How Effective Schools Scale Up Student Success
Author: Alan M. Blankstein
Publisher: Corwin Press
Best-selling author Alan M. Blankstein shares the results of his research with top educational experts and describes a five-step process of finding and scaling excellent practices within learning communities.
Author: J. Krishnamurti
Publisher: Krishnamurti Foundation America via PublishDrive
In these Talks, given in Europe, Ojai and India, Krishnamurti addresses the need to approach our life problems in a manner does not perpetuate fragmentation. "Though we have many problems, and each problem seems to produce so many other problems, perhaps we can consider together whether the wisest thing to do is, not to seek the solution of any problem at all. It seems to me that our minds are incapable of dealing with life as a whole; we deal, apparently, with all problems fragmentarily, separately, not with an integrated outlook. Perhaps the first thing, if we have problems, is not to seek an immediate solution for them, but to have the patience to inquire deeply into them, and discover whether these problems can ever be solved by the exercise of will. What is important, I think, is to find out, not how to solve the problem, but how to approach it." An extensive compendium of Krishnamurti's talks and discussions in the USA, Europe, India, New Zealand, and South Africa from 1933 to 1967—the Collected Works have been carefully authenticated against existing transcripts and tapes. Each volume includes a frontispiece photograph of Krishnamurti , with question and subject indexes at the end. The content of each volume is not limited to the subject of the title, but rather offers a unique view of Krishnamurti's extraordinary teachings in selected years. The Collected Works offers the reader the opportunity to explore the early writings and dialogues in their most complete and authentic form.
Author: Monica Ferrell
Publisher: Dial Press
Determined to achieve his goal of becoming "cool," Matthew Acciaccatura begins his freshman year at NYU in 1995 and lands the much coveted job of promoter at one of New York's hottest clubs during the heyday of rave music, Ecstasy, and the out-of-controlclub scene.
Author: Craig Morgan Teicher
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
The winner of the 2007 Colorado Prize for Poetry, this is a beautiful and original work that appears to be, on first impression, a light-hearted and amusingly self-conscious account of daily life, but reminds us that our mundane lives are utterly strange and magical.
A Little Orphan's Search for the Meaning of Life
Author: B. Bingham
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The answer is NO! Abuse, neglect, abandonment, rejection, adoption, foster homes, orphanages, is this really life at its best? What is the question? It may be easy to give money at church, or to your favorite charity, but what does the older child left behind really need? Read what happens when a 4 year old orphan is adopted when he thought that this would never be. Open up your heart and get ready to laugh and cry as this story unfolds and lets you know that yes, you too can make a difference.
Author: Mary McDonald,National League for Nursing. Assessment and Evaluation Division
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
These best-selling review guides provide an overview of the math, science, and verbal content necessary for admission to AD, BS, LPN, and LVN programs in nursing. Each include approximately 1,000 sample questions and three practice exams in the areas of math, science, and verbal, and contain helpful tips for test preparation.
An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion
Author: Robin Le Poidevin
First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Author: New York (State). Legislature. Senate
How Relationships Make or Break the Success of Leaders and Organizations
Author: Diana McLain Smith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
A systematic look at how relationships determine the success of leaders and their enterprises, along with tools to help strengthen and change them Since time immemorial, relationships have determined the fate of leaders. But today they are more critical to success than ever. No longer can leaders count on long time horizons or sloppy competition to make up for the inefficiencies that poor relationships create. Leaders must make decisions and take actions quickly and well with others, even those with whom they share very little?perhaps not even a time zone. This new world puts relationships at the center of what leaders must understand and master to succeed. Uses in-depth observational studies and clinical research to explore how relationships at the top of organizations work, develop, and change Shows how to understand, strengthen, and transform these relationships, so they can withstand the most intense pressures and conflicts This important book features a Foreword by Peter Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline.
Author: Sonia Choquette, Ph.D.
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
Having observed thousands and thousands of people from virtually every walk of life, with every advantage or disadvantage, Sonia Choquette can confidently say that the only ones who genuinely succeed, who find peace and joy in their hearts and take great pleasure in their experiences, have a different way of going about things. Rather than relying solely on their egos—their defended, insecure personalities—suffering the assaults life renders them, they turn to a higher aspect of their nature, the Spirit within, and let this direct their lives. The ten simple yet necessary steps outlined in this book will allow you to make that connection to your authentic Spirit and experience your truth. As Sonia says, "These aren’t just metaphysical theories, but are tried-and-true, grounded practices that will lead you directly back to you: the best, holiest, most delightful and delighted you, free of fear and filled with light." The most exciting part is that learning to love yourself and live your Spirit is actually quite simple when you realize the truth revealed herein: that you are not the ego, but rather are Divine, Holy Spirit. Once you do, everything will come alive in light and joy. Love yourself and live your Spirit, and your life flows peacefully. It really is that simple
Author: Jeff Kolby
Publisher: Nova Press
Category: Study Aids
Comprehensive Prep for ACT Math. Every year, students pay $1,000 and more to test prep companies to prepare for the math section of the ACT. Now you can get the same preparation in a book. Although the ACT math section is difficult, it is very learnable. ACT Math Prep Course presents a thorough analysis of ACT math and introduces numerous analytic techniques that will help you immensely, not only on the ACT but in college as well. Many of the exercises in this book are designed to prompt you to think like an ACT test writer. For example, you will find Duals. These are pairs of similar ACT math problems in which only one property is different. They illustrate the process of creating ACT questions. Features: * Comprehensive Review: Twenty-seven chapters provide complete review of ACT math. * Practice: Includes 188 examples and more than 400 exercises! * Diagnostic Test: The diagnostic test measures your strengths and weaknesses and directs you to areas you need to study more. * Performance: If your target is a top score, this is the book!
