Education Studies & Teaching Books

Algebra - The Very Basics

If you're looking for a gentle introduction to basic mathematics, look no further. This book picks you up at the very beginning and guides you through the foundations of algebra using lots of examples and no-nonsense explanations. Each chapter contains well-chosen exercises as well as all the solutions. No prior knowledge is required.

Topics include: Exponents, Brackets, Linear Equations and Quadratic Equations. For a more detailed table of contents, use the "Look Inside" feature. From the author of "Great Formulas Explained" and "Physics! In Quantities and Examples".

Those interested in delving into the exciting field of calculus and mathematical physics after attaining the very basics of algebra are invited to continue their journey with the "Math Shorts" series, starting with "Math Shorts - Exponential and Trigonometric Functions" and the free e-book "Math Shorts - Derivatives". Readers who prefer learning the basics of probability calculations can move on to the introductory text "Statistical Snacks".

History of Havana: A Captivating Guide to the History of the Capital of Cuba, Starting from Christopher Columbus' Arrival to Fidel Castro

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The story of Havana has all the elements of a great epic. It has tragic heroes and cunning villains, dramatic battles and fine culture, explosions, killings, horrible murders, rousing speeches, and courageous displays of determination. The history of Cuba's capital is about more than just one city. It's about the astounding resilience of the Cuban people, a people that has been through so much and yet continues to bounce back, a people that is known for the irresistible combination of ingrained toughness and emotion always ready to leap to the surface.

This new captivating history book is for you if you want to go on a startling adventure, starting from the days of Christopher Columbus and continuing through wars, revolutions, protests, and partying.

In History of Havana: A Captivating Guide to the History of the Capital of Cuba, Starting from Christopher Columbus' Arrival to Fidel Castro, you will discover topics such as

The Founding of HavanaCassava, Canals, and the French CorsairsThe Siege of HavanaThe Slaves of HavanaHurricanesThe Struggle for Independence Begins"Remember the Maine"The Havana High LifeAnother RevolutionCastro's VictoryCastro's HavanaAnd much, much more!So if you want to experience firsthand the events that have shaped this battered gem of the Caribbean, click "buy now"!

PHONICS - A Sounds - Book 1: Improve Your Child's Spelling and Reading Skills- Elementary School: 170 Pages of Phonics Education for Children aged 5 to 10

Phonics are an essential skill that all beginner readers must master. Do you want to help your child to develop their spelling, reading and writing skills? Work through this Phonics book with your child and they will learn how to spell all the major sounds that start with a. 170 pages of A sounds! You can use this book with a young child who is just starting school or with an older child who has missed out on the basics. If a child doesn't know their phonic sounds...they will always struggle with spelling, reading and writing.

Sometimes the same sound can be spelt in different ways, e.g. the sound ake (cake) can also be spelt ache earache) and eak (steak). The best way to use this book is to focus on one sound at a time. Read through them with your child, talk about the sounds, practice spelling them and write them.

The A Sounds book is the largest of the series. You will also find the e, i, o and u books on Amazon.

Katrina Kahler and Karen Campbell are teachers with 60 years of combined experience in Elementary Schools. They are highly successful teachers who have helped thousands of children. This is how they teach the children in their classroom to spell.

Start working with your child today and see the difference it will make to their literacy skills.

Living, Loving and Laughing with Asperger’s (Volume 1): 52 Tips, Stories and Inspirational Ideas for Parents of Children with Asperger’s (Living, Loving and Laughing with Asperger’s Series)

Are you the mom of a child with Asperger's?

Are you finding the daily challenges hard to cope with?

Would you like a little dose of hope and inspiration?

If so you've come to the right place!

Every day I send stories of hope and inspiration to 1000's of moms of children with Asperger's. Positive, humorous messages with day to day "survival tips" for moms of children with Asperger's Syndrome.

I've had some lovely feedback like:

"Dear Dave,I just have to say how inspiring your newsletter is to me with the wealth of information and the testimonials. I read the email like people read their morning papers every morning in the office it's the first email I read. Keep up the great work you do for these kids and their parents. Your amazing!"

Jodi Northway Mom from South Florida

"Hi Dave, I love what you do and how your writing touches our lives. You are funny, practical and your mails no matter how brief are simply striking and hit the nail each time. I am a huge fan. I may gloss over some of my other mail notifications but always open those from you."

Annette Poblette Mom from Philippines

I've taken the most popular stories (as judged by moms who've read them) and produced this book. I've also added tips by parents of children with Asperger's themselves.

