can Improve Safety, Quality, and Experience.An indispensable guide to reducing the suffering - of patients and caregivers alike - and to improving healthcare delivery for all In our efforts to treat patients, cure illness, and manage institutions, healthcare professionals too often overlook the fundamental purpose everyone in the industry shares: to alleviate suffering. Press Ganey's Chief Nursing Officer, Christina Dempsey, has worked everywhere in healthcare, from the ward floor to the hospital boardroom. She has also experienced the system as a patient and as a family member of a critically ill patient. In The Antidote to Suffering, this 30-year healthcare veteran and patient-experience thought leader argues that the key to improving healthcare is to reduce the suffering - physical, psychological, and emotional - of patients and caregivers alike through Compassionate Connected Care. Drawing on her 360-degree perspective, Dempsey offers a comprehensive, detailed, evidence-based plan that addresses the clinical, operational, cultural, and behavioral dimensions of care that every patient and caregiver experiences, in every setting. When suffering decreases, Dempsey argues, outcomes improve for patients and those who care for them. A virtuous cycle takes hold, leading to increases in morale, loyalty, and productivity and results in a culture that drives quality, safety, and value. It paves the path for creating a new national healthcare culture - one that values compassion, fosters efficiency, and drives innovation The Antidote to Suffering is the first book to explore the pervasiveness of suffering in our healthcare system, and to provide the strategies and tools to: Identify and measure suffering throughout your organization Create a system in which every clinical response is informed by compassion Operationalize staff behavior to promote meaning and purpose Increase productivity by building a culture of collaboration Reducing human suffering isn't just a moral imperative for healthcare providers. It's a practical way to improve organizations and fix our broken system - without sacrificing the respect, dignity, and compassion we all deserve.

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The UnCollege Alternative: Your Guide to Incredible Careers and Amazing Adventures Outside College

Pdf Education The UnCollege Alternative: Your Guide to Incredible Careers and Amazing Adventures Outside College

Pdf:The UnCollege Alternative: Your Guide to Incredible Careers and Amazing Adventures Outside College.From Library Journal Wood's engaging debut is part pep talk and part advice manual for those who want to skip college either temporarily or permanently. Although Wood doesn't cite the statistics she uses to argue that a liberal arts degree is not necessary in today's job market, she does make a compelling caseDespecially in the first section, which includes short self-tests designed to help readers determine what career to pursue. The next three sections contain descriptions of specific occupations one can investigate domestically and abroad. These range from temporary internships on organic farms and entry-level positions at Hollywood talent agencies to careers in adventure travel. Though realistic about job demands and employment prospects, Wood is at times not as informative as necessary: for example, when she discusses applying to Cogswell Polytechnic College or the Culinary Institute of America, she fails to indicate how competitive admission really is. She does, however, give specific contact information and provide the reader with a number of money-earning ideas. Her casual tone will appeal to readers in their late teens and early twenties. Recommended for all public libraries.DCheryl Van Til, Kent Dist. Lib., Comstock Park, MI Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more About the Author Danielle Wood lives in San Francisco. Although she went to college, she's taken a lot of her own advice: she was an apprentice, an intern, a voracious traveler, and a self-proclaimed dabbler before trying her hand at writing. She's currently at work on her second book. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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AP® Macroeconomics Crash Course Book + Online (Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course)

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Pdf:AP® Macroeconomics Crash Course Book + Online (Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course).From the Back Cover CRASH COURSE FOR THE AP* MACROECONOMICS EXAM – GET A HIGHER SCORE IN LESS TIMELate getting started? Facing too many AP* tests? Use this course to learn the most in the least time!Study Only What You Need to KnowREA’s Crash Course for the AP* Macroeconomics exam is based on an in-depth analysis of the Advanced Placement* Macroeconomics exam and actual AP* Macroeconomics test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your study time.Expert Test-Taking StrategiesDeveloped by an Advanced Placement* teacher with many years of classroom experience, this Macroeconomics Crash Course presents detailed, question-level strategies for answering both the multiple-choice and free-response questions. By following the AP* author’s advice, you can boost your score in every section of the AP* Macroeconomics test.Key Formulas and Definitions You Must KnowKnowing the right terminology can make a real difference in your AP* score. Our expert advice includes the key formulas and definitions you need to know before taking the AP* Macroeconomics exam.Free Practice ExamOur full-length online Macroeconomics practice exam includes every topic and type of question found on the actual exam. It offers timed testing, automatic scoring, and detailed explanations of answers. It even provides helpful diagnostics to pinpoint where you’re strongest and where you need to focus. Read more About the Author Jason Welker teaches economics to nearly 100 students from 40 countries each year. Jason writes a blog for Economics students around the world which can be read at www.welkerswikinomics.com. He has also led workshops on technology in the Economics classroom at AP® Summer Institutes and at the National Center for Economics Education conference in Washington, D.C. He has recently completed a textbook for the IB Economics curriculum, and is constantly developing and making available many other resources for Econ students through his website. His latest venture, Macroeconomics Crash Course, provides students with a powerful resource for use in preparation for their AP® exams. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Milady Standard Esthetics Fundamentals Exam Review

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Pdf:Milady Standard Esthetics Fundamentals Exam Review.About the Author The Premier Source for Education Resources in Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology, Makeup, Massage Therapy, Salon & Spa Management and Business Training. Serving the Beauty and Wellness Industry since 1927. Read more

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Ask Powerful Questions: Create Conversations That Matter

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Pdf:Ask Powerful Questions: Create Conversations That Matter.Review From my experience of working with Will for many years, I know firsthand that he lives what he teaches. This book is an anthem to Will's potent teaching, waking people up to themselves and others--for the benefit of us all.Dr. Laurie L. Mulvey, Executive DirectorWorld in Conversation, Center for Public Diplomacy In a world where certainty is valued and judgment often replaces discernment, Ask Powerful Questions builds a compelling case for fostering curiosity, finding clarity, and creating connections. If you dare, follow the simple (but not easy) path that Will Wise provides to help you find self-awareness, empathy, and personal transformation.Maren Showkeir, Co-authorAuthentic Conversations: Moving from Manipulation to Trust and CommitmentListening is our most fundamental tool for healing the world's wounds and I thought I was a pretty good at it. But after reading Will Wise's book, I realize that I have a long way to go. At the same time, I am excited because now I have become aware of the basics of good of listening--e.g., the traps to avoid, the dispositions to cultivate, the tools to hone. Wise provides all this and more through personal stories, compelling examples and effective practices. The result: A concise treatise on the fundamentals of transformative listening.Dr. Chris Uhl, AuthorTeaching as if Life Matters: The Promise of a New Education CultureThis book is for every leader. Serious leaders. This book will help leaders everywhere be more  effective. Bob Tiede, AuthorGreat Leaders Ask Great Questions: A Fortune 100 List Read more About the Author Will Wise, M.Ed., has been asking powerful questions for over two decades as a corporate development consultant, .environmental educator, collegiate instructor, adventure guide, and team-building facilitator. Will is the cofounder of We!™, a consulting practice committed to transforming workplaces by building authentic connections, resulting in increased efficiency and higher job satisfaction among employees. Will's clients have included JetBlue, TEDx, Typeform, and Penn State. He lives in Central Pennsylvania with his wife and three children. Read more

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Summary, Analysis & Review of Brad Stone's The Everything Store by Instaread

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Pdf:Summary, Analysis & Review of Brad Stone's The Everything Store by Instaread.Summary, Analysis & Review of Brad Stone’s The Everything Store by Instaread   Preview: The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon recounts the rise of Amazon since it was founded in 1994. Simultaneously, the book is a partial biography of the company’s CEO and founder, Jeff Bezos, whose personality, values, and life experiences have had enormous influence shaping the company as it exists today. He is a much-feared but much-respected leader whose interactions with Amazon employees have become legendary within the company. Reportedly, Bezos’s brutality and obsession with the progress of the company can supersede his relationships with his workers, but many credit their time at the company with eliciting their best efforts under unparalleled pressure. Bezos’s career took off when he began working at the Wall Street firm D. E. Shaw & Co. in the 1990s. There, he conceived the idea of an “everything store” that would employ the power of the emerging internet to serve customers with an unlimited…   PLEASE NOTE: This is a Summary, Analysis & Review of the book and NOT the original book.   Inside this Summary, Analysis & Review of Brad Stone’s The Everything Store by Instaread     Overview of the Book Important People Key Takeaways Analysis of Key Takeaways   About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.  Visit our website at instaread.co.

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How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

Pdf Education How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

Pdf:How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character.“Drop the flashcards—grit, character, and curiosity matter even more than cognitive skills. A persuasive wake-up call.”—PeopleWhy do some children succeed while others fail? The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs. But in How Children Succeed, Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter more have to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, optimism, and self-control.How Children Succeed introduces us to a new generation of researchers and educators, who, for the first time, are using the tools of science to peel back the mysteries of character. Through their stories—and the stories of the children they are trying to help—Tough reveals how this new knowledge can transform young people’s lives. He uncovers the surprising ways in which parents do—and do not—prepare their children for adulthood. And he provides us with new insights into how to improve the lives of children growing up in poverty. This provocative and profoundly hopeful book will not only inspire and engage readers, it will also change our understanding of childhood itself.“Illuminates the extremes of American childhood: for rich kids, a safety net drawn so tight it’s a harness; for poor kids, almost nothing to break their fall.”—New York Times“I learned so much reading this book and I came away full of hope about how we can make life better for all kinds of kids.”—Slate

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Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know®

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Pdf:Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know®.Amazon.com Review WHAT EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW About This Series Who it's for: Busy people with diverse interests, ranging from college students to professionals, who wish to inform themselves in a succinct yet authoritative manner about a particular topic. What's inside: An incisive approach to a complex and timely issue, laid out in a straight-forward, question-and-answer format. Meet Our Authors Top experts in their given fields, ranging from an Economist correspondent to a director at the Council on Foreign Relations, you can trust our authors’ expertise and guidance. Popular Topics in the 'What Everyone Needs to Know' Series International Politics Environmental Policies World History Sciences & Math Religion & Spirituality Read more Review 'Excellent!' --Nicholas Kristof, New York Times'Order this book and read it immediately...This book gives you some great ways to understand and apply the whole idea of entrepreneurship/social entrepreneurship.' --Tom Suddes, The Suddes Group, ForImpact.org 'The most essential starter guide to the field I've yet seen.' --Change.org'A great primer of social entrepreneurship, trends, and a look into the future.' --Encouragizers'This book is an excellent way to get a snapshot of everything going on in the Social Entrepreneurship space.' --RisingPyramid.org'Practical offer[s] concrete examples of the challenges faced by social ventures and shedding light on the issues that make social enterprises different from traditional businesses.' --NextBillion.net'The first to give an excellent overview of what being a social entrepreneur is all about. You'll learn what the difference is between a social entrepreneurship and a regular business venture and traditional non-profits. If you think you want to innovate unique social solutions to unique social problems for your encore career, this is the place to start.' --Lin Schreiber, founder of RevolutionizeRetirement.com Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Complete Guide to Service Learning: Proven, Practical Ways to Engage Students in Civic Responsibility, Academic Curriculum, & Social Action

Pdf Education The Complete Guide to Service Learning: Proven, Practical Ways to Engage Students in Civic Responsibility, Academic Curriculum, & Social Action

Pdf:The Complete Guide to Service Learning: Proven, Practical Ways to Engage Students in Civic Responsibility, Academic Curriculum, & Social Action.Review “Rich in information, ideas, and practical suggestions, this guide inspires and reminds me how important our youth are and what valuable contributors they can be. Cathryn’s book brings learning and service to life.” —Elaine Liebsohn, America’s Promise Alliance   Read more From the Publisher 'The Complete Guide to Service Learning' was awarded the 2004 Seal of Excellence by the Council for Service-Learning. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price (2nd Edition)

Pdf Education The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price (2nd Edition)

Pdf:The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price (2nd Edition).Review “The College Solution provides a roadmap for students and parents trying to figure out the complex path to college. At every step along the process, Lynn O’Shaughnessy provides the necessary information families need to know about admissions and financial aid in an easy-to-digest format. Students and parents are inundated with information about college these days and this is a great book to help you figure out what really matters.” —Jeffrey J. Selingo, vice president and editorial director, The Chronicle of Higher Education   “Chock-full of information about college entrance and affordability, O’Shaughnessy’s second edition of The College Solution is sure to raise your admission and financial aid ‘IQ.’” —Seth Allen, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Pomona College   “The College Solution is an easy-to-read conversational guide to paying for college. Lynn O’Shaughnessy is a champion for consumers and will help you pick the college that is the best fit for you and your wallet.” —Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of Fastweb.com and FinAid.com and the author of The Secrets to Winning a Scholarship   “Even though I’ve been labeled a ‘college admissions expert,’ this is a book that I wish I had read when my son was still in high school. Jam-packed with information about testing, college essays, interviews, financial aid, and much, much more, this highly readable guide will help parents and their children through an often confusing process.” —Robert Schaeffer, a founder of The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) Read more About the Author Lynn O’Shaughnessy is a nationally recognized higher-ed author, journalist, and speaker. She writes frequently about college issues for CBS MoneyWatch and for her own popular college blog at TheCollegeSolution.com.   Lynn has written or been interviewed about college for such media outlets as Money Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Fox Business News, Huffington Post, Parade Magazine, CBS This Morning, USA Today, and US News & World Report. She is the consulting director of college planning, K-12, at the University of California, San Diego Extension. She also is a frequent speaker on how families can find and afford great schools. Lynn’s daughter is a recent college graduate and her son is a college sophomore. Lynn is a graduate of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism.   Read more

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Right College, Right Price: The New System for Discovering the Best College Fit at the Best Price

Pdf Education Right College, Right Price: The New System for Discovering the Best College Fit at the Best Price

Pdf:Right College, Right Price: The New System for Discovering the Best College Fit at the Best Price.Review 'The Financial Fit Breakthrough is a new system that lets parents and students overcome the nightmare of complexity and anxiety over filing for and receiving their college financial aid package, and find their best college prospects.' - Publishers Weekly'Palmasani, a veteran guidance and college admissions director, has written a really smart, accessible book on how to successfully navigate the financial side of the college admissions process, from assessing what you can afford to helping you compare costs and analyze award letters.' - Countdown to College Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. CHAPTER 1 THE PROBLEM The way we’ve been choosing and paying for college for so many years is now broken, leaving families in tough financial situations or with excessive debt. But I’m here to tell you that, even faced with soaring tuition, a poor economy, and limited financial assistance, every family can find a great college at the right price. We just need to use a better method. So much has changed during my thirty-plus years of working with families on selecting and paying for college. I’ve always attempted to help them determine how they could provide their son or daughter with the resources to attain a college education―and do it without destroying their own financial lives. In the early years, the solution was simple: just get families to file forms correctly. Later, it became more complicated: help families understand the details of the financial aid system so that they could better plan, prepare, and learn how to maximize benefits. But now, in the midst of the student debt crisis and a system gone wrong, these options are simply not good enough for most families. A government financial-aid system that was once the backbone of opportunities for low- and middle-income families can no longer be relied upon to help families solve their problems. This story is a perfect example of the situation in which many families are finding themselves today. Jennifer* was a high school senior when she received an official award letter from her top-choice school, Indiana University in Bloomington. However, her award letter listed a net price for the college―what her family would have to pay for her to attend after loans and grants―that was $12,000 more per year than what her family could afford. It was April of her senior year, and Jennifer needed to make a final college decision by May 1. She and her parents had no idea what to do next. Unfortunately, Jennifer’s story is common today. Jennifer was a terrific student. Her ACT composite score was 31, and her high school grades were mostly As. But she wasn’t given the right approach to make her college choice affordable. Jennifer believed that she had followed the correct steps during her college search process. After all, she did what high school guidance counselors and college admissions officers told her to do. During her junior year, she and her parents used a well-known and respected college-search software program to help them choose potential colleges. Jennifer focused on colleges in the Midwest that had business programs. When she entered these variables into the program, it generated a list of 327 schools. Jennifer then narrowed down the number of colleges by focusing only on those with an enrollment of 20,000 or more students, because she wanted to go to a large school. Jennifer wanted to attend a school with a strong business program, so she turned next to U.S. News & World Report. She learned that Indiana University, the University of Illinois, the University of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison all had highly respected business programs. After visiting with college admissions officers at each of these schools, spending time on their websites, and visiting their campuses in the summer between her junior and senior years, Jennifer decided to apply to all four schools. Together, the college applications cost the family $260. Jennifer’s guidance counselor and the college admissions officers told Jennifer and her family not to worry about cost. Each college admissions officer suggested that financial aid was available to qualified students and that merit academic scholarships might also be available. Jennifer’s parents attended several financial aid sessions at her high school. They learned that, once they filed a financial aid document called the FAFSA, they would receive their Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number. Colleges would use this number to determine how much financial aid the family would receive. Jennifer’s parents could use this number as a good indicator of how much money they would have to pay out of pocket for her to attend college. Jennifer’s parents used a program called FAFSA4caster to learn their EFC, which was $12,457. While this amount was high, they believed it was manageable. Jennifer and her family were also prepared if the net price of college was slightly higher than that EFC number. During the winter of her senior year, Jennifer searched for private scholarships in case additional money was needed. (She was able to obtain a $1,000 one-time scholarship from a local Rotary club.) Her parents also had saved about $6,500 for her college needs. Jennifer was thrilled when she received acceptance letters from all of the four colleges. However, the shock came in April when the official financial-award letters arrived. None of the schools had a net price anywhere close to the $12,500 that Jennifer and her family had expected. The closest option was their state’s flagship school, the University of Illinois at Urbana. This school did not offer Jennifer a merit scholarship, and Jennifer only qualified for federal Direct Loans. Thus the college’s net price was $27,500―and this appeared to be her best financial option of the four. Indiana University, Jennifer’s top-choice college, offered her a merit scholarship. The award letter also indicated that Jennifer qualified for federal Direct Loans, but in the end, the net price was still higher than for the University of Illinois. The two other schools, the University of Michigan and the University of Wisconsin, had net prices that were even higher. So not only was University of Illinois not her first choice in schools, but as the most “affordable,” it cost more than double what her family could afford. Extremely disappointed, Jennifer and her family were left with two bad options. She could attend the local community college begrudgingly or she could overextend―borrow more than she should―and attend any of her four options. Jennifer was a great student. She did everything she thought she was supposed to do to find the right college. But in the end, she found herself needing to either go to community college or take on excessive debt. *All examples within this book are inspired by my experiences as a counselor. Names have been changed to protect the privacy of the individuals involved. This is just one example of the many ways the college financial aid system isn’t working for today’s families. The good news is that there is a better way that will help you find a great college at the right price. I’ve created Financial Fit™―a college search method that helps families find affordable college options―and used it as the basis for both this book and the Financial Fit software program on www.collegecountdown.com. With these resources, I hope to solve the college debt crisis for families. I believe that by working together―parents, students, counselors, and colleges―we can do just that. I realized a couple of years ago that I had to focus on what I could control. I can’t control how colleges make pricing decisions. I could complain about the rising costs of college tuition and fees being well beyond inflation, but the complaint would not change the reality. I could complain about the federal and state governments’ inability to increase their support to match the rising college costs, but looking at the other challenges that those entities have, that complaint seems almost unwarranted. What I did realize, though, was that we could change how we search for schools. Financial Fit offers a solution. Using the tools and resources provided in this book and the software program, every family can find affordable college options. No family―that’s right, no family―has to borrow excessive amounts of money so that their child can receive an undergraduate college degree. I am confident that by using the Financial Fit method you will be able to replace the angst and anxiety that you have about college costs (as a parent) with a hope that you can provide your son or daughter with something that you definitely want them to have―and you can do it without destroying their financial lives or your own in the process. In this chapter, we’ll take a closer look at the issues affecting the college search and financial aid system today so that you can see just how we got where we are and understand some of the biggest myths and misconceptions about paying for college. One of the biggest issues is the current college-search timeline. The Traditional Timeline The college search process was much simpler in the past. Years ago, most students considered only a few colleges, those that their friends planned to attend or perhaps those personally recommended by their guidance counselor. Paying for college was also easier back then. College was much more affordable twenty to thirty years ago than it is today. The requirements to receive financial aid were not as stringent, and at some schools, students could borrow enough money in student loans to cover the cost of tuition. Today’s high school students follow a completely different process in searching for a college. During their junior year, students begin to seriously think about which college they would like to attend. They attend college fairs and speak to college admissions counselors. And eventually, a counselor, parent, or friend introduces them to online college search programs. With the click of a mouse, students can use these programs to access information about more than 2,000 four-year colleges and universities in the United States. To narrow down their search, they enter preferences such as whether they would like to attend a two-year or a four-year school, along with the desired location, school size, major, and extracurricular activities. (See Figure 1.1.) Figure 1.1: Traditional Factors Considered in Choosing a College As the student enters preference after preference, the colleges that don’t match up with these preferences are eliminated. Colleges that do match up stay on the list. The students can even get an idea of whether they will be accepted to these colleges by comparing their GPA and SAT/ACT scores with those of students who have been accepted and not accepted at these colleges. Do you see anything missing so far in the factors students are considering in narrowing down their list of schools? That’s right: price. Now, college search programs show each college’s listed costs. But those costs are just the advertised price, what we call the “sticker price” (much like when you go to purchase a car). These programs are unable to compute how much students will receive from that college in grants, scholarships, and student loans, and thus how much that school will actually cost to attend (the “net price”). Without the ability to do this, the costs listed in college search programs have no meaning. Once students and parents use college search software to create a list of potential colleges, they peruse these colleges’ websites and perhaps visit some campuses. By the time the fall of senior year rolls around, many students are prepared to apply to six to ten schools. In most cases, these applications must be accompanied by an application fee that ranges from $30 to $90. Even at that point, while students are applying to and being accepted by colleges, they have no idea how much each college will cost. College admissions and financial aid officers often do not help the situation. They may cite statistics that create the impression that many families receive financial aid from their school. Sometimes, they’ll cite average aid awards to keep a family interested in their school. Finally, in January of the students’ senior year, the first step in finding out the real costs begins. Parents file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In some circumstances, parents must also file a CSS Profile, a supplemental form required by certain colleges. Financial aid officers use the results of these forms to construct financial-award letters. In March or April of their senior year, students receive these official financial-award letters from the colleges that have accepted them. A typical award letter lists all grants, scholarships, student loans, and work options that a student will receive if he or she chooses to attend that particular college. After they analyze these award letters, families are finally able to determine the actual cost of colleges. They are finally able to see each school’s “net price.” Now consider this typical scenario: A student, like Jennifer, has done exactly what she was told to do. She started the process by establishing an initial list of colleges. High school and admissions counselors encouraged her not to worry about the cost just yet. “Follow the timeline,” they told her, “and everything will work out.” However, what happens when her official award letters arrive in March or April of her senior year and none of the colleges are affordable? And she only has until May 1 to decide what to do! Disappointment sets in. Such disappointment usually leads the student and her family to pursue one of two options: Option 1: The student and her family decide that she should attend a local community college. Now, a community college is a great option when it’s part of the original plan, but if a student decides to attend because he or she thinks there is no other option, the student may attend reluctantly and enter college without the enthusiasm needed for a successful first year. Option 2: The family decides to overextend its debt and chooses one of the unaffordable colleges. This option is much worse than the first. Parents often feel guilty if they don’t overextend. They feel that their child has worked hard to get good grades and deserves to attend the college he or she wants. This thinking has created what the national media now calls the student debt crisis. As you can see, the way we currently tell students how to search and apply for colleges leaves the major factor of costs completely out of the equation until too late. Fortunately, Financial Fit gives you a way to start seeing and planning for costs right from the start. Ten Misconceptions about Paying for College Another major problem with planning for college costs is the large amount of outdated or just plain incorrect information out there. This misinformation confuses parents and often leads to bad choices or missed opportunities. I’ve identified the top ten misconceptions about paying for college―and what the truth is―so you can avoid falling into any of these traps. Misconception 1: College tuition today is so high and opportunities for help are so limited that only wealthy families can afford to send their kids to college. Reality: Qualified students can attend college, regardless of their family’s income, if they follow the right process and choose the right school. Sticker prices―what a school lists as its comprehensive costs―range from $2,500 per year at a community college to more than $55,000 per year at a highly selective private college. Families don’t pay the sticker price, however. They pay the net price, which is the price after grants, scholarships, student loans, and work options are deducted. Some colleges offer impressive awards to lower their net price, which allow many students from lower- and middle-class households to attend college without accumulating excessive debt. Yes, financial aid is more limited than it was in the past. States have tightened their budgets, and more students are applying to colleges than ever before. Qualifying for the Pell Grant, the largest source of federal financial aid, is also more difficult now. However, even if your son or daughter does not qualify for financial aid, he or she can still receive federal student loans, which are available to all full-time students regardless of income. There is an affordable college option for all families. The key is to learn how to find this option. The Financial Fit program will teach you how to do just that. Misconception 2: The financial aid system supplies enough aid for all qualified students to attend the college of their choice. Reality: The financial aid system is more limited than it was in the past. It might supply enough resources for qualified students to attend college―but not necessarily the college of their choice. Many students mistakenly believe that financial aid will allow them to attend any college. However, the process of matching what a family can afford with the net price of a school is the only way to ensure that a student can attend college without accumulating excessive debt. A family can’t rely on the financial aid system alone to make that happen. Misconception 3: The best colleges cost the most. Reality: While elite colleges tend to come with higher sticker prices, as we’ve discussed, the sticker price is not what you pay. Many families find that their student’s profile will result in some fantastic net prices at great schools. It’s just a matter of determining that early in the process. Also, recognize that there are no “best colleges.” The best college for a student is one that fits the student in all ways. The student’s academic profile matches the academic profile of the college. It has the student’s desired major or program of study. It has the right “feel” for the student, so he or she feels comfortable there. More importantly, it is the best financial fit for the student. The student can attend the school without risking financial devastation after graduation. Misconception 4: Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is what you must pay for your child to attend college. Reality: EFC is one of the most misunderstood and misleading terms related to the college search process. Your EFC is calculated when you complete the FAFSA. The EFC is then used as part of this equation: Cost of Attendance – EFC = Need You’ll read more about this in Chapter 9, “Understand Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and Its Relationship to Financial Aid.” But basically, the EFC is just a number used to determine whether a student is eligible for certain financial aid programs. While financial aid officers at colleges need to know this number, it has little value to families because, at most schools, it does not translate into net price. In some cases, a family’s net price is lower than its EFC, but in other cases, it’s higher. Financial Fit will show you how to learn your estimated net price and your official net price at every school in the country. This is what will help you determine whether a college is affordable for your family. Misconception 5: Students can borrow an unlimited amount of money to attend college. Reality: Students can borrow a great deal of money to attend college―too much money, in some cases―but this amount is not unlimited. Every student can obtain federal Direct Loans, formerly called Stafford Loans, simply by filing the FAFSA. The Direct Loan program has a per-year maximum borrowing limit: Students may borrow $5,500 for their freshman year, $6,500 for their sophomore year, $7,500 for their junior year, and $7,500 for their senior year. There are two types of Direct Loans: subsidized and unsubsidized. Both types are student loans and not parent loans. This means that they are written in the student’s name, so the parent is not legally responsible to pay them. However, the terms of subsidized and unsubsidized loans are quite different. The subsidized Direct Loan is the more attractive of the two. No interest is accrued on a subsidized loan while the student is in college. The interest rate, which was 3.4 percent in 2012, does not begin to accrue until six months after graduation. The interest on an unsubsidized Direct Loan begins to accrue immediately, and the interest rate is higher. The interest rate on an unsubsidized Direct Loan was 6.8 percent in 2012. Some students take the maximum amount of Direct Loans and acquire private student loans when more resources are needed. The private loans could have a higher interest rate. However, the goal of Financial Fit is to help you and your child avoid accumulating excessive debt. Misconception 6: The key to getting financial aid is to learn how to “hide” your savings. Reality: While the system that determines your family’s eligibility for financial aid takes into account your family’s income, it only takes into account certain assets, such as savings and investments. These are called reportable assets. Later in the book, you’ll learn how these reportable assets impact the EFC number. Only in rare cases will repositioning of these assets lower a family’s net price to attend a college. Sadly, though, some financial advisors recommend the repositioning of assets as a panacea and charge money for this recommendation even if the result doesn’t impact the net price of college. Misconception 7: If you don’t claim your child on your tax return, your child can become independent and will receive more financial aid. Reality: Your child is not considered independent simply because you didn’t claim him or her on your tax return. Children can become independent, though, if they are wards of the court, homeless, in the military, or married. They are also considered independent if they have children whom they support financially. Students taking graduate courses and those who are twenty-four years old or older are also independent. If a student is deemed independent, the only financial information recorded on the FAFSA is the student’s. Parents’ financial information is not to be recorded. Misconception 8: Students should find the college that most interests them before they begin searching for financial aid and scholarships. Reality: Although a number of aspects of the Financial Fit program differ from other college-search methods, this one is the most critical. Students and parents following the Financial Fit program do not start the college search process by using college search programs, looking at college websites, visiting college campuses, and talking to college admissions officers. Instead, students and parents begin the college search process by systematically determining what they can actually afford to pay for college―and then looking for great colleges. This method is described in Chapter 2. Misconception 9: Countless scholarship dollars remain unclaimed each year, but finding this money is difficult and time-consuming. Reality: Thousands upon thousands of agencies and organizations offer private scholarships, but finding them is no longer difficult. Students can now use scholarship search databases to find relevant scholarships. Categorizing scholarships into these four groups and pursuing the groups in this order maximizes search results: workplace scholarships, local groups, regional groups, and national groups. We’ll discuss finding and applying for scholarships in Chapter 11. Misconception 10: If you make too much money, you shouldn’t bother filing the FAFSA. Reality: All families should file the FAFSA regardless of their income. Although the FAFSA determines your family’s eligibility for need-based grants and subsidized student loans, other forms of aid are available regardless of your income and assets. If you want your child to have the opportunity to borrow some money to pay for college himself or herself, you need to file the FAFSA. You can’t obtain Direct Loans unless you file this document. Why Paying for College Is So Hard Today While the issues with the timeline and many of the misconceptions about paying for college have been around for quite a while, paying for college today is much harder than even in the recent past. Several factors are driving this growing problem. Soaring College Tuition While the recession may have caused your family’s wages to decrease, the cost of college has soared. Consider the increase from the 2001–2002 school year to the 2011–2012 one. The following average costs are according to the College Board and do not include room and board: Tuition and fees at a two-year public college increased from $1,748 to $3,122. Tuition and fees for in-state students at a four-year public college or university increased from $3,605 to $7,692. Tuition and fees at a four-year private college or university increased from $14,895 to $25,296. Over the past ten years, the direct cost of college (tuition, fees, and room and board) at a private four-year college or university has increased an average of 5.4 percent per year. During this same time, the direct cost of college for an in-state student at a four-year public college or university has risen at an average rate of 6.2 percent. During that same period, though, the average rate of inflation was only 2.26 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. These statistics have led to a new term, “college inflation.” “College inflation” means that the costs of college are rising much more rapidly than the inflation of the economy as a whole, making college much less affordable for everyone. This would be a problem in any economy, but it is especially troublesome today. Figure 1.2: The Rising Cost of a College Education A Poor Economy Paying for college has never been easy, but it’s more difficult now. The poor economy is partly to blame. The recent recession has left many people out of work. In 2010, the unemployment rate was a staggering 9.6 percent. It decreased in 2011, but by less than one percent. And in some states, such as California, Florida, and Michigan, the unemployment rate in 2011 remained higher than 10 percent. If you are lucky enough to have a job today, you might not make as much money as you once did. The median household income in the United States has dipped from $51,295 in 1998 to $49,445 in 2011. (These incomes have been adjusted for inflation.) The housing bust has also made it more difficult to borrow money for college. A decade ago, families had the option of borrowing against the value of their homes to fund a college education. Today, many families have lost the equity in their home, so their ability to use this equity as a borrowing source has decreased or been eliminated. Limited Financial Assistance As if the other problems weren’t causing enough strain, the amount of financial assistance available to colleges is on the decline as well. The amount of money that states are willing to contribute to a public four-year college or university has decreased during the last decade, which means students have to pay higher tuition. In 2000, most states contributed more than $8,000 per student per year, and students paid $3,350 each. By 2010, most states contributed only $6,500 per student per year, and students had to pay $4,300. Why did states cut back on their funding? Many states feel their limited funds are needed elsewhere. Also, jobs are scarce and thus more students than ever are now enrolled in college. A Perfect Storm These are the realities. College costs have soared. The economy is challenging. Resources to families from states and the federal government have not kept up with college inflation. The result, of course, is that students and parents have borrowed significantly more money. However, the method described in this book will help you personally avoid this problem of excessive debt. You’ll learn what not to do, and more importantly, you’ll learn what to do and when to do it. By following the recommendations provided, you’ll ensure yourself an affordable college option and avoid excessive debt. THE IMPACT OF PARENTS’ FINANCIAL MISTAKES After one of my seminars during the winter of 2008, a family called asking for a personal consultation. Laura was an assistant principal at a junior high school. She and her husband had a combined income of $150,000 and were raising four children. Two of their children were in high school. Like most families that attend my seminars, Laura and her husband wanted the very best for their children. However, Laura was living in a sea of red. She had no equity left on her home after a first and second mortgage. The family owned two relatively new cars and had to make loan payments on them for another three to four years. Because of their income, they had little opportunity for need-based grants. Yet despite that good income, Laura had no discretionary income left each month and very little in savings. Here was the kicker: At the age of forty, she was still paying off $70,000 of her own student-loan debt! Her monthly payment on that debt was more than $700. The only college option for Laura’s children was a two-year community college. After this, they could attempt to enter the workforce and accumulate enough savings to continue their education as working young adults and slowly complete their bachelor’s degrees. Laura’s own college choice was her first poor financial decision. When I asked her how it all happened, she said, “During my senior year of high school, I was a pretty good student, but I came from a home where neither parent attended college. Everyone was encouraging me to find the best college possible. My parents wanted to give me the best, and my high school counselor encouraged me to pursue schools that fit me academically. “I never even thought about cost because all the responsible adults told me that financial aid would be available. We filed the FAFSA and I received the grants they said I would receive. My parents had absolutely no resources and very little income. Sure, I was able to attain federal and state grant money, but it did not cover the high cost of attending my top-choice college. I had to borrow the rest. The financial aid officer at the college helped me attain a private loan beyond the Stafford, and I graduated with $50,000 of undergraduate debt. “Although I started working soon after college, I needed a master’s degree to advance myself. I kept deferring payment on the undergraduate debt as long as I could while incurring more debt to take graduate courses.” I asked Laura the obvious question: “Why did you attend the college you did when there were less expensive options available to you?” Her answer helped me realize why Financial Fit is so important. She replied, “I didn’t know any better. No one counseled me. No one stopped me, and responsible adults like my high school counselor and the college admissions counselor encouraged me to strive for the best college possible.” Laura’s experience is not uncommon. So many families from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s continued to purchase things they couldn’t afford. They bought houses, cars, and educational opportunities by borrowing money―and now they and their children must suffer the consequences. The Student Debt Crisis The problems with the college cost system have gotten so large and widespread that this mounting debt is now referred to as a national crisis. Too many college students today owe an extraordinary amount of money in student loans. They are borrowing twice the amount that they borrowed a decade ago (after adjusting for inflation). In 2010, student borrowing surpassed $1 trillion for the first time. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York and other sources report that Americans now have more student-loan debt than credit-card debt. The average student debt is now approximately $25,000, and the average parent debt to help a child attend college is $34,000. Very soon, the average family debt to pay for college will surpass $60,000. Unlike other types of loans, student loans can be quite punishing. Even if students declare bankruptcy, they are still responsible for student loans. We see the stories around us every day: A 26-year-old graduate from New York University who was attempting to manage a student debt of $100,000, as featured in an article by Ron Lieber in the May 28, 2010 edition of the New York Times. A 2009 graduate of Northeastern University who was carrying a $200,000 student debt load and was mentioned by writer Laura Rowley in a December 6, 2010 article on Yahoo! Finance. A student who accumulated $74,000 in student debt to pay for a business degree from Kent State University that Sue Shellenburger wrote about in “To Pay Off Loans, Grads Put Off Marriage, Children,” published in the Wall Street Journal on April 18, 2012. Sixty percent of the student’s monthly take-home pay is used to pay her monthly student-loan payment. Forty percent of her fiancé’s paycheck is used to pay his monthly student-loan payment. Clearly, the student debt crisis has long-term implications for everyone. You and your child can avoid this situation by choosing a college that you can afford. You’ll start learning how to do this in the next chapter, “Overview of Financial Fit.” THERE ARE NO “SILVER BULLETS” When I tell families that they need to begin the college search process by weeding out colleges that they cannot afford, they are not pleased. My message is not one that they want to hear. They do not want to hear that their child cannot go to his or her top-choice school because they, as a family, cannot afford this school. Instead, they want me to show them how to find a scholarship that will cover the cost of the tuition at this school or tell them how they can hide their money so they appear to be poor and receive the maximum amount in financial aid. These families want me to come up with a “silver bullet,” a magical way to make it work out so that their child is not disappointed. The Financial Fit program is a practical way for families to send their children to college without accumulating excessive debt―but this method in no way promises that they will be able to send each child to his or her top-choice school. There are no silver bullets. If you purchase a home or a car that you can’t afford, you’ll suffer the consequences of excessive borrowing. The same is true of college. The key is to find an affordable school that is a financial fit for your family. And you need to do this early in the process so your child does not waste time pursuing college options that are unaffordable. KEY POINTS Students today use college search software programs to select college options by entering preferences such as major, location, and school size. Many of these students select college options without learning the net price of these colleges until very late in the college search process. They may be disappointed to learn in March or April of their senior year that none of the colleges they applied to is affordable. When students and their parents follow the Financial Fit program, they first learn what they can afford to spend on college and then investigate colleges that match that affordability. Paying for college today is even more difficult than it was in the past because of soaring college tuition, a poor economy, and limited financial assistance. Students today are borrowing twice as much in student loans as students did in the past. This has led to what media calls the “student debt crisis.” Read more

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How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay: 30 Essays That Won Over $3 Million in Scholarships

Pdf Education How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay: 30 Essays That Won Over $3 Million in Scholarships

Pdf:How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay: 30 Essays That Won Over $3 Million in Scholarships.Review 'An excellent guide for all students.' —School Library Journal'A wealth of tips, tricks, techniques, advice, and useful strategies…absolute 'must-read' for anyone interested in competing for scholarship funds.' —Bookwatch'Sound advice for the college bound.' —Paula Rohrlick, KLIATT Read more Review 'An excellent guide for all students.' —School Library Journal'A wealth of tips, tricks, techniques, advice, and useful strategies…absolute 'must-read' for anyone interested in competing for scholarship funds.' —Bookwatch'Sound advice for the college bound.' —Paula Rohrlick, KLIATT Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Been There, Should've Done That: tips for making the most of college

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Pdf:Been There, Should've Done That: tips for making the most of college.About the Author Suzette Tyler is a former academic adviser at Michigan State University where she counseled students during their critical freshmen and sophomore years as they were adjusting to the academic and social demands of college. Through her countless conversations with these students, and often during the heartfelt self-revelations of probation conferences, it became clear that some of the best advice ever comes from the students themselves. With that, Ms. Tyler began interviewing students from colleges throughout the country, as well as talking with instructors, professors and admissions officers from a variety of institutions. Based on these interviews, Mrs. Tyler produced 'Been There, Should'ver Done That - 995 tips for making the most of college' which provides collegians with solid advice for college success in an engaging, non-textbook format. She also collaborated with Cheryl Rilly and Valerie Pierce in editing the book, Countdown to College: 21 'To Do' Lists for High School. Read more

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Decoding College: Stories, Strategies, and Struggles of First-Generation College Students

Pdf Education Decoding College: Stories, Strategies, and Struggles of First-Generation College Students

Pdf:Decoding College: Stories, Strategies, and Struggles of First-Generation College Students.Review 'There are over 5,300 colleges in the United States. For all students, applying and selecting a college is a challenge. This task is even more daunting for first generation college students. Kallie Clark, drawing on her extensive experiences in urban high schools, presents the big picture of college choice, and provides a step-by-step guide that takes students through the college application process. This book is a valuable resource for educators, students, families, and anyone who wants access to materials that will engage students in effectively navigating college admissions.' —Melissa Roderick, Senior Director at the Chicago Consortium on School Research and founder of The University of Chicago's Network for College Success Read more

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The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price

Pdf Education The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price

Pdf:The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price.This bestseller has been completely updated to provide you with the answers that you need to find wonderful colleges and universities at more affordable prices. The second edition of The College Solution, which contains approximately 90% new material, is aimed at helping parents and teenagers become empowered consumers as they navigate through the college process. Billions of dollars are available to pay for college, but not everybody gets their share. It's not always the families with the brightest students or the parents who are struggling financially who receive the most money. The College Solution shares the secrets of how you can capture some of this money for your own family. The book provides advice on such topics as financial aid, merit scholarships, athletic scholarships, admission hooks, the important differences between colleges and universities, college rankings, the best student loans and the latest online tools to evaluate the generosity of schools. O’Shaughnessy presents an easy-to-use, proven road map for getting past the ratings, and finding the right schools at the right price. No other book offers this much practical guidance on choosing and paying for college now – and no other book will save you as much money!

