Choice Knowledge for Students enhances the confidence, maturity, and motivation that drives success.
No matter where a student stands with grades or abilities, their future depends on excellent education and not only in academic subjects. Their hearts and souls need tending as much as their minds. This book addresses all three!
The first section, “Knowledge for Your Power,” nurtures inner strength. Entries like “Rescue Yourself” encourage maturity, ones like “Speak Up” enhance confidence, and those similar to “Keep It Real” nurture honesty and persistence.
The second section is “Knowledge for Your Balance.” Entries like “Your Best Friend,” “Let Go,” and “Talk It Out” build a stable foundation for school, work, family, friends, and all the other activities students juggle.
The third section, “Knowledge for Your Life,” offers inspiring and fun ways to supercharge school and life. Items like “Give Your Best” encourage achievement, ones like “Move Your Body” emphasize physical health, and the future is addressed with topics like “Test the Trend.”
Choice Knowledge helps students take charge of academic success as well as their lives!
Essential Knowledge for Teachers keeps teachers focused and relevant in today’s changing educational landscape. Training and development makes every teacher an instructional specialist. They engage students with their lessons, and they plan activities that maximize academic success. Equally important is the teacher’s role as guide. They set high expectations, assume that everyone can advance, and don’t allow underachievers to fall behind. And because teamwork is a must, they involve parents, peers, and the larger community.
The first section, “Wisdom for Your Community,” helps teachers engage students, involve parents, collaborate with colleagues, and present their schools and themselves as capable and professional. “Wisdom for Your Classroom” enhances the student-teacher relationship, and covers administrative details and classroom learning. “Wisdom for Yourself” focuses on teachers and their careers.
Short entries present one piece of wisdom, its benefits, and an example of the wisdom in action based on studies, real-world anecdotes, and Dr. Culp’s opinions. Recommendations can be implemented in easy and inexpensive ways. Become a guide, mentor and role model with Words of Wisdom for Teachers.
Key Knowledge for Success provides effective and efficient solutions for district leaders and their careers.
Superintendents must manage a district’s day-to-day activities while moving the community into the future. They juggle administrative tasks, balance budgets, liaise with influencers, and keep the schools focused on academic excellence. Key Knowledge for Success is packed with the advice, tips and tools these leaders need right now.
Three sections cover the critical elements of their role. “Superintendents in the District” strengthens individual elements and creates district cohesion. “Superintendents as Professionals” helps the chief executive officer lead with courage and strength while enhancing career success. In “Superintendents as Leaders,” discussions of political and diplomatic elements ensures that leaders can influence their districts in positive and proactive ways.
Written by Dr. Barbara Culp, an educational professional with over forty years of real-world experience and specialized superintendent training, Key Knowledge for Success provides the best tools, tips and inspiration. For those who aspire to lead a district and those who currently serve as district superintendents, the simple and effective knowledge in this book will supercharge every district’s success.
Trusted Knowledge for Parents provides clarity, inspiration and support for raising compassionate, respectful and productive children.
Parents give so much to their children. They provide young lives with love, respect, and guidance. They maintain a safe environment in which kids can explore and learn. They also impact their neighborhoods and society by raising children who are trustworthy, honest and capable. Trusted Knowledge for Parents encourages and inspires readers in the most important job of all: that of being a parent.
The lessons in this book were forged in the crucible that is parenting. They have been hardened with resolve and experience and, most importantly, with a parent’s love. The first section, “Trusted Knowledge for Your Child,” provides specific ideas and tips. The discussions of home life and school life are appropriate for any age group. “Knowledge for Yourself” compiles ideas and directives that apply to readers as parents and as human beings. “Knowledge for Your Outlook” supports the concepts and attitudes that keep parents, grandparents, foster parents and childcare providers happy, healthy, and sane!
Principals need wisdom. The knowledge built up over time leads to authoritative solutions, resolutions, and actions. In Vintage Knowledge for Principals, over a hundred short entries define a single piece of wisdom, describe its benefits, and provide an example of the wisdom in action. Recommendations based on real-world experience are inexpensive and accessible. In minutes, principals will maximize the performance of their schools, their people, and their roles as administrators and leaders. The simple, easy-to-use format is broken into three sections:
“Wisdom for Your School” focuses on the school as an organization as well as the physical property. Individual entries address classroom, building, and system-level issues associated with facilities, special events, and funding.
“Wisdom for Your People” relates to teachers, student discipline, parental engagement, and administrative and maintenance staff management.
“Wisdom for You” focuses on the principal, primarily in the areas of leadership, self-awareness, and relationship-building.
Enrich your school. Encourage your people. Empower yourself with words of wisdom from an educator who has been where you want to go.
Special education in the United State is based on the concept of access—public schools are open to all children. But access is no longer a sufficient foundation. Approaches and accommodations that lead to academic success are increasingly demanded for those with learning disabilities. Functional, independent-living, and employable skills are requisite, but rare, for those with serious handicapping conditions. Since the last reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Act, four events have transpired that will have a dramatic impact on the next iteration of the federal law: the increase in the number of children diagnosed with autism, the rise of applied behavior analysis, the birth of social media, and the reality of unbundling. In How Autism Is Reshaping Special Education: The Unbundling of IDEA, Claypool and McLaughlin explore the effect of these events on a special education process burdened by regulation, where advances in the behavioral sciences and neurosciences blur the lines between education and medicine, and where social media fosters aggressive advocacy for specific disabilities.
Personnel Appraisals, Resumes, Awards, Grants, Scholarships, Internships, Reports, Bid Proposals, Web Pages, Marketing, and More
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It is commonly known that the application process to medical school is competitive. From our experience, about 1% of students who express an interest in becoming a physician during their first year of undergraduate studies, eventually matriculate into medical school. While pursuing a career in medicine remains a dream for many and is considered the endpoint of a journey, many different paths can lead towards that destination.
Given the significant time commitment required for a successful application, the decision to pursue medicine is one of the biggest decisions many high school and undergraduate students face. However, many applicants do not look beyond gaining the coveted admission letter and are then left with an incomplete understanding of what medical school entails, and the diverse career paths they can take after obtaining their MD. One of the primary reasons for this is that despite significant progress made in recent years, medicine remains a "closed door" career. A large proportion of students in our medical class had at least one immediate relative within the profession, which is also reflected in the literature. The barriers created by such exclusivity make it difficult for those who have not been socialized into the profession from a young age to navigate the unspoken pitfalls of the admissions process.
What makes learning algebra from an instructor better than studying it from a book? The short answer is: narration. If you attend a class or watch a video on any problem being solved in algebra, you will gain a lot, but will only see the steps of the solution being written out. What you won’t see in writing is the verbal explanation of each step by the instructor. The inclusion of that narration is what makes this book a powerful learning tool for those who don’t speak algebra.
This book can be thought of as a first course in algebra, walking you through the basics into the intermediate level. This book does not cover advanced algebra. It is a quick, practical guide that focuses more on problem solving than theory. Chapters are broken into small, manageable sections. There are exercises at the end of every section and every chapter. The book contains over 280 guided examples, and over 400 practice questions with full solutions.