• Education

The End of Molasses Classes

Getting Our Kids Unstuck--101 Extraordinary Solutions for Parents and Teachers
Author: Ron Clark
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451639740
Category: Education
Page: 352
View: 2474
The author describes the successes at his innovative academy in Atlanta, Georgia, and shares many of the strategies they use to create a lively and energetic learning environment.

    • Business & Economics

Move Your Bus

An Extraordinary New Approach to Accelerating Success in Work and Life
Author: Ron Clark
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501105035
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 192
View: 6125
New York Times bestselling author and award-winning educator Ron Clark applies his successful leadership principles to the business world in this effective and accessible guidebook, perfect for any manager looking to inspire and motivate his or her team. Includes a foreword by bestselling author and FranklinCovey executive Sean Covey. Teamwork is crucial to the success of any business, and as acclaimed author and speaker Ron Clark illustrates, the members of any team are the key to unlocking success. Imagine a company as a bus filled with people who either help or hinder a team’s ability to move it forward: drivers (who steer the organization), runners (who consistently go above and beyond for the good of the organization), joggers (who do their jobs without pushing themselves), walkers (who are just getting pulled along), and riders (who hinder success and drag the team down). It’s the team leader’s job to recognize how members fall into these categories, encourage them to keep the “bus” moving by working together, and know when it’s time to kick the riders off. In the tradition of Who Moved My Cheese? and Fish!, Move Your Bus is an accessible and uplifting business parable that illustrates Clark’s expert strategies to maximize the performance of each member of a team. These easy to implement techniques will inspire employees and team leaders alike to work harder and smarter and drive the organization to succeed.

    • Education

Excellent 11

Qualities Teachers, and Parents Use to Motivate, Inspire, and Educate Children
Author: Ron Clark
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 1401381499
Category: Education
Page: 288
View: 4165
When The Essential 55 was published, Ron Clark became a tireless promoter, traveling the country to speak to large groups of teachers and fans. And when his Oprah appearance shot the book onto the New York Times bestseller list, he kept the heat on. We can expect the same tenacious commitment to promoting his follow-up book, The Excellent 11. The Excellent 11 contains eleven sections, with each one focusing on a theme directly related to teaching and raising children. Ron Clark draws from his own experience to give advice, telling personal stories that demonstrate the significance of each theme within the learning environment--an environment that extends beyond the classroom and into the larger world. Using themes ranging from Adventure, Ingenuity, and Humor to Dedication, Creativity, and Love, Clark provides a road map for both parents and teachers who want to enrich their children's learning experiences.

    • Education

Real Talk for Real Teachers

Advice for Teachers from Rookies to Veterans - "No Retreat, No Surrender!"
Author: Rafe Esquith
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143125613
Category: Education
Page: 319
View: 9269
A teacher shares advice for fellow instructors that draws on his achievements at Los Angeles's Hobart Elementary School, combining offbeat humor with illuminated stories to offer counsel for the various challenging stages of an educational career.

    • Self-Help

Crash Course

The Life Lessons My Students Taught Me
Author: Kim Bearden
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451687737
Category: Self-Help
Page: 208
View: 346
The inspiring true story of how a group of inner city school kids taught their teacher how to overcome personal adversity and achieve success and happiness: “Kim Bearden’s message is one that should be heard by all” (Ron Clark). Crash Course chronicles the life lessons that Kim Bearden has learned during an award-winning career in education. From her challenges as a first-year teacher to her triumphs as the cofounder of the highly acclaimed Ron Clark Academy, Kim shares how children can teach each of us the importance of building relationships, abandoning fear, discovering resilience, embracing one’s unique gifts, and living with passion. Full of honesty, humor, heartbreak, and humanity, Kim’s experiences show how children can help any one of us find joy and meaning in both our personal and professional lives. Crash Course is “humorous and sensitive” (Kirkus Reviews), an important resource for every home library.

    • Education

What If Everybody Understood Child Development?