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Best Colleges 2018: Find the Best Colleges for You!

Pdf Education Best Colleges 2018: Find the Best Colleges for You!

Pdf:Best Colleges 2018: Find the Best Colleges for You!.From the Author From the foreword by Brian Kelly, Editor and Chief Content Officer of U.S. News: This college search thing can be a little intimidating, especially if you’re going through it for the first time. This is our 33rd go-round at U.S. News, so we feel like we’ve got some experience worth sharing. Over the years, we’ve improved our information and sharpened our focus, with our primary objective being to help students and their parents make one of life’s most important – and costliest – decisions. Prospective students and their parents need objective measures that allow them to evaluate and compare schools. The U.S. News rankings are one tool to help them make choices, along with all the other insights and guidance contained in these pages. This sort of assistance is more relevant than ever, with some private colleges now costing around $250,000 for a bachelor’s degree. At the same time, many public high schools have greatly reduced their college counseling resources, leaving students and parents to educate themselves about the search and admission process. Of course, we have adjusted our ranking methodology over the years to reflect changes in the world of higher education, and we make it clear that we are not doing peer-reviewed social science research, although we do maintain very high survey and data standards. We have always been open and transparent. We have always said that the rankings are not perfect. The first were based solely on schools’ academic reputation among leaders at peer institutions; we later developed a formula in which reputation accounts for 22.5 percent of a school’s score and important quantitative measures such as graduation and retention rates, average class size and student-faculty ratios account for the rest. Over time, we have shifted weight from inputs (indicators of the quality of students and resources) to outputs (success in graduating students). We operate under this guiding principle: The methodology is altered only if a change will better aid our readers and web audience in comparing schools as they’re deciding where to apply and enroll. It has helped us a great deal to have these principles to focus on as we have faced the inevitable criticisms from academia about our rankings’ growing influence. One main critique remains: that it is impossible to reduce the complexities of a college’s offerings and attributes to a single number. It’s important to keep in mind that our information is a starting point. The next steps in a college search should include detailed research on a smaller list of choices, campus visits and conversations with students, faculty and alumni wherever you can find them. Feedback from academia has helped improve the rankings over time. We meet with our critics, listen to their points of view, debate them on the merits of what we do, and make appropriate changes. U.S. News is keenly aware that the higher education community is also a major audience for our rankings. We understand how seriously academics, college presidents, trustees and governing boards take our data. They study, analyze and use them in various ways, including benchmarking against peers, alumni fundraising, and advertising to attract students. What does all of this mean in today’s global information marketplace? U.S. News has become a respected, unbiased resource that higher education administrators and policymakers and the college-bound public worldwide turn to for reliable guidance. In fact, the Best Colleges rankings have become a key part of the evolving higher education accountability movement. Universities are increasingly being held responsible for their policies, how their funds are spent, the level of student engagement, and how much graduates have learned. The U.S. News rankings have become the annual public benchmark to measure the academic performance of the country’s colleges and universities. We know our role has limits. The rankings should only be used as one factor in the college search – we’ve long said that there is no single “best college.” There is only the best college for you or, more likely, a handful of good options, one of which will turn out to be a great fit. Besides the rankings, we can help college-bound high school students and their parents by providing a wealth of information on all aspects of the application process, from getting in to getting financial aid. Our website, usnews.com, features thousands of pages of rankings, research, sortable data, photos, videos and a personalized tool called College Compass. We’ve been doing this for over three decades, so we know the process is not simple. But our experience tells us the hard work is worth it in the end. (Brian Kelly) Read more About the Author U.S. News and World Report is a multi-platform publisher of news and analysis, which includes a multi-faceted web site (with 28 million visitors per month) and annual guidebooks on Best Colleges, Best Graduate Schools, and Best Hospitals. Focusing on Health, Money, Education, Travel, Cars, and Public Service/Opinion, U.S. News has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. U.S. News and World Report's signature franchises includes its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its Best series of consumer guides that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, mutual funds, diets, health plans, and more. Read more

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Pay Your Student Loans Fast: A Proven Plan for Eliminating $42,000 of Student Debt in Less Than 3 Years

Pdf Education Pay Your Student Loans Fast: A Proven Plan for Eliminating $42,000 of Student Debt in Less Than 3 Years

Pdf:Pay Your Student Loans Fast: A Proven Plan for Eliminating $42,000 of Student Debt in Less Than 3 Years.Get rid of your student debt fast. This book will show you how.Val Breit graduated college with a master’s degree and over $42,000 in student loans. She started her career as a school counselor earning just $36,000 and was overwhelmed by her college debt. Val tried several debt programs and finally discovered the method that worked for her. She eliminated all her student loans in just 34 months and for the first time ever, she is sharing her secrets with you.Pay Your Student Loans Fast is not just a personal story.In this straightforward, easy read, you will unlock:practical money-saving strategies to slash your bills in half and build an emergency fundthe proven steps to finally put your college debt, credit card debt, car loans, and overdue medical bills behind youthe costliest mistakes you are probably making with your loans, and how to prevent them from destroying your financial futureand much, much more!Overwhelmed by all your debt and not sure where to start?You don't have to keep stressing about your debt. Val gives you 5 steps to get organized and start tackling your debt right away. You will understand what to do (and not to do) so you have the freedom to comfortably pay your bills and knock out your debt too."I felt so overwhelmed with the amount of debt I had but by utilizing the skills I learned from this book, I paid off one of my husband's student loans and am very close to paying off 2 more of mine!”Heard you have to do something crazy to pay off debt?Discover which realistic lifestyle changes will help you start tackling your debt today. You don't have to eat only ramen noodles to save money.You don’t have to move to another country.You don’t have to sell everything and live in the woods.“Thank you for opening my eyes to the many ways I have been throwing my hard-earned money away!”Think this book only applies to paying off student loans?Learn how to organize your finances, wipe out ANY debt, spend without guilt, and finally get on the path toward your financial freedom.“Since reading this, I have been able to use the tips to not only focus on my student loan debt, but I have been able to pay off two credit cards as well.”“This book lit a fire under my butt to tackle this debt! I just paid off my ridiculous amount of debt on my Target card!"Know someone about to start college? Even better.Discover the critical decisions to make now, so your teen doesn't have a huge mess to clean up later.Learn 12 common, yet costly, mistakes that you can avoid before it's too late.Confidently send your teen to college knowing their loans won't burden them for decades.Val has given me the tools to help my daughter complete college without being buried in debt!”“I highly recommend high school students read this book before making their post-high school decisions and know how to be smart about taking out their student loans!”Pay Your Student Loans Fast is an inspiring, easy-to-read crash course in handling student debt with ease. It is packed with straightforward, honest, and practical advice that can be your wake-up call to the life that awaits after taking out student loans.Change your financial future and start eliminating your debt today by clicking the BUY button now!

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Debt-Free U: How I Paid for an Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships, orM ooching off My Parents

Pdf Education Debt-Free U: How I Paid for an Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships, orM ooching off My Parents

Pdf:Debt-Free U: How I Paid for an Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships, orM ooching off My Parents.This book can save you more than $100,000. These days, most people assume you need to pay a boatload of money for a quality college education. As a result, students and their parents are willing to go into years of debt and potentially sabotage their entire financial futures just to get a fancy name on their diploma. But Zac Bissonnette is walking proof that this assumption is not only false, but dangerous-a class con game designed to rip you off and doom your student to a post-graduation life of near poverty . From his unique double perspective-he's a personal finance expert (at Daily Finance) AND a current senior at the University of Massachusetts-Zac figured out how to get an outstanding education at a public college, without bankrupting his parents or taking on massive loans. Armed with his personal knowledge, the latest data, and smart analysis, Zac takes on the sacred cows of the higher education establishment. He reveals why a lot of the conventional wisdom about choosing and financing college is not only wrong but hazardous to you and your child's financial future. You'll discover, for instance, that: * Student loans are NOT a necessary evil. Ordinary middle class families can- and must-find ways to avoid them, even without scholarships. * College "rankings" are useless-designed to sell magazines and generate hype. If you trust one of the major guides when picking a college, you face a potential financial disaster. * The elite graduate programs accept lots of people with non-elite bachelors degrees. So do America's most selective employers. The name on a diploma ultimately won't help your child have a more successful career or earn more money. Zac can prove every one of those bold assertions - and more. No matter what your current financial situation, he has a simple message for parents: "RELAX! Your kid will be able to get a champagne education on a beer budget!"

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Paying for College, 2019 Edition: Everything You Need to Maximize Financial Aid and Afford College (College Admissions Guides)

Pdf Education Paying for College, 2019 Edition: Everything You Need to Maximize Financial Aid and Afford College (College Admissions Guides)

Pdf:Paying for College, 2019 Edition: Everything You Need to Maximize Financial Aid and Afford College (College Admissions Guides).Paying for College: Everything You Need to Maximize Financial Aid and Afford College is the ONLY annual college financial aid guide with line-by-line instructions for completing the FAFSA and CSS Profile aid forms!Featured in USA Today, the WSJ, Money, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and dozens more, Paying for College helps students and their families maximize financial aid eligibility. Packed with specific information, it guides parents and students with info on:  *  How to fill out all those forms (FAFSA, CSS Profile, etc.) to your advantage!  *  How to understand the financial aid (FA) process and pick a college with FA in mind  *  How to navigate recent changes to FAFSA legislation  *  How to evaluate an aid offer and negotiate with the FA office  *  Long-term strategies (bonds, trusts, Coverdell ESAs, 529 plans, etc.)  *  Short-term strategies (taxes, real estate assets & liabilities, the impact of debt on an FA application)... and more!

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Winning Scholarships for College: An Insider's Guide to Paying for College

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Pdf:Winning Scholarships for College: An Insider's Guide to Paying for College.About the Author In her senior year of high school, Marianne won over $400,000 in scholarships for college. As perhaps the first student ever to amass nearly half a million dollars in scholarship money, she has been featured in many publications including USA Today, People, Newsweek, Money, Essence and on the cover of Parade. She has made hundreds of radio and television appearances on shows such as “Good Morning America,” “The Home Show,” and the “Mike & Maty Show.” In addition, not only has Marianne been a scholarship applicant and a mega scholarship winner she has also served as a decision-maker for scholarship committees, sponsored several scholarships, and coached thousands of other students to help them get scholarships for college. Ragins is the author of the highly successful Winning Scholarships for College: An Insider’s Guide, College Survival & Success Skills 101, and other publications. She is the president of The Scholarship Workshop and sponsor of the Leading the Future II and Ragins Braswell National Scholarships. Ragins is an experienced motivational speaker and lecturer who has traveled nationally and internationally conducting The Scholarship Workshop presentation and giving other motivational seminars and speeches. Read more

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Paying for College Without Going Broke, 2018 Edition: How to Pay Less for College (College Admissions Guides)

Pdf Education Paying for College Without Going Broke, 2018 Edition: How to Pay Less for College (College Admissions Guides)

Pdf:Paying for College Without Going Broke, 2018 Edition: How to Pay Less for College (College Admissions Guides).Take control of your college financial aid experience with this essential guide—the only annual guidebook with line-by-line instructions for completing the FAFSA and CSS PROFILE aid forms!The filing date for the FAFSA has moved up—and since many colleges disburse financial aid on a first-come, first-served basis, it's essential that you get your paperwork filled quickly and accurately. As seen in USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Money, and the Los Angeles Times, Paying for College Without Going Broke will help you do just that, plus ...  • Navigate the most recent changes to the FAFSA• Use line-by-line strategies for filling out the FAFSA and CSS PROFILE to maximum effect• Calculate the actual costs of college • Increase your chances of receiving aid • Avoid costly mistakes when applying for assistance• Compare aid offers and learn how to appeal if necessary • Plan strategically as a separated/divorced parent, blended family, or independent studentPaying for College Without Going Broke also includes a foreword by former president Bill Clinton.

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1,027 GRE Practice Questions, 5th Edition: GRE Prep for an Excellent Score (Graduate School Test Preparation)

Pdf Education 1,027 GRE Practice Questions, 5th Edition: GRE Prep for an Excellent Score (Graduate School Test Preparation)

Pdf:1,027 GRE Practice Questions, 5th Edition: GRE Prep for an Excellent Score (Graduate School Test Preparation).About the Author The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. In addition to helping millions succeed on standardized tests, The Princeton Review provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. Along with classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring, and online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help. Read more

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How to Get into the Top MBA Programs, 6th Editon

Pdf Education How to Get into the Top MBA Programs, 6th Editon

Pdf:How to Get into the Top MBA Programs, 6th Editon."An excellent (and very thorough) information source for anyone applying to MBA programs" —Sharon J. Hoffman, Associate Director and Dean of the MBA Program, Stanford Graduate School of BusinessHow to Get into the Top MBA Programs provides a complete overview of what the top schools look for, with a step-by-step guide to the entire application process with in-depth advice from admissions directors from colleges across the country. This fully revised Sixth edition features new information on online MBA programs, comprehensive rankings of the leading schools, and new interviews with admissions officers. Readers will learn how to   • Develop an optimal marketing strategy    • Assess and upgrade their credentials    • Choose the right program    • Write quality essays for maximum impact    • Choose and manage their recommenders    • Ace their interviews    • Prepare for business school and get the most out of their chosen program  With expanded coverage of Asian programs, North American accelerated programs, and the latest insights on the new GMATs and GREs, How to Get into the Top MBA Programs is the most comprehensive, trusted MBA guide on the market.

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Best Graduate Schools 2018

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Pdf:Best Graduate Schools 2018.From the Back Cover BEST GRADUATE SCHOOLS 2018From U.S. News and World ReportAmerica’s trusted authority on higher educationWhether you are considering an MBA, a law degree, or a Ph.D., this handy guidebook can help you find the right program – and the money to pay the bills. The ultimate resource on thousands of master’s and doctoral programs in the U.S., Best Graduate Schools 2018 features exclusive rankings of programs in business, law, engineering, education, nursing and medicine. You’ll also find rankings of programs in the health disciplines, the sciences, and the social sciences and humanities, plus online master’s programs in business, nursing, engineering, education, criminal justice and computer information technology.The guide also provides key trends in each field that can help you choose a program, as well as such vital information as admissions requirements, deadlines for applying, career prospects, starting salaries and more.WHAT’S INSIDE:• How to figure out if an advanced degree is worth it• Find out why computer engineering grads are in demand everywhere• A look at some exciting new 21st-century health degrees• Why it might be the right time to apply to law school• The appeal of a teacher residency program• Want to make a difference in the world? Try a socially conscious MBA Read more About the Author U.S. News and World Report is a multi-platform publisher of news and analysis, which includes a multi-faceted web site (with 28 million visitors per month) and annual guidebooks on Best Colleges, Best Graduate Schools, and Best Hospitals. Focusing on Health, Money, Education, Travel, Cars, and Public Service/Opinion, U.S. News has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. U.S. News and World Report's signature franchises includes its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its Best series of consumer guides that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, mutual funds, diets, health plans, and more. Read more

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Cracking the GMAT Premium Edition with 6 Computer-Adaptive Practice Tests, 2019: The All-in-One Solution for Your Highest Possible Score (Graduate School Test Preparation)

Pdf Education Cracking the GMAT Premium Edition with 6 Computer-Adaptive Practice Tests, 2019: The All-in-One Solution for Your Highest Possible Score (Graduate School Test Preparation)

Pdf:Cracking the GMAT Premium Edition with 6 Computer-Adaptive Practice Tests, 2019: The All-in-One Solution for Your Highest Possible Score (Graduate School Test Preparation).THE ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION FOR YOUR HIGHEST POSSIBLE SCORE—including 6 computer-adaptive practice tests (the MOST CATs on the market!*) for realistic preparation and access to premium online tools!Publisher's Note: GMAC made minor changes to the GMAT (reducing the number of unscored research questions) after this book was sent to press. This change does not affect content or test strategies, but you can get the full story in your included online Student Tools. Everything You Need to Know to Help Achieve a High Score.• Comprehensive subject coverage of all GMAT topics• A thorough review of necessary Math, Verbal, Writing, and Integrated Reasoning skills• Bulleted chapter summaries for quick referencePractice Your Way to Perfection.• 6 full-length CAT practice exams online with score reports and detailed answer explanations• Diagnostic warm-ups that help focus your review• 180+ additional practice questions, sorted by difficulty, to customize your prep• Drills for each test section in the book, plus additional Math, Verbal, and Integrated Reasoning drills onlineTechniques That Actually Work.• Powerful tactics to avoid traps and help beat the GMAT• Step-by-step problem-solving guides for the toughest question types• Key strategies to help you work smarter, not harderAnd with Cracking the GMAT Premium Edition, you'll get online access to exclusive premium student tools for an extra competitive edge:• Video tutorials with expert advice from leading course instructors• Bonus Math, Verbal, and Integrated Reasoning drills• Multi-week study guides• Examples of successful b-school essays and interviews with admissions officers• Special "GMAT Insider" section packed with info on admissions and financial aid, the MBA, your career, writing winning essays, and more*At time of publication, when compared to computer-adaptive practice tests available with purchase of other major GMAT test prep books.

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GMAT Foundations of Math: 900+ Practice Problems in Book and Online (Manhattan Prep GMAT Strategy Guides)

Pdf Education GMAT Foundations of Math: 900+ Practice Problems in Book and Online (Manhattan Prep GMAT Strategy Guides)

Pdf:GMAT Foundations of Math: 900+ Practice Problems in Book and Online (Manhattan Prep GMAT Strategy Guides).Developed for test-takers who need a refresher, GMAT Foundations of Math provides a user-friendly review of basic math concepts crucial for GMAT success.Designed to be user-friendly for all students, GMAT Foundations of Math provides:* Easy-to-follow explanations of fundamental math concepts* Step-by-step application of concepts to example problems* 700+ practice problems and 10 chapters* Purchase of this book includes one year of online access to the Foundations of Math Homework Banks with 400+ extra practice questions and detailed explanations not included in the book.GMAT Foundations of Math is an invaluable resource for any student who wants to cement their understanding and build their basic math skills for the GMAT.

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65 Successful Harvard Business School Application Essays, Second Edition: With Analysis by the Staff of The Harbus, the Harvard Business School Newspaper

Pdf Education 65 Successful Harvard Business School Application Essays, Second Edition: With Analysis by the Staff of The Harbus, the Harvard Business School Newspaper

Pdf:65 Successful Harvard Business School Application Essays, Second Edition: With Analysis by the Staff of The Harbus, the Harvard Business School Newspaper.YOUR LIFE . . . IN 300 WORDS OR LESSIt's a daunting task. Even the most seasoned professionals find business school application essays to be among the hardest pieces they ever write. With a diverse pool of talented people applying to the nation's top schools from the most successful companies and prestigious undergraduate programs in the world, a simple biography detailing accomplishments and goals isn't enough. Applicants need clear and compelling arguments that grab admissions officers and absolutely refuse to let go.To help them write the essays that get them accepted into Harvard or any of the country's other top programs, the staff of The Harbus---HBS's student newspaper---have updated and revised their collection of sixty-five actual application essays as well as their detailed analysis of them so that applicants will be able to:* Avoid common pitfalls* Play to their strengths* Get their message acrossWherever they are applying, the advice and tested strategies in 65 Successful Harvard Business School Application Essays give business professionals and undergraduates the insider's knowledge to market themselves most effectively and truly own the process.

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Graduate Admissions Essays, Fourth Edition: Write Your Way into the Graduate School of Your Choice (Graduate Admissions Essays: Write Your Way Into the)

Pdf Education Graduate Admissions Essays, Fourth Edition: Write Your Way into the Graduate School of Your Choice (Graduate Admissions Essays: Write Your Way Into the)

Pdf:Graduate Admissions Essays, Fourth Edition: Write Your Way into the Graduate School of Your Choice (Graduate Admissions Essays: Write Your Way Into the).The fully updated fourth edition of the go-to guide for crafting winning essays for any type of graduate program or scholarship, including PhD, master’s, MBA, MD, JD, postdocs, DDS, DVM, Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright--you name it.Based on thousands of interviews with successful grad students and graduate admissions officers, Graduate Admissions Essays deconstructs and demystifies the ever-challenging and seemingly more impersonal application process for getting into graduate and scholarship programs. The book presents 50 sample essays in a comprehensive range of subjects, detailed strategies that have proven successful for some of the most notoriously competitive graduate programs in the country, as well as sample letters of recommendation, essays for residencies and fellowships, and postgrad applications.

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EasyScript Express: How to Take Fast and Legible Notes Notes

Pdf Education EasyScript Express: How to Take Fast and Legible Notes Notes

Pdf:EasyScript Express: How to Take Fast and Legible Notes Notes.Review From the Publisher The Only English Grammar-Based Method EasyScript is a simple speedwriting method that's easy to learn and easy to remember. All you need to know basic English Grammar and remember five abbreviating rules. It's proven by people of almost all occupations from salespersons and managers to secretaries and students. You also have the option to transcribe your abbreviations using ComputerScript software, which translates your typed abbreviations into readable text. EasyScript and ComputerScript use identical rules and can be used separately. EasyScript Is * quick to learn : it takes less than a day and uses knowledge you already have * easy to master : it's based on English Grammar and a small set of rules so anyone can learn it and no more endless memorizing of shorthand symbols! * proven to work : more than 30,000 people all over the globe use the system and the customer base is consistently growing * ready to use right away : no tests, no further study; once you've learned it you're ready to go. --Legend PublishingFrom the Author Imagine being able to write as twice as fast and take information down when people speak! Who wants to spend months learning traditional shorthand? Now you don't have to. Existing shorthand methods are based on learning of a large volume of random and hard-to-memorize abbreviations which require very extensive studying and daily usage of the symbols memorized. Those abbreviations that are not used daily cannot be remembered when needed. EasyScript/ComputerScript is a simple, easy-to-learn, easy-to-remember, shorthand and speedwriting method. It is logical and makes sense. Best of all, you can master this method in just a few hours with our convenient self-study programs. EasyScript/ComputerScript concept is unique and offers a promise of demystifying a confusing and intimidating subject and empowering you to succeed. We are happy to report that after its introduction in 1990 EasyScript/ComputerScript has become a widely recognized and regarded speed writing/typing method in the United States and it is gaining acceptance in many regions and countries around the world such as United Kingdom, South America, Scandinavia, West Africa, China, India, Indonesia, France, Japan, Germany, Spain, Italy, Canada, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel, Australia and New Zealand. --Legend Publishing Read more About the Author Leonard Levin , Founder and President of Legend Publishing, has been actively involved in research and development of a new methodology for improving speedwriting, typing and computer transcription for the last 15 years. He started to research a new methodology in 1989 and under his management EasyScript/ ComputerScript products were developed and became commercially available in 1997. He has been conducting EasyScript public and private seminars since 1990 and his training rating on a national scale from 1 to 10 is 8+. He became a recognized expert in the field of speed writing/typing and his seminars throughout the United States won praise from major companies, institutions, and general public. He authored two U.S. patents 'Method for Entering Text Using Abbreviated Word Forms' #4,760,528 and 'Method of Rapid Entering of Text into Computer Equipment' #4,969,097. He published nine books on speed writing, typing, and computerized transcription which are very well received and are widely available in the US and abroad from the major retail and on-line distributors such as Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com USA, Amazon.co.uk, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram Book Company. Read more

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Get Up or Give Up: How I Almost Gave Up on Teaching

Pdf Education Get Up or Give Up: How I Almost Gave Up on Teaching

Pdf:Get Up or Give Up: How I Almost Gave Up on Teaching.About the Author Michael Bonner is a second-grade teacher at South Greenville Elementary School in Greenville, NC. He is working hard every day to make a profound impact on his students with his vision to teach them to become productive global citizens. Michael was voted Teacher of the Year by his peers and also received the Pacesetters Award from the American Association for Blacks in Higher Education. Michael was honored by Ellen DeGeneres in recognition of his positive and innovative approaches to education for children struggling with the challenges of poverty. In February 2017, Ellen Degeneres flew his class to Los Angeles to surprise them by making a music video with amazing celebrities such as Ice Cube, Big Sean, Migos, Ty Dolla Sign, and Lin Manuel Miranda! Since then, Michael Bonner has been speaking at universities and corporate events on the importance of educational equity and the necessity for quality teachers. Read more

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A Moving Account of the Struggles and Achievements of America's Educationally Underprepared

Pdf Education A Moving Account of the Struggles and Achievements of America's Educationally Underprepared

Pdf:A Moving Account of the Struggles and Achievements of America's Educationally Underprepared.Review 'A mirror to the many lacking perfect grammar and spelling who may see their dreams translated into reality after all.' -Los Angeles Times Book Review'Vividly written . . . tears apart all of society's prejudices about the academic abilities of the underprivileged.' -New York Times Read more About the Author Mike Rose is a professor in the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. He has taught in a wide range of educational settings, from elementary school to adult literacy and job training programs. He is a member of the National Academy of Education and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Grawemeyer Award in Education, and awards from the Spencer Foundation, the National Council of Teachers of English, the Modern Language Association, and the American Educational Research Association. He also received the Commonwealth Club of California’s Award for Literary Excellence in Nonfiction. His books include Lives on the Boundary: The Struggles and Achievements of America’s Educationally Underprepared, Possible Lives: The Promise of Public Education in America, The Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the American Worker, Why School?: Reclaiming Education for All of Us, and Back to School: Why Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at Education. Read more

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Summary: The Power Of Habits by Charles Duhigg: - More knowledge in less time

Pdf Education Summary: The Power Of Habits by Charles Duhigg: - More knowledge in less time

Pdf:Summary: The Power Of Habits by Charles Duhigg: - More knowledge in less time.Summary: The Power Of Habits by Charles Duhigg The Power of Habit is more than just a scientific work filled with scientific information. It is also a book that can help us to understand why there are habits in our lives, how they are created, whether they can be changed, and, if yes, how they can be changed. This book is practical literature with a practical approach to solving a problem. A Journey through time to the edge of scientific discoveries that explain why we form habits and how we can change or substitute them for ones we'd like.Duhigg engages the reader beautifully with intriguing anecdotes that delight, amuse and surprise you, whilst giving the gift of vast amounts of insight and information. A truly fresh perspective on the psychology of routine, from the good luck ritual performed religiously by an athlete, to the forefront of revolution, life, in all aspects is driven by this mechanism.Understanding this fully will assist us in improving ourselves, physically, mentally and emotionally, and in turn our lives and our livelihoods in ways we may have always wanted to. Utilising its power can enrich and enhance our communities and quality of life for many more people, and as such this Bestseller is essentially a bible for anybody with a growth mindset.Detailed overview of the bookMost valuable lessons and informationKey Takeaways and AnalysisIn addition, the author draws heavily on stories of people and events to provide anecdotal support and cogent examples of his theories of habit and habit change. Duhigg is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist for The New York Times where he writes on business topics. He has a background in History from Yale University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. In 2010 he won the Science in Society Journalism Award from the National Association for Science Writers. Benefits of Swiftread summaries:Readability: clear, concise and well-written for easy reading.Retention: structured into logical sections and enhanced with bullet points, lists and quotations to maximize retention of knowledge.Review: provides a fast knowledge refresher when you need it.Take action today and download this book for a limited time discount of only $2.99!

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Summary: The plant paradox: The Hidden Dangers in 'Healthy' Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain By Dr Steven Gundry

Pdf Education Summary: The plant paradox: The Hidden Dangers in 'Healthy' Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain By Dr Steven Gundry

Pdf:Summary: The plant paradox: The Hidden Dangers in 'Healthy' Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain By Dr Steven Gundry.Summary Of The Plant Paradox By Dr Steven GundrySteven Gundry's The Plant Paradox is a diet book, which argues that many fruits and vegetables are dangerous to your health. Gundry says that a plant protein called lectin is responsible for obesity and many autoimmune disorders. Gundry offers a diet that eliminates lectins, GMOs, and other toxins. This diet will allow people to reduce weight, improve health, and eliminate a wide range of conditions including diabetes, heart disease, lupus, and more.Lectins are plant toxins. Plants evolved lectins as poisons to discourage insects from eating plant seeds or other parts of the plant. Lectins are in most plants and can cause sickness in humans. Eating good plants is vital for health, but many plants we typically think of as "healthy" are actually full of lectins, which cause damage to the body.Click Buy now with 1-Click to Own Your Copy Today!

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Teens' Guide to College & Career Planning (Teen's Guide to College and Career Planning)

Pdf Education Teens' Guide to College & Career Planning (Teen's Guide to College and Career Planning)

Pdf:Teens' Guide to College & Career Planning (Teen's Guide to College and Career Planning).About the Author Justin Ross Muchnick attends Phillips Academy Andover in Massachusetts and is the author of The Boarding School Survival Guide (Peterson's, June 2014) and co-author of Straight-A Study Skills (Adams Media, January 2013). He is the youngest journalist for The Bootleg® (http://stanford.scout.com), Stanford University's sports news website, where he writes articles about college football. A passionate learner, Justin enjoys reading, writing, Latin, and modern American history. He is a varsity wrestler, plays soccer, participates on the Mock Trial team, and works as a campus tour guide. When Justin is not at boarding school, he resides in Newport Beach, California, with his parents and three younger siblings. Read more

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The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster

Pdf Education The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster

Pdf:The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster.A job-search manual that gives career seekers a systematic, tech-savvy formula to efficiently and effectively target potential employers and secure the essential first interview.The 2-Hour Job Search shows job-seekers how to work smarter (and faster) to secure first interviews. Through a prescriptive approach, Dalton explains how to wade through the Internet’s sea of information and create a job-search system that relies on mainstream technology such as Excel, Google, LinkedIn, and alumni databases to create a list of target employers, contact them, and then secure an interview—with only two hours of effort. Avoiding vague tips like “leverage your contacts,” Dalton tells job-hunters exactly what to do and how to do it. This empowering book focuses on the critical middle phase of the job search and helps readers bring organization to what is all too often an ineffectual and frustrating process.