Author: Barbara R. Blackburn,Bradley S. Witzel
This practical, easy-to-read guide explains how to raise the rigor for students with special needs so they can achieve higher levels of learning. Learn how to set clear goals and expectations establish a climate of success scaffold and model lessons use graphic organizers and "think-alouds" apply modifications and accommodations use rigorous questioning strategies differentiate instruction increase family involvement Get even more out of this book by discussing it with others! It’s ideal for study groups and the appendix features a detailed guide on how to make it work for your group! Bonus! You get a great variety of handy black line masters for use in your own classroom.
Essays and Reviews: 1999-2010
Author: Geoff Dyer
Publisher: Canongate Books
Category: Literary Collections
Alive with insight, wit and Dyer's characteristic irreverence, this collection of essays offers a guide around the cultural maze, mapping a route through the worlds of literature, art, photography and music. Besides exploring what it is that makes great art great, Working the Room ventures into more personal territory with extensive autobiographical pieces - 'On Being an Only Child', 'Sacked' and 'Reader's Block', among other gems. Dyer's breadth of vision and generosity of spirit combine to form a manual for ways of being in - and seeing - the world today.
Written by G. T. Kimmins, Dances Arranged by M. H. Woolnoth. With Description and Direction to Dance Music and Costume
Author: Grace Thyrza Hannam Kimmins
The Untold Story of the Notorious Milgram Psychology Experiments
Author: Gina Perry
Publisher: New Press, The
When social psychologist Stanley Milgram invited volunteers to take part in an experiment at Yale in the summer of 1961, none of the participants could have foreseen the worldwide sensation that the published results would cause. Milgram reported that fully 65 percent of the volunteers had repeatedly administered electric shocks of increasing strength to a man they believed to be in severe pain, even suffering a life-threatening heart condition, simply because an authority figure had told them to do so. Such behavior was linked to atrocities committed by ordinary people under the Nazi regime and immediately gripped the public imagination. The experiments remain a source of controversy and fascination more than fifty years later. In Behind the Shock Machine, psychologist and author Gina Perry unearths for the first time the full story of this controversial experiment and its startling repercussions. Interviewing the original participants—many of whom remain haunted to this day about what they did—and delving deep into Milgram’s personal archive, she pieces together a more complex picture and much more troubling picture of these experiments than was originally presented by Milgram. Uncovering the details of the experiments leads her to question the validity of that 65 percent statistic and the claims that it revealed something essential about human nature. Fleshed out with dramatic transcripts of the tests themselves, the book puts a human face on the unwitting people who faced the moral test of the shock machine and offers a gripping, unforgettable tale of one man’s ambition and an experiment that defined a generation.
With Introduction, Notes, and Index
Category: Educational law and legislation
Design and Development
Author: Hadi Nahari,Ronald L. Krutz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A top-level security guru for both eBay and PayPal and a best-selling information systems security author show how to design and develop secure Web commerce systems. Whether it's online banking or ordering merchandise using your cell phone, the world of online commerce requires a high degree of security to protect you during transactions. This book not only explores all critical security issues associated with both e-commerce and mobile commerce (m-commerce), it is also a technical manual for how to create a secure system. Covering all the technical bases, this book provides the detail that developers, system architects, and system integrators need to design and implement secure, user-friendly, online commerce systems. Co-authored by Hadi Nahari, one of the world’s most renowned experts in Web commerce security; he is currently the Principal Security, Mobile and DevicesArchitect at eBay, focusing on the architecture and implementation of eBay and PayPal mobile Co-authored by Dr. Ronald Krutz; information system security lecturer and co-author of the best-selling Wiley CISSP Prep Guide Series Shows how to architect and implement user-friendly security for e-commerce and especially, mobile commerce Covers the fundamentals of designing infrastructures with high availability, large transactional capacity, and scalability Includes topics such as understanding payment technologies and how to identify weak security, and how to augment it. Get the essential information you need on Web commerce security—as well as actual design techniques—in this expert guide.
Author: Paul Foster
Publisher: Kalapuya Books
Author: Colin Brake
Publisher: Random House
Laylora, the Paradise Planet. A world of breath-taking beauty, where peace-loving aboriginals live in harmony with their environment. Or do they? The Doctor and Rose arrive to find that the once-perfect eco-system is showing signs of failing. The paradise planet has become a death trap as terrifying creatures from ancient legends appear and stalk the land Is there a connection between the human explorers who have crash-landed and the savage monsters? What secret lies at the heart of the natives ancient ceremonies? And what price might one human have to pay to save the only home he has ever known? When a planet itself becomes sick, can there be a cure? The Doctor and Rose find themselves in a race against time to find out. Featuring the Doctor and Rose as played by David Tennant and Billie Piper in the hit Doctor Who series from BBC Television.
Category: Law reports, digests, etc