Straight Talk About Bettering Education and Children's Lives
Author: Rae Pica
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506305156
Category: Education
Page: 160
View: 8126
Understand the connection between how kids grow and how they learn After 35 years as an education consultant, Rae Pica knows the importance of understanding the natural course of child development. In this collection, she keeps kids front and center as she provides thought-provoking commentary and actionable insights on topics such as the Common Core, the self-esteem movement, and standardized testing. Sure to inspire discussion, this pocket-size powerhouse of educational philosophy includes 29 short essays on topics critical to best practice in child development and education Opinions of experts supported by research and anecdotal evidence Real-life stories shared by teachers and parents References to related articles and interviews with experts

    • Education

Acting Right

Building a Cooperative, Collaborative, Creative Classroom Community Through Drama
Author: Sean Layne
Publisher: Acting Right; Arts Integration
ISBN: 9781944265977
Category: Education
Page: 132
View: 711
Acting Right is the leading work on using drama to teach behavior. This step-by-step approach integrates engaging aspects of drama with effective elements of classroom management to empower students to take ownership of and be responsible for their own behavior. Used in classrooms across the country, these strategies help create the behavioral literacy necessary for students to concentrate, cooperate, collaborate and establish a sense of calm, focus, and balance in the classroom. Sean Layne is the founder of Focus 5, Inc., an arts education consulting company providing professional learning opportunities to schools, school districts, performing arts centers, arts organizations, and museums around the country. Sean has worked in the field of arts integration for 30 years. He is a national teaching artist for The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, DC. He designs arts integration training seminars for teaching artists for The Kennedy Center and is also a course leader and arts coach for their Changing Education Through the Arts program. For over a decade Sean was a professional actor as well as a Master Artist for the Wolf Trap Institute Early Learning Through the Arts program.

    • Mathematics

Complexity

The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos
Author: Mitchell M. Waldrop
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671872346
Category: Mathematics
Page: 380
View: 2332
A look at the rebellious thinkers who are challenging old ideas with their insights into the ways countless elements of complex systems interact to produce spontaneous order out of confusion

    • Education

The Essential 55

An Award-Winning Educator's Rules for Discovering the Successful Student in Every Child
Author: Ron Clark
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 1401398588
Category: Education
Page: 224
View: 9737
The runaway bestseller that's a must-have for every parent and teacher. How many authors would travel coast to coast on a bus to get their book into as many hands as possible? Not many. But that's just what Ron Clark, author of The Essential 55, did to keep his book and message in the public eye. And it worked. After his Oprah appearance, sales skyrocketed: we've sold more than 850,000 copies in six months! The book sat tenaciously on the New York Times bestseller list for 11 weeks. Ron Clark was featured on the Today show, and in the Chicago Tribune, Good Housekeeping, and the New York Daily News--not to mention the calls we've received from teachers and parents who want to get their hands on Ron's guidelines for teaching children. The Essential 55 will be the perfect book for parents and teachers to slip into their own backpacks, to read on the train or at lunch, and to highlight the sections that resonate for them. And with an author who is truly a partner in getting his message to the masses, we just can't lose.

    • Education

I Wish My Teacher Knew

How One Question Can Change Everything for Our Kids
Author: Kyle Schwartz
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0738219150
Category: Education
Page: 272
View: 5480
One day, third-grade teacher Kyle Schwartz asked her students to fill–in–the–blank in this sentence: “I wish my teacher knew _____.” The results astounded her. Some answers were humorous, others were heartbreaking–all were profoundly moving and enlightening. The results opened her eyes to the need for educators to understand the unique realities their students face in order to create an open, safe and supportive place in the classroom. When Schwartz shared her experience online, #IWishMyTeacherKnew became an immediate worldwide viral phenomenon. Schwartz’s book tells the story of #IWishMyTeacherKnew, including many students’ emotional and insightful responses, and ultimately provides an invaluable guide for teachers, parents, and communities.

    • Education

The Essential 55 Workbook


Author: Ron Clark
Publisher: Hyperion
ISBN: 9781401307707
Category: Education
Page: 240
View: 2247
A companion to the New York Times best seller, The Essential 55, shares a wealth of adaptable self-tests, exercises, and questionnaires based on the theories from the original book. Original. 250,000 first printing.

    • Medical

9/11: Mental Health in the Wake of Terrorist Attacks


Author: Yuval Neria,Raz Gross,Randall D. Marshall,Ezra S. Susser
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139457721
Category: Medical
Page: N.A
View: 8705
This book was first published in 2006. Does terrorism have a unique and significant emotional and behavioral impact among adults and children? In what way does the impact of terrorism exceed the individual level and affect communities and specific professional groups, and test different leadership styles? How were professional communities of mental health clinicians, policy-makers and researchers mobilized to respond to the emerging needs post disaster? What are the lessons learned from the work conducted after 9/11, and the implications for future disaster mental health work and preparedness efforts? Yuval Neria and his team are uniquely placed to answer these questions having been involved in modifying ongoing trials and setting up new ones in New York to address these issues straight after the attacks. No psychiatrist, mental health professional or policy-maker should be without this book.