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Python Crash Course: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming

Pdf Education Python Crash Course: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming

Pdf:Python Crash Course: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming.Review Recommended reading for a “shining tech career” by Techradar IndiaPython Crash Course was selected as one of the best books for learning Python by Real Python“It has been interesting to see, over the last few years, No Starch Press, which produces this book, growing and producing future classics that should be alongside the more traditional O’Reilly Press programming books. Python Crash Course is one of those books.”—Greg Laden, ScienceBlogs“All of these projects are well thought out and presented in such a way that learning the subject matter and implementing it is much more an enjoyable pastime rather than an onerous task that must be completed. Eric took the time to deal with some rather complex projects and lay them out in a consistent, logical and pleasant manner that draws the reader into the subject willingly, which unfortunately, many authors fail to do.”—Full Circle Magazine“The book is well presented with good explanations of the code snippets. It works with you, one small step at a time, building more complex code, explaining what's going on all the way.”—FlickThrough Reviews“Learning Python with Python Crash Course was an extremely positive experience! A great choice if you’re new to Python.”—Mikke Goes Coding Read more About the Author Eric Matthes is a high school science and math teacher living in Alaska where he teaches Introduction to Python. He has been writing programs since he was five years old. Read more

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First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level C: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers

Pdf Education First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level C: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers

Pdf:First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level C: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers.About the Author Liza Charlesworth is an educational editor and author who specializes in books for primary students. She has written several books for Scholastic Professional Books. Read more

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Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

Pdf Education Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

Pdf:Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking.Review 'Just reading Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat will make you a better cook, adept at seasoning, balancing, understanding what it really is you’re doing and why... Make room on the bedside table—and the countertop.' (Bon Appetit)'I talk about Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat the way people talk about beloved pets or newborn babies; like I was a different person before I read it – and I was. I liked to eat, but hated to cook. I was a huge proponent of what I called 'snack dinner,' basically whatever I had that didn't require a cooking implement. Samin Nosrat (and illustrator Wendy MacNaughton) set me straight. Together they debunk the concept of recipes, instead teaching you how to build food (and flavor) from scratch and by instinct. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat uses its eponymous guiding principles to chart a very delicious course toward never eating snack dinner again.'   (NPR.org)'My favorite metacookbook...[Nosrat] offers a beautifully simple checklist for ensuring a dish ends up in a good place...This is the book of cooking grammar that so many novices would benefit from...Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is written smoothly and casually, and kept breezy via charming watercolors by the perceptive Bay Area artist Wendy MacNaughton...Nosrat’s book would be of value both to people who don’t consider themselves cooks and to people actively striving to become better ones.' (Atlantic)'Inventively illustrated...ambitious...[Nosrat is] a talented explainer.' (Wall Street Journal)'A cookbook that will make you a better cook...with helpful, charming illustrations from artist Wendy MacNaughton.' (Boston Globe)'An exhaustively researched treatise on the four pillars of successful cooking.' (New York Times Book Review)'Hundreds of cookbooks are published each year. Some are good. Others are exceptional. A few are essential. Samin Nosrat just published “Salt Fat Acid Heat — Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking” and I daresay this one is essential...That’s the fabulous thing about this book — it teaches readers about cooking, how to employ various techniques, and how to grasp that any subtle variations in technique can have significant impacts upon our end results. It is possible to learn how to cook great food...This book is bound to become an indispensable addition to cookbook shelves throughout America.' (Dayton Daily News)'Nosrat’s beautiful, approachable book demonstrates how these four are the only elements necessary to make delicious meals anywhere, any time.' (Rapid City Journal)'Provides the cook with far more tools for branching out and exploring their own creative potential - and that makes it a standout.' (Midwest Book Review)'An excellent cookbook and culinary resource that pares down the idea that it only takes four ingredients to make food taste amazing.' (Belleville News-Democrat) Read more About the Author Samin Nosrat is a writer, teacher, and chef. Called “a go-to resource for matching the correct techniques with the best ingredients” by The New York Times, and “the next Julia Child” by NPR’s All Things Considered, she’s been cooking professionally since 2000, when she first stumbled into the kitchen at Chez Panisse restaurant. She lives, cooks, surfs, and gardens in Berkeley, California. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is her first book.Wendy MacNaughton is a New York Times bestselling illustrator and graphic journalist whose books include Meanwhile in San Francisco (Chronicle), Pen & Ink (Bloomsbury). The Gutsy Girl (Bloomsbury), and The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Her work appears in publications like The New York Times, Lucky Peach, Bon Appétit, AFAR Magazine, and elsewhere. She is the back page columnist for The California Sunday Magazine. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Story Pirates Present: Stuck in the Stone Age

Pdf Education The Story Pirates Present: Stuck in the Stone Age

Pdf:The Story Pirates Present: Stuck in the Stone Age.From School Library Journal Gr 3–6—A scientist wannabe and an introverted genius are stranded in 12,000 BC when their time machine leaves them behind. Now they must outwit not only the local cavemen but a saber-tooth tiger and other dangers. Meanwhile, back in the 21st century, the villainous CEO of CEASE (the Center for Extremely Advanced Science Experiments) is working to steal Dr. Morice's revolutionary solar cell technology. Rodkey's simple story, based on an idea supplied by an 11-year-old reader, is presented by the Story Pirates and accompanied by a guide for student writers placed at the back of the book. The guide is frequently referenced throughout, so interested readers can get an idea of the story-making techniques being employed. It's an interesting concept, and the writing guide, although basic, is snappy and just right for a middle grade audience. The only disconnect is the story itself, which would actually appeal to a younger crowd than the intended audience for the writing guide. However, given the ongoing popularity of other stories illustrated with stick figures, this may not be a deal breaker. VERDICT Buy where Greg Heffley is popular, or where a group of aspiring writers awaits.—Elizabeth Friend, Wester Middle School, TX Read more Review 'Time travel, cavemen, laughs, and a perfectly paced manual on story creation. Children's performing group the Story Pirates chose 11-year-old writer Vince Boberski's idea for a book and handed it to Rodkey, who turns it into the tale of a janitor named Tom Edison (not that one) who dreams of becoming a scientist (despite an H in Physics). After a time-machine accident, Tom and shy, brilliant scientist Dr. Marisa Morice are trapped in the Stone Age with sabretooth-tiger-worshipping cavemen. How will they get back to their own time? At key points in the tale, cartoon versions of a Story Pirate and Boberski break in with a question about a story element. Readers can continue with the story or flip to a specified section of the 'Story Creation Zone' that makes up the final quarter of the volume. The narrative of Tom and Marisa's adventure is sarcastic, funny, and entertaining enough to interest on its own, and the short (and also funny) instructional lessons on character creation, story setting, plot twists, climax building, and story endings are pitched to pique interest and get the creative juices flowing. Aly's cartoon illustrations will add a giggle or two or three. Marisa appears to be black and Tom white, and naming conventions point to a diverse supporting cast. A must for young writers (even those not interested in sci-fi) and a fab, fun writing manual for writing teachers everywhere.' -- Kirkus Reviews, **STARRED REVIEW**'Jam-packed with both writing advice and jokes... this two-for-one tale is as smart as it is entertaining.'-- Publishers Weekly, **STARRED REVIEW**What an amazing read, full of bizarre kid logic and fun, and brought to life with the usual care & empathy that the Story Pirates always show to young writers! -- Patton Oswalt, Emmy and Grammy award winning actor and stand-up comedian Do you want to laugh? Or get yanked into a nonstop, page-turning adventure? Or be inspired to write your own story? Or maybe you want to eat a double stack cheeseburger with onion rings? Okay, if it’s any of the first three, then this is the bookfor you. If it’s the last one—sorry, we can’t help you there. -- Adam Gidwitz, best-selling author of A Tale Dark and Grimm and the Newbery Honor-winning The Inquisitor’s TaleSo zany and imaginative, it's no surprise an actual kid inspired it. You'll laugh a lot—and learn a lot, too. -- Tim Federle, author of Better Nate Than Ever Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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What Wonderful Things Happened Today: Child’s Daily Gratitude Journal (Magical Storybook Writing Log for Kids)

Pdf Education What Wonderful Things Happened Today: Child’s Daily Gratitude Journal (Magical Storybook Writing Log for Kids)

Pdf:What Wonderful Things Happened Today: Child’s Daily Gratitude Journal (Magical Storybook Writing Log for Kids).From the Author The Benefits of a Daily Gratitude Journal Including:Discover the power of gratitude, dreams, and positive thinking The perfect gift for kids, teens, and even adultsCultivating an attitude of gratitude yields many physical, mental, and spiritual benefitsHelp your child become happier and more certain about themselvesShare a gift for graduation, birthday, holiday, school, teachers, students, and party favorsPractice the expression of feelings through words, drawings, and picturesLearning to express gratitude on a regular basisShow your gratitude to your loved ones, including yourselfHeighten appreciation for the simple wonders in lifeContribute to a life of awareness, love, and happiness Read more From the Inside Flap A Million Uses for our Daily Gratitude Journal Including: As a daily diary or journalInspire your child to be gratefulShow appreciationWriting devotionals, thanks, and prayersHandwriting PracticeFocus on mindfulnessCapture feelings and dreamsHave positive thoughts - be brave, be boldDiscover the power of positive thinkingHeighten appreciation for the simple wonders in lifeContribute to a life of awareness, love, and happinessTurn ordinary moments into blessingsJotting down important notes, numbers, or remindersRecord story ideas, projects, goals, and accomplishments Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Cute Little Monsters Lined Notebook: 108 ruled pages. White paper. Soft cover. 6 x 9'. Colorful Design for Children, Tweens, or Teens, Boys & Girls, ... (Gifted Young Junior Memo) (Volume 1)

Pdf Education Cute Little Monsters Lined Notebook: 108 ruled pages. White paper. Soft cover. 6 x 9'. Colorful Design for Children, Tweens, or Teens, Boys & Girls, ... (Gifted Young Junior Memo) (Volume 1)

Pdf:Cute Little Monsters Lined Notebook: 108 ruled pages. White paper. Soft cover. 6 x 9'. Colorful Design for Children, Tweens, or Teens, Boys & Girls, ... (Gifted Young Junior Memo) (Volume 1).A softcover notebook with a series of cute little monsters cover design, plus the following wonderful features! Book industry standard trim size 6 x 9". Beautiful glossy cover finish. Crisp white paper. Total 108 pages, with 20 dotted lines per page. Large line spacing, which is easier for reading and taking notes. Dark grey lines instead of pure black, so the lines are more eye-friendly and less distracting while reading, yet dark enough to guide writing. With page numbers, allowing possibility to make a personal table of contents or an index, if the owner requires. Perfect for taking notes in class, homeschool, self-study, or as a personal journal/diary. Colorful, stylish, and super cute cover design. "Cute Little Monsters Lined Notebook" is a great gift for yourself or any children, tweens, and teens who are fans of monsters, as well as anybody who adores cuteness!

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Living When a Loved One Has Died: Revised Edition

Pdf Education Living When a Loved One Has Died: Revised Edition

Pdf:Living When a Loved One Has Died: Revised Edition.Review If you're far away when someone you care about is in mourning, send this book—it's the next best thing to being there. And if you doubt whether your being there will do any good, read this book, and you will learn how to become the wise, reassuring, and understanding person a good friend is when a loved one has died. —Minneapolis Star Read more About the Author Rabbi Earl A. Grollman is an internationally recognized bereavement counselor who has been named Hero of the Heartland and given the Distinguished Human Service Award from Yeshiva University, among countless other awards. He is author of the best-selling Living When a Loved One Has Died (Beacon / 2719-7 / $10.00 pb), among many other books, and articles about him and his work have appeared in USA Today, Harper's, Reader's Digest, Ann Landers, People, and in virtually every major American daily. He lives in Belmont, Massachusetts. Read more

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How to Write Science Fiction (Text Styles)

Pdf Education How to Write Science Fiction (Text Styles)

Pdf:How to Write Science Fiction (Text Styles).Science fiction stories incorporate science and technology that take readers into new worlds where anything can happen. In this fun title, key elements of science fiction are explored using sample texts. Step-by-step instructions help readers compose sciencefiction stories that are out-of-this-world!

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The Making of a Picture Book (Book Only)

Pdf Education The Making of a Picture Book (Book Only)

Pdf:The Making of a Picture Book (Book Only).From School Library Journal Grade 3-6-- An example of how an actual book, The Dinosaur in the Park (Gareth Stevens, 1987), came about, from idea to publication. Readers see the original manuscript and its multiple revisions, and observe the illustrator sketch and develop the characters, try various media and techniques, and lay the illustrations out on the page. They then follow the book as it goes through all of the various production aspects, ending with a publication party. Every step is illustrated with examples of the work and/or clear color photographs of the people involved. Aliki's How a Book is Made (Crowell, 1986) is for a younger audience, while Althea emphasizes the printing process in Making a Book (Cambridge University Pr, 1983). Michael Kehoe's The Puzzle of Books (Carolrhoda, 1982) covers the path from submission of manuscript to finished book with black-and-white photos. Ali Mitgutsch goes From Picture to Picture Book (Carolrhoda, 1986) more simply with color sketches. Among others, the sound filmstrip How a Picture Book is Made (Weston Woods, 1976) traces Steven Kellogg's The Island of the Skog (Dial, 1973) from start to finish. --Sylvia S. Marantz, Wellington School, Columbus, OHCopyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more

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The Official ACT Prep Guide, 2018-19 Edition (Book + Bonus Online Content)

Pdf Education The Official ACT Prep Guide, 2018-19 Edition (Book + Bonus Online Content)

Pdf:The Official ACT Prep Guide, 2018-19 Edition (Book + Bonus Online Content).From the Back Cover The comprehensive guide to the 2018-2019 ACT(R) test, with 4 genuine, full-length practice tests and 400 additional questions online.This 2018-2019 guide includes four actual ACT tests -- all of which contain the optional writing test -- that you can use to practice at your own pace. To help you review test subjects and improve your understanding, this guide provides clear explanations for every answer. You'll also get practical tips for boosting your score on the English, math, reading, and science tests, as well as the optional writing test. Additionally, you can access 400 more practice questions online through the access code provided in the guide.The test's creators filled this guide with expert advice on how to both mentally and physically prepare for the exam. It will also help you: Review the entire ACT test content so you'll know what to expect on test day Understand the procedures you'll follow when you're taking the ACT Prep for the types of questions you can expect to find on the test Adopt test-taking strategies that are right for youThe Official ACT Prep Guide 2018-2019 is the best resource to prepare you for test day. By using this guide you can feel comfortable that you're prepared to do your best! Read more About the Author ACT (Iowa City, IA) is a not-for-profit organization providing assessment, research, information, and program management services to support education and workforce development. Known most widely as the makers of the ACT exam--the college readiness and placement assessment taken by some 1.8 million high school students each year--ACT produces a number of assessments and services reaching more than 10 million people along the kindergarten through career continuum. ACT's rigorous research informs policy decisions and helps develop programs that boost lifelong learning potential in schools and workplaces around the world. To learn more, visit www.act.org. Read more

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Cracking the SAT Premium Edition with 8 Practice Tests, 2019: The All-in-One Solution for Your Highest Possible Score (College Test Preparation)

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Pdf:Cracking the SAT Premium Edition with 8 Practice Tests, 2019: The All-in-One Solution for Your Highest Possible Score (College Test Preparation).About the Author The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. In addition to helping millions succeed on standardized tests, The Princeton Review provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. Along with classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring, and online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help. Read more

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GED Test Prep Plus 2019: 2 Practice Tests + Proven Strategies + Online (Kaplan Test Prep)

Pdf Education GED Test Prep Plus 2019: 2 Practice Tests + Proven Strategies + Online (Kaplan Test Prep)

Pdf:GED Test Prep Plus 2019: 2 Practice Tests + Proven Strategies + Online (Kaplan Test Prep).About the Author For 80 years, Kaplan Test Prep (www.kaptest.com) has been helping students grow their knowledge, skills and confidence so they can be their best on Test Day. Our prep books and online resources provide the expert guidance that students need at every step of their educational journey – incorporating years of test-specific data and strategies tested by Kaplan students and our own expert psychometricians. After helping millions of students, we know what works. Our guides deliver knowledge with clarity and simplicity while focusing on the specialized strategies that keep test-takers ahead of the clock and at the top of their game.We offer preparation for more than 90 standardized tests – including entrance exams for secondary school, college, and graduate school, as well as professional licensing exams for attorneys, physicians, and nurses. With a full array of self-paced and live online courses, as well as print books and mobile apps, you can use Kaplan to study on your own schedule and at your own speed. Kaplan’s private tutors and admissions consultants supplement those offerings with one-on-one support. Read more

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Cracking the AP Human Geography Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation)

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Pdf:Cracking the AP Human Geography Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation).About the Author The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. In addition to helping millions succeed on standardized tests, The Princeton Review provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. Along with classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring, and online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help. Read more

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Barron's AP Biology

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Pdf:Barron's AP Biology.From the Inside Flap Table of Contents: Barron's Essential 5 SUBJECT AREA REVIEW Biochemistry The Cell Cell Cycle Energy, Metabolism, and Enzymes Cell Respiration Photosynthesis Heredity The Molecular Basis of Inheritance Biological Diversity Evolution Plants Human Physiology The Human Immune System Animal Reproduction and Development EcologyAnimal Behavior Investigations Learn How to Grade an Essay MODEL TESTS Model Test 1Model Test 2 Appendix A--Bibliography Appendix B--Measurements Used in Biology Appendix C--Reference Tables Glossary Index Read more About the Author Deborah Goldberg earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees at Long Island University. For fourteen years, she studied cells using electron microscopy at NYU Medical Center and New York Medical College. For the following twenty-two years, she taught Chemistry, Biology, and Forensic Science at Lawrence High School on Long Island. Read more

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Barron's SAT Subject Test: Math Level 2 with Online Tests

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Pdf:Barron's SAT Subject Test: Math Level 2 with Online Tests.From the Inside Flap Table of Contents: Introduction PART 1 DIAGNOSTIC TEST Diagnostic Test Answer Key Answers Explained Self-Evaluation Chart for Diagnostic Test PART 2 REVIEW OF MAJOR TOPICS 1 Functions 2 Linear Functions 3 Quadratic Functions 4 Higher Degree Polynomials 5 Solving Polynomial Inequalities 6 Triangle Trigonometry 7 Trigonometric Functions 8 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 9 Rational Functions 10 Parametric Equations 11 Piecewise Functions 12 Transformations and Symmetry 13 Conic Sections 14 Polar Coordinates 15 Three-Dimensional Geometry 16 Counting 17 Complex Numbers 18 Matrices 19 Sequences and Series 20 Vectors 21 Statistics 22 Probability PART 3 PRACTICE TESTS Practice Test 1 Practice Test 2 Practice Test 3 Practice Test 4 Practice Test 5 Practice Test 6 Summary of Formulas Index Read more

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Cracking the AP Environmental Science Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation)

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Pdf:Cracking the AP Environmental Science Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation).About the Author The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. In addition to helping millions succeed on standardized tests, The Princeton Review provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. Along with classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring, and online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help. Read more

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Cracking the AP Chemistry Exam 2019, Premium Edition: 5 Practice Tests + Complete Content Review (College Test Preparation)

Pdf Education Cracking the AP Chemistry Exam 2019, Premium Edition: 5 Practice Tests + Complete Content Review (College Test Preparation)

Pdf:Cracking the AP Chemistry Exam 2019, Premium Edition: 5 Practice Tests + Complete Content Review (College Test Preparation).About the Author The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. In addition to helping millions succeed on standardized tests, The Princeton Review provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. Along with classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring, and online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help. Read more

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Cracking the AP Physics 1 Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation)

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Pdf:Cracking the AP Physics 1 Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation).About the Author The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. In addition to helping millions succeed on standardized tests, The Princeton Review provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. Along with classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring, and online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help. Read more

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Cracking the AP Chemistry Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation)

Pdf Education Cracking the AP Chemistry Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation)

Pdf:Cracking the AP Chemistry Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation).About the Author The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. In addition to helping millions succeed on standardized tests, The Princeton Review provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. Along with classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring, and online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help. Read more

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Cracking the SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M, 16th Edition: Everything You Need to Help Score a Perfect 800 (College Test Preparation)

Pdf Education Cracking the SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M, 16th Edition: Everything You Need to Help Score a Perfect 800 (College Test Preparation)

Pdf:Cracking the SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M, 16th Edition: Everything You Need to Help Score a Perfect 800 (College Test Preparation).About the Author The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. The Princeton Review has helped millions succeed on standardized tests, and provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. In addition to classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring as well as online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help. Read more

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Cracking the AP Biology Exam 2019, Premium Edition: 5 Practice Tests + Complete Content Review (College Test Preparation)

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Pdf:Cracking the AP Biology Exam 2019, Premium Edition: 5 Practice Tests + Complete Content Review (College Test Preparation).About the Author The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. In addition to helping millions succeed on standardized tests, The Princeton Review provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. Along with classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring, and online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help. Read more

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Barron's AP Environmental Science with Online Tests

Pdf Education Barron's AP Environmental Science with Online Tests

Pdf:Barron's AP Environmental Science with Online Tests.From the Inside Flap Table of Contents: What's New in the 7th Edition? Barron's Essential 5 Format of the APES Exam Questions Commonly Asked About the APES Exam UNIT I: EARTH SYSTEMS AND RESOURCES (10-15%) Chapter 1: The Earth Chapter 2: The AtmosphereChapter 3: Global Water Resources and Use UNIT II: THE LIVING WORLD (10-15%) Chapter 4: EcosystemsChapter 5: Natural Biogeochemical CyclesUNIT III: POPULATION (10-15%)Chapter 6: PopulationsUNIT IV: LAND AND WATER USE (10-15%) Chapter 7: Land and Water Use UNIT V: ENERGY RESOURCES AND CONSUMPTION (10-15%) Chapter 8: Energy UNIT VI: POLLUTION (25-30%) Chapter 9: Pollution Chapter 10: Impacts on the Environment and Human Health UNIT VII: GLOBAL CHANGE (10-15%) Chapter 11: Stratospheric Ozone and Global Warming PRACTICE EXAMS Practice Exam 1 Practice Exam 2 Index Read more

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Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students' Potential through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and Innovative Teaching

Pdf Education Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students' Potential through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and Innovative Teaching

Pdf:Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students' Potential through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and Innovative Teaching.Review “…positive and absorbing…” (Teach Secondary, February 2016) Read more From the Back Cover PRAISE FOR MATHEMATICAL MINDSETS 'Mistakes, struggles, creativity, beauty, flexibility, equity—Jo Boaler uses these words to describe a vision of mathematics where every student thrives and becomes a mathematical thinker. By following Boaler's roadmap, perhaps we can once and for all lay to rest decades of archaic and destructive notions about what it takes to be good at math.' —Cathy Seeley, Past President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and author of Faster Isn't Smarter and Smarter Than We Think 'Jo Boaler is justifiably tired of all the uninformed BS about math education. Too many children's lives are being harmed. In this book, she takes the gloves off and comes out fighting. Her weapon? Scientific data. Lots of it. A readable, engaging, compelling case for revolutionizing math education. Ignore her message and you (or your children, or your students) will be locked out of much of the 21st Century.' —Dr. Keith Devlin, Stanford University mathematician, NPR 'Math Guy,' and author of Mathematics Education for a New Era 'Jo Boaler calls out the mindsets that can cripple a student's aptitude for math and ways to change them. More than just a replacement set of positive messages, Jo's book elaborates practical, research-tested strategies for teaching, assessment, practice, and homework—all to help a student learn and love to learn mathematics.' —Dan Meyer, former math teacher, Chief Academic Officer at Desmos, author, and consultant Scores of students hate and fear math, so they end up leaving school without an understanding of basic mathematical concepts. How can we help all children know that they have vast mathematics potential? How can teachers instruct in a way that brings this belief to life? Drawing on her extensive research with thousands of students, author Jo Boaler reveals how teachers, parents, and other caregivers can transform children's ideas and experiences of math through a positive growth mindset method. Filled with illustrative examples, Mathematical Mindsets is an important guide to the information, techniques, and activities that can be put in place to make math more enjoyable and achievable for all students. Mathematical Mindsets shows how the entire approach to math teaching and learning—from paying attention to the math questions and reviewing the tasks students work on to the methods teachers and parents use to encourage or grade students—needs to be changed to help students realize the joys of learning and understanding math. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Barron's SAT Subject Test: Chemistry with Online Tests

Pdf Education Barron's SAT Subject Test: Chemistry with Online Tests

Pdf:Barron's SAT Subject Test: Chemistry with Online Tests.From the Inside Flap Table of Contents: Introduction: About the Test A DIAGNOSTIC TEST Diagnostic Test REVIEW OF MAJOR TOPICS1 Introduction to Chemistry2 Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table of the Elements 3 Bonding 4 Chemical Formulas 5 Gases and the Gas Laws 6 Stoichiometry (Chemical Calculations) and the Mole Concept 7 Liquids, Solids, and Phase Changes 8 Chemical Reactions and Thermochemistry 9 Rates of Chemical Reactions 10 Chemical Equilibrium 11 Acids, Bases, and Salts 12 Oxidation-Reduction 13 Some Representative Groups and Families 14 Carbon and Organic Chemistry 15 The Laboratory PRACTICE TESTSPractice Subject Tests in Chemistry Practice Test 1 Practice Test 2 Practice Test 3 Practice Test 4 APPENDIXES Modern Periodic Table Some Important Equations Some Useful Tables The Chemical Elements Glossary Index Read more

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Cracking the AP Physics C Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation)

Pdf Education Cracking the AP Physics C Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation)

Pdf:Cracking the AP Physics C Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation).About the Author The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. In addition to helping millions succeed on standardized tests, The Princeton Review provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. Along with classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring, and online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help. Read more

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Barron's AP Chemistry with Online Tests

Pdf Education Barron's AP Chemistry with Online Tests

Pdf:Barron's AP Chemistry with Online Tests.From the Inside Flap Table of Contents: Barron's Essential 5 Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Important Facts About the Advanced Placement Examination in Chemistry Essential Details Scoring of the Examination Test Content and Distribution Content and Distribution in This Book Chemical Calculations and Relationships How to Use This Review Book Organizing Your Review What to Expect of the AP Chemistry Examination How to Maximize Your Score Final Preparations for the Exam The College Board DIAGNOSTIC TESTS Diagnostic Test 1 Diagnostic Test 2Diagnostic Test 3 PART ONE: STRUCTURE OF MATTER Structure of the AtomThe Periodic Table PART TWO: CHEMICAL BONDINGIonic Compounds, Formulas, and Reactions Covalent Compounds, Formulas, and StructureStoichiometryPART THREE: STATES OF MATTER GasesLiquids and Solids SolutionsPART FOUR: PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY Chemical Equilibrium Kinetics Thermodynamics PART FIVE: CHEMICAL REACTIONS Oxidation-Reduction Reactions and Electrochemistry Acids and Bases Experimental Chemistry PRACTICE TESTS APPENDICES Appendix 1 Answer Explanations for End-of-Chapter Questions Appendix 2 Electronic Configurations of the Elements Appendix 3 Thermodynamic Data for Selected Elements, Compounds, and Ions (25°C) Appendix 4 Ionization Constants of Weak AcidsAppendix 5 Ionization Constants of Polyprotic Acids Appendix 6 Ionization Constants of Weak BasesAppendix 7 Solubility Product Constants Glossary Index Read more

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AP® Psychology Crash Course, 2nd Ed., Book + Online (Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course)

Pdf Education AP® Psychology Crash Course, 2nd Ed., Book + Online (Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course)

Pdf:AP® Psychology Crash Course, 2nd Ed., Book + Online (Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course).From the Back Cover CRASH COURSE FOR THE AP PSYCHOLOGY EXAM – GET A HIGHER SCORE IN LESS TIME Updated for the 2015 Exam! Late getting started? Facing too many AP tests? Use this course to learn the most in the least time! Study Only What You Need to KnowREA’s Crash Course for the AP Psychology exam is based on an in-depth analysis of the Advanced Placement Psychology exam and actual AP Psychology test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your study time. Expert Test-Taking StrategiesDeveloped by an Advanced Placement teacher with many years of classroom experience, this Psychology Crash Course presents detailed, question-level strategies for answering both the multiple-choice and free-response questions. By following the author’s expert advice, you can boost your score in every section of the AP Psychology test. Key Terms You Must KnowKnowing the right terminology can make a real difference in your AP score. Our author includes the key terms you need to know before taking the AP Psychology exam. Free Practice ExamOur full-length online Psychology practice exam includes every topic and type of question found on the actual exam. It offers timed testing, automatic scoring, and detailed explanations of answers. Helpful diagnostics pinpoint where you’re strongest and where you need to focus. Read more About the Author Larry Krieger earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.S. from Wake Forest University. In a career spanning more that 40 years, Mr. Krieger has taught a variety of AP® subjects. His popular courses were renowned for their energetic presentations, commitment to scholarship, and helping students achieve high AP® exam scores. All of Mr. Krieger’s students scored above a 3 on their AP® exams, with most students scoring a 4 or a 5. In 2004 and 2005, the College Board® recognized Mr. Krieger as one of the nation’s foremost AP® teachers.Mr. Krieger’s success has extended far beyond the classroom. He has written several history textbooks and is a co-author of REA’s Art History AP® test preparation guide. His latest venture, the AP® Crash Course® series, helps students strategically and effectively prepare for their AP® exams. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Mindstorms: Children, Computers, And Powerful Ideas

Pdf Education Mindstorms: Children, Computers, And Powerful Ideas

Pdf:Mindstorms: Children, Computers, And Powerful Ideas.Review '[Papert] offers one of the most promising glimpses yet of how we might build toward an education system in which we could take renewed pride.'―New York Times Book Review'Seymour Papert is the greatest of all living education theorists. He puts into the hands of the child new conceptual tools and thus changes the learning experience from a matter of discipline and suffering into one of excitement.'―Marvin Minsky'Ever since I met Seymour...I liked the way he talked about kids and how they learn. What he taught me was that each of us can learn and that computers are a unique tool to be used in our learning. But real learning is not rote and not commanded, but the result of exploration and delight.' ―Governor Jerry Brown'Papert's fascinating volume should help adults allay their own fear of computers and not extend those fears into the uncorrupted psyches of children.'―Choice Read more About the Author Seymour Papert (1928-2016) was a professor of mathematics and education at MIT, where he co-founded the Artificial Intelligence and Media Laboratories. He was the co-inventor of the LOGO programming language. Read more

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Cracking the AP U.S. Government & Politics Exam, 2019 Edition: Revised for the New 2019 Exam (College Test Preparation)

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Pdf:Cracking the AP U.S. Government & Politics Exam, 2019 Edition: Revised for the New 2019 Exam (College Test Preparation).About the Author The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. In addition to helping millions succeed on standardized tests, The Princeton Review provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. Along with classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring, and online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help. Read more

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Barron's AP Psychology with Online Tests

Pdf Education Barron's AP Psychology with Online Tests

Pdf:Barron's AP Psychology with Online Tests.From the Inside Flap Table of Contents: Barron's Essential 5Introduction: Using This BookThe Fabulous Overview of the AP Psychology ExamDiagnostic Test 1 History and Approaches 2 Methods 3 Biological Bases of Behavior 4 Sensation and Perception 5 States of Consciousness 6 Learning 7 Cognition 8 Motivation and Emotion 9 Developmental Psychology 10 Personality 11 Testing and Individual Differences 12 Abnormal Psychology 13 Treatment of Psychological Disorders 14 Social Psychology 15 Multiple-Choice Test-Taking Tips 16 Answering Free-Response Questions Practice Tests Index Read more

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Cracking the AP Psychology Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation)

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Pdf:Cracking the AP Psychology Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation).About the Author The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. In addition to helping millions succeed on standardized tests, The Princeton Review provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. Along with classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring, and online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help. Read more

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Barron's AP U.S. Government and Politics with Online Tests

Pdf Education Barron's AP U.S. Government and Politics with Online Tests

Pdf:Barron's AP U.S. Government and Politics with Online Tests.From the Author Updating this book, prepared in the summer and fall of 2017, reflects a 20-year cycle of test changes that were incorporated when the first edition of the Barron's AP U.S. Government and Politics was published. The 11th edition has more changes than any previous edition. This edition incorporates and reflects the new AP U.S. Government and Politics curriculum that has been implemented in the 2018-2019 school year. This edition also reflects the implementation of a brand new test that has major structural changes. For example, there are 55 multiple choice questions and each question has only four choices. There are four different types of free response questions, one of which will be an 'argumentation' essay. Read more From the Inside Flap Table of Contents: Barron's Essential 5 Preface Introduction Using the Book A Guide to the Redesigned Course and Exam Skills Needed to Succeed How the Test Is Scored Study Strategies Newly Redesigned Course Outline Multiple-Choice Questions Free-Response Questions 1 Foundations of American Democracy (Unit 1) Big Ideas: Constitutionalism, Liberty and Order, Competing Policy-Making Interests Key Terms Students Must Know Required Primary Documents Students Must Know Required Supreme Court Cases Students Must Know Key Concept 1.a: Evolution of Representative Democracy Key Concept 1.b: Origins of the Constitution Key Concept 1.c: The Constitution Key Concept 1.d: Federalism Review Multiple-Choice Questions 2 Interactions Among the Branches of Government (Unit 2) Big Ideas: Constitutionalism, Competing Policy-Making Interests Key Terms Students Must Know Required Primary Documents Students Must Know Required Supreme Court Cases Students Must Know Key Concept 2.a: The Legislative Branch Key Concept 2.b: The Executive Branch Key Concept 2.c: The Judicial Branch Key Concept 2.d: The Federal Bureaucracy Review Multiple-Choice Questions 3 Civil Liberties and Civil Rights (Unit 3) Big Ideas: Liberty and Order, Constitutionalism, Competing Policy-Making Interests, Civic Participation in a Representative Democracy Key Terms Students Must Know Required Primary Documents Students Must Know Required Supreme Court Cases Students Must Know Key Concept 3.a: The Bill of Rights Key Concept 3.b: The Fourteenth Amendment Key Concept 3.c: Equal Protection Under the Law and Selective Incorporation Key Concept 3.d: Civil Rights Key Concept 3.e: The Supreme Court Interprets Civil Rights Issues Review Multiple-Choice Questions 4 American Political Ideologies and Beliefs (Unit 4) Big Ideas: Methods of Political Analysis, Competing Policy-Making Interests Key Terms Students Must Know Key Concept 4.a: Demographics and Political Socialization Key Concept 4b: Polling Key Concept 4c: Political Philosophies and Political Party Ideology Review Multiple-Choice Questions 5 Political Participation (Unit 5) Big Ideas: Civic Participation in a Representative Democracy, Competing Policy-Making Interests, Methods of Political Analysis Key Terms Students Must Know Required Supreme Court Case Students Must Know Key Concept 5a: Voting Key Concept 5b: Linkage Institutions Key Concept 5c: Elections as Linkage Key Concept 5d: The Media as Linkage Review Multiple-Choice Questions Practice Test 1 Section 1: Multiple-Choice Questions Section 2: Free-Response Questions Answer Key Answers Explained Test-Analysis Worksheet Practice Test 2 Section 1: Multiple-Choice Questions Section 2: Free-Response Questions Answer Key Answers Explained Test-Analysis Worksheet Glossary Appendix Required Unit 1 Foundational Documents Required Supreme Court Cases Index Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Barron's AP Human Geography with Online Tests

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Pdf:Barron's AP Human Geography with Online Tests.From the Inside Flap Table of Contents: Barron's Essential 5 Introduction Diagnostic Test 1 Geography, Its Nature and Perspectives 2 Population and Migration 3 Cultural Patterns and Processes 4 Political Organization of Space 5 Agriculture, Food Production, and Rural Land Use 6 Industrialization and Economic Development 7 Cities and Urban Land Use Practice Test 1 Practice Test 2 Index Read more

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Cracking the AP U.S. History Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests + Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation)

Pdf Education Cracking the AP U.S. History Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests + Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation)

Pdf:Cracking the AP U.S. History Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests + Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation).About the Author The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. In addition to helping millions succeed on standardized tests, The Princeton Review provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. Along with classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring, and online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help. Read more

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Cracking the AP World History Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation)

Pdf Education Cracking the AP World History Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation)

Pdf:Cracking the AP World History Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation).About the Author The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. In addition to helping millions succeed on standardized tests, The Princeton Review provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. Along with classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring, and online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help. Read more

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Barron's AP United States History with Online Tests

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Pdf:Barron's AP United States History with Online Tests.From the Inside Flap Table of Contents: Barron's Essential 5 PART ONE: INTRODUCTION Preparing for the Advanced Placement United States History Exam 1 History Disciplinary Practices and Reasoning Skills, and Thematic Learning Objectives 2 Navigating the Advanced Placement United States History Exam PART TWO: REVIEW SECTION--TIME PERIODS 3 Period 1: 1491-1607 The Meeting of Three Peoples 4 Period 2: 1607-1754 Patterns of Empire and Resistance 5 Period 3: 1754-1800 The Crisis of Empire, Revolution, and Nation-Building 6 Period 4: 1800-1848 The Meaning of Democracy in an Era of Economic and Territorial Expansion 7 Period 5: 1844-1877 Slavery, Civil War, and the Transformation of American Society 8 Period 6: 1865-1898 The Challenges of the Era of Industrialization 9 Period 7: 1890-1945 Economic Dislocation and Reform in the Age of Empire and World War 10 Period 8: 1945-1980 Redefining Democracy in the Era of Cold War and Liberal Ascendency 11 Period 9: 1980-Present Political and Foreign Policy Adjustments in a Globalized World PART THREE: PRACTICE EXAMS Practice Test 1 Practice Test 2 Index Read more

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Barron's AP World History with Online Tests

Pdf Education Barron's AP World History with Online Tests

Pdf:Barron's AP World History with Online Tests.From the Inside Flap Table of Contents: Barron's Essential 5 INTRODUCTION How to Use This Book The Advanced Placement Examination in World History: An Overview Disciplinary Practices and Reasoning Skills in History Multiple-Choice Question Strategies Short-Answer Question Strategies Free-Response (Essay) Questions: General Tips Document-Based Question (DBQ) Strategies Long Essay Question (LEQ) Strategies Practice, Practice, Practice: Online Resources UNIT ONE: TECHNOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSFORMATIONS (to 600 B.C.E.) Short Cut Scenic Route 1 Big Geography and the Peopling of the Earth 2 The Neolithic Revolution and Early Agricultural Societies 3 The Development and Interactions of Early Agricultural, Pastoral, and Urban SocietiesUNIT TWO: TECHNOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSFORMATIONS (600 B.C.E.-600 C.E.) Short Cut Scenic Route 4 The Development and Codification of Religious and Cultural Traditions 5 The Development of States and Empires 6 Emerging Transregional Networks of Communication and Exchange UNIT THREE: REGIONAL AND TRANSREGIONAL INTERACTIONS (600-1450) Short Cut Scenic Route 7 State Building, Expansion, and Conflict, 600-1450 8 Culture, Science, and Technology, 600-1450 9 Economic Systems, 600-1450 10 Social Structures, 600-1450 11 Humans and the Environment, 600-1450 UNIT FOUR: GLOBAL INTERACTIONS (1450-1750) Short Cut Scenic Route 12 State Building, Expansion, and Conflict, 1450-1750 13 Culture, Science, and Technology, 1450-1750 14 Economic Systems, 1450-1750 15 Social Structures, 1450-1750 16 Humans and the Environment, 1450-1750 UNIT FIVE: INDUSTRIALIZATION AND GLOBAL INTEGRATION (1750-1900) Short Cut Scenic Route 17 State Building, Expansion, and Conflict, 1750-1900 18 Culture, Science, and Technology, 1750-1900 19 Economic Systems, 1750-1900 20 Social Structures, 1750-1900 21 Humans and the Environment, 1750-1900 UNIT SIX: ACCELERATING GLOBAL CHANGE AND REALIGNMENTS (1900 to Present) Short Cut Scenic Route 22 State Building, Expansion, and Conflict (Part I), 1900-1945 23 State Building, Expansion, and Conflict (Part II),1945 to Present 24 Culture, Science, and Technology, 1900 to Present 25 Economic Systems, 1900 to Present 26 Social Structures, 1900 to Present 27 Humans and the Environment, 1900 to Present PRACTICE TESTS Practice Test 1 Practice Test 2 Appendix: Map of Selected World Regions Index Read more

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Cracking the AP European History Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation)

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Pdf:Cracking the AP European History Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation).About the Author The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. In addition to helping millions succeed on standardized tests, The Princeton Review provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. Along with classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring, and online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help. Read more

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5 Steps to a 5: AP World History 2019

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Pdf:5 Steps to a 5: AP World History 2019.About the Author Peggy J. Martin teaches advanced placement world history at Del Rio High School in Del Rio, Texas.  Beth Bartolini-Salimbeni taught AP World History, AP European History, AP Art History at Rio Rancho and Cibola High Schools, in New Mexico, and served as a question leader and consultant to the College Board for AP Italian language and culture. Wendy Petersen has taught a variety of courses, including AP World History, AP United States Government and Politics, and AP Seminar at Cibola High School, New Mexico. Read more

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Barron's AP World History Flash Cards

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Pdf:Barron's AP World History Flash Cards.About the Author Kate Caporusso is the department chairperson of the Calhoun High School social studies department in Merrick, New York. She has taught world history for several years, and she has contributed to several projects on the teaching of high school social studies. Read more