There's 52 tips/stories in total (you know one for every week!)

Just a few of the great tips you'll find are:

* The classic 80's pop song perfect to lift your mood when times are hard

* The Aesop's fable which predicts a bright future for your child

* The little known "shopping list secret" for developing social skills

* Why TV show "Storage Hunters" is a great choice for moms of children with Asperger's

* A school success tip from Dan Aykroyd (comedian and diagnosed Aspie)

* The #1 most effective way to get your child's school to take positive action

* An American aardvark's explanation of Asperger's (yep, you did read that correctly . . . aardvark!)

* Aspie tales from ye oldie England

* The billion dollar Asperger's advert

* Why author Dan Brown can help your child's future career (no they don't need to be a writer)

* Modern parenting tips from ancient Rome

Plus practical parenting tips on using visual charts . .. homework troubles . . . sensoy issues . . . dealing with the police . .. visiting the store . . . school problems . . . boundary setting . .. handling transitions . . . meltdwons . . . vacations . . . explaining Asperger's to a teacher . . . and much more . . .

What other moms have said about "Living, Loving and Laughing with Asperger's":



"Really enjoyed both books. I think it helps so much to hear real people's problems and solutions. Some of the books on the market can be too professional. So these are a refreshing change, and most importantly encourages positivity towards ASD. Thanks and well done."

Hilary Morrison (Mom to Josh - 15 with ASD, dyspraxia, and visually impaired). Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

"The mix between your personal life moments, short stories, TV programs, and reflections with Asperger's Syndrome is one of a kind. The tips make me smile, laugh, think, wet my eyes and cry."

Carla Balderas. Mexico City, Mexico

"I like that the format of the book is very easy reading. Includes your input, and input from others going through similar situations. It says YOU ARE NOT ALONE, it's funny. Your book covers many topics and this is a book that the reader is never finished with. "

Barbara Emp. Westtown, NY



"I really enjoyed reading this book (volume 1). I always find something that I can relate to my life with my boys. The stories help guide life through the daily challenges and inspire hope for the future."

Linda Alsalihi (Mom of 2 teens with Asperger's Washington DC)

You can also Enjoy Volume 2 for FREE:



Inside is a link for to download volume 2 for FREE.

Please scroll to the top of this page to download.

Bulletproof Memory: The Ultimate Hacks To Unlock Hidden Powers of Mind and Memory (Unlimited Memory Book 1)

Bulletproof Memory: The Ultimate Hacks To Unlock Hidden Powers of Mind and Memory

Utilize the power of your brain by knowing the facts about your mind and memory system. By doing so, you can become more imaginative and more efficient at whatever it is you choose to do. Understand the tricks that your mind plays to help you remember figures and data, discover what it actually is that allows you to remember things, and what stops you from forgetting the details of your own life.

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FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER BULLETPROOF SERIES IS LAUNCHED FOR ADVANCED MEMORY TECHNIQUES

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Dear friend,

The list of successful people with powerful memories is long and varied and includes such famous figures as George Washington (who was reportedly able to call every soldier under his command by name), Franklin D. Roosevelt, General Charles de Gaulle and General George Marshall.

Here are the things You Will Learn

1. We can help you study effectively.

Are you sick of bad grades? Tired of struggling through your exams? Do you notice that even when you do study hard for a test, you still do badly? If so, you've come to the right place.

We know what it's like and we understand your frustration. The feeling that you don't have enough time to study everything you need to, that there's just too much information to learn. It's difficult, time consuming, and stressful.



2. We can unlock your inner-genius.

So how does it work? The BulletProof Method combines the most powerful memory systems with the most effective study techniques. Together, these systems integrate the left (logical) and right (visual) sides of the brain.

Once you've developed the ability to use both sides of your brain together an amazing thing will happen: you will be able to remember an enormous amount of information and, at the same time, you will develop superb memory recall.

Check out what you will learn.



Chapter 1: An Overview of Memory

Chapter 2: Real Ways of Improving Mind Capability

Chapter 3: Mind & Memory Control

Chapter 4: Mind Sharpening Procedures

Chapter 5: Remembering Names with Ease

Chapter 6: How to Prepare Your Mind for an Exam

Chapter 7: Bulletproof Memory Hacks

Chapter 8: Powerful memory techniques

Chapter 9- Using phonetic number system and learning numbers

Chapter 10: Focusing exercises for better focus and concentration

Chapter 11: Foods good for brain

The Bulletproof Memory Method



So how would you like to...