    • Biography & Autobiography

32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny

Life Lessons from Teaching
Author: Phillip Done
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743272404
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
View: 7663
A Disney Teacher of the Year Award nominee chronicles a year in his third-grade classroom through a series of linked essays that document such events as a hectic Halloween parade, his discovery of a parent's illiteracy, and the universal lessons he has learned throughout his career. 60,000 first printing.

    • Brand name products

No Logo

Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies
Author: Naomi Klein
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0676972829
Category: Brand name products
Page: 490
View: 3158
Taking aim at the brand bullies.

    • Medical

Surgical Techniques in Rectal Cancer

Transanal, Laparoscopic and Robotic Approach
Author: Giovanni Dapri,John H Marks
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 443155579X
Category: Medical
Page: 603
View: 7172
This book describes the various procedures, including surgery through the abdominal wall, through a transanal access or by the union of both, using an open, laparoscopic, or robotic approach. Worldwide pioneers for each technique are invited as authors and portray in step-by-step detail about each procedure. Of the 32 chapters, 23 are dedicated only for the surgical procedures. Each chapter is enriched by numerous figures, which complement the text, permitting the understanding of each surgical technique from its beginning until the last step. Eight additional chapters are dedicated to the clinical and anatomical aspects of rectal cancer. In the last decade there has been an impressive evolution in the treatment of patients with rectal cancer, with a focus not only on the preservation of a cancer-free life, but the quality of that life. This book has been written to be useful for everyone involved in rectal cancer management. From internists, gastroenterologists, endoscopists, oncologists, radiotherapists and radiologists involved in the treatment of rectal cancer during their daily practice, to surgeons specialized in colorectal surgery, to junior faculty to trainees, all interested in new and innovative techniques.

The Wild Card

7 Steps to an Educator's Creative Breakthrough
Author: Wade King,Hope King
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781946444752
Category:
Page: 262
View: 7491
Experience a Creative Breakthrough in Your Classroom Have you ever wished you were more creative... or that your students were more engaged in your lessons? The Wild Card is your step-by-step guide to experiencing a creative breakthrough in your classroom with your students. Even if you've never painted a portrait or written a poem, you can create unforgettable lessons that help your learners retain content. In this book, Wade and Hope King show you how to draw on your authentic self--your past experiences, personality quirks, interests, hobbies, and strengths--to deliver your content creatively. The seven steps in The Wild Card will give you the knowledge and the confidence to bring creative teaching strategies into your classroom. You'll learn... Why the deck is not stacked against you, no matter what kind of hand you've been dealt Why you should never listen to the Joker How to identify the "Ace up your sleeve" and use it to create classroom magic How to apply the "Rules of Rigor" in order to fuse creativity with learning How to become the Wild Card that changes the game for your students "This book is a teacher wonderland of ideas, inspiration, and mind-blowing magic." --Ron Clark, New York Times bestselling author and cofounder, Ron Clark Academy "Hope and Wade provide powerful, proven, practical steps to discovering the creativity inside of us all." --Kim Bearden, cofounder and executive director, Ron Clark Academy, author of LA Times bestselling Crash Course "Wade and Hope King challenge, equip, and emPOWER you to create lessons that bring light (not dread) to your students' eyes." --Jason David Frank, actor, Power Ranger, and eighth-degree black belt martial artist "These pages are full of real-life stories that will pull you in and challenge you to your core." --Amy Lemons, educator and blogger SetTheStageToEngage.com


    • Family & Relationships

Character Matters

How to Help Our Children Develop Good Judgment, Integrity, and Other Essential Virtues
Author: Thomas Lickona
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743266994
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 336
View: 9110
Award-winning psychologist and educator Thomas Lickona offers more than one hundred practical strategies that parents and schools have used to help kids build strong personal character as the foundation for a purposeful, productive, and fulfilling life. Succeeding in life takes character, and Lickona shows how irresponsible and destructive behavior can invariably be traced to the absence of good character and its ten essential qualities: wisdom, justice, fortitude, self-control, love, a positive attitude, hard work, integrity, gratitude, and humility. The culmination of a lifetime’s work in character education from one the preeminent psychologists of our time, this landmark book gives us the tools we need to raise respectful and responsible children, create safe and effective schools, and build the caring and decent society in which we all want to live.

    • Education

The Essential Conversation

What Parents and Teachers Can Learn from Each Other
Author: Sara Lawrence Lightfoot
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345475801
Category: Education
Page: 256
View: 4352
Offers guidelines on establishing effective dialogue between parents and teachers, examining the dynamics of conversations, the nature of the learning process, and principles and practices of improving family-school relationships.