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Barron's AP European History with Online Tests

Pdf Education Barron's AP European History with Online Tests

Pdf:Barron's AP European History with Online Tests.Review 'The 9th updated edition of AP European History pairs online content with five full-length practice tests (three online) and a question-and-answer format that lends to review, but part of the real meat of this book lies in its collection of best study practices and tips for acing the test which are specific to European History questions on the AP test. The model tests reflect many aspects of the actual AP format, which means that students will get a heads-up on test approaches and structures in general, as well as question types and answers. Examples range from multiple-choice to long-essay style questions, answers follow each chapter, and charts offer information in a format students can easily absorb, making the 9th updated edition of AP European History the item of choice for any AP student studying for this placement exam.' —Donovan's Literary Services, donovansliteraryservices.com Read more From the Inside Flap Table of Contents Barron's Essential 5 PART ONE: INTRODUCTION Using This Book PART TWO: REVIEW SECTION: TIME PERIODS TIME PERIOD ONE: c 1450 to c 1648 1 The Italian Renaissance and the Northern Renaissance (1450-1550) 2 Protestant Reformation, Catholic- and Counter-Reformations, Wars of Religion (1517-1648) 3 The Growth of European Nation-States and the Birth of Science: Europe in the 1500s and Early 1600s TIME PERIOD TWO: c 1649 to c 1815 4 The Eighteenth Century: The Expansion of Europe and the Enlightenment 5 The French Revolution, Napoleon, and the Congress of Vienna 6 Industrialization Reshapes Europe TIME PERIOD THREE: c 1815 to c 1914 7 The Growth and Suppression of Democracy: From the Age of Metternich to the First World War (1815-1914) 8 The Ideologies of the 19th Century: Liberalism, Conservatism, Nationalism, and Culture 9 Imperialism and the Causes of the First World War (1870-1914) TIME PERIOD FOUR: c 1914 TO PRESENT 10 The First World War, and the Russian Revolution and the USSR Until 1939 11 Democracy, Depression, Dictatorship, World War and Its Aftermath (1919-1945) 12 Recovery, Cold War, and Contemporary Europe (1945 to Present) PART THREE: MODEL EXAMS Model Test 1 Model Test 2 Index Read more

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AP® U.S. History Crash Course, 4th Ed., Book + Online (Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course)

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Pdf:AP® U.S. History Crash Course, 4th Ed., Book + Online (Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course).About the Author Larry Krieger earned his B.A. and M.A.T. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his M.A. from Wake Forest University. In a career spanning more than 40 years, Mr. Krieger taught a variety of AP® subjects including U.S. History, World History, European History, American Government, and Art History. His popular courses were renowned for their energetic presentations, commitment to scholarship, and dedication to helping students achieve high scores. The College Board twice recognized Mr. Krieger as one of the nation’s foremost AP® teachers. Mr. Krieger’s success has extended far beyond the classroom. He is the author or coauthor of several widely used American history and World history textbooks, as well as the creator of REA’s Crash Course® quick-review study guides for AP® U.S. Government and Politics, AP® European History, and AP® Psychology. In addition, he has been a sought-after speaker at Social Studies conferences and conducts SAT® and AP® workshops for students throughout the United States. The 4th edition of REA’s Crash Course for AP® U.S. History is based upon Mr. Krieger’s intensive study of the current APUSH Framework and released tests. He field-tested the materials in this book with students taking his APUSH prep courses. During the past five years, 90 percent of these students scored a 5, with the rest scoring a 4. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. ABOUT THIS BOOKREA’s AP U.S. History Crash Course is the first book of its kind for the last-minute studier or any AP student who wants a quick refresher on the course.The Crash Course is based upon a careful analysis of the most recent AP U.S. History Course Description outline and available official AP test questions.Written by a nationally-recognized AP U.S. History expert who has studied the content and format of the latest exam, our easy-to-read format gives students a crash course in the major ideas and events in U.S. history. The targeted review chapters offer students a concise way to learn all the important AP material before test day.Unlike other test preps, REA’s AP U.S. History Crash Course gives you a review specifically focused on what you really need to study in order to ace the exam. Our review is broken down into specific topics based on the nine historical periods outlined by the College Board.The book begins with a discussion of seven keys for success and a glossary of 60 AP U.S. History terms you absolutely, positively have to know followed by review chapters arranged in chronological order. Each chapter presents only the essential information tied to each time period in U.S. History.The Crash Course concludes with chapters that present strategies for successfully answering all the different question types on the exam—everything from the multiple-choice questions to the document-based essay question.No matter how or when you prepare for the AP U.S. History exam, REA’s Crash Course will show you how to study efficiently and strategically, so you can boost your score.To check your test readiness for the AP U.S. History exam, either before or after studying this Crash Course, take REA’s FREE online practice exam. To access your practice exam, visit the online REA Study Center at www.rea.com/studycenter and follow the on-screen instructions. This true-to-format test features automatic scoring, detailed explanations of all answers, and diagnostic score reporting that will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses so you’ll be ready on exam day. Read more

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Cracking the SAT Subject Test in U.S. History, 2nd Edition: Everything You Need to Help Score a Perfect 800 (College Test Preparation)

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Pdf:Cracking the SAT Subject Test in U.S. History, 2nd Edition: Everything You Need to Help Score a Perfect 800 (College Test Preparation).About the Author The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. The Princeton Review has helped millions succeed on standardized tests, and provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. In addition to classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring as well as online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help. Read more

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Barron's SAT Subject Test U.S. History with Online Tests

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Pdf:Barron's SAT Subject Test U.S. History with Online Tests.From the Inside Flap Table of Contents: Preface 1 Welcome to the SAT Subject Test in U.S. History Test Registration How to Use This Book Three Approaches for Three Review Paces Introduction to the Test Multiple-Choice Strategies Test-Taking Strategies Final Advice Diagnostic Test Answer Key Test Analysis Answer Explanations 2 Motives and Methods of European Exploration 3 Spanish, French, and Dutch Colonization 4 English Colonization 5 Colonial 'American' Society 6 Mercantilism and Colonial Wars Mini Quiz Answer Explanations 7 The American Revolution and the War for Independence 8 The Critical Period and the Formation of American Values 9 The Federalist Age 10 The Jeffersonian Republic in Power 11 The Market Revolution Mini Quiz Answer Explanations 12 The Age of Jackson 13 The Second Great Awakening and the Reform Impulse 14 The Ramifications of Slavery 15 Westward Expansion and Manifest Destiny 16 The Last Attempts at Compromise Mini Quiz Answer Explanations 17 The Civil War 18 Reconstruction 19 The Settlement of the West 20 The New American Economy 21 Society and Politics in the Gilded Age Mini Quiz Answer Explanations 22 The Revolt of the Common Man 23 The Progressive Reform Movement 24 Progressivism on the National Level 25 The Spanish-American War and the Imperialism Debate 26 American Involvement in the Great War Mini Quiz Answer Explanations 27 The 1920s--A Decade of Contradictions 28 The Great Depression and the New Deal 29 Challenges to the New Deal 30 World War II 31 Cold War Foreign Policy, from Truman to Kennedy Answer Explanations 32 Post-War Domestic Issues, 1945-1963 33 The Civil Rights Movement 34 The Rise of Liberalism and Challenges to the Status Quo in the 1960s 35 The War in Vietnam and the Antiwar Movement 36 Politics and Society in the 1970s Mini Quiz Answer Explanations 37 Conservative Resurgence 38 Centrist Politics in an Increasingly Globalized World--1989-2001 39 Political Developments in the Twenty-First Century 40 American Scientific and Technological Advances 41 Essential Supreme Court Cases Mini Quiz Answer Explanations 42 Practice Tests Practice Test 1 Answer Key Test Analysis Answer Explanations Practice Test 2 Answer Key Test Analysis Answer Explanations Practice Test 3 Answer Key Test Analysis Answer Explanations Index Read more

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Ethical Dilemmas and Decisions in Criminal Justice

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Pdf:Ethical Dilemmas and Decisions in Criminal Justice.Review 'This book is by far the most comprehensive book addressing ethics within the criminal justice system. The book is well-written and comprehensive and gives the student a clear understanding of the ethical systems used in our society. All components of the criminal justice system are addressed: police, courts, and corrections.' Read more About the Author Dr. Joycelyn Pollock is a Distinguished Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Texas State University. Dr. Pollock's many published works include WOMEN'S CRIMES, CRIMINOLOGY AND CORRECTIONS; CRIMINAL LAW; PRISONS AND PRISON LIFE; and MORALITY STORIES. She received a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Albany and a J.D. from the University of Houston. She received the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Fellows Award in 2015 for contributions to criminal justice research and education. Read more

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Criminal Law

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Pdf:Criminal Law.Review 'I wish my law school textbooks had been this straightforward and clearly written.''[This book provides] a great balance of black letter law (elements of the crime) and text case study.' Read more About the Author Joel Samaha is University Distinguished Teaching Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure. He received his B.A. (History), J.D., and Ph.D. (History) from Northwestern University and studied under Sir Geoffrey Elton at Cambridge University, England. Professor Samaha was admitted to the Illinois Bar, briefly practiced law in Chicago, and then taught at UCLA. In 1971, he joined the University of Minnesota, where he served as Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice Studies for four years, taught television and radio courses in criminal justice, co-taught a National Endowment for the Humanities seminar in legal and constitutional history, was named College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Teacher in 1974, and named University Distinguished Teaching Professor in 2007. Professor Samaha's works have appeared in Historical Journal, American Journal of Legal History, Minnesota Law Review, William Mitchell Law Review, and Journal of Social History. Read more

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Criminal Law

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Pdf:Criminal Law.About the Author Joel Samaha is University Distinguished Teaching Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure. He received his B.A. (History), J.D., and Ph.D. (History) from Northwestern University and studied under Sir Geoffrey Elton at Cambridge University, England. Professor Samaha was admitted to the Illinois Bar, briefly practiced law in Chicago, and then taught at UCLA. In 1971, he joined the University of Minnesota, where he served as Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice Studies for four years, taught television and radio courses in criminal justice, co-taught a National Endowment for the Humanities seminar in legal and constitutional history, was named College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Teacher in 1974, and named University Distinguished Teaching Professor in 2007. Professor Samaha's works have appeared in Historical Journal, American Journal of Legal History, Minnesota Law Review, William Mitchell Law Review, and Journal of Social History. Read more

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Leverage Leadership 2.0: A Practical Guide to Building Exceptional Schools

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Pdf:Leverage Leadership 2.0: A Practical Guide to Building Exceptional Schools.From the Back Cover LEVERAGE YOUR LEADERSHIP Exceptional school leaders across the globe are changing the narrative of what is possible in school leadership simply by focusing on how they use their time: what they do and how and when they do it. Fully revised and updated from the first edition, Leverage Leadership 2.0 is grounded in the experience of more than 20,000 school leaders worldwide and offers the most current on-the-ground techniques to transform your leadership. By consistently using seven principles or 'levers,' each minute of each day is leveraged to maximal results: Drive as much teacher development in a year as most schools do in twenty (instructional levers—Chapters 1–4) Build the habits of mind and heart that can shape a strong school culture (cultural levers—Chapters 5–7) With over 30 updated videos of top-tier leaders in action along with fully updated professional development materials, ready-to-use rubrics, and calendars, Leverage Leadership 2.0 brings great schools to you—and allows you to create one yourself. 'Paul Bambrick-Santoyo has his boots on the ground. This gifted teacher, school leader, and leader of leaders does the work every day in his highly successful Uncommon Schools. Leverage Leadership 2.0 affirms his rare ability to see what works in school leadership. This book is as crucial for superintendents as it is for principals, teacher leaders, and policymakers. A must-read!' —Kim Marshall, Consultant, Principal Coach and Author of Rethinking Teacher Supervision and Evaluation 'In the fight to eradicate the achievement gap, Leverage Leadership 2.0 is the complete arsenal. Culled from thousands of hours of observing extraordinary leaders obtaining exceptional results, this book identifies the seven key levers of school and student success. Don't just read Leverage Leadership 2.0, implement it—now! The state of our schools demands it.' —Elizabeth Topoluk, Director, Friends of Education 'Leverage Leadership 2.0 is a stand-out among the millions of books principals have cluttering their shelves on leadership and student achievement. Bambrick-Santoyo provides an unequivocal blueprint on implementing effective change that will bolster student achievement in an actionable way.' —Nakia Haskins, Principal, Brooklyn Brownstone School Read more About the Author PAUL BAMBRICK-SANTOYO is the Chief Schools Officer for high schools at Uncommon Schools and the Founder and Dean of the Leverage Leadership Institute, creating proofpoints of excellence in urban schools worldwide. He is the author of Driven by Data, Leverage Leadership, Great Habits, Great Readers, Get Better Faster, and A Principal Manager's Guide to Leverage Leadership 2.0. Read more

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Breakthrough Principals: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Stronger Schools

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Pdf:Breakthrough Principals: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Stronger Schools.From the Back Cover THE PROVEN FRAMEWORK THAT CAN TRANSFORM YOUR SCHOOL Breakthrough Principals debunks the myth of the 'superhero' principal by detailing the common actions and practices of leaders at our nation's fastest-gaining public schools. Based on the authors' Transformational Leadership Framework, which they developed through in-depth study of more than 100 high-gaining, high-poverty schools, the book distills findings into a practical, action-focused plan for diagnosing school needs and implementing structures, systems, and practices that accelerate student achievement. Brought to life by real-world stories of principals who have led transformative gains in student achievement, the book is a how-to guide for increasing the quality of teaching and learning; improving culture; attracting and supporting high-performing teachers; and involving parents and community effectively. Breakthrough Principals unveils the details behind the success stories from across the nation, providing a roadmap to dramatic school improvement. 'As CEO of Chicago Public Schools and U.S. Secretary of Education, I have seen firsthand the life-changing impact that highly skilled principals have on school and student success. In Breakthrough Principals, New Leaders distills what it has learned from 15 years of training, supporting, and studying such exemplary school leaders into a step-by-step guide that can help every principal—particularly those leading schools most in need of improvement—achieve similarly transformative results.' —Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, 2009–2015 'Breakthrough Principals details the essential role school leaders play in ensuring that exceptional teaching and learning occurs in every classroom. The book shows how exemplary principals build powerful cultures, develop robust leadership teams and teacher leaders, and provide effective professional learning, thereby creating schools where both teachers and students excel.' —Irvin Scott, Deputy Director of Effective Teaching, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Read more About the Author JEAN DESRAVINES serves as chief executive officer of New Leaders, an innovative school reform organization that develops and supports highly effective leaders to turn around the nation's high-need public schools. JAIME AQUINO is chief program officer at New Leaders. BENJAMIN FENTON is cofounder and chief strategy officer at New Leaders. Read more

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Essential Truths for Principals

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Pdf:Essential Truths for Principals.Review 'Essential Truths for Principals is the book I've been waiting for from Danny and Todd. It's been a few years since I was last a Principal, and reading this book makes me want to go back and lead a school. Read this book, buy one for a friend and share the magic, your mindset and goals will be supercharged for sure!' ― Adam Welcome, Director of Edu Partnerships, CA 'Danny and Todd have created a handbook of priorities that should stay at arm’s reach for every principal. Their approach to leadership and culture places emphasis on what is truly important in our profession. Essential Truths for Principals is perfect for those moments when we need reassurance of our WHY, and to clear our busy minds in order to focus on people first.' ― Bethany Hill, Elementary Principal at Central Elementary, AR 'What a positive book! As I read, I reflected on what I’m doing in our school to be better than I was yesterday for our students, staff, and families. Each chapter is a challenge set forth by two people who know what it’s like to be a successful principal, Dr. Danny Steele and Dr. Todd Whitaker. I plan on rereading this book on those days when I need a little inspiration to interact with our students and staff. Thanks for reigniting my passion for my profession!' ― Jay Posick, Principal at Merton Intermediate School, WI 'Essential Truths for Principals is real advice for school leaders. It addresses common issues that principals face and provides the rationale for addressing them. Principals will garner the tools to become better school leaders by reading this book. Whitaker and Steele have created a valuable resource for educators in Essential Truths for Principals!' – Brandon Johnson, Principal at Lake Ridge High School, TX Read more About the Author Danny Steele (@steelethoughts) is a principal from Birmingham, Alabama, and has worked in public education for over 25 years. In 2016, he was named Alabama’s Secondary Principal of the Year. He has presented at numerous state and national conferences, and he serves as an adjunct instructor at the University of Montevallo. Danny writes an educational leadership blog that has received over 5 million page views. Todd Whitaker (@toddwhitaker) is a professor of educational leadership at the University of Missouri. He is a leading presenter in the field of education and has written more than 50 books including the national bestsellers What Great Teachers Do Differently and Your First Year: How to Survive and Thrive as a New Teacher, co-written with Madeline Whitaker Good and Katherine Whitaker. Read more

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Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators

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Pdf:Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators.From the Back Cover Become a Resilient Teacher and Transform Your Classroom, Your School, and the Greater Society Resilience in teachers is key for creating quality classrooms and schools. The opportunity for becoming resilient originates in how an educator makes sense of irritants, interruptions, and unexpected events, because interpretation dictates actions. By cultivating resilience, teachers can fulfill the intentions that brought them into the teaching profession. Onward is a practical resource for cultivating resilience in educators that is based on the author's research in emotional resilience, psychology, systems thinking, and change management and on ten years of testing in schools and offices. Onward outlines a conceptual framework with four parts: who we are, where we are, what we do, and how we are. The book identifies 12 habits and dispositions that can be cultivated in order to build resilience. Become a resilient teacher and help transform your classroom and the world! 'With courage, humility, and boundless hope for what schools might become, Elena Aguilar charts a path for nurturing the resilience of educators at every level. Both loving and resolute, she guides readers to embrace their whole and complex selves—to cultivate trust and empathy, to play and rest, and to build community with others in the service of creating more just and compassionate schools.' —PARKER J. PALMER, author of The Courage to Teach, Let Your Life Speak, and On the Brink of Everything 'With this framework, Elena Aguilar gives us a curriculum of hope that we can teach each other in our learning communities, detailing a path forward through the temptations of quitting and the dangers of burnout. This serves as a guide for everyone working in or with schools, to keep our best teachers strong for the children who need us.' —SHANNA PEEPLES, 2015 National Teacher of the Year Read more About the Author ELENA AGUILAR is the founder and president of Bright Morning Consulting, an educational consulting group that works around the world supporting educators to meet the needs of children. She is the author of The Art of Coaching and The Art of Coaching Teams and a longtime contributor to Edutopia and EdWeek. Read more

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The Principal's Guide to Managing School Personnel

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Pdf:The Principal's Guide to Managing School Personnel.Review 'This book serves as a valuable tool for districts seeking to enhance the skill level of their principals and would be ideal for professional development. I would have greatly welcomed a book of this nature when I was a principal.' Author: Carolyn Banks, Regional Director of Teacher Education Published On: 2008-09-03'An excellent tool for aspiring principals as well as those who find it uplifting to be reassured that they are doing the right thing.' Author: Gerard Dery, Principal Published On: 2008-09-03'Demonstrates the importance of the principal in personnel issues and provides thoughtful and well-researched suggestions, formats, behaviors, and ideas for dealing with the management, leadership, selection, induction, retention, and dismissal of employees. The chapters on conflict and adverse situations are of particular help.' Author: Rosemarie Young, Principal Published On: 2008-09-03“The book does a wonderful job of taking the research about personnel management and translating it into practice for aspiring and current school leaders.” Author: Patricia M. Richardson, Professor of Practice Published On: 2008-09-04'Principals, superintendents, district-level leaders, school board members, and human resource directors would all benefit from this book. The material and concepts presented are germane to today’s leadership challenges. The personnel function is more than hiring and firing, it is the heart and soul of schools and a critical factor that directly relates to student achievement.' Author: Boyd Dressler, Professor Published On: 2008-09-04 Read more About the Author Learn more about Richard Sorenson′s PD offeringsRichard D. Sorenson, Professor Emeritus, is the former department chairperson of the Educational Leadership and Foundations Department at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). He also served as the director of the Principal Preparation Program. He earned his doctorate from Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi in educational leadership. Dr. Sorenson served public schools for 25 years as a social studies teacher, principal, and associate superintendent for human resources. Dr. Sorenson continues to work with graduate students at UTEP teaching school-based budgeting and school personnel. He was named The University of Texas at El Paso College of Education Professor of the Year (2005), and he remains an active writer with numerous professional journal publications. Dr. Sorenson has authored textbooks, teacher resource guides, and workbooks related to elementary and secondary social studies curricula. He conducts workshops at the state and national levels, and he has been actively involved in numerous professional organizations, including the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA), and the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP), for which he conducted annual new-principal academy workshops the previous 12-years. Dr. Sorenson continues his research agenda in the area of the school principalship, specifically the examination of conditions and factors that inhibit and discourage lead teachers from entering school administration. He makes time each day to exercise, walking 4 to 10 miles, depending on how industrious he feels! Dr. Sorenson has been married to his wife, Donna, the love of his life, for the past 40 years, and they have two adult children, Lisa (a second-grade teacher with Cypress-Fairbanks ISD in Houston, Texas) and Ryan (an Exercise Physiologist in El Paso, Texas), a wonderful son-in-law, Sam (a petroleum engineer in Houston, Texas), and two grandchildren, Savannah Grace and Nehemiah Timothy – all of whom are the pride and joy of his life. Rick and Donna reside in El Paso, Texas, on the U.S./Mexico border, with their home facing the majestic Franklin Mountains. Of course, the Sorenson family remains a lover of Pugs, most notably one Little Bit (wanna go?), and Olive (wanna snack?) too. Read more

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What Great Principals Do Differently

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Pdf:What Great Principals Do Differently.About the Author Dr. Todd Whitaker has been fortunate to be able to blend his passion with his career. Recognized as a leading motivational speaker in the field of education, his message about the importance of teaching has resonated with hundreds of thousands of educators around the world. Todd is a professor of educational leadership at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana, and he has spent his life pursuing his love of education by researching and studying effective teachers and principals. Prior to moving into higher education he was a math teacher and basketball coach in Missouri. Todd then served as a principal at the middle school, junior high, and high school levels. Todd received the President's Medal from Indiana State University (the university's highest award for faculty) in 2013. One of the nation’s leading authorities on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness, Todd has written many educational books including the national best seller, What Great Teachers Do Differently. Other titles include: Dealing With Difficult Teachers, Teaching Matters, Great Quotes for Great Educators, What Great Principals Do Differently, and Dealing With Difficult Parents. Read more

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The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation

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Pdf:The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation.From the Back Cover The Art of Coaching offers all the tools necessary for professionals who coach educators. It demystifies the process of coaching with easy-to-apply, immediately actionable ideas. Elena Aguilar offers a model for transformational coaching designed for new and veteran coaches, teacher leaders, mentors, principals, and other administrators. This comprehensive research and practice-based guide covers how to create a coaching vision, build trust, listen well, ask powerful questions, and develop a work plan. It also addresses coaching conversations and describes dozens of coaching activities to develop an educator's practice. The Art of Coaching highlights common challenges followed by creative solutions. It's filled with numerous practical tools: rubrics, cheat sheets, and coaching sentence stems. The concluding section on professional development is geared for coaches and those who supervise them. The website, www.elenaaguilar.com, provides a wealth of additional tools and tips. Praise for The Art of Coaching 'This book challenges coaches to be fully intentional—with equal doses of care and rigor.' —Lynda Tredway, Independent Leadership Coach, Washington D.C. and former coordinator, Principal Leadership Institute, U.C. Berkeley 'Elena Aguilar knows how to foster the bravery and humility teachers must have to transform their practices. Her methods will help coaches become the trusted, supportive forces we need in our teaching lives.' —Ariel Sacks, teacher leader and education writer, Brooklyn, New York 'To produce drastic gains in the academic achievement levels of our students we need the strongest, most prepared teachers. The Art of Coaching provides concrete, actionable steps to move teachers along the continuum of excellence to meet this challenge head on.' —Heather Lechner, turnaround school leader, New Orleans, Louisiana 'In this book, Aguilar masterfully covers the theory of coaching and offers much wise and practical advice brought to life through engaging stories from her experience.' —Elizabeth R. Simons, PhD, school coach, Berkeley, California Read more About the Author Elena Aguilar is an instructional and leadership coach in the Oakland Unified School District. Elena writes about education for Edutopia and for Education Week's Teacher Magazine, and is also a member of the Teacher Leaders Network. Read more

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What Great Teachers Do Differently: 17 Things That Matter Most

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Pdf:What Great Teachers Do Differently: 17 Things That Matter Most.About the Author Dr. Todd Whitaker has been fortunate to be able to blend his passion with his career. Recognized as a leading motivational speaker in the field of education, his message about the importance of teaching has resonated with hundreds of thousands of educators around the world. Todd is a professor of educational leadership at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana, and he has spent his life pursuing his love of education by researching and studying effective teachers and principals. Prior to moving into higher education he was a math teacher and basketball coach in Missouri. Todd then served as a principal at the middle school, junior high, and high school levels. Todd received the President's Medal from Indiana State University (the university's highest award for faculty) in 2013. One of the nation’s leading authorities on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness, Todd has written many educational books including the national best seller, What Great Teachers Do Differently. Other titles include: Dealing With Difficult Teachers, Teaching Matters, Great Quotes for Great Educators, What Great Principals Do Differently, and Dealing With Difficult Parents. Read more

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Don′t Suspend Me!: An Alternative Discipline Toolkit

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Pdf:Don′t Suspend Me!: An Alternative Discipline Toolkit.Review 'Don’t Suspend Me! is needed across all schools. This book will give administrators an easy-to-follow plan while dealing with the variety of discipline issues on a daily basis.'  Author: Leo Castillo, Principal'Don’t Suspend Me!  offers a timely topic and gets into the nuts and bolts of the practitioner′s point of view.  The toolbox nature is exactly what is needed for those who have determined to try alternative discipline options and now need specific guidance on how to implement.'   Author: Jason Thompson, Assistant Principal'The depth of coverage in this book is great, no matter what issues are being dealt with.  Don′t Suspend Me! is a comprehensive toolkit that is very practical, well written, and useful.'   Author: Mimi Bonds, Director Student Services Read more About the Author Dr. Jessica Djabrayan Hannigan is an Assistant Professor in the Educational Leadership Department at California State University, Fresno. She works with schools and districts throughout the nation on designing and implementing effective behavior systems. Her expertise include Response to Intervention (RTI) Behavior, Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS), Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and more. The combination of her special education and student support services background, school and district level administration, and higher education research experiences has allowed her to develop inclusive research based best practices around systemic implementation of behavior initiatives throughout the nation. Some of her recognitions include being named California Outstanding School Psychologist of the Year, Administrator of the Year, Outstanding Faculty Publications and Service Award recipient, being recognized by the California Legislature Assembly for her work in social justice and equity, and receiving the inaugural Association of California School Administrators Exemplary Woman in Education Award in 2017 for her relentless work around equity in schools.  Read more

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Resource Management for School Administrators: Optimizing Fiscal, Facility, and Human Resources (The Concordia University Leadership Series)

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Pdf:Resource Management for School Administrators: Optimizing Fiscal, Facility, and Human Resources (The Concordia University Leadership Series).Review The authors have provided an outstanding book that trains to understand school district financial, facility, and human resources using clear, concise, and concrete examples that are easily grasped. (A. Lynn Himes, equity partner, Scariano, Himes and Petrarca, Chicago, Illinois)This book should make a significant contribution to all school leaders who desire to improve their school resource management. It is one of the few books I will keep handy and read more than once. I’m confident that those who read this book will find it valuable and insightful. (Dr. Cheryl Crates, Community Unit School District 300, Carpentersville, Illinois, Adjunct Professor Northern Illinois University)This book provides a comprehensive and excellent overview of Financial, Facilities and Human Resources and is valuable for all public and private-school administrators. (Dr. Michael A. Jacoby, executive director, Illinois Association of School Business Officials)As a school principal, superintendent and business manager for the past thirty years, I believe Drs. Schilling and Tomal present a practical and refreshing aspect to School Resource Management for the experienced and novice administrator. (Dr. Raymond J. LaPorte, Interim Business Manager School District 157)An outstanding research-based book for all school leaders and graduate students...the most thorough resource for financial, facility, and human resource management. (L. Arthur Safer, executive director, Division of Research and Doctoral Programs)It is refreshing and time to see a book on resource management including human resources. This book provides valuable insights and perspective from two of the top minds in the profession. This book should be read by every current HR and Financial professional and be required reading for certification courses. (Sarah Beyne, CEO, Digital Schools & former school board member)This relevant and comprehensive book provides an excellent resource for active school administrators or students in training to be school administrators. With a focus on the practitioner, the authors have provided a basis for understanding the profession. (Donald R. Johnson, Ed.D., superintendent and professor)This book is a ‘must have’ book for anyone who desiring current information on School Resource Management. (Robert K. Wilhite, Chairman, Department of Leadership, Concordia University Chicago; retired superintendent, Illinois High School District 215) Read more About the Author Daniel R. Tomal, Ph.D.is a Professor at Concordia University Chicago teaching educational leadership. He is a consultant and an author of ten books such as Action Research for Educators and Challenging Students to Learn by Rowman & Littlefield Education, and has made guest appearance on many national radio and television shows. Craig A. Schilling, Ed.D. is an Associate Professor at Concordia University Chicago teaching education finance, law, human resources and school business management. He has served on a number of state and national associations and spoken at state, national and international conferences. Read more

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Rethinking Teacher Supervision and Evaluation: How to Work Smart, Build Collaboration, and Close the Achievement Gap

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Pdf:Rethinking Teacher Supervision and Evaluation: How to Work Smart, Build Collaboration, and Close the Achievement Gap.From the Back Cover Rethinking Teacher Supervision and EvaluatioN | Second Edition In this thoroughly revised and updated resource, education expert Kim Marshall reveals why principals should reject the typical and often ineffective evaluation approaches, in which they use infrequent classroom visits or rely on standardized test scores, to assess a teacher's performance. As an antidote, Marshall offers a time-tested framework for supervision and evaluation that enlists teachers in improving the performance of all students. The book focuses on four strategies principals can take that make a real-world difference in the classroom: Making short, unannounced classroom visits followed by one-on-one feedback conversations; Participating much more actively in the curriculum unit-planning process; Working with teacher teams to analyze and follow up on interim assessment results; and Using rubrics for end-of-year teacher evaluation. This new edition includes: twelve key success factors for mini-observations, a deconstruction of the time management challenge that all principals face, a new chapter on the superintendent's role, and 'clicker' questions for professional development. This second edition of the bestselling book is filled with a wealth of useful tools and expert advice for using supervision and evaluation practices to promote and encourage professional development. Praise for Rethinking Teacher Supervision and Evaluation 'Kim Marshall's combination of real-world experience and visionary thinking creates a roadmap that has the potential to alter the national landscape on teacher supervision.' —Paul Bambrick-Santoyo, managing director, North Star Academy Network, Uncommon Schools 'Kim Marshall brings the wisdom of a seasoned principal and the insights of a scholar/researcher to this analysis of instructional leadership. His work is practical, smart, and, most of all, clear and accessible.' —Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D., Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Development; executive director, Metropolitan Center for Urban Education, New York University Read more About the Author Kim Marshall was a teacher, central office administrator, and principal in the Boston public schools. He now advises and coaches new principals, working with New Leaders; teaches courses and leads workshops on instructional leadership; and publishes a weekly newsletter, the Marshall Memo, which summarizes ideas and research from fifty publications. (www.marshallmemo.com) Read more

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Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth Through Age 8

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Pdf:Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth Through Age 8.Review NAEYC could have taken the easy way out, made some cosmetic upgrades to the 1997 DAP edition, and republished it. Fortunately, the Association stayed on top of the rapidly changing body of knowledge and dug in to do the hard work. The result is a document that has the potential to be even more influential than the first two versions. That is saying a lot because the influence of NAEYC's position on developmentally appropriate practice has been immense.― Marilyn M. Smith, Council for Professional Recognition Read more About the Author Carol Copple is director of Publications and Initiatives in Educational Practice at NAEYC. She was on the faculty at Louisiana State University and the New School for Social Research. At the Educational Testing Service she co-developed and directed a research-based model for preschool education and conducted research on children's cognition. Her previous publications include Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs (Bredekamp & Copple 1997), Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice: An Introduction for Teachers of Children 3 to 6 (Bredekamp & Copple 2006), and Education the Young Thinker: Classroom Strategies for Cognitive Growth (Copple, Sigel, & Saunders 1984). She received her doctorate from Cornell University.Sue Bredekamp is an early childhood education consultant in Washington, DC. She has consulted for NAEYC, the Council for Professional Recognition, the Head Start BUreau, and state and local departments of education, and served on the Committee on Early Childhood Mathematics of the National Research Council. She developed a satellite television course on early literacy, HeadsUp! Reading. While director of Accreditation and Professional Development at NAEYC (1981–1998), she coauthored major NAEYC position statements and publications, including accreditation standards, on developmentally appropriate practice, curriculum and assessment, and learning to read and write. Currently she is writing a textbook, to be titled Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education: Becoming an Intentional Teacher. Her doctorate is from the University of Maryland. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools

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Pdf:Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools.Review 'What this book has given me is an effective set of tools to support me in understanding, first, my own racial biography and then how to discuss with my team race and its impact on education. The lessons from this book offer a useful starting point for every school district that wants to change mindsets, policies, and outcomes. Singleton takes readers on a personally and professionally transformative journey toward understanding and action.' Author: S. Dallas Dance, Superintendent Published On: 2014-09-23'All students, especially white students, need to read, think, converse and write about issues of race, racism and whiteness if teachers are to help move society into a more racially aware and just place for all. The work of Glenn Singleton and Pacific Educational Group gives educators the tools they need to have those Courageous Conversations.' Author: Jackie Roehl, 2012 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Published On: 2014-09-23'Brave and grounded, patient but pointed, Courageous Conversations About Race delivers a rare combination of critical information, illuminating perspective, and truly useful tools to get and keep us all engaged in the most important work of our time. A great nation is not defined by its ability to assimilate all of its citizens, but by its ability to provide equitable opportunities for all of them. This book shows us how.' Author: Dr. Anton Treuer, Author, Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask; Executive Director, American Indian Resource Center Published On: 2014-09-23'When I finished reading this book, I immediately wanted to share it with others. Glenn Singleton provides strategies and tools to help one examine one′s own racial identity. His curriculum and modes of inquiry promote self-discovery and self-awareness. The racial autobiographies allowed me to deepen my racial consciousness and become a more effective Courageous Conversation practitioner.  Mr. Singleton is the best equity practitioner I have worked with―provocative, stimulating, mindful of the sensitivities of this topic, and devoted to fulfilling our racial equity mandate.' Author: Ellen C. Stein, Head of School Published On: 2014-09-23'In the first edition of his groundbreaking book, Courageous Conversations, Glenn Singleton made a powerful case that, in order to dismantle racism, it is first necessary to talk about and understand how power and privilege are related to race. In this second edition, he takes it one step further, adding racial autobiographies and supplements to make it even more accessible to diverse audiences. This work is sorely needed if we are ever to reach educational and social equity in our nation.' Author: Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita - Language, Literacy, and Culture Published On: 2014-09-23'The City’s leadership team has used Pacific Educational Group’s training and the Courageous Conversation protocol effectively to launch our racial equity work. Sharing these concepts and approaches with our partners, Saint Paul Public Schools, has created a level of trust and understanding around racial equity we didn’t have before.' Author: Christopher B. Coleman, Mayor Published On: 2014-09-23'Aotearoa New Zealand and especially Auckland, is becoming increasingly diverse. Our learner population reflects that diversity, including Maori, Pacific and over 100 other ethnic groups. We are striving to create an environment that enables equity of success for all.   That involves learning how to engage with these learners on their terms, and confronting how people of different racial backgrounds understand and interact with each other. Courageous Conversations provides vital insights that guide our journey.'  Author: Rick Ede, Chief Executive 'Courageous Conversations About Race has guided our cultural transformation at Portland Public Schools toward becoming a more racially aware and culturally responsive institution - from our classroom instruction to our business and hiring practices. This protocol not only provides a way in to difficult conversations, it gives each of us the tools to see, own and act upon our role in perpetuating the status quo and understanding the urgency to reframe the paradigm for the success of all students.' Author: Carole Smith, Superintendent'Courageous Conversations About Race came across my desk at a time that I had almost given up on engaging in discussions of race and equity. I was exhausted from countless painful and unproductive conversations on this sensitive topic. I quickly learned why so many people choose not to engage in these conversations - because it is hard. This book not only inspires educators and system level leaders to courageously address what we have all become comfortable with ignoring, but also gives us concrete tools for productively entering a conversation about race.' Author: Veronica Benavides, Doctoral Candidate'In a nation that too often eschews either real dialogue or courage when it comes to issues like race and inequality, and particularly in regard to education, Glenn Singleton has demonstrated over many years just how important fearlessness can be in transforming schools and communities into places where justice is possible. The Courageous Conversation approach to enhancing equity is invaluable to the struggle for a more fair-minded and truly just America.' Author: Tim Wise, Antiracism educator Read more About the Author Glenn Eric Singleton hails from Baltimore, Maryland. A product of public elementary and independent secondary school, Singleton earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his master’s degree from the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. Singleton began his career as an Ivy League admissions director. In 1992, he founded Pacific Educational Group, Inc. (PEG) to support families in their transitions within and between K–12 and higher education. His company rapidly grew into a vehicle for addressing systemic educational inequity by providing a framework, guidance, and support to K–12 systems and institutions of higher education focused on meeting the needs of under-served students of color. He is now its president and chief executive officer.Singleton and his associates at PEG design and deliver individualized, comprehensive professional development for educators in the form of training, coaching, and consulting. Working at all levels, from beginning teachers to superintendents at local, state, and national levels, PEG helps educators focus on heightening their awareness of institutional racism and implementing effective strategies for eliminating racial achievement disparities in schools. In 1995, Singleton developed Beyond Diversity, a widely recognized seminar aimed at helping administrators, teachers, students, parents, and community stakeholders identify and examine the intersection of race and schooling. The Beyond Diversity seminar is the foundation for the PEG Systemic Racial Equity Framework and its theory of transformation, which focuses on leadership development, teacher action-research, and family/community empowerment. Today, participants around the world use Singleton’s Courageous Conversations Agreements, Conditions and Compass, introduced to them in Beyond Diversity, as they strive to usher in culturally proficient curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Over its 20-year history, PEG’s scope of work has expanded to include online professional learning, independent school partnerships, and international efforts in Canada and Australia that focus on educational equity for indigenous populations. PEG hosts an annual Summit for Courageous Conversation, in which scholars, educators, community members, and other stakeholders convene to identify strategies and best practices for creating high-level, equitable learning environments for all students.Singleton currently resides in San Francisco, California. He is the founder of the Foundation for a College Education (FCE) and currently serves on the FCE Advisory Board. Read more