? Improve your performance while studying / working less!

? Never forget the name of anyone you meet!

? Create mental, running lists consisting of hundreds to thousands of items without missing a single one!

? Remember everything you read, hear or see!

So what are you waiting for. Go grab this book NOW!!

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75 Worksheets for Daily Math Practice: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division: Maths Workbook

Daily Math Practice 75 Worksheets

This e-book contains several math worksheets for practice. There is one worksheet for each type of math problem including different digits with operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. These varying level of mathematical ability activities help in improving adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing operation skills of the student by frequent practicing of the worksheets provided.

There is nothing more effective than a pencil and paper for practicing some math skills. These math worksheets are ideal for teachers, parents, students, and home schoolers. The companion ebook allows you to take print outs of these worksheets instantly or you can save them for later use. The learner can significantly improve math knowledge by developing a simple habit to daily practice the math drills.

Tutors and homeschoolers use the maths worksheets to test and measure the child's mastery of basic math skills. These math drill sheets can save you precious planning time when homeschooling as you can use these work sheets to give extra practice of essential math skills. Parents use these mathematics worksheets for their kids homework practice too.

Designed for after school study and self study, it is used by homeschooler, special needs and gifted kids to add to the learning experience in positive ways. You can also use the worksheets during the summer to get your children ready for the upcoming school term. It helps your child excel in school as well as in building good study habits. If a workbook or mathematic textbook is not allowing for much basic practise, these sheets give you the flexibility to follow the practice that your student needs for an education curriculum.

These worksheets are not designed to be grade specific for students, rather depend on how much practice they've had at the skill in the past and how the curriculum in your school is organized. Kids work at their own level and their own pace through these activities. The learner can practice one worksheet a day, two worksheets a day, one every alternate day, one per week, two per week or can follow any consistent pattern. Make best use of your judgement.

Teaching A Struggling Reader: One Mom's Experience with Dyslexia/a Dyslexic Learner (DOG ON A LOG Books Book 1)

There are a lot of children (and adults) who struggle with reading. Some are helped by their schools, some are not.

In this short booklet, Pamela Brookes shares some of the basic information she wishes she'd had when she was first trying to figure out how to help her child learn to read.

Teaching A Struggling Reader is filled with links to informational and product resources for parents or teachers. It is geared to people who want to educate themselves in the methods that are effective in teaching those with a dyslexic learning style. It also contains photos demonstrating basic techniques like "Tapping" (using one's fingers to aid in sounding out words) and "Making your bed" to differentiate between "b" and "d."

The focus of this book is the reading process. However, since many dyslexic readers also struggle with math, there is a brief description of how the dyslexic brain comes to understand math. There is also a link to a blog by Dr. Meg Burke of Dyslexia Pros. She is a dyslexic learner with a PhD in math education who is dedicated to helping her students attain fluency in math.

This is a booklet that can be read in one sitting. However, there are ample links to provide an even greater experience.

10 Rules for Achieving English Fluency: Learn how to successfully learn English as a foreign language

Do you want to know how successful English learners master the language and become fluent? I have outlined the 10 rules for becoming fluent in English after years of teaching. These are the same rules that all my top students used to become masters with the English language.

Implement 1 of these rules, and your English will improve. Implement all 10, and you're sure to become an excellent English speaker.

What is Unschooling?: Living and Learning without School

Children are born curious, creative, and wired to learn--and we value those traits in adults! So why, as our children grow up, do we often insist they change to fit into the education system, where curiosity is replaced by curricula, creativity by conformity, and learning by memorizing?

If you'd rather nurture your children's curiosity, creativity, and love of learning, let me introduce you to the world of unschooling.

In this short book, we'll explore some of the most common questions people have when they first hear about unschooling:

What is unschooling? How will my child learn? Without a curriculum, what will they learn? How do I know they're learning? Will unschooling work for my child? But what if my child already has trouble at school? What is deschooling? How do I get started?

Life in the real world is much bigger and more exciting than a school can contain within its four walls. If you're ready to embrace life and eager to share its wonder with your children, unschooling might be for you!