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The Art of Coaching Teams: Building Resilient Communities that Transform Schools

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Pdf:The Art of Coaching Teams: Building Resilient Communities that Transform Schools.From the Back Cover Your How-to Manual for Building Effective Teams. Team development is an art form, and The Art of Coaching Teams is your how-to guide to doing it effectively. You'll learn the administrative tasks that keep your team on track, and you'll gain access to a wealth of downloadable tools that simplify the process. You'll also explore what it means to be the kind of leader that can bring people together to accomplish difficult tasks. You'll find practical suggestions, tools, and clear instructions for the logistics of team development as well as for building trust, developing healthy communication, and managing conflict. There's no universal formula for building a great team, because every team is different. Instead, The Art of Coaching Teams provides a practical framework to help you develop your group as a whole, and keep the team moving toward their common goals. 'An amazing resource for all team leaders, no matter what type of team you lead. Elena knows how challenging the work of leading a team can be, and her book is both practical and inspiring. A great combination.' —Jennifer Abrams, author of Having Hard Conversations and The Multigenerational Workplace 'An extremely practical guide to leading teams that doesn't ignore the complexity of that important work. If you're a coach who leads teams, this is a must-read.' —Jim Knight, author of Instructional Coaching: A Partnership to Improving Instruction 'A book that will make anyone a better and more reflective leader.' —Kent D. Peterson, emeritus professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, author of Shaping School Culture Read more About the Author ELENA AGUILAR is a teacher, coach and consultant with over twenty years of experience working in schools. Elena is also the author of The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation. She has been a frequent writer for Edutopia since 2008 and writes a blog on EdWeek Teacher for coaches. Read more

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Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division (Leading the Four Types of Teachers and Creating a Positive School Culture)

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Pdf:Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division (Leading the Four Types of Teachers and Creating a Positive School Culture).Review 'Historically, schools have been bombarded by efforts designed to improve the system in place. These efforts are usually disguised as a new project or program. They usually fail! Teachers see them as a storm that will blow through rather than a long-term and fundamental climatic change. Anthony Muhammad, in Transforming School Culture, Second Edition, has not only shined a light on why such change efforts rarely work -- due to ignoring a school's culture -- but has gone on to describe how school leaders can and should address sustainable cultural change. A must read!' --Lawrence W. Lezotte, Educational Researcher, Consultant, and Speaker; Effective Schools'Anthony Muhammad has crafted a superb new edition of Transforming School Culture, adding meaningful, relevant, and insightful new examples, practical wisdom, and important ideas. Initially providing a portrait of the contemporary educational context, he then turns to an in-depth and engaging look at the cultures of schools. Using case examples and clear descriptions of teachers and school cultures, he provides a rich analysis of school leadership and strategies to transform cultures. This is a book to be read and absorbed by any school leader desiring to shape strong, positive cultures.' --Kent D. Peterson, Emeritus Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison'As we've come to expect, Dr. Muhammad is unflinchingly unapologetic regarding the hard truths of school culture. But, once again, he separates himself from so many who take the stage, admire the problems, and offer no solutions. Dr. Muhammad both diagnoses and prescribes. No magic bullet or easy fix, but hope in the form of choices that will shift our paradigms and create transformational results. As he did with the first edition, this second edition of Transforming School Culture awakens you, demands your attention, and then hits you where you live.' --Kenneth C. Williams, Author, Speaker, and Consultant; Unfold the Soul 'The second time around is better than the first. Dr. Muhammad has done it again by reminding us in powerful, impactful ways that a positive school culture is where any type of school success starts. As someone who works with districts across the country in being culturally responsive, I believe this book provokes thought, reflection, and action for the adults to be better so the students can be their best.' --Sharroky Hollie, Author and Executive Director, Center for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning, Los Angeles, California Read more About the Author Anthony Muhammad, PhD, is a much sought-after educational consultant. A practitioner for nearly twenty years, he has served as a middle school teacher, assistant principal, and principal and as a high school principal. His Transforming School Culture approach explores the root causes of staff resistance to change. Anthony's tenure as a practitioner has earned him several awards as both a teacher and a principal. His most notable accomplishment came as principal of Levey Middle School in Southfield, Michigan, a National School of Excellence, where student proficiency on state assessments more than doubled in five years. Anthony and the staff at Levey used the Professional Learning Communities at Work™ process for school improvement, and they have been recognized in several videos and articles as a model high-performing PLC. As a researcher, Anthony has published articles in several publications in both the United States and Canada. He is author of The Will to Lead, the Skill to Teach: Transforming Schools at Every Level, Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap: Liberating Mindsets to Effect Change, and a contributor to The Collaborative Administrator. To learn more about Anthony's work, visit New Frontier 21 (newfrontier21.com), or follow him on Twitter @newfrontier21. To book Anthony Muhammad for professional development, contact pd@SolutionTree.com. Read more

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Essential Truths for Teachers

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Pdf:Essential Truths for Teachers.Review 'Dr. Danny Steele and Dr. Todd Whitaker remind us of what matters most in education: to influence and improve the lives of students. Educators will treasure Essential Truths for Teachers, as it grounds us in the true essence of teaching so that we can leave a legacy in the hearts of all our students. Through authentic experiences, Drs. Steele and Whitaker connect personally with educators and remind us that we all have the potential to make a substantial impact on the lives of students. This book is one to return to, time-and-time again, for continued inspiration that we can spread amongst all colleagues.' ― Elisabeth Bostwick, Fourth Grade Teacher at Gardner Road Elementary, Horseheads Central School District 'It is so easy to get distracted by what is urgent while allowing the things that are the most important to be placed to the side. Essential Truths for Teachers has to be a daily read for teachers who hope to be continually guided by essential truths that matter most.' –Tom Loud, Program Director, Preferred Flex Academy, TN 'Danny Steele and Todd Whitaker are common-sense voices in education that we all keep coming back to time and again for inspiration and validation that that our work is both important and challenging. For first-year teachers as well as veteran educators, the complexity of our work and all the broken promises of quick fixes can become frustrating and overwhelming. This book promises to ground us in our ‘why,’ and―amidst so much noise―reminds us of the real work that is at the core of our craft.' – Amy Fast, Assistant Principal, McMinnville High School, OR 'A gift! Essential Truths for Teachers is exactly that. Bite-size-thought-provokers and affirmations of what it means to be an educator. It's a gift to anyone who embraces what our students need and it's for those who got into education ... to make a difference.' ― LaVonna Roth, Founder and Lead Illuminator of Ignite Your S.H.I.N.E.® 'Danny Steele and Todd Whitaker speak directly to the hearts, minds, and souls of educators who love what they do, are passionate about why they do it, and are committed to doing it better every day. They combine their empowering messages and stories to help inspire those who may be discouraged, empower those who are looking to find their voice, and embolden those who have taken the banner to positively change lives and impact futures as teachers. Todd Whitaker inspired me many years ago as a teacher and inspiring administrator, and Danny Steele burst on the Twitter scene a few years ago with his heartfelt messages that took the education world by storm, in a good way! Every educator needs to add this book to their personal libraries' ― Dwight Carter, Effectiveness Coach at Dynamix Read more About the Author Danny Steele (@steelethoughts) is a principal from Birmingham, Alabama and has worked in public education for over 25 years. In 2016, he was named Alabama’s Secondary Principal of the Year. He has presented at numerous state and national conferences, and he serves as an adjunct instructor at the University of Montevallo. Danny writes an educational leadership blog that has received over 5 million page views. Todd Whitaker (@toddwhitaker) is a professor of educational leadership at the University of Missouri. He is a leading presenter in the field of education and has written more than 50 books including the national bestsellers What Great Teachers Do Differently and Your First Year: How to Survive and Thrive as a New Teacher, co-written with Madeline Whitaker and Katherine Whitaker. Read more

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Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations That Expand Students' Networks

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Pdf:Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations That Expand Students' Networks.From the Inside Flap It's undeniable—personal connections open doors to new opportunities. Often, success hinges on our networks; however, today's schools are not designed to nurture the health of students' networks or to connect students in effective ways beyond their immediate world of teachers, family, and peers. Who You Know explores a fresh paradigm that gives educators and school administrators a model for breaking the pattern of inequality in our classrooms. The authors examine the critical role that relationships play in young people's lives, and show how schools can invest in the power of relationships to increase social mobility for their students. Who You Know contains a review of the latest tools, data, and concrete examples and includes evidence-based guidance for educators and administrators. The book shows how to integrate student support systems that increase access to caring adults and explains why it is important to invest in the learning models that enhance teacher-student relationships. In addition, the authors describe a burgeoning market of technology-enabled platforms that is starting to connect students in new ways. These platforms allow students to access an array of relationships that are otherwise out of reach, and give school leaders the tools to fundamentally disrupt traditional education models that close off, rather than open up, students' networks. Who You Know outlines how relationships can become embedded in every aspect of a student's K–12 experience—not only to enrich learning, but also to nurture connecting. Read more From the Back Cover IMPROVING STUDENT OUTCOMES BY DRAWING ON A DISRUPTIVE APPROACH TO RELATIONSHIPS AND NETWORKS 'This book suggests a structure of school that would allow more individuals—even those that we don't think of as part of our traditional education system—to mentor, support and inspire young people. In that vein, Julia's research and vision is indispensable to building a world in which individuals—even those from wildly different backgrounds—can help one another. I'm indebted to Julia for helping me see how disruptive innovation can play a part in providing diverse, meaningful, and enduring relationships for our students. How can schools take advantage of this monumental opportunity? Who You Know points the way forward.' —From the Foreword by Clayton M. Christensen 'Opportunity is social, but schools ignore it. With this provocative observation, Julia Freeland Fisher launches what will be a revolution. To the rise of project-based learning and social intelligence, schools will add social capital as a named and measured outcome—and a new generation of tools and partnerships will help deliver on the promise Julia outlines.' —TOM VANDER ARK, CEO of Getting Smart and author of Better Together, Getting Smart, Smart Cities, and Smart Parents 'At a time when our technology platforms have us caught in an echo chamber of our own social filters, rarely exposed to new perspectives, Julia brilliantly makes the case that we must help the next generation intentionally build diverse social networks—and schools are the best place to start. It's not only critical for the health of our democracy, but it will improve the odds that every child has access to the American dream. Parents, school leaders and education technologists would greatly benefit from the data, research and most importantly, Julia's insights on how we can give all children the opportunity they deserve.' —JENNIFER CAROLAN, Co-Founder and General Partner, Reach Capital 'Many thanks to Julia Freeland Fisher for being willing to explore how 'who you know' is as important as 'what you know' in a student's learning experience. While the neighborhood school may offer community and security, it can also be increasingly limiting if students are not developing far-reaching relationships that move them from the schoolyard to the world.' —BOB WISE, President, Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia 'Who You Know is an engaging, compelling, and thought-provoking look at how schools could—and should—help students build and maintain social networks, and why this matters so much. It's a must-read for both school system leaders and educational entrepreneurs who seek to serve them.' —JOANNE WEISS, former chief of staff to U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Discipline with Dignity, 4th Edition: How to Build Responsibility, Relationships, and Respect in Your Classroom

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Pdf:Discipline with Dignity, 4th Edition: How to Build Responsibility, Relationships, and Respect in Your Classroom.From the Inside Flap In this revised and updated 4th edition, Discipline with Dignity provides in-depth guidance for implementing a proven approach to classroom management that can help students make better choices and teachers be more effective. Emphasizing the importance of mutual respect and self-control, the authors offer specific strategies and techniques for building strong relationships with disruptive students and countering the toxic social circumstances that affect many of them, including dysfunctional families, gangs, and poverty. Educators at all levels can learnThe difference between formal and informal discipline systems and when to use each. The role of values, rules, and consequences. How to address the underlying causes of discipline problems that occur both in and out of school. What teachers can do to defuse or prevent classroom disruptions and disrespectful behavior without removing students from the classroom. Why traditional approaches such as threats, punishments, and rewards are ineffective--and what to do instead. How to use relevance, teacher enthusiasm, choice, and other elements of curriculum and instruction to motivate students. How to reduce both teacher and student stress that can trigger power struggles. With dozens of specific examples of student-teacher interactions, Discipline with Dignity illustrates what you can do--and not do--to make the classroom a place where students learn and teachers maintain control in a nonconfrontational way. The goal is success for all, in schools that thrive. Read more About the Author Dr. Richard L. Curwin is an author, speaker, and experienced practitioner who explores issues of student discipline, behavioral management, and motivation. During his 45 years in the classroom, he served as a 7th grade educator, teacher of emotionally disturbed children, college professor, and director of the graduate program for disabled youth at David Yellin College in Jerusalem. With his colleague Dr. Allen N. Mendler, Dr. Curwin founded Discipline Associates, created the Discipline with Dignity program, and coauthored Discipline with Dignity for Challenging Youth and As Tough as Necessary: Countering Violence, Aggression, and Hostility in Our Schools.Dr. Allen N. Mendler is an educator and school psychologist with extensive experience working with children of all ages in regular education and special education settings. As a motivational speaker and trainer on topics pertaining to challenging students, he has given workshops and seminars around the world. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books and publications, including The Resilient Teacher, When Teaching Gets Tough, Connecting with Students, Motivating Students Who Don't Care, and the What Do I Do When series. He blogs frequently for Edutopia and other online organizations and has presented numerous webinars on such topics as power struggles, bullying, motivating and managing difficult students, and teaching self-control.Brian D. Mendler has extensive experience working with challenging students in general education, self-contained, and inclusion settings. He provides staff development training for K 12 educators throughout the world, drawing upon his own experiences as a student who struggled with a learning disability and severe ADHD, and focusing on how to be successful with even the most difficult students. Mr. Mendler is the author of That One Kid, providing educators with strategies for preventing and responding to difficult, disruptive, defiant, and unmotivated behavior; and The Taming of the Crew. Read more

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Budgets and Financial Management in Higher Education

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Pdf:Budgets and Financial Management in Higher Education.From the Back Cover Find Practical Approaches to Many Complex Problems in Fiscal Management Budgets and Financial Management in Higher Education helps new administrators understand and become more proficient in their financial management role within an institution. Grounded in the latest knowledge base and filled with examples from across all types of institutions, it makes for an ideal text for courses in graduate programs in higher education leadership and administration. Specifically, the book: Provides an understanding of the basics of budgeting and fiscal management in higher education Defines the elements of a budget, the budget cycle, and the steps for creating a budget Suggests ways of avoiding common pitfalls and problems of managing budgets Contains effective strategies for dealing with the loss of resources Includes end-of-chapter reflection questions and an expanded glossary of terms Highly accessible for students and practitioners alike, this valuable resource offers solid guidance readers can immediately put to use in their work. Read more About the Author Margaret J. Barr is professor emerita in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. In her career, she has supervised operating budgets for both general and auxiliary enterprises. George S. McClellan is associate professor of higher education at the University of Mississippi. He is the author or editor of many articles, book chapters, and monographs on student affairs topics. Read more

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Visible Learning for Literacy, Grades K-12: Implementing the Practices That Work Best to Accelerate Student Learning (Corwin Literacy)

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Pdf:Visible Learning for Literacy, Grades K-12: Implementing the Practices That Work Best to Accelerate Student Learning (Corwin Literacy).About the Author Douglas Fisher, Ph.D., is Professor of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College. He has served as a teacher, language development specialist, and administrator in public schools and non-profit organizations, including 8 years as the Director of Professional Development for the City Heights Collaborative, a time of increased student achievement in some of San Diego’s urban schools.  Doug has engaged in Professional Learning Communities for several decades, building teams that design and implement systems to impact teaching and learning.  He has published numerous books on teaching and learning, such as Assessment-capable Visible Learners and Engagement by Design. Read more

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Grading for Equity: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Can Transform Schools and Classrooms

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Pdf:Grading for Equity: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Can Transform Schools and Classrooms.Review 'This book will stop educators  who want to improve their practices with underserved students right in their tracks.  Feldman offers an insightful invitation to teachers who dare change the ways in which we have been taught to grade students’ products.  He demonstrates how our grading practices are grossly under-substantiated and too often unquestioned, and he challenges educators to build equitable assessment tools and mechanisms to support learning and development of all students.  Grading for Equity penetrates macro-level grading policies to transform micro-level teaching practices that embrace the cultural and the contextual.  A must read for justice-centered educators.' Author: Rich Milner, Co-Author of “′These Kids are Out of Control:′ Why We Must Reimagine Classroom Management for Equity' Published On: 2018-05-08'Wow, Wow Wow!!! This book hooked me as a not-to-be-missed read right from the Prologue. Joe Feldman makes a strong case for shared grading practices to overcome the inequity of traditional grading, with solid reasoning, well-chosen research evidence, and perhaps most significantly, the powerful and frequent use of teacher voice. The chapters’ organizing structure encourages thoughtful and reflective reading, and will be particularly beneficial for book study within PLCs. . . . The main message of the book for me is summed up in this quote, ′We teachers cannot continue to sacrifice the integrity and reliability of our grades at the altar of professional autonomy.′' Author: Ken O′Connor, Author and Consultant, 'How to Grade for Learning' Published On: 2018-05-21'There is growing awareness within the industry of education that traditional grading practices have become a barrier to meaningful student learning. One dilemma is that there is a lack of resources to support educators who want to adopt new grading practices that are both accurate and equitable. Joe Feldman addresses this need with his book, Grading for Equity.  Joe skillfully makes a compelling argument for change and offers specific ways educators can make profound differences to their grading practices. Students become intrinsically motivated to learn when their grades accurately measure where they are in the learning process.   Students who typically give up any hope of success can now approach learning with a positive growth mindset.  Grading for Equity will provide clarity and tools for an individual instructor or as a book study for an entire organization.' Author: Jeffrey Tooker, Deputy Superintendent of Educational Services, Placer Union High School District Published On: 2018-05-21'Joe Feldman peels back the curtain and shows the many flaws of our traditional grading system. His arguments are convincing - and the alternatives he proposes are both practical and powerful.  Reading this book will make you re-think the way you assess students and will inspire you to enact a system that encourages revision and redemption instead of compliance and corruption. ' Author: Denise Pope, Senior Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Education, and Co-Founder, Challenge Success Published On: 2018-06-01'We don’t usually think of grading when talking about equity, but in Grading for Equity: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Can Transform Schools and Classrooms, Joe Feldman helps us see why grading is an integral part of an equity agenda. He shows us how we can use grading to help students become the leaders of their own learning and lift the veil on how to succeed. He reminds us that authentic assessment and transparent grading are essential parts of a culturally responsive classroom.  This must-have book will help teachers learn to implement improved, equity-focused grading for impact.' Author: Zaretta Hammond, Education Consultant and Author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain Published On: 2018-06-19 Read more About the Author Joe Feldman has worked in education at the local and national levels for over 20 years in both charter and district school contexts, as a teacher, principal, and district administrator. He began his career as a high school English and American History teacher in Atlanta Public Schools and was the founding principal of a charter high school in Washington, DC. He has been the Director of Charter Schools for New York City Department of Education, the Director of K-12 Instruction in Union City, California, and was a Fellow to the Chief of Staff for U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley. Joe is currently CEO of Crescendo Education Group (crescendoedgroup.org), a consulting organization that partners with school and districts to help teachers use improved and more equitable grading and assessment practices. Joe graduated from Stanford, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and NYU Law School. He is the author of several articles on grading and assessment, and the author of Teaching Without Bells: What We Can Learn from Powerful Practice in Small Schools (Paradigm). He lives in Oakland with his wife and two children.  Read more

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Take Control of the Noisy Class: Chaos to Calm in 15 Seconds (Super-effective classroom management strategies for teachers in today's toughest classrooms)

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Pdf:Take Control of the Noisy Class: Chaos to Calm in 15 Seconds (Super-effective classroom management strategies for teachers in today's toughest classrooms).Fed up with students who talk over you and ignore instructions?Drained and worn out by disruption, disobedience, and defiance?Does the thought of facing some groups fill you with utter dread?Drawing on 20+ years experience in special education and mainstream settings, teacher-trainer Rob Plevin explains a proven, step-by-step plan for successfully managing the most challenging individuals and groups in today’s toughest classrooms. Packed with powerful, fast-acting techniques – including a novel routine to get any class quiet in 15 seconds or less – this book helps teachers across all age groups connect and succeed with hard-to-reach, reluctant learners. You’ll discover:The simple six-step plan to minimise & deal with classroom behaviour problemsHow to gain trust & respect from tough, hard-to-reach studentsHow to put an end to power struggles & confrontationHow to have students follow your instructions… with no need to repeat yourselfThe crucial importance of consistency (and how to achieve it)Quick and easy ways to raise engagement and enjoyment in your lessonsThe ‘Clean Slate’ – a step by step method you can use to ‘start over’ with that particularly difficult group of students who won’t do anything you say.Take Control of the Noisy Class provides hundreds of practical ideas and interventions to end your classroom management struggles & create a thoroughly enjoyable lesson climate for all concerned.

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School Leader Internship

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Pdf:School Leader Internship.Review 'This comprehensive text covers major topics and themes and provides examples and resources that are easy to customize to any program. The book’s organization correlates with national standards to address the essentials of field experience in planning, assessment, and implementation. This text should be required in school leadership programs to facilitate the internship experience. ' Cynthia McDaniels, Professor, Coordinator of Graduate Programs, Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Southern Connecticut State University 'As with the 3rd Edition, this new edition is easily adapted for use with any existing EDL program. One strength of the 4th Edition is that, besides providing sound internship activities aligned to the new NPBEA standards, it extrapolates beyond those standards to include activities in critical performance areas, such as ethical and critical reasoning, and social justice.' Robert Scheidet, Coordinator of Educational Leadership Internships, Stony Brook University Read more About the Author Gary E. Martin is Professor of Educational Leadership and Technology at Lamar University, USA. Arnold B. Danzig is Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and Director of the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at San José State University. He is also Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University, USA. William F. Wright is Professor of Research, Foundations, and Educational Leadership at Northern Arizona University, USA. Richard A. Flanary is an Independent Consultant and former Deputy Executive Director for Programs and Services of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Margaret Terry Orr is Director of the Future School Leaders Academy at Bank Street College, USA. Read more

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Case Studies on Educational Administration (6th Edition) (Allyn & Bacon Educational Leadership)

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Pdf:Case Studies on Educational Administration (6th Edition) (Allyn & Bacon Educational Leadership).From the Back Cover What is the best way to immerse prospective administrators in the reality of practice? Perhaps no other tool better gives educational leadership students a better grasp of their future profession than open-ended case studies. In this text, 24 such case studies help students to think critically about common administrative problems, effectively manage school-wide issues, and successfully and fairly implement solutions. Touching on issues ranging from staff development to bullying in schools to grading practices, this collection of true-to-life case studies helps students to hone their decision-making skills and develop a winning approach to even the most disparate issues.   Each case in this text hones four essential practitioner skills:   1.      The ability to frame a problem correctly 2.      The ability to develop and evaluate alternative solutions to a defined problem 3.      The ability to use data and other facts to counter the influence of politics and emotion in decision making 4.      The ability to develop tacit knowledge and to integrate it with theoretical knowledge by engaging in reflective practice Read more About the Author Theodore J. Kowalski holds the Kuntz Family Chair in Educational Administration, an endowed professorship at the University of Dayton. A former school superintendent, he previously taught at Purdue University, Saint Louis University, and Ball State University, where he also served as dean of the Teachers College. Professor Kowalski is the author or co-author of 18 books and over 135 book chapters and journal articles. He has published in leading journals such as Educational Administration Quarterly, Phi Delta Kappan, Leadership and Policy in Schools, and Planning and Changing. He also is editor of the Journal of School Public Relations and serves on the editorial boards of two other professional journals. Read more

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School Leadership That Works: From Research to Results

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Pdf:School Leadership That Works: From Research to Results.What does research tell us about the effects of school leadership on student achievement? What specific leadership practices make a real difference in school effectiveness? How should school leaders use these practices in their day-to-day management of schools and during the stressful times that accompany major change initiatives? Robert J. Marzano, Timothy Waters, and Brian A. McNulty provide answers to these and other questions in School Leadership That Works.Based on their analysis of 69 studies conducted since 1970 that met their selection criteria and a recent survey of more than 650 building principals, the authors have developed a list of 21 leadership responsibilities that have a significant effect on student achievement. Readers will learn the specific behaviors associated with the 21 leadership responsibilities;the difference between first-order change and second-order change and the leadership responsibilities that are most important for each;how to work smart by choosing the right work to focus on to improve student achievement;the advantages and disadvantages of comprehensive school reform models for improving student achievement;how to develop a site-specific approach to improving student achievement, using a framework of 11 factors and 39 action steps; anda five-step plan for effective school leadership.Combining rigorous research with practical advice, School Leadership That Works gives school administrators the guidance they need to provide strong leadership for better schools.

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The Principal's Quick-Reference Guide to School Law: Reducing Liability, Litigation, and Other Potential Legal Tangles

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Pdf:The Principal's Quick-Reference Guide to School Law: Reducing Liability, Litigation, and Other Potential Legal Tangles.Review 'Hachiya, Shoop, and Dunklee make a distinct contribution to the field. Rather than a review of legal cases, the book addresses risk management. This approach to the legal aspects of the day-to-day operations of a school is a useful planning guide as well as a resource when questions arise. I referenced other copies of my school law books and found this book to be the most useful for my role as a school principal.' Author: Cynthia Church, Principal'This book vastly exceeded our expectations as both a quality school law textbook and a legal reference book. It is one of the most complete school law texts available, covering the important legal issues of the day. It is an excellent resource for practicing school leaders to utilize in their efforts to develop, implement, and maintain risk management initiatives.  The examples, vignettes, and cases are extremely helpful in assisting principals to accurately implement statutory law and case law in public school settings.  It also has a unique design that can assist practicing school administrators deal with legal issues but not require the school administrator to become a lawyer.' Author: Dr. Thomas J. McCormack,Professor and Chair of the Counseling, Foundations, and Leadership Department Read more About the Author Dr. Robert F. Hachiya is an assistant professor in the Education Leadership Department at Kansas State University. He spent twenty-seven years in Kansas as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, and principal. He now teaches courses to aspiring administrators in ethics, leadership for diverse populations, and the principalship―both at Kansas State University and at school district partnership leadership academies. He joins the team of Dunklee and Shoop for the first time in this third edition of their best-selling school law book, helping them continue their efforts to provide pre- and inservice school administrators and others with the knowledge they need to be effective risk managers and educators.Among his research interests are student rights and school safety, and he has made presentations to Kansas United School Administrators, the University Council for Educational Administration, the Education Law Association, and to undergraduate education majors concerned about school violence issues. His dissertation researched how educators should balance student rights with their obligation to provide safe schools.Dr. Hachiya received his B.S. degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and his master’s and Ed.D. degrees from the University of Kansas. He has recently done post-doctoral work at the School Law Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University. Read more

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Get Better Faster: A 90-Day Plan for Coaching New Teachers

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Pdf:Get Better Faster: A 90-Day Plan for Coaching New Teachers.From the Back Cover A COACH'S TOOLBOX TO SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCH NEW TEACHER DEVELOPMENT 'Make sure your students follow your instructions.' That sounds like a straightforward instruction, but in fact, it's fairly abstract. What does a teacher actually have to do to make sure students are following? Even the leader delivering this direction may not know, and the first-year teacher almost certainly doesn't. In Get Better Faster, Paul Bambrick-Santoyo shares instructive tools of how school leaders can effectively guide new teachers to success. The focus on the actionable—the practiceable—is what drives effective coaching. By practicing concrete actions and key micro-skills, teachers will markedly improve their ability to lead a class. Inside this book you'll find: The Core Principles of Coaching The Four Phases of Skill Building A Scope and Sequence Guide to help prioritize new teacher skill development Useful resources including 35 video clips, presentation slides, planning templates, and other training tools 'This book is a must-read for all educators who develop, impact, and influence teachers in the art of teaching and learning. New teachers need a roadmap to success: this is it.' —Mauriciere De Govia, District #23 Superintendent, New York City Department of Education 'Every part of the book is designed to be eminently usable for leaders who strive to spend their time on what matters most for learning. It's rich with practical, detailed advice that empowers coaches to give teachers highly individualized support.' —Dawn R. Robinson, Ed.D., Chief School Performance Officer, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools 'Easy-to-use and relentlessly focused on practices proven to move progress—yes, it will drive achievement Faster than ever!' —Billy Snow, District Transformation and Innovation Officer, Caddo Parish Public Schools Read more About the Author PAUL BAMBRICK-SANTOYO is the Chief Schools Officer for high schools and K-12 content development at Uncommon Schools. Paul has trained school leaders worldwide in instructional leadership in his work as cofounder of the Relay National Principals Academy Fellowship and founder and dean of the Leverage Leadership Institute. His previous books include Driven by Data, Leverage Leadership, and Great Habits, Great Readers. Read more

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The Principal′s Guide to School Budgeting

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Pdf:The Principal′s Guide to School Budgeting.About the Author Learn more about Richard Sorenson′s PD offeringsRichard D. Sorenson, Professor Emeritus, is the former department chairperson of the Educational Leadership and Foundations Department at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). He also served as the director of the Principal Preparation Program. He earned his doctorate from Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi in educational leadership. Dr. Sorenson served public schools for 25 years as a social studies teacher, principal, and associate superintendent for human resources. Dr. Sorenson continues to work with graduate students at UTEP teaching school-based budgeting and school personnel. He was named The University of Texas at El Paso College of Education Professor of the Year (2005), and he remains an active writer with numerous professional journal publications. Dr. Sorenson has authored textbooks, teacher resource guides, and workbooks related to elementary and secondary social studies curricula. He conducts workshops at the state and national levels, and he has been actively involved in numerous professional organizations, including the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA), and the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP), for which he conducted annual new-principal academy workshops the previous 12-years. Dr. Sorenson continues his research agenda in the area of the school principalship, specifically the examination of conditions and factors that inhibit and discourage lead teachers from entering school administration. He makes time each day to exercise, walking 4 to 10 miles, depending on how industrious he feels! Dr. Sorenson has been married to his wife, Donna, the love of his life, for the past 40 years, and they have two adult children, Lisa (a second-grade teacher with Cypress-Fairbanks ISD in Houston, Texas) and Ryan (an Exercise Physiologist in El Paso, Texas), a wonderful son-in-law, Sam (a petroleum engineer in Houston, Texas), and two grandchildren, Savannah Grace and Nehemiah Timothy – all of whom are the pride and joy of his life. Rick and Donna reside in El Paso, Texas, on the U.S./Mexico border, with their home facing the majestic Franklin Mountains. Of course, the Sorenson family remains a lover of Pugs, most notably one Little Bit (wanna go?), and Olive (wanna snack?) too. Read more

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Results Now: How We Can Achieve Unprecedented Improvements in Teaching and Learning

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Pdf:Results Now: How We Can Achieve Unprecedented Improvements in Teaching and Learning.According to author Mike Schmoker, there is a yawning gap between the most well-known essential practices and the reality of most classrooms. This gap persists despite the hard, often heroic work done by many teachers and administrators. Schmoker believes that teachers and administrators may know what the best practices are, but they aren'’t using them or reinforcing them consistently. He asserts that our schools are protected by a buffer—a protective barrier that prevents scrutiny of instruction by outsiders. The buffer exists within the school as well. Teachers often know only what is going on in their classrooms—and they may be completely in the dark about what other teachers in the school are doing. Even principals, says Schmoker, don’t have a clear view of the daily practices of teaching and learning in their schools.Schmoker suggests that we need to get beyond this buffer to confront the truth about what is happening in classrooms, and to allow teachers to learn from each other and to be supervised properly. He outlines a plan that focuses on the importance of consistent curriculum, authentic literacy education, and professional learning communities for teachers.What will students get out of this new approach? Learning for life. Schmoker argues passionately that students become learners for life when they have more opportunities to engage in strategic reading, writing with explicit guidance, and argument and discussion.Through strong teamwork, true leadership, and authentic learning, schools and their students can reach new heights. Results Now is a rally cry for educators to focus on what counts. If they do, Schmoker promises, the entire school community can count on unprecedented achievements.

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A Principal Manager's Guide to Leverage Leadership 2.0: How to Build Exceptional Schools Across Your District

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Pdf:A Principal Manager's Guide to Leverage Leadership 2.0: How to Build Exceptional Schools Across Your District.From the Back Cover TO BUILD GREAT SCHOOLS AT SCALE, MAKE THE SHIFT FROM ADMINISTRATOR TO INSTRUCTIONAL LEADER A common refrain among principal managers is: 'Nothing prepared me for this.' Support and training for leaders who transition from serving as principals to managing principals is scarce. Who leads these leaders—and how can they tell whether their work is making an impact? That's where this book comes in. A Principal Manager's Guide to Leverage Leadership 2.0 gives you the framework and tools to shift your approach from administration to instructional leadership. With this book in hand, you can start developing principals instead of just evaluating them, making direct improvements to teaching and driving success across your schools. Improve your capacity to coach principals to accelerate their development, using a trajectory of leader action steps linked to the seven levers of leadership Create the conditions for district-wide success by offering flexible support and increased in-school presence Design your schedule to maximize time spent on instructional leadership Utilize ready-made training materials and video clips to lead workshops for your leadership team and streamline implementation Whether your schools are large or small, rural or urban, successful or struggling, your principals can thrive with your guidance. The path ahead may be long, but this book provides the roadmap you've been looking for. 'If your goal is to become a more strategic practitioner, you must have A Principal Manager's Guide to Leverage Leadership 2.0 in your library! It provides educational leaders at all levels with practical tools to accelerate principals' development to impact learning outcomes for students. This book emphasizes what we already know: the real work is done before you even step foot in the classroom! This book has transformed the way I support my school leaders.' —Celeste Douglas, Assistant Superintendent, District 18, New York City Public Schools 'Paul has few peers in the crusade to ensure school leaders have high fidelity, high priority practices critical to grow the capacity of their teachers so they can ensure student growth. His latest book fills another void: a clear, detailed map for principal supervisors and coaches to travel further down the road towards student growth. Inspiring...and our school leaders are so thankful!' —Rosemary Perlmeter, Founding Director, Master's in Urban School Leadership, SMU 'Working with Bambrick-Santoyo and the content of this book has been a defining event in my professional life which has made me stronger and better (faster). Following the guidance and protocols set forth in A Principal Manager's Guide to Leverage Leadership 2.0 helped me strengthen my practice and build the capacity of the leaders I support. Now principal managers have a common language and tools to have a laser-focus on improving the teaching and learning, which can profoundly impact student achievement—as it has for us.' —Jeanine Zitta, EdD, Network Superintendent, St. Louis Public Schools Read more About the Author PAUL BAMBRICK-SANTOYO is the chief schools officer for Uncommon Schools and the founder and dean of the Leverage Leadership Institute, creating proof points of excellence in urban schools nationwide. Author of Driven by Data; Leverage Leadership 2.0; Great Habits, Great Readers; and Get Better Faster, Bambrick-Santoyo has trained more than twenty thousand school leaders worldwide in instructional leadership, including multiple schools that have gone on to become the highest-gaining or highest-achieving schools in their districts, states, and/or countries. Read more

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Pass the New York Notary Public Exam Second Edition

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Pdf:Pass the New York Notary Public Exam Second Edition.This 2014 edition of the popular book helps you ace the notary public exam and become a more professional practicing notary public. The following are seven reasons why you should use this book to prepare for the exam: 1. The author is a recognized expert at preparing candidates for civil service exams, with more than 25 years experience. 2. The book utilizes the flash card method of subject presentation and studying which has a long history of success. 3. Highlights of the laws which simplify legal terminology are included. 4. The book also provides edited sections of the laws on the scope of the notary exam - for a deeper understanding. 5. Quick Questions in flash card format help you memorize important facts. 6. Multiple Choice Questions help you to connect important aspects of the law. 7. Practice exams help you to further sharpen up for both the format and subject matter of the notary exam. Prepare for success! Use this book now - and during your notary public career.               Reader comments on prior Edition   "Straight forward book. Doesn't waste your time with useless info. If you want to pass, get this book. I'm glad I did!" "Really helps to prep for this exam without taking any special course! This book will save you time and money." "Great study guide. It helped me to pass the test on the first try. What more needs to be said. I Highly recommend this book." "I recommend it. It helped me pass the exam. Just got my results Saturday. Study the definitions well and you will pass too. The sample tests were very helpful." "I bought this for my employees to review before they take the Notary exam. They thought it was very helpful and passed the test in one try." "I like the structure of this book. It breaks things down by "highlights" of the laws and then has more detailed explanations. All the need to know vocabulary is listed in another section. The book gives a lot of practice questions, which really helped me prepare for the exam. I bought the Kindle version and my favorite part is that for each practice question, the answer was listed on the next page so no annoying flipping to the end. For the practice exams, the answer key had not only the correct answers, but what section of law the answers were from so you can easily spot your weak point." "I was shocked. I have a bachelor's, masters & 30 & above in college credits - usually you have to go thru big cumbersome textbooks - not this - to the point, easy, plenty of practice tests & definitions -covers all the information you will need." "VERY helpful! I had so much trouble with the wording in the official "Notary Public License Law" booklet. I went to college for mostly design and liberal arts, so I had never studied anything like this before. I was so lost within the paragraphs of legal jargon and it was difficult to extract the message they were trying to convey. This book translated the License Law booklet into a comprehendible study guide." "I highly recommend this book if you want to pass the exam on your first try!" 

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Instructional Rounds in Education: A Network Approach to Improving Teaching and Learning

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Pdf:Instructional Rounds in Education: A Network Approach to Improving Teaching and Learning.Review “Listen up! Instructional Rounds redefines the teaching profession. There is no other book on school improvement like it. This is a powerful, specific, accessible treatment of what it means to get in the classroom in order to make a difference in the daily lives of teachers and their students.” — Michael Fullan, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto“In instructional rounds, the front-line work of improving classroom practice becomes everyone’s work. Drawing upon their experience in thousands of classrooms across the country, the authors provide clear direction to teachers, principals, central-office staff, superintendents, and others interested in forming school- or district-based networks with a laser-like focus on instruction. Instructional Rounds in Education is a powerful resource for anyone interested in working smarter to make instruction effective for all students.” — Larry Leverett, executive director, Panasonic Foundation“At last, we have a book that moves school and district leaders closer to the classroom. The authors challenge the myth of leadership as an isolated, hierarchical exercise focused on grand plans and visions and bring us back where we belong—amid the complex reality of students’ and teachers’ daily lives. Full of practical, specific, and compelling evidence, Instructional Rounds in Education will have a profound influence on educational leaders who are willing to invest the time to observe, listen, and learn.” — Douglas B. Reeves, founder, The Leadership and Learning Center“By sharing real-life vignettes, the authors carefully detail the utilization of instructional rounds as a systematic and collaborative process to engage educators in meaningful reflections about what occurs daily in classrooms. Applause to City, Elmore, Fiarman, and Teitel for providing a step-by-step approach that will yield significant results for colleagues who choose to network and grow together.” — Deborah S. Delisle, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Ohio Department of Education Read more From the Back Cover Walk into any school in America and you will see adults who are doing the best they can, every day, to help students learn. But you will also see a high degree of variability among classrooms—much higher than in most other industrialized countries. Today we are asking schools to do something they have never done before: educate all students to high levels. But we don’t yet know how to do that in every classroom for every child. Inspired by the medical-rounds model used by physicians, the authors of Instructional Rounds in Education have pioneered a new form of professional learning known as instructional rounds networks. Through this process, education leaders and practitioners develop a shared understanding of what high-quality instruction looks like and what schools and districts need to do to support it. “Listen up! Instructional Rounds redefines the teaching profession. There is no other book on school improvement like it. This is a powerful, specific, accessible treatment of what it means to get in the classroom in order to make a difference in the daily lives of teachers and their students.” — Michael Fullan, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto “In instructional rounds, the front-line work of improving classroom practice becomes everyone’s work. Drawing upon their experience in thousands of classrooms across the country, the authors provide clear direction to teachers, principals, central-office staff, superintendents, and others interested in forming school- or district-based networks with a laser-like focus on instruction. Instructional Rounds in Education is a powerful resource for anyone interested in working smarter to make instruction effective for all students.” — Larry Leverett, executive director, Panasonic Foundation “At last, we have a book that moves school and district leaders closer to the classroom. The authors challenge the myth of leadership as an isolated, hierarchical exercise focused on grand plans and visions and bring us back where we belong—amid the complex reality of students’ and teachers’ daily lives. Full of practical, specific, and compelling evidence, Instructional Rounds in Education will have a profound influence on educational leaders who are willing to invest the time to observe, listen, and learn.” — Douglas B. Reeves, founder, The Leadership and Learning Center “By sharing real-life vignettes, the authors carefully detail the utilization of instructional rounds as a systematic and collaborative process to engage educators in meaningful reflections about what occurs daily in classrooms. Applause to City, Elmore, Fiarman, and Teitel for providing a step-by-step approach that will yield significant results for colleagues who choose to network and grow together.” — Deborah S. Delisle, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Ohio Department of EducationElizabeth A. City is Director of Instructional Strategy at the Executive Leadership Program for Educators at Harvard University and is a faculty member at Boston’s School Leadership Institute. Richard F. Elmore is the Gregory R. Anrig Professor of Educational Leadership at Harvard University. Sarah E. Fiarman is the acting principal of the Martin Luther King, Jr. School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Lee Teitel is faculty senior associate of the Executive Leadership Program for Educators at the Harvard University Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Fair Isn't Always Equal, 2nd edition: Assessment & Grading in the Differentiated Classroom

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Pdf:Fair Isn't Always Equal, 2nd edition: Assessment & Grading in the Differentiated Classroom.About the Author Rick Wormeli is a National Board Certified Teacher and a columnist for Middle Ground magazine. The winner of Disney's American Teacher Award for English in 1996, Rick is an internationally known speaker on middle-level education, innovation, and teacher professionalism.Rick offers a wealth of experience having worked as a middle grades teacher, human growth and development teacher, and staff development educator. He is also an educational consultant to National Public Radio, USA Today, and the Smithsonian Institute.Rick has presented at the White House, has appeared on Good Morning America, and has worked with school districts all across the country. Read more

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Curriculum Leadership: Strategies for Development and Implementation

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Pdf:Curriculum Leadership: Strategies for Development and Implementation.About the Author Allan A. Glatthorn (1924–2007) was a major contributor to the third and fourth editions; his research used in the preparation of the first and second editions of Writing the Winning Thesis or Dissertation: A Step-by-Step Guide was the foundation for the third edition. He was the Distinguished Research Professor of Education (Emeritus) in the College of Education of East Carolina University, where he advised doctoral students, chaired dissertations, and taught courses in supervision and curriculum. He was formerly Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education of the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to his university assignments, he was a high school teacher and principal. In his work as a professor, he chaired close to 100 dissertations. He is the author of numerous professional books, several of which have been published by Corwin. Read more

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Brief Counseling That Works: A Solution-Focused Therapy Approach for School Counselors and Other Mental Health Professionals

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Pdf:Brief Counseling That Works: A Solution-Focused Therapy Approach for School Counselors and Other Mental Health Professionals.Review 'Simple yet spectacular, my students and I LOVE Brief Counseling that Works. It presents a user-friendly, time-efficient, and very effective approach to counseling school-aged youth (and adults)!' Author: Bradley T. Erford, Professor'Every once in a while I come upon a text that is so clear, so explicit, and so practical that I hear students recommending it to other counseling students who are not in the class.  Gerald Sklare’s Brief Counseling That Works:  A Solution-Focused Approach for School Counselors and Administrators is one such book.  I have used the first two editions in my secondary school internship course for several years, and have had universally positive feedback from the interns.  Even though they have all been introduced to SFBC in their theories and group classes and many have applied it in to their work in practicum, they are excited about how it helps them with 'Connecting the Pieces'. While I appreciate the ways that the book addresses the application of SFBC to the school setting, I feel that it is a valuable resource for anyone working with children and adolescents regardless of the setting.' Author: Virginia S. Dansby, Professor'The solution-focused counseling approach is teaching us that strengths and resources are already available and dormant within students, parents, and the school. This book is a highly readable and practical guide for harnessing the power of problem-free talk and exception-seeking to support and empower our students.' Author: Stephanos P. Vassilopoulos, Assistant Professor Read more About the Author Gerald B. Sklare, EdD, LPCC (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor), NCC (Nationally Certified Counselor), is a profes-sor in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Both his master’s degree and doctorate are in counselor education from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He has served as a teacher and counselor in elementary, junior high, and high schools; he has conducted workshops around the United States on SFBC; and he has practiced in school settings and in private practice using this approach.Hear from the author himself here. Read more

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Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction

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Pdf:Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction.Review 'Teachers helping teachers is a great way to create a powerful instructional staff. Knight offers practical and useful tools to help teachers achieve excellence.' Author: Dale E. Moxley, Principal Published On: 2006-08-25'Provides valuable insight for mentors who are in the field working daily with novice teachers.' Author: J. Helen Perkins, Assistant Professor Published On: 2006-08-28 Read more About the Author Jim Knight is a research associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning and the president of the Instructional Coaching Group. He has spent more than a decade studying instructional coaching and has written several books on the topic, including Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction published by Corwin and Learning Forward (2007). Knight co-authored Coaching Classroom Management. He also edited Coaching: Approaches and Perspectives. Knight has authored articles on instructional coaching and school improvement in publications such as The Journal of Staff Development, Principal Leadership, The School Administrator, Kappan, and Teachers Teaching Teachers.Several research projects directed by Knight include an IES-funded qualitative and quantitative assessment of coaching and Pathways to Success, a comprehensive, districtwide school reform project for the Topeka Public School District in Kansas. Knight also leads the coaching institutes and the Annual Instructional Coaching Conference offered by the University of Kansas. Frequently asked to guide professional learning for instructional coaches, Knight has presented and consulted in more than 35 states, most Canadian provinces, and in Japan. He has a PhD in Education and has won several university teaching, innovation, and service awards. He also writes the popular radicallearners.com blog. Now, Jim Knight is offering his expertise in an online professional development opportunity! Read more

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An Ethic of Excellence: Building a Culture of Craftsmanship with Students

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Pdf:An Ethic of Excellence: Building a Culture of Craftsmanship with Students.Review “. . . an important book for our time, for teachers, teacher educators, and policymakers.”–Ann Lieberman, Senior Scholar, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching“Stop everything youre doing and take the time to really read this. Not once. Not even twice, but over and over. Make your colleagues read it . . . every legislator and policymaker ought to too, so they can see when and where their favorite, best-designed, top-down mandates may actually hinder this kind of culture of high standards. But, of course, what in the end makes it such a good read is in the details, those precious and well-told stories of what the real stuff looks like.”–Deborah Meier, Coprincipal, Mission Hill School, Boston“Ron Berger is one of the most remarkable teachers in America today. He sets incredibly high standards in his classes and his students measure up to those standards. Yet Ron Bergers authentic standards bear little resemblance to what passes for standards in todays test-obsessed America. For a reminder of what education can and should be, read this passionate book - and give it to every policymaker whom you know.”–Howard Gardner, Harvard Graduate School of Education“. . . passionate stories from an inspiring, ever imaginative teacher whose demands on his students are high and those on himself even higher. He writes of teaching as an ethic . . . a way of thinking . . . that is built carefully by hand, a craft that defies 'scaling up' in mechanistic ways and that requires powerful, autonomous work close to the students.”–Theodore R. Sizer, Founder, Coalition of Essential Schools Read more About the Author Ron Berger has been a public school teacher in western Massachusetts for 25 years. He works with the Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound school network, Harvard Project Zero, and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Read more

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Disruptive Classroom Technologies: A Framework for Innovation in Education

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Pdf:Disruptive Classroom Technologies: A Framework for Innovation in Education.Review 'Sonny Magana has made a significant contribution to innovation in education with his important book, Disruptive Classroom Technologies, and the T3 Framework. There have been 161 meta-analyses on various aspects of computers in education – from 10,226 studies, and the average effect is d =.34 – and this effect has not changed over the past 50 years despite phenomenal changes in the technology. A major reason for this lack of impact is most technological interventions do not change the dominant 'tell and practice' teaching model. Moving beyond translation and transforming current practice to transcendent uses of technology is clearly where we should go. We need to build collaborative communities of students solving problems, explaining to others (regardless of ability) and using the social media aspects of technology to change classroom conversations from monologue to dialogue, increasing student impact questions, and allowing errors to be stated and dealt with – this can be so transcendental. This is the core of Magana’s claims, and indeed this is how we’ll see technology really make the difference we’re after!' Author: John Hattie, Laureate Professor'The T3 Framework is a brilliant breakthrough in our understanding  and use of technology for learning. Sonny Magana clearly portrays the nature and difference between translational, transformational, and transcendent use of technology. The identification of transcendent use is itself an innovation. On top of all this he shows us how to navigate through the T3 system with guiding questions, prompts, and rubrics. For those of us working on the frontier of deep learning Disruptive Classroom Technologies, and the T3 framework is a much needed gift.' Author: Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus'Fresh, innovative, and revolutionary, Magana′s T3 Framework promises to challenge the status quo and invite disruptive practices in educational technology. Enhancing social entrepreneurship with technology, as the final stage of Magana’s framework for technology use in education, is a powerful proposal and a compelling vision worth pursuing by all educators.' Author: Yong Zhao, Ph.D., Foundation Distinguished Professor, co-author Never Send a Human to Do a Machine′s Job: Correcting Top 5 Ed Tech Mistakes'Sonny Magana’s T3 Framework will provide schools and districts with the planning tools needed to go beyond the '$1,000 pencil'.  His concept of technology as a disruptive force is exactly how we should be thinking about this historic moment of redesigning the culture of learning. Sonny’s book is filled with powerful stories and thoughtful questions that will inspire and empower educators to improve learning. Moreover, he has provided us with a framework for implementation with detail that simply has not existed with earlier models. I have known Sonny for twenty years. His wisdom comes from his incredible passion as an educator, school administrator and now as a researcher.' Author: Alan November, Founder'Sonny Magana carefully analyses innovation in education and adoption of technology through his T3 lens providing practical tools and examples to assist us all.  He draws on colorful, helpful examples from music to the fall of the iron curtain to illustrate his ideas and to highlight pathways from translational through transformational and ultimately to transcendent technology use. Disruptive Classroom Technologies exemplifies an 'Innovate Don′t Digitize' message and should encourage us all to progress quickly beyond the nursery slopes of adoption to the highly productive and exciting upper reaches of technology use for education.' Author: Gavin Dykes, Program Director'What if...What if there were a framework to make tangible in a very articulate, strategic, and actionable way what we have long sought to implement: the student use of technologies to inspire learning that matters? Dr. Magana has done it! Disruptive Classroom Technologies validates your experience and then effortlessly and exponentially moves you along the T3 continuum to transcendent impact from the use of educational technology. A must read for educational leaders at all levels. Magana helps us add value to our investment in technology, and create educational systems of limitless learning.' Author: Dr. Mary Wegner, Superintendent'Disruptive Classroom Technologies is a model for how to effectively implement technology in a school. Dr. Magana’s writing and practice demonstrate his unique combination of having a deep understanding of effective pedagogical practice and cutting edge knowledge about technology. The T3 framework that Dr. Magana developed blends learning and technology together in an applicable and effective manner. I have personally observed the power of Sonny’s work in our own school district; Gaylord Community Schools has embraced the T3 framework and as a result is a better place for students to learn and staff to teach.' Author: Brian Pearson, Superintendent'In Disruptive Classroom Technologies, Sonny Magana brilliantly defines the T3 Framework which serves as a 'call to action' for all education leaders to examine the role that technology has in teaching and learning. As Sonny details, schools are technology rich and innovation poor due to a constant pursuit of the latest glitzy technology fad that often has limited additive value to student achievement. As education leaders we must see beyond the frenzy of the latest technology craze and evaluate the value-added impact that technology resources have on teaching and learning. The T3 Framework provides a structure for educators to evaluate technology resources and to make education decisions that ensure we are transforming and transcending our classrooms. Disruptive Classroom Technologies is a must read for all educators!' Author: Rick Oser, Principal'In Disruptive Classroom Technologies, Dr. Sonny Magana introduces the T3 Framework, a tool was simple enough for our students and staff to understand and begin to use immediately. Our staff and students found the T3 Framework easy to grasp, yet once fully implemented, it will effectively transform the discussion on technology integration and how to significantly utilize education’s investment in technology to enhance teaching and learning. In an authentic and meaningful way, the use of T3 will not only allow our students and teachers to focus on the content of today, but to develop the relevant skills and mindsets needed for the world of tomorrow.' Author: Gregory A. Rayl, M.Ed., Superintendent'A must read for educational leaders faced with a ‘technology rich but innovative poor’ school, Disruptive Classroom Technologies reframes how educators and students use digital tools in the pursuit of transcendent learning. Equipped with the easy-to-understand T3 Framework, teachers can quickly assess where their own, and their student’s use of technology resides; at the translational, transformational and transcendent level. Including advice and real world examples of how to move students’ use of digital tools from simple consumption to social entrepreneurship, Disruptive Classroom Technologies equips teachers and leaders with the tools and mindset necessary to engage students as active architects of their learning in a solution-driven, global community of learners.' Author: Kim Rayl, M.Ed., Curriculum Director Read more About the Author Dr. Anthony J. “Sonny” Magana III is an award-winning educator, best-selling author, and pioneering educational technology researcher. Sonny is a highly sought-after leadership consultant and instructional coach with more than thirty years’ experience transforming learning systems around the world. The author of numerous research studies and articles, Sonny’s first book, Enhancing the Art and Science of Teaching with Technology, co-authored with Dr. Robert J. Marzano, achieved international acclaim.  A tireless advocate for transcending the status quo, Sonny founded and served as Principal of Washington State’s first CyberSchool in 1996, a groundbreaking blended learning program that continues to meet the needs of at-risk students in Washington. He is a recipient of the prestigious Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award and the Governor’s Commendation for Educational Excellence. An avid musician, yoga practitioner, and beekeeper, Sonny holds a bachelor of science degree from Stockton University, a master of education degree from City University (where he was honored with the Presidential Award for meritorious scholarship), an educational administration endorsement, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Seattle University. Read more

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The Law of Higher Education, 5th Edition: Student Version

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Pdf:The Law of Higher Education, 5th Edition: Student Version.From the Back Cover Based on the fifth edition of Kaplin and Lee’s indispensable guide to the law that bears on the conduct of higher education, The Law of Higher Education, Fifth Edition: Student Version provides an up-to-date textbook, reference, and guide for coursework in higher education law and programs preparing higher education administrators for leadership roles.The Student Version includes the materials from the full fifth edition that most relate to student interests and are most suitable for classroom instruction.For example:The evolution of higher education law and governanceLegal planning and dispute resolutionThe relationship between law and policyFaculty and staff employment issues, including collective bargainingAcademic freedom for faculty and studentsCopyright basics The contract rights of studentsLegal issues in online educationThe rights of students and faculty with disabilitiesCampus issues: safety, registered sex offenders, racial and sexual harassment, student suicide, campus computer networks, searches of students’ residence hall roomsHate speech and freedom of speech, including the rights of faculty and students in public universitiesStudent organizations’ rights, responsibilities, and activities feesGovernmental support for religious institutions and religious autonomy rights of individuals in public institutionsNondiscrimination and affirmative action in employment, admissions, and financial aidAthletics and Title IXFERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)Each chapter is introduced with an overview of key terms and ideas the students will encounter. In addition, the book includes a general introduction to the study of higher education law, a glossary of key legal terms, and appendices for non-law students on the American court system and on how to read court opinions.The authors have also prepared a volume of teaching materials keyed to the Student Version, available from the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA). In addition, the authors will periodically update the Student Version by posting recent developments on a Web site hosted by NACUA. Read more About the Author WILLIAM A. KAPLIN is professor of law emeritus at The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, where he also served as special counsel to the Office of General Counsel. He is now senior fellow at the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy, Stetson University College of Law. BARBARA A. LEE is professor of human resource management at Rutgers University’s School of Management and Labor Relations and of counsel to the law firm of Edwards Wildman Palmer. An attorney, she teaches employment law and higher education law. Together they are the authors of The Law of Higher Education, now in its fifth edition, and A Legal Guide for Student Affairs Professionals. Read more

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The Principalship: New Roles in a Professional Learning Community

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Pdf:The Principalship: New Roles in a Professional Learning Community.From the Back Cover The Principalship allows readers to gain a broader, more complex and accurate understanding of school administrator leadership in today’s learning communities while presenting an expansive view of leadership within schools not limited to the responsibilities of the principal, but including those of assistant principals, administrators, teachers, and students. This innovative first edition text presents a complete picture of the principal as school administrator, community builder, advocate, manager, mentor, supervisor, politician, leader and learner.   Today’s school systems are faced with a number of fresh challenges: changing student populations, rapidly expanding research knowledge, increasing accountability requirements, federal and state policy demands, and escalating expectations for school services. This book will help aspiring school leaders to bridge the gap between traditional conceptualizations of the principal and more innovative, functional, and multifaceted conceptualizations that respond to the changing conditions and higher demands of contemporary learning communities. Read more About the Author Joseph Matthews is Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations at Brigham Young University. Dr. Matthews teaches courses in school principalship, leadership theory, and supervision. He has written for both national and regional publications co-authored three books: Being and Becoming a Principal (2003, Allyn & Bacon); Leadership: A Relevant and Realistic Role for Principals (1996, Eye on Education); and Finding One’s Way: How Mentoring Can Lead to Dynamic Leadership (1998, Corwin Press).He has served as a high school teacher and principal in three different states. Read more

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Driven by Data: A Practical Guide to Improve Instruction

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Pdf:Driven by Data: A Practical Guide to Improve Instruction.From the Back Cover PRAISE FOR DRIVEN BY DATA 'This gem is one of the most important books to come out on American education in years. Paul Bambrick-Santoyo speaks with great credibility, given the tremendous results of low-income students under his leadership. Three cheers to a front-line educator for kicking off a new genre of non-fiction writing in education: a practical guide for dramatic school improvement that proves that children from every background can achieve at high levels when we as adults get our part right.' —JON SCHNUR, co-founder and chief executive officer, New Leaders for New Schools, and senior advisor to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan 'This book superbly describes the change process that leaders can go through with their faculty in order to make data-driven instruction a reality in their schools. You'll also find the rationale and all of the structures for data analysis, scripts of how to analyze student thinking and come up with appropriate re-teaching strategies for weak areas, and precise guidance on how to run effective data meetings. This is the whole package.' —JON SAPHIER, founder and president, Research for Better Teaching, and chairman emeritus of Teachers 21 'Paul Bambrick-Santoyo's book is a triple threat to the achievement gap: not only has he presided over dramatic achievement gains at the schools he leads in Newark, New Jersey, but he has helped scores of other schools make similar gains in New York City, Chicago, New Orleans, Oakland, and elsewhere around the country. He has distilled the lessons learned into a brilliant, tightly organized, and highly practical book. Bravo to Paul for an amazing contribution to the field!' —KIM MARSHALL, leadership consultant and veteran school principal, author of The Marshall Memo and of Rethinking Teacher Supervision and Evaluation: How to Work Smart, Build Collaboration, and Close the Achievement Gap Read more About the Author THE AUTHOR Paul Bambrick-Santoyo is managing director of Uncommon Schools, leading six schools in the North Star Academy network that have achieved some of the highest results in the country. He has trained over 2,000 school leaders nationwide and is the Data-Driven Instruction faculty member for New Leaders for New Schools, the leading national urban school leadership training program. Read more

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SuperVision and Instructional Leadership: A Developmental Approach (9th Edition) (Allyn & Bacon Educational Leadership)

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Pdf:SuperVision and Instructional Leadership: A Developmental Approach (9th Edition) (Allyn & Bacon Educational Leadership).From the Back Cover This leading text's emphasis on school culture, teachers as adult learners, developmental leadership, democratic education, and collegial supervision has helped redefine the meaning of supervision and instructional leadership for both scholars and practitioners.  The Ninth Edition maintains its comprehensive approach to supervision and instructional leadership and presents new and engaging material throughout. Chapters on knowledge, interpersonal skills, technical skills, technical tasks, and cultural tasks for successful supervision and instructional leadership are included, and the authors emphasize the importance of collegiality, understanding adult learning and development, reflective inquiry, democracy, addressing diversity, the change process, and community building. This is a resource that students purchase, use in class, and reference throughout their careers as educational leaders.   New to this edition: Reflective questions at the beginning and end of each chapter. A discussion of new instructional leadership roles for supervisors and teachers. (Chapter 1) Coverage of cultures within cultures. (Chapter 2) An entirely new chapter, “The Dynamic School”. (Chapter 3) The latest research on expert teachers. (Chapter 5) Explanation of 360° feedback. (Chapter 6) Role plays to practice directive control, directive informational, collaborative, and nondirective behavior. (Chapters 7, 8, 9, 10) Descriptions of technology for enhanced classroom observation. (Chapter 13) Discussion of collaborative walkthroughs. (Chapter 13) Role plays on group roles. (Chapter 16) Suggestions for involving collaborative groups in school improvement. (Chapter 16) Exploration of dialogue as an alternative form of group process. (Chapter 16) Presentation of a new tool for evaluating professional development sessions. (Chapter 17) Overview of developing curriculum units through “Understanding by Design”. (Chapter 18) Review of characteristics of successful action research. (Chapter 19) Also from Carl D. Glickman, Stephen P. Gordon and Jovita M. Ross-Gordon:           0133155366 - Basic Guide to SuperVision and Instructional Leadership, The Plus MyEdLeadership Lab with Pearson eText, 3/e - ©2013           0205625037 - SuperVision and Instructional Leadership: A Developmental Approach, 8/e - ©2010            0205578594 - The Basic Guide to Supervision and Instructional Leadership, 2/e - ©2009   Also from Stephen P. Gordon:           0205268315 - Professional Development for School Improvement: Empowering Learning Communities, 1/e - ©2004 Read more About the Author Carl Glickman is president of the Institute for Schools, Education, and Democracy and Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Georgia. He began his career as a Teacher Corp intern in the rural south, and later was a principal of award-winning schools in New Hampshire. At the University of Georgia, he and colleagues founded the Georgia League of Professional Schools, a nationally validated network of high-functioning public schools dedicated to the principles of democratic education. He is the author or editor of 14 books on school leadership, educational renewal, and the moral imperative of education.   Stephen P. Gordon is a professor of Education and Community Leadership at Texas State University. He is author of the book Professional Development for School Improvement, co-author of the books The Basic Guide to Supervision and Instructional Leadership, and How to Help Beginning Teachers Succeed , and editor of the books Collaborative Action Research and Standards for Instructional Supervision: Enhancing Teaching and Learning. Dr. Gordon, the former director of the National Center for School Improvement, also was lead consultant for the ASCD video series Improving Instruction through Observation and Feedback.   Jovita M. Ross-Gordon is a professor of Adult, Professional and Community Education at Texas State University where she coordinates the MA in Adult Education. Dr. Ross-Gordon is the author, editor, or co-editor of several books including the 2010 Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education.  She has also published numerous chapters and articles on the teaching and learning of adults. She is currently a Co-Editor of both Adult Education Quarterly and New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, and has served in numerous leadership positions with professional organizations focusing on adult education.   Read more

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Leading Curriculum Development

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Pdf:Leading Curriculum Development.Review 'A book that every practitioner should own. The author has managed to describe the complex process of curriculum development in plain English.' Author: John Lundt, Professor of Educational Leadership Published On: 2008-05-06'A timely addition to the field of school improvement. The author creates a blueprint of easy-to-apply ideas and strategies that every school leader will find accessible and useful.' Author: Lyndon Oswald, Principal Published On: 2008-07-07 Read more About the Author Jon Wiles is a highly experienced educator who has provided curriculum leadership to schools and educational agencies for over thirty years. His specialty is the creation and implementation of curriculum plans. Wiles’s work as an educational consultant has taken him to hundreds of agencies in more than forty states and a dozen foreign nations in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean.Wiles is the author or coauthor of twelve widely used books addressing curriculum and educational leadership. His text, Curriculum Development: A Guide to Practice (Seventh Edition), has been used for nearly thirty years in colleges and universities throughout the world to train curriculum leaders. Other areas of publication by Wiles include teacher training, administration, school supervision, theory of change, politics of education, middle grades education, and technology. Read more

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Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: A Guide for Students

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Pdf:Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: A Guide for Students.From the Back Cover Praise for emotionally intelligent leadership: A GUIDE FOR STUDENTS, Second Edition 'This book is packed with metaphors to understand the concepts and real-life examples to bring the concepts alive. As soon as you open Emotionally Intelligent Leadership, you're taken on a personal journey of discovering and practicing EIL.' —CYNTHIA CHERREY, president, International Leadership Association, and vice president, Princeton University 'Few books exist that take the concept of leadership for college-aged students and boil it down to three discernable yet interrelated components. The authors have done a tremendous job to make this book an invaluable tool as part of an academic course on leadership or simply for one's own personal development and self-assessment.' —KEVIN W. BAILEY, vice president for student affairs and program coordinator, College Student Affairs Administration Program, University of West Florida 'The concepts presented here are essential as students become balanced leaders who are driven by responsibility, integrity, and a desire to build relationships among those they serve.' —LEAH K. EICKHOFF, program development coordinator, Alpha Sigma Alpha 'As we continue to develop the next generation of leaders, we need more resources aimed at helping us understand the 'why' behind our actions, the nuances that make each of us unique and special human beings. This ability to understand others, in addition to ourselves, provides the foundation for everything else we do in leadership development.' —A. PAUL PYRZ, JR., president, LeaderShape Read more About the Author MARCY LEVY SHANKMAN is vice president for strategy and director of Leadership Cleveland for the Cleveland Leadership Center. SCOTT J. ALLEN is associate professor of management at John Carroll University. PAIGE HABER-CURRAN is assistant professor and program coordinator for the Student Affairs in Higher Education Program at Texas State University. Read more

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Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions

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Pdf:Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions.Review “As the title of this book indicates, Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana believe that education can be transformed if students, rather than teachers, assume responsibility for posing questions. This idea may sound simple, but it is both complex and radical: complex, in that formulating good, generative questions, and being prepared to work toward satisfactory answers, is hardly a simple undertaking; and radical, in the sense that an apparently easy move can bring about a Copernican revolution in the atmosphere of the classroom and the dynamics of learning. The authors modestly quote physicist Niels Bohr who once said, ‘An expert is someone who has made all possible mistakes in a field and there are no more to be made.’ In reading this powerful work, I was reminded of what Albert Einstein said, when he learned of Jean Piaget’s pioneering questioning of young children: ‘so simple only a genius could have thought of it.’” — Howard Gardner, The John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education“[The authors] provide . . . an inspiring vision of education at its best and an extraordinarily clear, low-tech, practical intellectual tool for turning that vision into reality.” —from the foreword by Wendy D. Puriefoy, president, Public Education Network“The protocols described in this book are easy to follow and adaptable to a variety of classrooms and subjects. These simple strategies can lead students to go into more depth in their learning and stretch the standard curriculum beyond the textbook. Students’ energy, motivation, and perseverance increase noticeably when they have more ownership of the topics they are studying.” — Hayley Dupuy, sixth-grade math and science teacher, J. L. Stanford Middle School, Palo Alto, California“Just when you think you know all you need to know, you ask another question and discover how much more there is to learn.” — Sixth-grade student, J. L. Stanford Middle School, Palo Alto Read more From the Back Cover The authors of Make Just One Change argue that formulating one’s own questions is “the single most essential skill for learning”—and one that should be taught to all students. They also argue that it should be taught in the simplest way possible. Drawing on twenty years of experience, the authors present the Question Formulation Technique, a concise and powerful protocol that enables learners to produce their own questions, improve their questions, and strategize how to use them.Make Just One Change features the voices and experiences of teachers in classrooms across the country to illustrate the use of the Question Formulation Technique across grade levels and subject areas and with different kinds of learners. “As the title of this book indicates, Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana believe that education can be transformed if students, rather than teachers, assume responsibility for posing questions. This idea may sound simple, but it is both complex and radical: complex, in that formulating good, generative questions, and being prepared to work toward satisfactory answers, is hardly a simple undertaking; and radical, in the sense that an apparently easy move can bring about a Copernican revolution in the atmosphere of the classroom and the dynamics of learning. The authors modestly quote physicist Niels Bohr who once said, ‘An expert is someone who has made all possible mistakes in a field and there are no more to be made.’ In reading this powerful work, I was reminded of what Albert Einstein said, when he learned of Jean Piaget’s pioneering questioning of young children: ‘so simple only a genius could have thought of it.’” — Howard Gardner, The John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education “[The authors] provide . . . an inspiring vision of education at its best and an extraordinarily clear, low-tech, practical intellectual tool for turning that vision into reality.” —from the foreword by Wendy D. Puriefoy, president, Public Education Network “The protocols described in this book are easy to follow and adaptable to a variety of classrooms and subjects. These simple strategies can lead students to go into more depth in their learning and stretch the standard curriculum beyond the textbook. Students’ energy, motivation, and perseverance increase noticeably when they have more ownership of the topics they are studying.” — Hayley Dupuy, sixth-grade math and science teacher, J. L. Stanford Middle School, Palo Alto, California “Just when you think you know all you need to know, you ask another question and discover how much more there is to learn.” — Sixth-grade student, J. L. Stanford Middle School, Palo AltoDan Rothstein and Luz Santana are codirectors of The Right Question Institute (RQI). Prior to his work with RQI, Rothstein developed and implemented education programs in Kentucky, Massachusetts, and Israel. Santana is a former counselor and parent advocate. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools

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Pdf:The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools.Review 'Everyone′s heard about legendary educators who turn struggling schools around. Is it the force of their personality? Sheer genius? Or does the secret of their success lie in their ability to unleash the genius in the people around them? The Multiplier Effect suggests that by changing the way you lead, you can amplify the intelligence, talent, and passion of your fellow teachers and together conquer the challenges today′s schools face. This is sure to be an energizing book for teachers and administrators at all levels of education.' Author: Daniel Pink, Author of Drive and To Sell is Human Published On: 2013-02-14'A fascinating book that shows how mindsets shape the way people lead. This book will forever change the way we think about leadership in our schools and the mindsets we need to tackle our biggest educational challenges.' Author: Carol Dweck, Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology Published On: 2013-02-11'The Multiplier Effect is a ‘must-read’ for all educators seeking to unleash the genius that resides in every student that crosses the threshold of the schoolhouse door!' Author: Bill Raabe, Senior Director Published On: 2013-02-11'In 2010, Liz Wiseman introduced us to the term Multipliers―leaders who are truly genius makers. The Multiplier Effect takes this concept from the corporate world to the classroom. Educators at every level―classroom aides to superintendents―will be inspired to bring out the brilliance―the genius―in everyone around them. I urge you to read this book and let its fascinating ideas help you see that you, too, are a genius―and a genius maker.' Author: Ken Blanchard, Coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and Leading at a Higher Level Published On: 2013-02-11'You cannot be an effective leader doing it by yourself. The Multiplier Effect gives you the tools you need to take on your biggest challenges by harnessing the capability of each staff member in your school.' Author: Frank Deangelis, Principal Published On: 2013-02-11'The Multiplier Effect makes us rethink many of our assumptions about leadership. The book is engaging, vivid and as practical as it is provocative. To lead others you must be able to lead yourself. The Multiplier Effect gives leaders and teachers useful tools to utilize the intelligence on their teams.' Author: Stedman Graham, Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur Published On: 2013-02-14'Finally a real book for leaders to read, digest, and actually use! I cannot wait to use the specific exercises to promote The Multiplier Effect!” Author: Molly Broderson, Principal Published On: 2013-01-02'This provocative book is a must for school leaders. It provides clarity and insight into leadership and provides a framework to deliver strategy, improve working relationships, and boost individual leaders′ capacity and capability. It is packed with real-world techniques for engaging people at all levels. This is a timely contribution to the leadership debate when schools everywhere are facing the challenge of change.' Author: Dame Pat Collarbone, Director Published On: 2013-02-14'The Multiplier concept is a powerful tool to develop and improve leaders both in business and across education, where we hear more about failure than we do about success. If educational leaders at every level read this book, we would hear more stories of successful educational outcomes. This book belongs on the reading list of anyone wanting to become the kind of leader that makes people and organizations better.' Author: Dean Gary Cornia, Marriott School of Management Published On: 2013-02-14'Dripping in rich storytelling and anecdotes, this book explores why our society, schools, and companies desperately need to embrace the power of Multipliers in order to unleash talent, allow others agency, and fully utilize dormant intelligence. If you are looking to learn new leadership techniques, take advantage of your potential, and understand how to add value to your life and work, The Multiplier Effect is for you.' Author: Nikhil Goyal, Author, One Size Does Not Fit All Published On: 2013-02-14 Read more About the Author   Liz Wiseman teaches leadership to executives around the world. She is the president of The Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development center headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. She is the author of the bestselling book Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter. She has conducted significant research in the field of leadership, collective intelligence, and talent management and writes for the Harvard Business Review and a variety of other leadership journals. She is the former vice president of Oracle University. Liz holds a master’s in organizational behavior and a bachelor′s in business management from Brigham Young University. She is a frequent guest lecturer at BYU, Harvard, the Naval Academy, the Naval Postgraduate School, Stanford, and Yale. She is the mother of four school-age children.Watch the trailer for The Multiplier Effect! Liz@TheWisemanGroup.com www.MultipliersBook.com www.TheWisemanGroup.com Read more

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The Story of Western Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory

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Pdf:The Story of Western Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory.Review “[A]llows readers to hear the voices of history’s most influential researchers…. A canny narrative. Ms. Bauer’s guidebook exposes the underlying meaning and significance of each work, as well as its context in the overall development of science.” - Alan Hershfeld, Wall Street Journal“A bright, informative resource for readers seeking to understand science through the eyes of the men and women who shaped its history.” - Kirkus Reviews“An engaging compendium.” - Booklist Read more About the Author Susan Wise Bauer is a writer, educator, and historian. Her previous books include the Writing With Ease, Writing With Skill, and Story of the World series from Well-Trained Mind Press, as well as The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had, Rethinking School, The Story of Western Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory, and the History of the World series, all from W. W. W. Norton. She has a Ph.D. in American Studies from the College of William & Mary in Virginia, as well as an M.A. in seventeenth-century literature and a Master of Divinity in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literature. For fifteen years, she taught literature and composition at the College of William and Mary. Read more

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Foundations of American Education, 7th Edition

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Pdf:Foundations of American Education, 7th Edition.The Seventh Edition of Foundations of American Education provides a clear picture of the field of education and how its evolution affects today’s teaching and learning. The seventh edition brings attention to the major challenges and issues that are shaping education in the second decade of the twenty-first century, including major changes in the teaching profession, the classroom, and the board room, increased involvement of state and federal governments in education, the movement toward national standards, the continued emphasis on student achievement data and the push to include these data in pay-for-performance compensation and value-added evaluation, the rapid growth and support for charter schools, and the minority to majority demographic shift in the student population which all have major impacts on  the future of education in the United States. 

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Merchants of Sin

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Pdf:Merchants of Sin.Merchants of Sin takes a politically incorrect view of the history of obscenity laws and regulations, shedding light on one of the main driving forces that brought us from a once clean and moral society to one that is saturated in pornography, dysfunction and degeneracy. Covering from the late 19th century to our current day, it details the battles over obscenity that took place in and out of court in regard to books, comic-books, comedy and film. Who were the people who pushed against, and eventually overturned, obscenity regulations? Who were the ones behind Second-Wave Feminism, the Sexual Revolution, the 60s Counterculture and the production and dissemination of hardcore pornography? What were their motivations? Garland names names and pull no punches. This book is not for the faint of heart, but it is crucial for those interested in the truth about our society and culture and how our civilization arrived at where it is today.

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Finnish Lessons 2.0: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland?

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Pdf:Finnish Lessons 2.0: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland?.Review 'For both educators and non-educators alike, Finnish Lessons 2.0 poses provocative ideas for reflection when contemplating the necessary inputs that contribute to educational success.' ―Teachers College Record'Finnish Lessons 2.0 is compelling and well-written. It will be of particular interest to those involved in developing education policy, although the book is also highly accessible and should be recommended reading for principals, teachers and parents - even in Finland.' ―Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies'Sahlberg’s work is enlightening in that it espouses an education system that is different from many other systems in advanced countries across the world and provides solid background on the historical context that allowed Finland’s education system to transform into a powerhouse.' ―Education Review'If you are interested in how to help your students be better citizens and part of a dynamic society, please read Finnish lessons 2.0.' ―British Journal of Educational Technology'Finnish Schools gives me hope that there is a middle way, a way to educate children formally so that it benefits them and drives them as well, without destroying the spark that makes learning such fun in the first place. If we can implement even a few of the ideas used in Finnish schools in British schools, I’m sure we can create a better and fairer education system for all.' ―Zion Lights'What I find encouraging in Sahlberg’s book is his recurring note that no matter how dismal a country’s system may seem, there is hope and room for reform.' ―Philippine Daily Inquirer'The story of Finland's extraordinary educational reforms is one that should inform policymakers and educators around the world. This updated edition presents lessons in a vivid and inspiring style.'―Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford University“Whether or not you have read Finnish Lessons, you should read and ponder this new edition right away.”―Howard Gardner, Harvard University“ Finnish Lessons 2.0 reminds us that a nation can consciously build an admirable school system if it pays close attention to the needs of children, if it selects and prepares its educators well, and if it builds educational communities that are not only physically attractive but conducive to the joys of teaching and learning.” ―From the Foreword by Diane Ravitch, New York University“This book solidifies Sahlberg’s reputation as the most thoughtful international educational researcher of our generation. A must read for anyone who would rather improve our schools than complain about them!” ―David Berliner, Regents' Professor Emeritus, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University Read more From the Author Pasi Sahlberg is a visiting professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education and former Director General of CIMO (Centre for International Mobility) at the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. Visit the author’s website at www.pasisahlberg.com. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The New Meaning of Educational Change

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Pdf:The New Meaning of Educational Change.Review 'In The New Meaning of Educational Change, Fullan makes clear his meanings for collaboration, partnership, deep learning, educational changes, and the changes necessary for whole system improvements.' ―Teachers College Record'In the First Edition of this classic work, Michael Fullan helped educators come to greater understanding of the complexity and dynamics of change in the educational system. In this Fifth Edition he shares the wisdom that he has accumulated over more than 3 decades as to the specific actions that can be taken at the school, district, state, and national levels for overcoming those challenges. It should be required reading for all educators.'―Richard DuFour, educational author and consultant'Few people can match Michael Fullan’s depth and breadth of experience with real change in education. Updating his classic text, The New Meaning of Educational Change could not come at a better time given the rolling wave of rethinking Industrial Age education around the world.'―Peter Senge, senior lecturer, MIT Sloan School, founding chair, Society for Organizational Learning'In 1982 The Meaning of Educational Change transformed the way in which we thought about and practiced school improvement. In subsequent editions Michael Fullan continued to deepen his analysis with increasing precision, insight, and relevance. In this Fifth Edition of the The New Meaning he offers practitioners, policymakers, and researchers secure guidelines for the next decade. Fullan once again proves that he is the doyen of education change workers.' ―David Hopkins, professor emeritus, Institute of Education, University of London'Through both his research and his authentic work in schools, Michael Fullan has come to shape the way educators understand and take on the challenge of change. With each new book, including The New Meaning of Educational Change, Fullan pushes himself and his readers further as he gathers more on-the-ground evidence about what it takes to implement meaningful improvements in schools. I am grateful that he is educational change’s chief champion – his insights have continuously influenced my thinking and I see his impact in systems around the world. '―Stephanie Hirsh, executive director, Learning Forward Read more From the Author Michael Fullan, OC, is professor emeritus at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. He consults with governments and school systems in several countries around the world and has won numerous awards for his more than 30 books, including the 2015 Grawemeyer prize with Andy Hargreaves for Professional Capital. To learn more, visit his website at www.michaelfullan.ca. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Organization and Administration in Higher Education

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Pdf:Organization and Administration in Higher Education.Review 'This book is unique in covering the foundational knowledge along with current issues in organization and administration in higher education. Academic leaders and administrators will appreciate the wide range of topics covered while the discussion prompts provided by the authors are very useful for faculty and graduate students in higher education.' -P. Daniel Chen, Associate Professor and Higher Education Program Coordinator, Department of Counseling and Higher Education, University of North Texas Praise for the First Edition 'In a time when we need all people to engage in creating a more effective and creative postsecondary educational system, this book proves to be most important. The material is presented in a way that will make conversation for improving postsecondary education accessible to all.' ―Marilee J. Bresciani, Professor of Postsecondary Educational Leadership, San Diego State University Read more About the Author Kristina Powers is Associate Vice President of Institutional Research Services at Bridgepoint Education, USA. Patrick J. Schloss is former President of Valdosta State University, USA. Read more

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Education: Assumptions versus History: Collected Papers (Hoover Institution Press Publication)

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Pdf:Education: Assumptions versus History: Collected Papers (Hoover Institution Press Publication).About the Author Thomas Sowell is the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Among his published works are Basic Economics, Late Talking Children, and Race and Culture. He has also published in both academic journals and the popular media including Newsweek, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and 150 newspapers that carry his nationally syndicated column. Read more

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What Is It About Me You Can′t Teach?: Culturally Responsive Instruction in Deeper Learning Classrooms

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Pdf:What Is It About Me You Can′t Teach?: Culturally Responsive Instruction in Deeper Learning Classrooms.Review 'This book provides educators with useful and relatively easy-to-use strategies to connect with students. There are a variety of tools educators can employ quickly in the classroom, with many more that can, and should, be implemented as part of a long-term planning process.' Author: Karen Carotta, Teacher'The authors are passionate advocates for all learners and the latest edition of this book provides a thoughtful, practical, and engaging exploration of how to ensure every learner’s experience is one that thrives on the 5Cs and makes 21st century learning come alive.' Author: Tatyana Warrick, Communications Manager Published On: 2016-03-14 Read more About the Author Eleanor Renée Rodriguez, PhD, a professional developer with Rodriguez and Associates, has provided consulting services and training to school districts, national associations, and state departments in 48 of 50 states and abroad. Her concentration is on research-based teaching and leadership strategies. She has served in positions from substitute teacher to superintendent, with assign­ments that included preK through adult education and with an emphasis on meeting the needs of students with special needs. In addition, she has directed, reviewed, and evaluated seminars and institutes for the American Association of School Administrators. Her mission is to eliminate the achievement gap and to help educators believe, behave, and achieve so all truly means all.   Read more

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American Education

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Pdf:American Education.About the Author Joel Spring received his Ph.D. in educational policy studies from the University of Wisconsin. He is currently a Professor at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His great-great-grandfather was the first Principal Chief of the Choctaw Nation in Indian Territory and his grandfather, Joel S. Spring, was a local district chief at the time Indian Territory became Oklahoma. He currently teaches at Queens College of the City University of New York. His major research interests are history of education, multicultural education, Native American culture, the politics of education, global education, and human rights education. He is the author of over twenty books and the most recent are How Educational Ideologies are Shaping Global Society; Education and the Rise of the Global Economy; The Universal Right to Education: Justification, Definition, and Guidelines; Globalization and Educational Rights; and Educating the Consumer Citizen: A History of the Marriage of Schools, Advertising, and Media. Read more

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The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School

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Pdf:The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School.From Publishers Weekly Claiming that our current educational system teaches students to worship technology and consumerism, Postman argues for more humanistic 'narratives' as the basis for schools. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more Review 'Informal and clear. . . . Postman's ideas about education are appealingly fresh.' --The New York Times Book Review Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Exploring Education: An Introduction to the Foundations of Education

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Pdf:Exploring Education: An Introduction to the Foundations of Education.About the Author Alan R. Sadovnik is Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor of Education, Sociology, and Public Administration and Affairs at Rutgers University, USA. Peter W. Cookson, Jr. teaches at Teachers College, Columbia University, USA, and is President of Ideas without Borders in Washington, DC, USA. Susan F. Semel is Professor of Education and Chair of the Department of Secondary Education at the City College of New York, USA. Read more

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Classic and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Education

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Pdf:Classic and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Education.Intended for philosophy of education courses, this anthology brings together classic writings on education by leading figures in the history of philosophy and notable contributions to the field by a variety of contemporary thinkers. The first section provides material from a sizable collection of classic writers, enabling students to read the original sources for themselves. The second section includes recent materials that reflect diverse approaches such as feminism, critical theory, and multiculturalism.There is a newer edition of this book available on Amazon.com, published on February 18, 2011, which can be found by searching Amazon.com for an ISBN-10: of 0199783063.

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What Does it Mean to Be Well Educated? And Other Essays on Standards, Grading, and Other Follies

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Pdf:What Does it Mean to Be Well Educated? And Other Essays on Standards, Grading, and Other Follies.From Publishers Weekly If general readers recognize Kohn's name, it's thanks to his campaign against standardized testing (The Case Against Standardized Testing). Educational professionals will recall Kohn's insights into classroom management (Punished by Rewards) and school reform (The Schools Our Children Deserve). This collection of essays, written from 1999 to 2003, proves the author is one of America's most astute critics of current educational policies. Kohn revisits the standards and testing mania, but also takes on other controversial issues: grade inflation, school violence and how educators can deal with the aftermath of 9/11. 'Turning Learning into a Business' is an informative and incisive critique of the many ways in which Kohn sees the corporate world exploiting kids and profiting from schools through the marketing of tests, advertising in schools and textbooks, and turning schools into for-profit businesses. Kohn carefully links these issues to larger social concerns: 'one of the most crucial tasks in a democratic society' is 'the act of limiting the power that corporations have in determining what happens in, and to, our schools.' Kohn is unapologetic and articulate about the advantages of a progressive approach to education that values students' interests, focuses on understanding (rather than the acquisition of isolated facts) and assesses student work authentically (rather than by single, standardized measures). True to his educational philosophy, he asks readers to consider big questions, such as: What's important to know? What are the qualities of a good school? And perhaps most vital, Who gets to decide and who benefits? Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Read more Review The most energetic and charismatic figure standing in the way of a major federal effort to make standardized curriculums and tests a fact of life in every U.S. school. --Washington Post'Of the dozens of 'experts' on what's wrong (and right) in U.S. schools, only a handful are truly worth reading; Kohn has long been one of the soundest. His willingness not simply to challenge conventional answers but also examine whether we're asking the right questions gives his work a genuinely eye-opening quality.' --Booklist'Kohn cuts against the grain and takes on adversaries without fear, and yet with a mature and rational sophistication. He draws upon a rich tradition, citing the work of Dewey, Bruner, Piaget, and Holt, among others, but he now takes his proper place within their ranks.' --Jonathan Kozol Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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College Students in the United States: Characteristics, Experiences, and Outcomes

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Pdf:College Students in the United States: Characteristics, Experiences, and Outcomes.About the Author Kristen A. Renn is an associate professor of higher, adult, & lifelong education at Michigan State University. She is a coauthor of Student Development in College: Theory, Research, and Practice, Second Edition (Jossey-Bass, 2010). Robert D. Reason is an associate professor of student affairs and higher education at Iowa State University. He has written many journal articles and contributed chapters including such important texts as in Student Services: A Handbook for the Profession, 5th Edition (Jossey-Bass, 2010). Read more

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The Struggle for the American Curriculum, 1893-1958

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Pdf:The Struggle for the American Curriculum, 1893-1958.Review 'Almost by definition, a classic text resists revision. But Herbert Kliebard's 'Struggle for the American Curriculum is a welcome exception. Retaining its focus upon conflicts between curriculum theorists, Kliebard's latest edition adds new chapters about changes in school subjects themselves. The result is a lot like Herb Kliebard himself: concise, witty, graceful, and wise. Kliebard is a gentleman as well as a scholar, and it shows.'-Jonathan Zimmerman, New York University 'Kliebard's book has many strengths: it is lucidly written and the author discusses a wide range of issues and people in a succinct, fair, and scholarly manner. For these reasons alone it should appeal to a wide audience.'Praise for the previous editions-Harvard Educational Review 'Just as Kliebard's was an impressive voice calling for the study of curriculum history, so his own response to that need is impressive. 'The Struggle for the American Curriculum, 1893-1958 is well-researched and gracefully written, insightful as well as interesting.'Praise for the previous editions-Teachers College Record Read more About the Author Herbert M. Kliebard is Professor Emeritus of Educational Policy Studies and Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is the author of Schooled to Work: Vocationalism and the American Curriculum, 1876-1946. Read more

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The Idea of A University (Notre Dame Series in the Great Books) (Notre Dame Series in Great Books)

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Pdf:The Idea of A University (Notre Dame Series in the Great Books) (Notre Dame Series in Great Books).Review “It is a classic; like so many classics, however, and alas, it is largely forgotten or too seldom read. This is decidedly not because it is difficult to read; it is wonderfully readable, and the reading of it will, we urge you to believe, transform the imagination of any student. In nine interconnected essays, Newman defines the nature of the true university and the purpose of education--knowledge as an end in itself--and defends, by extolling, the liberal arts.” ―The American Citizen Read more About the Author John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801-1890) was an Anglican priest, poet and theologian and later a Catholic cardinal, who was an important and controversial figure in the religious history of England in the 19th century. Read more

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Global Issues and Comparative Education (Perspectives in Education Studies Series)

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Pdf:Global Issues and Comparative Education (Perspectives in Education Studies Series).About the Author Wendy Bignold is Vice Dean of Education at Liverpool Hope University. She has been involved in formal and non-formal education projects in England, Hong Kong, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Tajikstan and the USA, teaching children, young people and adults and working with a range of educational professionals. She currently teaches on Childhood & Youth Studies at Liverpool Hope. Read more

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Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education: A Biographical Introduction (5th Edition)

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Pdf:Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education: A Biographical Introduction (5th Edition).From the Back Cover Structured around major movements in world history, the lives of leading educators, and the philosophies and ideologies that resulted from their ideas, Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education: A Biographical Introduction, Fifth Edition provides a clear interdisciplinary exploration of the development of educational ideas. The author takes a global perspective on the history and philosophy of education, capturing the essence of educational evolution through the biographies of 23 theorists, philosophers, and educators. This biographical focus, combined with an introductory presentation of the inherent connections between education's major movements and its primary movers, helps students better understand the social and historical conditions that have informed today's educational arena.   New to This Edition ·        NEW! Chapter 21 on William C. Bagley and Essentialism provides a balanced discussion that is the hallmark of this text. ·        NEW! Timelines highlighting key events in each educational philosopher's life at the beginning of every chapter provide a capsule introductory view of the philosopher's career. ·        NEW! URLs integrated within the Projects section of each chapter connect students with appropriate and useful sites and information.   WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING: “Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education is an excellent book.  Dr. Gutek has done a phenomenal job in pulling together so many diverse resources and references to write in-depth and detailed biographies of the individuals discussed in his book.” --Kelly Kolodny, Framingham State College   “I like the four organizing principles: contexts, biographies, educational ideas, [and] assessment of significance.” --Craig Schieber, City University of Seattle   “[The] quality of the applications [are] are real strength in each and every chapter.” --V. Robert Agostino, Duquesne University   “Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education by Gerald L. Gutek is one of the most lucid and straightforward accounts of philosophers, theorists, and educators….The organizational pattern of [the book], with clear and concise sub-topics, ensures that students will easily be able to grasp the important understandings demanded of courses that deal with historical and philosophical thought.” --Karen L. Riley, Auburn University Montgomery   Read more About the Author Gerald Gutek is a veteran teacher and writer on the history and philosophy of education.  He specializes in the study of education biography as a vehicle of writing about the philosophy of education. He is a professor emeritus of education at Loyola University Chicago and has been a visiting professor at other institutions. Read more

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How the University Works: Higher Education and the Low-Wage Nation (Cultural Front)

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Pdf:How the University Works: Higher Education and the Low-Wage Nation (Cultural Front).Review “Not only the most persuasive political argument, but also the most sophisticated theoretical analysis of the university’s labor system.”-The Minnesota Review“Bousquet takes an uncompromising look at the way colleges employ those who teach—and how many professors have done nothing as tenured positions have been replaced with adjunct slots.”-Inside Higher Ed'Bousquet serves up a stinging indictment of those universities that exploit their students from the moment they set foot on campus. . . . [He] reveals the dystopia that the contemporary university has become.'-The Minnesota Review“How the University Works primarily focuses on the current issues faced by humanities and other departments in higher education. Still, this text is an invaluable source for anyone involved in postsecondary studies.” -Labor Studies Journal“Marc Bousquet’s How the University Works should be required reading for anyone with an interest in the future of higher education, including administrators, faculty members, graduate students, and—even more significantly—undergraduates and their parents.”-Thomas Hart Benton,The Chronicle of Higher Education“How the University Works is a serious wake-up call for the entire profession, and, based on what I overheard at the [2007 MLA] book fair, Bousquet is about to emerge as the Al Gore of higher education.”-Thomas Hart Benton,The Chronicle of Higher Education Read more About the Author Marc Bousquet is Associate Professor of English at Santa Clara University and the founding editor of Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor. His previous books include Tenured Bosses and Disposable Teachers and The Politics of Information: The Electronic Mediation of Social Change. Read more

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Getting It Wrong from the Beginning: Our Progressivist Inheritance from Herbert Spencer, John Dewey, and Jean Piaget

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Pdf:Getting It Wrong from the Beginning: Our Progressivist Inheritance from Herbert Spencer, John Dewey, and Jean Piaget.Review One of the most highly regarded educational theorists of our time explains that the ideas upon which public education was founded—and which continue to dominate our educational thinking—are wrong. Kieran Egan diagnoses our school problems in a radically different way, shows why our attempts at reform are doomed, and offers promising, novel alternatives.“As we have come to expect from Kieran Egan, this book is full of brilliant insights. He has a great gift for posing fundamental, yet non-obvious, questions in such a way that we find some of our most deeply held assumptions up for grabs.”—James Wertsch, Washington University Read more About the Author Kieran Egan is professor of education at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia. A recipient of the Grawemeyer Award in Education, he is also author of the best-selling book The Educated Mind: How Cognitive Tools Shape Our Understanding and many other books and articles about education. Read more

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Miracle of Education: The Principles and Practices of Teaching and Learning in Finnish Schools (Second Revised Edition)

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Pdf:Miracle of Education: The Principles and Practices of Teaching and Learning in Finnish Schools (Second Revised Edition).Finnish pupils’ success in international student assessment tests and the characteristics of the Finnish educational system are the focus of interest all around in the world. The significance of Finnish educational policy and societal atmosphere are continuously discussed. This book provides explanations, answers and reflections to these questions. Over 30 expert authors have contributed to this book by bringing their own specific research-based points of view. The second edition of the book introduces the new national curriculum for basic education that now provides guidelines for school-based curricula. Students’ learning with engagement and schools as learning communities are core visions of the reform. The authors also reflect on the PISA 2012 results. The book gives an example on how to use PISA information for national improvements. In Finland, all evaluations are enhancement-led and this also includes PISA measurements. The book illustrates how teaching and learning of different subjects is realized in Finnish schools and describes the essential characteristics and methods of teaching, learning materials and research on these issues. The book provides important insight and reflections to international researchers, teachers, students, journalists and policy makers, who are interested in teaching and learning in Finnish schools. It shows the results of the systematic and persistent work that has been done on education and schooling in Finland. The main features of education in Finland are: Strong equity policy. Teachers as autonomous and reflective academic experts. Flexible educational structures and local responsibility for curriculum development. Evaluation for improvements, not for ranking. No national testing, no inspectorate. Research-based teacher education. Teachers’ high competence in content knowledge and pedagogy. Trust in education and teachers.

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School: The Story of American Public Education

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Pdf:School: The Story of American Public Education.Review [An] exemplary, thoroughly readable account.-Publishers Weekly'This book takes you through the history of how the idea of public education began, to where we are right now. . . . It's so beautifully done, judiciously done, and I'm really proud to help it along.'--Meryl Streep Read more About the Author Sarah Mondale is president and co-director of Stone Lantern Films, as well as a public school teacher in New York. She directed and co-produced the award-winning PBS series School (narrated by Meryl Streep), PBS primetime film Marcel Proust, Emmy award-winning Asylum and Megamall. Her most recent film, Backpack Full of Cash (2016) explores the privatization of public schools in America. Read more

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A History of American Higher Education, 2nd Edition

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Pdf:A History of American Higher Education, 2nd Edition.Review 'A History of American Higher Education is a 'must read' for any scholar either teaching or taking a course in educational history.' (Elea U. Herrera Historical Studies in Education) Read more Review 'Worthy of being the major new overview of U.S. higher education.' (Education Review)'Destined to be the standard work in this area for years to come.' (Journal of College Student Development)'A readable and concise introduction to this subject, it propels audience members to develop an appreciation for the heterogeneous... academe story as a whole.' (Teachers College Record) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Higher Education in Transition: History of American Colleges and Universities (Foundations of Higher Education)

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Pdf:Higher Education in Transition: History of American Colleges and Universities (Foundations of Higher Education).Review '[Higher Education in Transition] is a superb contribution to American social and intellectual history, and the best history extant of the American college and university.' -Sol Cohen, ChangeThis volume is highly recommended, not only to students and practitioners of higher education, to whom it is indispensable, but to all who would truly understand what may well be the most important factor in our ultimate survival-our colleges and universities.' -Francis H. Horn, New York Times Book Review'[Higher Education in Transition] is a superb contribution to American social and intellectual history, and the best history extant of the American college and university.' -Sol Cohen, Change-[Higher Education in Transition] is a superb contribution to American social and intellectual history, and the best history extant of the American college and university.- -Sol Cohen, ChangeThis volume is highly recommended, not only to students and practitioners of higher education, to whom it is indispensable, but to all who would truly understand what may well be the most important factor in our ultimate survival-our colleges and universities.- -Francis H. Horn, New York Times Book Review Read more About the Author John S. Brubacher was professor of the history and philosophy of education at Yale and the University of Michigan. Read more

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Study and Teaching Guide for The History of the Renaissance World

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Pdf:Study and Teaching Guide for The History of the Renaissance World.About the Author Julia Kaziewicz holds her Ph.D. in history from the College of William & Mary. She resides in Williamsburg, Virginia.Sarah Park has a BFA from The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, PA. She resides outside of San Fransisco, CA with her husband and three girls. Susan Wise Bauer is a writer, educator, and historian. Her previous books include the Writing With Ease, Writing With Skill, and Story of the World series from Well-Trained Mind Press, as well as The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had, Rethinking School, The Story of Western Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory, and the History of the World series, all from W. W. W. Norton. She has a Ph.D. in American Studies from the College of William & Mary in Virginia, as well as an M.A. in seventeenth-century literature and a Master of Divinity in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literature. For fifteen years, she taught literature and composition at the College of William and Mary.Madelaine Wheeler resides in northern California and enjoys reading and education. Read more

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The Student's Friend Concise World History: Parts 1 and 2

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Pdf:The Student's Friend Concise World History: Parts 1 and 2.Review 'The Student's Friend Concise World History was the answer to my prayers. I found it after my first semester teaching, and have not looked back. Eight years on, the Student's Friend has completely changed my philosophy and approach to history education.'     -Joel Allen, Walhert Catholic High School, Dubuque, Iowa'I have struggled to accept any of the history teaching texts I've seen as sufficient to properly teach history, as I want my children to learn from it. I love The Student's Friend! I have used it for my son for world history and am now starting to use it for my daughter.'      -Thomas Gaitens, homeschool teacher, Tampa, Florida'Mike Maxwell has proven that a slim volume, elegantly written, is worth more than a shelf full of tomes. The Student's Friend Concise World History is by far the best textbook I've ever used to teach world history; I've been using it for more than 10 years.      I love the way this book is organized into short, easily digestible lessons that flow smoothly from one to the next. The writing is excellent, and Maxwell's choices about what to include--and perhaps, more importantly, what to leave out--are nothing short of brilliant. I highly recommend this book for students, teachers, or anyone who wants to learn more about the world.'     -Tefel Hall, San Francisco Unified School District, San Francisco, California'I have found The Student's Friend Concise World History to be indispensable to my teaching since I discovered it in 2009. It provides an unbiased and concise--yet surprisingly thorough--journey through history that facilitates an understanding of patterns in history.      It offers teachers and students more freedom of choice by providing a solid core around which the class is built, while leaving plenty of time for projects and activities that delve deeper into selected subjects of history. With the Student's Friend, Mike Maxwell has done teachers a great service.     -Glenn Yutzy, McDowell High School, Marion, North Carolina Read more From the Author My two books about history teaching complement each other. Future-Focused History Teaching reports findings from cognitive science that call for teachers to emphasize the most important knowledge in a school discipline so as to produce learning useful in the future. The Student's Friend Concise World History implements this suggestion by focusing on the most important concepts and developments of world history and by limiting superficial detail than can interfere with effective understanding.         The Student's Friend Concise World History has been available online as a free download since 2001, and the latest version is now available in book form with features not included in the download version. Lesson plans, essential outline maps, and other resources that support teaching with the Student's Friend are available on the Student's Friend website at studentsfriend.com/aids/about-teacher-tools.html. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy and the Politics of Identity

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Pdf:Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy and the Politics of Identity.Review 'One of the most profound, searching, and insightful studies of what happens to the identities and worldviews of high school students who are exposed to a hip-hop curriculum.'―Michael Eric Dyson, author, Can You Hear Me Now?“Hill’s book is a beautifully written reminder that the achievement gaps that students experience may be more accurately characterized as cultural gaps―between them and their teachers (and the larger society). This is a book that helps us see the power and potential of pedagogy.” ―From the Foreword by Gloria Ladson-Billings, University of Wisconsin-Madison“ Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life offers a vibrant, rigorous, and comprehensive analysis of hip-hop culture as an effective pedagogy, cultural politics, and a mobilizing popular form. This book is invaluable for anyone interested in hip-hop culture, identity, education, and youth.”― Henry Giroux, McMaster University, author, The Abandoned Generation: Democracy Beyond the Culture of Fear“This book marks the time where our modern literature changes from entertainment to education. A study guide for our next generation using the modern day struggle into manhood and beyond.” ―M-1 from dead prez Read more From the Author Marc Lamont Hill is Associate Professor of English Education and Anthropology at Teachers College, Columbia University. He has lectured widely and provides regular commentary for media outlets like NPR, the Washington Post, Essence Magazine, and the New York Times. He is also a political contributor for Fox News Channel, where he appears regularly to provide counterpoint on programs such as The O’Reilly Factor and Hannity & Colmes. Prior to joining Fox News, Dr. Hill was a regular guest on CNN, MSNBC, and CourtTV. His award-winning daily blog is located on his website: www.MarcLamontHill.com. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Teachers, Schools, and Society: A Brief Introduction to Education

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Pdf:Teachers, Schools, and Society: A Brief Introduction to Education.About the Author Karen R. Zittleman came to American University as a graduate student, worked with Dr. Sadker on gender equity research, then began researching teacher education issues, and now has graduated to co-author of this text. Karen brings both energy and insights to this textbook. Karen attended the University of Wisconsin for her bachelor’s degree, and American University for her master’s and doctorate. She teaches at American University’s School of Education, and has been a virtual teacher for several courses offered online through the Women’s Educational Equity Act. Her articles about gender, Title IX, and teacher education appear in the Journal of Teacher Education, Educational Leadership, Phi Delta Kappan, Principal and other professional journals. She is a contributing author to Teaching and Gender Equity: Foundations, Skills, Methods and Strategies (Lawrence Erlbaum publishers), and has created several equity websites. Karen has also authored Making Public Schools Great for Every Girl and Boy, an instructional guide on promoting equity in math and science instruction (National Educational Association), and educational film guides for A Hero for Daisy and Apple Pie: Raising Champions. She is project manager for Myra Sadker Advocates. Karen’s research interests have focused on educational equity, foundations of education, teacher preparation, and spirituality in education. Read more

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Making History Mine: Meaningful Connections for Grades 5-9

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Pdf:Making History Mine: Meaningful Connections for Grades 5-9.About the Author In 1989, Sarah Cooper placed seventeenth in the Scripps National Spelling Bee after winning the San Diego County Spelling Bee. Although her spelling career ended there, she did go on to receive a bachelor's degree in American history and literature from Harvard College and has taught middle and high school history and English for almost two decades in Los Angeles, Boulder (CO), and La Jolla (CA). She is currently teaching eighth-grade U.S. history and serves as Dean of Studies at Flintridge Preparatory School in La Canada, California.'I am not sure I could avoid the profession,' she says, adding that both of her parents were career public high school teachers before they retired. Sarah says that she wanted to become a teacher to be with kids every day. 'I also wanted to give back to the next generation what I learned from my many knowledgeable and kind teachers in elementary, middle, and high school. I wanted to teach skills and cultural literacy concepts that can help students be productive, thoughtful citizens of the world.'In her classrooms, she likes to watch kids focus their energy into productive thinking as they start the day's activities. 'I love connecting what we are learning in history to current events outside the classroom. I love watching students grow from year to year in my classrooms or in the hallways of our school. I love one-on-one conferencing with students when we can discuss their writing and their thinking,' Sarah says.When she sat down to write her book, Making History Mine, she looked through all of her lesson plans and handouts from the previous ten years to see patterns, themes, and strategies. 'Once I had taken notes on all of these ideas, I began putting the elements together into chapters based on goals and themes,' Sarah explains. Sarah is currently working on a book with Routledge about teaching middle school civics and current events, Creating Citizens, due out in early 2018. For her own professional development, Sarah likes to find inspiration by reading widely and collaborating with colleagues.  'I look for the idea that I can't get out of my head, the one that at first sounds too difficult or outside my typical style. If it sounds challenging and I can't forget it, it's probably an idea that will transform one area of my teaching.' Recently she has also found it interesting to read about how schools change. 'For pedagogical books, I look for works that will help me see the big picture of schools,' she says.Sarah lives near Los Angeles with her husband and two sons. Read more

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Barron's Math Workbook for the NEW SAT, 6th Edition (Barron's Sat Math Workbook)

Pdf Education Barron's Math Workbook for the NEW SAT, 6th Edition (Barron's Sat Math Workbook)

Pdf:Barron's Math Workbook for the NEW SAT, 6th Edition (Barron's Sat Math Workbook).From the Inside Flap Table of Contents: Preface LEARNING ABOUT SAT MATH 1 Know What You're Up Against 2 SAT Math Strategies THE FOUR MATHEMATICS CONTENT AREAS 3 Heart of Algebra 4 Problem Solving and Data Analysis 5 Passport To Advanced Math 6 Additional Topics in Math SOLUTIONS FOR TUNE-UP EXERCISES TAKING PRACTICE TESTS Practice Test 1 Practice Test 2 How to Evaluate Your Performance on a Practice Test Read more

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SAT Math Prep (Kaplan Test Prep)

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Pdf:SAT Math Prep (Kaplan Test Prep).About the Author For 80 years, Kaplan Test Prep (www.kaptest.com) has been helping students grow their knowledge, skills and confidence so they can be their best on Test Day. Our prep books and online resources provide the expert guidance that students need at every step of their educational journey – incorporating years of test-specific data and strategies tested by Kaplan students and our own expert psychometricians.  After helping millions of students, we know what works. Our guides deliver knowledge with clarity and simplicity while focusing on the specialized strategies that keep test-takers ahead of the clock and at the top of their game. We offer preparation for more than 90 standardized tests – including entrance exams for secondary school, college, and graduate school, as well as professional licensing exams for attorneys, physicians, and nurses.  With a full array of self-paced and live online courses, as well as print books and mobile apps, you can use Kaplan to study on your own schedule and at your own speed. Kaplan’s private tutors and admissions consultants supplement those offerings with one-on-one support. Read more

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A Midsummer Night's Dream (No Fear Shakespeare)

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Pdf:A Midsummer Night's Dream (No Fear Shakespeare).From the Back Cover No Fear Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's DreamRead A Midsummer Night's Dream in all its brilliance and actually understand what it means. No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of A Midsummer Night's Dream on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right. Read more

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Julius Caesar (No Fear Shakespeare)

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Pdf:Julius Caesar (No Fear Shakespeare).Read Shakespeare’s plays in all their brilliance—and understand what every word means!   Don’t be intimidated by Shakespeare! These popular guides make the Bard’s plays accessible and enjoyable.Each No Fear guide contains:The complete text of the original playA line-by-line translation that puts Shakespeare into everyday languageA complete list of characters, with descriptionsPlenty of helpful commentary

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The Tempest (No Fear Shakespeare)

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Pdf:The Tempest (No Fear Shakespeare).Read Shakespeare’s plays in all their brilliance—and understand what every word means!   Don’t be intimidated by Shakespeare! These popular guides make the Bard’s plays accessible and enjoyable.Each No Fear guide contains:The complete text of the original playA line-by-line translation that puts the words into everyday languageA complete list of characters, with descriptionsPlenty of helpful commentary

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The Merchant of Venice (SparkNotes No Fear Shakespeare)

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Pdf:The Merchant of Venice (SparkNotes No Fear Shakespeare).Read Shakespeare’s plays in all their brilliance—and understand what every word means!   Don’t be intimidated by Shakespeare! These popular guides make the Bard’s plays accessible and enjoyable.Each No Fear guide contains:The complete text of the original playA line-by-line translation that puts the words into everyday languageA complete list of characters, with descriptionsPlenty of helpful commentary

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Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Made Easy)

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Pdf:Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Made Easy).About the Author William Shakespeare was born in April 1564 in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, on England's Avon River. When he was eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway. The couple had three children--an older daughter Susanna and twins, Judith and Hamnet. Hamnet, Shakespeare's only son, died in childhood. The bulk of Shakespeare's working life was spent in the theater world of London, where he established himself professionally by the early 1590s. He enjoyed success not only as a playwright and poet, but also as an actor and shareholder in an acting company. Although some think that sometime between 1610 and 1613 Shakespeare retired from the theater and returned home to Stratford, where he died in 1616, others believe that he may have continued to work in London until close to his death. Read more

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CliffsComplete Romeo and Juliet

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Pdf:CliffsComplete Romeo and Juliet.From the Back Cover This tragedy of doomed lovers from warring families has inspired poetic expression from young lovers the world over. The 300-year-old drama is perhaps Shakespeare's best-known work.The CliffsComplete Romeo and Juliet is a revised and expanded study edition. It contains Shakespeare's original play, a glossary, and expert commentary in a unique, 2-column format. To enhance your learning, notes and definitions appear directly opposite the line in which they occur, and a review section follows the play. This edition also introduces you to the life, works, and times of William Shakespeare. Read more About the Author William Shakespeare (1564-1616) wrote 37 plays. King Lear and Macbeth are widely considered his finest and most popular. They are, perhaps, the most frequently produced works on the planet. Read more

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King Lear (No Fear Shakespeare)

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Pdf:King Lear (No Fear Shakespeare).Read Shakespeare’s plays in all their brilliance—and understand what every word means!   Don’t be intimidated by Shakespeare! These popular guides make the Bard’s plays accessible and enjoyable.Each No Fear guide contains:The complete text of the original playA line-by-line translation that puts the words into everyday languageA complete list of characters, with descriptionsPlenty of helpful commentary

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Speech to Print Workbook: Language Exercises for Teachers, Second Edition

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Pdf:Speech to Print Workbook: Language Exercises for Teachers, Second Edition.Review 'Remarkably instructive and thought provoking. It is a brilliant companion to Speech to Print-each excellent, together extraordinary.' (Marilyn Jager Adams, Ph.D.) Read more About the Author Louisa Cook Moats, Ed.D., has published many book chapters, journal articles, and policy papers on reading instruction. Formerly Project Director at the District of Columbia Public Schools site of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Early Interventions Project, Dr. Moats is now an independent consultant and writer who specializes in the professional development of teachers of reading and writing. Dr. Moats spent the 1996-1997 school year as a visiting scholar at the Sacramento County Office of Education, where she authored and presented leadership training materials on early reading for the California State Board of Education. These materials are now required content in all of the professional development programs conducted under Assembly Bill 1086 in California. Dr. Moats received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College, her Master of Arts degree from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, and her doctorate of education in reading and human development from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She worked as a teacher, neuropsychology technician, and specialist in learning disorders prior to her doctoral training. She was a licensed psychologist in private practice for 15 years in Vermont and a graduate instructor both at Harvard and at St. Michael's College in Winooski, Vermont, where she developed innovative courses for teachers linking the disciplines of linguistics and reading education. Specializing in reading development, reading disorders, spelling, and written language, she has written and lectured widely throughout the United States and abroad. She has taught courses in teacher education at the Greenwood Institute in Putney, Vermont, and at Simmons College in Boston. Her publications include this text's companion workbook, Speech to Print Workbook: Language Exercises for Teachers (Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 2003); journal articles; book chapters; a classroom basal spelling program; a book titled Spelling: Development, Disability, and Instruction (York Press, 1995); and a book for parents, co-authored with Susan L. Hall, Straight Talk About Reading: How Parents Can Make a Difference in the Early Years (Contemporary Books, 1999). Bruce L. Rosow, Ed.D., completed his doctoral studies in educational psychology at American International College. He began his career teaching fourth- and fifth-grade students for 12 years at Guilford Central School in Southern Vermont. He then spent 4 more years at Guilford working with intermediate and middle school students teaching word study and remedial math. During this time, Dr. Rosow worked with Dr. Louisa Moats to design word study lessons for his diverse students based on the principles of structured language instruction. The result was Spellography (with Louisa Cook Moats; Sopris West, 2003), a word study curriculum for intermediate and middle school students. Dr. Rosow has also been involved in writing the morphology strand for the Language! curriculum (Sopris West). He is currently the academic dean at the Greenwood School, a residential school for intermediate and middle school boys with language-based learning differences. Dr. Rosow also teaches courses at Simmons College in the Language and Literacy Program using Speech to Print: Language Essentials for Teachers, Second Edition (Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 2010), as the primary text. Read more

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The Cow Says Moo: Ten Tips to Teach Toddlers to Talk: An Early Intervention Guide

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Pdf:The Cow Says Moo: Ten Tips to Teach Toddlers to Talk: An Early Intervention Guide.Review Excellent family friendly strategies...                                                                    - daisyqc98...an invaluable tool... ...put many of our fears to rest...                                                                  - superj300In using these skills daily he went from a non verbal child to having over 50 word vocabulary, signing and improving on communicating his wants to us. In addition to a mom of a special needs child I am also a pediatric nurse and would recommend it for health care providers.                                                                      - Jennifer ManzoI think this is an amazing resource for parent's with young children with speech language concerns. It is concise, to the point, without a lot of reading for the parent but provides visual and activities that are easy enough for a parent to try at home without thinking its a lot of extra work and time to devote out of their already busy lives. Great book! -Terri/Goodreads Read more From the Author As an early intervention provider for over a decade, I came to realize that parents consistently expressed the same concerns regarding their child's speech development.  Is he just a late talker?  Will he catch up?  Why doesn't she talk when I know she can?  I've heard her say 'cookie,' but when she wants a cookie all she does is point or pull me to the cabinet; why won't she say 'cookie?'  I heard her say 'up' one time, but then she never said it again.  I've tried to teach him sign language, but he gets confused.  Will sign language stop my child from talking?  My son's sounds are coming out wrong - an e sounds like an n, a d sounds like a b; what can I do to help?I found myself giving parents the same specific strategies again and again, and in time I had a thought that it would be beneficial for parents to be able to refer to a simple, non-technical guide specifically geared towards helping toddlers learn to communicate.  As parents would also often state that they did not know the words to children's songs, were not familiar with simple sign language, and did not know what children's books were best to evoke language, I decided to expand my book to include these areas as well.This book, which initially started out as a short guide, has been five years in the making.  My goal is and always has been to help parents be advocates for their own children.  I've received great feedback on the book so far and hope that my book continues to guide parents in helping their children learn to communicate more effectively. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Stand Out 2 (Stand Out, Third Edition)

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Pdf:Stand Out 2 (Stand Out, Third Edition).About the Author Rob Jenkins is a professor of ESL and the Faculty Development Coordinator serving over 300 instructors teaching for Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education in California. He is a recipient of the Santa Ana College Distinguished Faculty Award. Rob is also a textbook author and consultant for National Geographic Learning. He is the author of Stand Out and series editor for World English, and also consults on state and national projects. Rob and Staci Johnson, his co-author, were awarded the Heinle Outstanding Achievement Award for their contribution to publishing in 2013 Read more

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Stand Out Basic (Stand Out, Third Edition)

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Pdf:Stand Out Basic (Stand Out, Third Edition).About the Author Rob Jenkins is a professor of ESL and the Faculty Development Coordinator serving over 300 instructors teaching for Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education in California. He is a recipient of the Santa Ana College Distinguished Faculty Award. Rob is also a textbook author and consultant for National Geographic Learning. He is the author of Stand Out and series editor for World English, and also consults on state and national projects. Rob and Staci Johnson, his co-author, were awarded the Heinle Outstanding Achievement Award for their contribution to publishing in 2013 Read more

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Federal Income Tax: a QuickStudy Laminated Law Reference (Quickstudy Law Reference Guide)

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Pdf:Federal Income Tax: a QuickStudy Laminated Law Reference (Quickstudy Law Reference Guide).BarCharts, Inc was founded on our law guides created by the owner, designed to understand the significance of details within the larger scheme of the law, as a daily refresher, and to review before the Bar Exam. Twenty five years later we keep those guides up to date for students, paralegals and practicing lawyers to have the most handy legal reference to the most important points of the law possible in 6 laminated pages. 6-page laminated guide includes:AdministrationPersonal Income TaxDefinitionsGross IncomeExclusionsDeductionsDepreciation DeductionsTax ImposedCapital Gains & LossesCorporate Income TaxTypes of BusinessesSpecial Corporate Deduction RulesMergers, Acquisitions & RecapitalizationsTax-Free Corporate Formation RulesCorporate Distribution Rules

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Empowerment Series: Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment

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Pdf:Empowerment Series: Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment.About the Author Charles Zastrow, MSW, PhD, is Professor Emeritus in Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he chaired the Social Work Department for six years. He has also been the Assistant Director and Professor in the Social Work Program at George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Wisconsin, Dr. Zastrow has worked as a practitioner for various agencies, chaired social work accreditation site visit teams for the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and served on the Commission on Accreditation of CSWE. He also was a member of the BPD board. A leader in social work education and a bestselling author, Dr. Zastrow has written more than 45 articles in professional journals as well as nine books, including four other textbooks: THE GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE, SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS, SOCIAL PROBLEMS: ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS, and UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT (with Dr. Karen Kirst-Ashman). Read more

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Empowerment Series: Social Work and Social Welfare

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Pdf:Empowerment Series: Social Work and Social Welfare.About the Author Rosalie Ambrosino is professor and interim chair of the Department of Social Work at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she teaches policy and cultural competence. She previously taught research, human behavior, and practice courses in child welfare. She also served on the faculty and as head of the BSW Program at the University of Texas at Austin for 18 years. Dr. Ambrosino has extensive social work experience in settlement houses/community centers, child welfare, school social work, and administration. She received her Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin, her master's degree at Antioch University, and her bachelor's degree at the University of Minnesota. Read more

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Barron's SAT Subject Test Biology E/M with Online Tests

Pdf Education Barron's SAT Subject Test Biology E/M with Online Tests

Pdf:Barron's SAT Subject Test Biology E/M with Online Tests.Review 'There are many study guides on the market, but the strategies in SAT Subject Test: Biology E/M are designed to produce top scores on SATs by not just reviewing study options, but lending detailed insights into its sample questions, answers, and what makes for a successful response. The bonus online practice tests answer all questions with specific insights showing students what the SAT strives to assess, making the 6th edition of SAT Subject Test: Biology E/M in particular and the series in general a top recommendation for any high school student tackling the SAT.'—Donovan's Literary Services, donovansliteraryservices.com Read more From the Inside Flap Table of Contents: Why Should I Buy This Book? WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SAT SUBJECT TEST: BIOLOGY E/M 1 The Basics 2 Strategies MINI-DIAGNOSTIC TEST 3 Mini-diagnostic Test Biology E/M CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 4 Biochemistry 5 The Cell 6 Cell Division--Mitosis and Meiosis 7 Cell Respiration 8 Photosynthesis HEREDITY 9 Classical Genetics 10 Molecular Genetics EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY 11 Evolution 12 Biological Diversity ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY 13 Plants 14 Animal Physiology 15 Human Physiology 16 Reproduction and Development 17 The Human Immune System 18 Animal Behavior 19 Ecology SAMPLE TESTS 20 Biology E/M Sample Test 1 21 Biology E/M Sample Test 2 APPENDIXES Glossary Bibliography Index Read more

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Cracking the AP Biology Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests + Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation)

Pdf Education Cracking the AP Biology Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests + Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation)

Pdf:Cracking the AP Biology Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests + Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation).About the Author The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. In addition to helping millions succeed on standardized tests, The Princeton Review provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. Along with classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring, and online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help. Read more

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CliffsNotes Ap Biology, 5th Edition

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Pdf:CliffsNotes Ap Biology, 5th Edition.From the Back Cover Your complete guide to a higher score on the AP® Biology exam Why CliffsNotes?Go with the name you know and trustGet the information you need—fast!About the Book:  An Overview of the AP Biology ExamHow you should use this bookWhat to bring to the examExam format and gradingWhat’s on the examStrategies for multiple-choice, grid-in, and free-response questions Part I: Subject Area ReviewsChemistryCellsCellular RespirationPhotosynthesisCell CommunicationCell DivisionHeredityMolecular BiologyEvolutionBiological DiversityPlantsAnimal Form and FunctionAnimal Reproduction and DevelopmentAnimal BehaviorEcologyPart II: Laboratory ReviewFocused review of all AP Biology laboratory investigations Part III: AP Biology Practice Exams2 full-length practice exams that simulate the actual examAnswers and complete explanations  AP Test-Prep Essentials from the Experts at CliffsNotes  Phillip E. Pack, Ph.D., taught AP Biology for 11 years. He is currently Professor of Biology at Woodbury University in Burbank, California. He teaches courses in biology, human biology, botany, field botany, environmental studies, and evolution.   Look for more test-prep solutions at CliffsNotes.com/study-guides   Read more About the Author PHILLIP E. PACK, Ph.D., has taught AP Biology and gifted programs for almost 20 years. He is an Assistant Professor of Math and Science at Woodbury University in Burbank, California. Read more

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The Official SAT Subject Test in Biology Study Guide (College Board Official SAT Study Guide)

Pdf Education The Official SAT Subject Test in Biology Study Guide (College Board Official SAT Study Guide)

Pdf:The Official SAT Subject Test in Biology Study Guide (College Board Official SAT Study Guide).About the Author The College Board, a not-for-profit membership association, connects students to college success and opportunity through major programs and services in college admissions, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. Among its best-known programs are the SAT(r), the PSAT/NMSQT(r), and the Advanced Placement Program(r) (AP). Students, parents, educators, and librarians recognize the College Board as a source of expertise on SAT and CLEP(r)test preparation, college admissions, and financial aid. The Board publishes the bestselling 'Official SAT Study Guide,' the 'College Handbook,' the 'Book of Majors,' and other books that help students prepare for college, research their options, and succeed in higher education. Read more

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SAT Subject Test Biology E/M (Kaplan Test Prep)

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Pdf:SAT Subject Test Biology E/M (Kaplan Test Prep).About the Author For 80 years, Kaplan Test Prep (www.kaptest.com) has been helping students grow their knowledge, skills and confidence so they can be their best on Test Day. Our prep books and online resources provide the expert guidance that students need at every step of their educational journey – incorporating years of test-specific data and strategies tested by Kaplan students and our own expert psychometricians.  After helping millions of students, we know what works. Our guides deliver knowledge with clarity and simplicity while focusing on the specialized strategies that keep test-takers ahead of the clock and at the top of their game. We offer preparation for more than 90 standardized tests – including entrance exams for secondary school, college, and graduate school, as well as professional licensing exams for attorneys, physicians, and nurses.  With a full array of self-paced and live online courses, as well as print books and mobile apps, you can use Kaplan to study on your own schedule and at your own speed. Kaplan’s private tutors and admissions consultants supplement those offerings with one-on-one support. Read more

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5 Steps to a 5: AP Biology 2019

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Pdf:5 Steps to a 5: AP Biology 2019.About the Author Mark Anestis is a private test preparation tutor and co-author of McGraw-Hill Education’s SAT. Kellie Ploeger Cox, PhD., teaches AP Biology at the Hopkins School in New Haven, CT. Read more

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Wills & Trusts: A Quickstudy Laminated Law Reference & Bar Exam Study Guide

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Pdf:Wills & Trusts: A Quickstudy Laminated Law Reference & Bar Exam Study Guide.BarCharts, Inc was founded on our law guides created by the owner, designed to understand the significance of details within the larger scheme of the law, as a daily refresher, and to review before the Bar Exam. Twenty five years later we keep those guides up to date for students, paralegals and practicing lawyers to have the most handy legal reference to the most important points of the law possible in 6 laminated pages. 6-page laminate guide includes:Freedom & Power To Transfer Property At DeathExecution Of Valid WillScope Of WillConstruction Of WillRevocation Of WillContracts Concerning WillsDisposition Of Decedent’s PropertyProbateIntestacyAdvancementTransfer To MinorWill SubstitutesBars To SuccessionTrustsTerms

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Criminal Procedure (Quick Study Law)

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Pdf:Criminal Procedure (Quick Study Law).Criminal procedure law following an arrest for a crime is complex for a number of reasons― most notably to provide the accused with the minimum protections under the law. The right to counsel and a speedy trial and the freedom from unlawful search and seizure and self-incrimination are all based on the Bill of Rights and applicable to all American citizens. Whether you are a law student or a practicing attorney, our newly updated, three-panel Criminal Procedure QuickStudy® guide has the latest statutory and precedent information to keep you up to date. Check out BarCharts’ companion guide, Criminal Law, too!

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Lying Up a Storm

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Pdf:Lying Up a Storm.Review What a powerful story! Julia has captured the essence of what every child experiences when lying becomes a choice. From the internal conflict to the 'out of control' nature of one little fib leading to another, children experience the full circle of a lie. Every child will identify with Levi as he struggles to control what begins as an ittybitty fib but grows into a whopper lie. Julia has once again created a child friendly text that teaches an incredibly important life lesson. --Mary Jo Melvin, Ph.D. Professor of Early Childhood Education and Department Chair, Edinboro UniversityLying produces both internal and external consequences. Julia Cook uniquely teaches children the internal repercussions of their fibs in 'Lying Up A Storm.' As in all of Julia's books, her characters are easily relatable for children. The lessons she teaches build character and encourage prosocial skills that will enable children to live happier and healthier lives. --Katherine Robbins-Hunt, Ph.D. Professor of Special Education and Assistant Chair of the Department of Counseling, Edinboro University Read more About the Author Julia Cook, MS is a national award winning children's author, counselor and parenting expert. She has presented in over 800 schools across the country, regularly delivers keynote addresses at national education and counseling conferences, and has published over 70 children's books. The goal behind all of Julia's books and efforts is to actively involve young people into her fun and creative stories and teach them to become lifelong problem solvers. Inspirations for her books come from working with children and carefully listening to parents and teachers. Read more

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Crisis Intervention Strategies

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Pdf:Crisis Intervention Strategies.About the Author Richard 'Dick' James is a Crader Professor of Counseling at the University of Memphis. He is a licensed psychologist and licensed professional counselor. He also is a Nationally Certified School Counselor. He is currently coordinator of psychological assessment at the University of Memphis Center for Rehabilitation and teaches graduate classes in crisis intervention, theories of counseling, and school counseling at the University of Memphis. He trains police officers for crisis intervention with the mentally ill and consults on crisis intervention planning and techniques with schools, agencies, prisons and businesses. Read more

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Juvenile Delinquency: The Core

Pdf Education Juvenile Delinquency: The Core

Pdf:Juvenile Delinquency: The Core.About the Author LARRY J. SIEGEL was born in the Bronx, New York. While living on Jerome Avenue and attending City College (CCNY) in the 1960s, he was swept up in the social and political currents of the time. He became intrigued with the influence contemporary culture had on individual behavior: did people shape society or did society shape people? He applied his interest in social forces and human behavior to the study of crime and justice. After graduating from CCNY, he attended the newly opened program in criminal justice at the State University of New York at Albany, where he earned both his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. After completing his graduate work, Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University, where he was a faculty member for nine years. After leaving Northeastern, he held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, and the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where he taught for 27 years; he is now a professor emeritus, still teaching online courses in criminology and criminal justice. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, criminal justice, and criminal procedure. He is a court-certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases. The father of four and grandfather of three, Larry Siegel now resides in Naples, Florida, with his wife, Terry, and their two dogs, Watson and Cody.. Read more

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Ethical Dilemmas and Decisions in Criminal Justice

Pdf Education Ethical Dilemmas and Decisions in Criminal Justice

Pdf:Ethical Dilemmas and Decisions in Criminal Justice.About the Author Dr. Joycelyn Pollock is a Distinguished Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Texas State University. Dr. Pollock's many published works include WOMEN'S CRIMES, CRIMINOLOGY AND CORRECTIONS; CRIMINAL LAW; PRISONS AND PRISON LIFE; and MORALITY STORIES. She received a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Albany and a J.D. from the University of Houston. She received the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Fellows Award in 2015 for contributions to criminal justice research and education. Read more

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American Corrections

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Pdf:American Corrections.Review 'I would recommend adopting this book to 22 of our campuses without hesitation.''I would describe this book as spot-on. The authors understand the necessity of building a . . . foundation for the students' understanding of why we are where we are.' Read more About the Author Todd R. Clear is the Provost at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. He is currently involved in studies of religion and crime, the criminological implications of 'place,' and the concept of 'community justice.' He serves as founding editor of the journal Criminology and Public Policy. Previous writing covers the topics of correctional classification, prediction methods in correctional programming, community-based correctional methods, intermediate sanctions, and sentencing policy. Clear has been elected to national office in the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He has served as a programming and policy consultant to public agencies in over 40 states and five nations, and his work has been recognized through several awards, including those of the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, The Rockefeller School of Public Policy, the American Probation and Parole Association, and the International Community Corrections Association. Clear is the author of three books on community justice: COMMUNITY JUSTICE (Cengage Learning), WHAT IS COMMUNITY JUSTICE? (Sage), and THE COMMUNITY JUSTICE IDEAL (Westview). He is also author of IMPRISONING COMMUNITIES: HOW MASS INCARCERATION MAKES DISADVANTAGED PLACES WORSE (Oxford University Press). Read more

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Criminology: The Core

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Pdf:Criminology: The Core.About the Author LARRY J. SIEGEL was born in the Bronx, New York. While living on Jerome Avenue and attending City College (CCNY) in the 1960s, he was swept up in the social and political currents of the time. He became intrigued with the influence contemporary culture had on individual behavior: did people shape society or did society shape people? He applied his interest in social forces and human behavior to the study of crime and justice. After graduating from CCNY, he attended the newly opened program in criminal justice at the State University of New York at Albany, where he earned both his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. After completing his graduate work, Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University, where he was a faculty member for nine years. After leaving Northeastern, he held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, and the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where he taught for 27 years; he is now a professor emeritus, still teaching online courses in criminology and criminal justice. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, criminal justice, and criminal procedure. He is a court-certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases. The father of four and grandfather of three, Larry Siegel now resides in Naples, Florida, with his wife, Terry, and their two dogs, Watson and Cody.. Read more

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Aggression Replacement Training: A Comprehensive Intervention for Aggressive Youth, Third Edition (Revised and Expanded)(CD included)

Pdf Education Aggression Replacement Training: A Comprehensive Intervention for Aggressive Youth, Third Edition (Revised and Expanded)(CD included)

Pdf:Aggression Replacement Training: A Comprehensive Intervention for Aggressive Youth, Third Edition (Revised and Expanded)(CD included).About the Author This book is a revision of an earlier edition with the three original authors: Arnold P. Goldstein (1933-2002), Barry Glick and John C. Gibbs.Arnold P. Goldstein, Ph.D. (1933-2002), was Professor of Psychology and Education at Syracuse University as well as Founder and Director of the Syracuse University Center for Research on Aggression. He authored over 60 books and more than 100 articles on aggression, prosocial skills training, and juvenile delinquency. He also served as Director of the New York State Task Force on Juvenile Gangs. Dr. Goldstein received many prestigious awards including the Career Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association's Commitee on Children, Youth, and Families; and the Senior Scientist Award from APA's School Psychology Division.Barry Glick, Ph.D., is Chief Operating Officer of G&G Consultants, LLC, a national consulting firm to juvenile and adult correctional systems. Working in both private child-care agencies and in state government, he has held positions as child-care worker, psychologist, and administrator. Dr. Glick has devoted his professional career to the development of policies, programs, and services for adolescents. His specialization is in juvenile delinquency and adolescents with emotional disturbances.John C. Gibbs, Ph.D., is Professor of Developmental Psychology at The Ohio State University, Columbus. He has been a member of the State of Ohio Governor's Council on Juvenile Justice and a faculty associate at The Ohio State University Criminal Justice Research Center. Dr. Gibbs also served as a member of the Social Cognitive Training Study Group of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Violence Prevention Division). His work has centered on developmental theory, assessment of social cognition and moral judgement development, and interventions with conduct-disordered adolescents. Read more

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AP Human Geography Prep Plus 2019-2020: 3 Practice Tests + Study Plans + Targeted Review & Practice + Online (Kaplan Test Prep)

Pdf Education AP Human Geography Prep Plus 2019-2020: 3 Practice Tests + Study Plans + Targeted Review & Practice + Online (Kaplan Test Prep)

Pdf:AP Human Geography Prep Plus 2019-2020: 3 Practice Tests + Study Plans + Targeted Review & Practice + Online (Kaplan Test Prep).About the Author For 80 years, Kaplan Test Prep (www.kaptest.com) has been helping students grow their knowledge, skills and confidence so they can be their best on Test Day. Our prep books and online resources provide the expert guidance that students need at every step of their educational journey – incorporating years of test-specific data and strategies tested by Kaplan students and our own expert psychometricians.After helping millions of students, we know what works. Our guides deliver knowledge with clarity and simplicity while focusing on the specialized strategies that keep test-takers ahead of the clock and at the top of their game.We offer preparation for more than 90 standardized tests – including entrance exams for secondary school, college, and graduate school, as well as professional licensing exams for attorneys, physicians, and nurses.With a full array of self-paced and live online courses, as well as print books and mobile apps, you can use Kaplan to study on your own schedule and at your own speed. Kaplan's private tutors and admissions consultants supplement those offerings with one-on-one support. Read more

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Barron's AP Human Geography, 6th Edition

Pdf Education Barron's AP Human Geography, 6th Edition

Pdf:Barron's AP Human Geography, 6th Edition.From the Inside Flap Table of Contents: Barron's Essential 5 Introduction Diagnostic Test 1 Geography, Its Nature and Perspectives 2 Population Geography 3 Cultural Geography 4 Political Geography 5 Economic eography 6 Agriculture and Rural Geography 7 Urban Geography Practice Test 1 Practice Test 2 Index Read more About the Author Meredith J. Marsh received her bachelor's degree in geography from Calvin College in 1999, her Master's Degree in geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) in 2003, and her Ph.D. (also in geography) from UCSB in 2009. Meredith has worked as a Reader for the APHG exam in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2014, and she is currently an associate professor of geography at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. Read more

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AP Human Geography 2017-2018 (Kaplan Test Prep)

Pdf Education AP Human Geography 2017-2018 (Kaplan Test Prep)

Pdf:AP Human Geography 2017-2018 (Kaplan Test Prep).About the Author Kelly Swanson has been involved with the AP Human Geography curriculum since 1997, and he's been active in the Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education since 1996. He served as a geographic consultant for the Onion's What in the World Atlas, published in fall 2007. He has been an AP table leader since 2006. Read more

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Cracking the AP Human Geography Exam, 2018 Edition: Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation)

Pdf Education Cracking the AP Human Geography Exam, 2018 Edition: Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation)

Pdf:Cracking the AP Human Geography Exam, 2018 Edition: Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation).About the Author The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. The Princeton Review has helped millions succeed on standardized tests, and provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. In addition to classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring as well as online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help. Read more

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Contemporary Human Geography (3rd Edition)

Pdf Education Contemporary Human Geography (3rd Edition)

Pdf:Contemporary Human Geography (3rd Edition).About the Author James M. Rubenstein received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1975. He was Professor of Geography at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, where he taught urban and human geography, and where he helped develop the new Sustainability co-major in the Institute for the Environment & Sustainability.   He is also the author of Pearson’s The Cultural Landscape and Introduction to Contemporary Geography. He is often invited to give talks and presentations at colleges, high schools, and professional meetings.   Rubenstein works as a regional consultant for the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank and he conducts research in the automotive industry. He is often interviewed by the media on automotive and economic issues, and has published three books on the subject: The Changing U.S. Auto Industry: A Geographical Analysis (Routledge); Making and Selling Cars: Innovation and Change in the U.S. Auto Industry (The Johns Hopkins University Press); and Who Really Made Your Car? Restructuring and Geographic Change in the Auto Industry (W.E. Upjohn Institute, with Thomas Klier).   He is a semi-amateur, semi-professional painter, and displays his work at galleries in Maryland and Ohio.   Read more

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Barron's SAT Subject Test: Physics

Pdf Education Barron's SAT Subject Test: Physics

Pdf:Barron's SAT Subject Test: Physics.From the Inside Flap Table of Contents: IntroductionDiagnostic Test1 Conventions and Graphing2 Vectors3 Kinematics in One Dimension4 Kinematics in Two Dimensions5 Dynamics6 Circular Motion7 Energy, Work, and Power8 Momentum and Impulse9 Gravity10 Electric Field11 Electric Potential 12 Circuit Elements and DC Circuits13 Magnetism14 Simple Harmonic Motion15 Waves16 Geometric Optics17 Physical Optics18 Thermal Properties19 Thermodynamics20 Atomic and Quantum Phenomena21 Nuclear Reactions22 Relativity23 Historical Figures and Contemporary PhysicsPractice TestsAppendix I: Key EquationsAppendix II: Physical ConstantsAppendix III: Conversion FactorsGlossaryIndex Read more

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Barron's AP Physics 1 with Online Tests (Barron's AP Physics 1 and 2)

Pdf Education Barron's AP Physics 1 with Online Tests (Barron's AP Physics 1 and 2)

Pdf:Barron's AP Physics 1 with Online Tests (Barron's AP Physics 1 and 2).From the Inside Flap Table of Contents: Barron's Essential 5 AP Physics 1 Preface Introduction Study Skills and Tips Overview of AP Physics Concepts DIAGNOSTIC TEST AP Physics 1 Answer Key Answers Explained REVIEW AND PRACTICE 1 Vectors 2 Kinematics3 Forces and Newton's Laws of Motion4 Energy5 Gravitation6 Impacts and Linear Momentum7 Rotational Motion 8 Oscillatory Motion9 Electricity10 Waves and Sound PRACTICE TESTS Practice Test 1Practice Test 2 APPENDIX Table of Information for AP Physics 1 Formula Sheet for AP Physics 1 Glossary Index Read more

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Barron's AP Physics C

Pdf Education Barron's AP Physics C

Pdf:Barron's AP Physics C.From the Inside Flap Table of Contents: Barron's Essential Introduction Diagnostic Test 1 Background 2 One-Dimensional Kinematics 3 Three-Dimensional Kinematics 4 Newton's Laws 5 Work, Energy, and Power 6 Linear Momentum and Center of Mass 7 Rotation I: Kinematics, Force, Work, and Energy 8 Rotation II: Inertia, Equilibrium, and Combined Rotation/Translation 9 Simple Harmonic Motion 10 Universal Gravitation 11 Coulomb's Law and Electric Fields Due to Point Charges 12 Calculating Electric Fields and Voltages Due to Continuous Charge Distributions 13 Gauss's Law 14 Analysis of Circuits Containing Batteries and Resistors 15 Capacitors 16 RC Circuits 17 Magnetic Fields 18 Faraday's and Lenz's Law 19 Inductors 20 Maxwell's Equations Practice Test 1 Practice Test 2 Appendix: Physics C Equations and Constants Index Read more About the Author Robert Pelcovits is a professor of physics at Brown University, where he has taught since 1979. He earned his B.A. and M.S. degrees at the University of Pennsylvania and his Ph.D. at Harvard University. The author of over 80 publications in theoretical condensed matter physics, he has lectured on his research at many universities throughout the world. He has taught a wide range of courses at Brown, from introductory to advanced graduate level. In 1999 he was awarded the Philip J. Bray Award for Teaching Excellence in the Physical Sciences by Brown. In 2008 he was named a Royce Family Professor of Teaching Excellence at Brown, and in 2011 the university awarded him the Harriet Sheridan Award for Distinguished Contribution to Teaching and Learning.Having earned both Sc.B. and M.S. degrees from Brown University and an M.D. degree from Cornell University, Joshua Farkas is currently an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Vermont. He was also a National Merit Scholar, a Goldwater Scholar, and a Faculty Scholar at Brown University, with experience teaching college-level calculus and calculus-based physics. Having scored 5s on AP exams in BC Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics C, as well as 800s in SAT I Math and on SAT II exams in Math IIC, Chemistry, and Physics, he brought a student’s perspective to this book. Read more

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Cracking the AP Physics 1 Exam 2019, Premium Edition: 5 Practice Tests + Complete Content Review (College Test Preparation)

Pdf Education Cracking the AP Physics 1 Exam 2019, Premium Edition: 5 Practice Tests + Complete Content Review (College Test Preparation)

Pdf:Cracking the AP Physics 1 Exam 2019, Premium Edition: 5 Practice Tests + Complete Content Review (College Test Preparation).About the Author The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. In addition to helping millions succeed on standardized tests, The Princeton Review provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. Along with classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring, and online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help. Read more

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The Official SAT Subject Test in Physics Study Guide (College Board Official SAT Study Guide)

Pdf Education The Official SAT Subject Test in Physics Study Guide (College Board Official SAT Study Guide)

Pdf:The Official SAT Subject Test in Physics Study Guide (College Board Official SAT Study Guide).About the Author The College Board, a not-for-profit membership association, connects students to college success and opportunity through major programs and services in college admissions, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. Among its best-known programs are the SAT(r), the PSAT/NMSQT(r), and the Advanced Placement Program(r) (AP). Students, parents, educators, and librarians recognize the College Board as a source of expertise on SAT and CLEP(r)test preparation, college admissions, and financial aid. The Board publishes the bestselling 'Official SAT Study Guide,' the 'College Handbook,' the 'Book of Majors,' and other books that help students prepare for college, research their options, and succeed in higher education. Read more

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Cracking the SAT Subject Test in Physics, 16th Edition: Everything You Need to Help Score a Perfect 800 (College Test Preparation)

Pdf Education Cracking the SAT Subject Test in Physics, 16th Edition: Everything You Need to Help Score a Perfect 800 (College Test Preparation)

Pdf:Cracking the SAT Subject Test in Physics, 16th Edition: Everything You Need to Help Score a Perfect 800 (College Test Preparation).About the Author The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. The Princeton Review has helped millions succeed on standardized tests, and provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. In addition to classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring as well as online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help. Read more

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Cracking the AP Physics 2 Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation)

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Pdf:Cracking the AP Physics 2 Exam, 2019 Edition: Practice Tests & Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation).About the Author The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. In addition to helping millions succeed on standardized tests, The Princeton Review provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. Along with classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring, and online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help. Read more

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Barron's AP Spanish Language and Culture with MP3 CD

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Pdf:Barron's AP Spanish Language and Culture with MP3 CD.Updated to reflect the most recent AP Spanish Language and Culture exam, this manual includes:Two full-length practice examsEnclosed MP3 CD includes audio for all listening comprehension practice and both practice examsSeparate practice and review units that provide strategies for improvement and cover: reading comprehension, writing, speaking, vocabulary, and grammarONLINE PRACTICE TEST: Students who purchase this book will also get access to one full-length online AP Spanish Language and Culture test with all questions answered and explained.

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Cracking the SAT Subject Test in Spanish, 16th Edition: Everything You Need to Help Score a Perfect 800 (College Test Preparation)

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Pdf:Cracking the SAT Subject Test in Spanish, 16th Edition: Everything You Need to Help Score a Perfect 800 (College Test Preparation).About the Author The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. The Princeton Review has helped millions succeed on standardized tests, and provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. In addition to classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring as well as online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help. Read more

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Barron's SAT Subject Test Spanish: with MP3 CD

Pdf Education Barron's SAT Subject Test Spanish: with MP3 CD

Pdf:Barron's SAT Subject Test Spanish: with MP3 CD.From the Inside Flap Table of Contents: GETTING TO KNOW THE SAT SUBJECT TEST IN SPANISH Introduction Diagnostic Test GRAMMAR REVIEW 1 Rules of Grammar Articles Nouns Adjectives Adverbs Pronouns Verbs Preterit Imperfect Present Perfect Pluperfect Future Conditional Subjunctive Imperative Negatives and Indefinites Direct and Indirect Questions Exclamations Numbers, Dates, Time Word Relationships Connecting Words, Phrases, Clauses, and Sentences 2 Grammar Practice LISTENING COMPREHENSION 3 Listening Comprehension Practice PRACTICE TESTS APPENDIX INDEX Read more

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The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students

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Pdf:The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students.Review “The Behavior Code needs to be read by all teachers, counselors, administrators, and parents!/From cover to cover I felt Minahan and Rappaport were speaking to me, an elementary teacher and a mom. I felt they knew me, and knew those students who kept me awake at night. Teachers, this book is written by authors who KNOW what our jobs are like.” — Lorna d’Entremont, Special Needs Book Review“This text takes us one step closer toward blending the education and mental health worlds, extracting the best strategies from both, and applying them to challenging cases. As child psychiatrists be- come even more embedded in schools, consulting to some of the most challenging students, the resources in The Behavior Code are helpful, practical tools we can offer teachers with whom we work.” — Sheryl H. Kataoka, Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry“This was an excellent book with really unique ideas on how to help children with challenging behaviors channel their energies in acceptable ways. This is the best book I’ve ever read on the topic, hands down. ” —Teacher's Toolbox Read more From the Back Cover Based on a collaboration dating back nearly a decade, the authors of The Behavior Code—a behavioral analyst and a child psychiatrist—reveal their systematic approach for deciphering causes and patterns of difficult student behaviors and matching them with proven strategies that get students back on track academically. This book includes user-friendly worksheets and other helpful resources for applying the authors’ approach. “Teaching is an art, but it’s one that can be improved with science. Based on what we have learned in the field of psychology, The Behavior Code gives teachers the tools to transform the behavior patterns of some of their most challenging students. By using this essential book, teachers—instead of punishing or writing 'off troubled students—can get them onto a path for success.” — Geoffrey Canada, president and ceo, Harlem Children’s Zone “The Behavior Code is truly a godsend. Concisely written and easy to read, this book offers a framework for creating successful behavioral plans. I predict that once teachers and principals begin to apply the authors’ approach for understanding and changing problematic behavior, they’ll never look elsewhere for help again. Buy it, read it, use it, read it again and again—and pass it on!” — William S. Pollack, associate clinical professor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School “This book is an essential guide for teachers and school personnel who find themselves in daily contact with students presenting with difficult behaviors. The authors outline an intervention procedure that is easily implemented in a busy classroom with multiple demands. Too often, behavioral intervention plans require so much attention to detail that teachers soon decide to disengage. Not so with the FAIR plan. By providing clear instructions and helpful examples, the authors promote a plan that prevents inappropriate behaviors while reinforcing socially acceptable alternatives.” — LeAdelle Phelps, professor of counseling/school psychology, University at Buffalo, SUNYJessica Minahan is a board-certified behavior analyst and special educator who is currently employed in the Newton (Mass.) public school system as a district-wide behavior analyst. Nancy Rappaport is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and author of In Her Wake: A Child Psychiatrist Explores the Mystery of Her Mother’s Suicide (Basic Books, 2009). Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Cracking the AP U.S. Government & Politics Exam 2018, Premium Edition (College Test Preparation)

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Pdf:Cracking the AP U.S. Government & Politics Exam 2018, Premium Edition (College Test Preparation).About the Author The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. The Princeton Review has helped millions succeed on standardized tests, and provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. In addition to classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring as well as online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help. Read more

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