Comparative Mythology (E-Singles)

Joseph Campbell taught Mythology to students at Sarah Lawrence College, just north of New York City, for thirty-eight years. Late in his tenure, he made a proposal to use his introductory course as the basis for the then-new field of cross-cultural studies. The proposal gives a wonderful glimpse into Campbell's pedagogical philosophy, but also into his approach to his chosen field. Included is one of the most-requested downloads from the Joseph Campbell Foundation's website: the reading list that Campbell used in that Introduction to Mythology course. These pieces, along with nine other essays ranging in subject from the numerology implicit in the Goddess mythologies to the erotic irony of modern novelist Thomas Mann, is included in the collection The Mythic Dimension. This volume was reissued in 2008 by New World Library as part of the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell series; this article is being published in electronic form by the Joseph Campbell Foundation.

Note: Not the complete text of The Mythic Dimension--just the two articles described above.

UK Medical School Starter Pack: Plan Your Successful Medical School Application Journey With Us! (Medefine Education LP Book 1)

Our aim is to widen access to UK medical schools by providing high quality evidence based information, and medical school application mentoring for international students.

This starter pack represents an introduction to each of the seven steps of the application process. Medical students, junior doctors, consultants, and professors share their top tips throughout this interactive workbook to give you a competitive advantage.

This guide can be used as an e-book as well as a printed version. Whenever you struggle, remember that you're not going through this own your own - you have a team, a family of more than 250 medical students and doctors from all over the UK who are prepared to answer all your questions and motivate you to keep pushing forward.

About Medefine Education:

We are a group of medical students from all over the UK with a passion for medical education aiming to inspire the next generation of medical students. Our aim is to widen access to UK Medical Schools by providing high quality evidence based information and medical school application coaching for students.

We are fortunate to have an amazing team made of international medical students representing almost all 34 UK Medical Schools. They have been in the same situation as you in the past and are now willing to pass on their best tips to help you succeed!

Why?

Our passion was born from the frustration that high quality medical school applicants are unsuccessful due to lack of relevant information. Some applicants have never visited the UK and only come here for an interview not knowing what to expect. How much should I know about the UK laws? How about the current affairs of the National Health System? These are some of the most common questions we have encountered along the years from previous applicants.

Due to the fierce competition for admission, it has never been more important to get a competitive advantage. Think about it, who else can help you achieve this if not other medical students who have been in the same position as you, or even more, who may come from the same country as you?

What do we want from you?

All we want from you is enthusiasm and commitment. The harsh truth is that the medical school application process is full of hurdles and can be overwhelming at times. Together we can easily overcome these hurdles and we can make sure you achieve the best result with your application that you can.

What's in it for us?

We are a non-profit organisation and all profits rose through charity events or external donations are being used to create further resources and to host events. Our ultimate goal is developing an online tutoring platform to connect medical students and international applicants from all over the world!

Sharing power and transforming educational practice

This 8-hour free course explored the notion of lifelong learning, and considered how becoming a co-researcher can transform educational practice.

Teaching Torah: Beresheet

A summary of the parsha, which includes the creation of the world, through the stories of Adma and Eve and Cain and Abel. The chapter also includes in-depth analysis and insights into the text, suggestions on how to personalize it, as well as related Bar/ Bat Mitzvah project ideas. Student Resources

How To Map Who You are? (Ratgeber Karriere)

Guide to Personal Leadership. Life is a process of understanding yourself through a permanent quest of opening up, of mapping yourself, which enables you to become more aware of who you are. You can then be the personal leader of yourself. However, as we live in a new world where we process more data than ever in history and where our digital track leaves a permanent digital footprint, to record and map ourselves becomes increasingly challenging. How to do it?

Working life and learning

This 25-hour free course explored ways to reflect on and improve learning at work, and encouraged critical thinking about work-based learning.

Create an Engaging Syllabus: A Concise, 7-Step Guide for Professors

How do I write a syllabus? What kind of tone should it set? Isn't there a template I can just use? These are some of the questions many professors--especially if you're NEW--want answered. You just want the specifics, minus the jargon. A syllabus that captivates students and gets them excited about the course you teach.

The problem is, students think our course syllabus is like a contract. And who can blame them for thinking that way, with its hefty requirements, policies, objectives, and outcomes? We forget the syllabus is often the first thing students see about us, so it can really affect the way they approach your course.

Yet most of us never really learned how to create one, especially one that ENGAGES. We adapt old versions written by some retired instructor years ago. It's time we found a better way.

CREATE AN ENGAGING SYLLABUS: A Concise, 7-Step Guide for Professors gives you the roadmap you've always wanted. Here's what it covers:

- The right way to think of your syllabus (HINT: It's not a contract)

- How to make your tone and language more inviting

- How to instantly captivate your students' attention (HINT: avoid the formal "Course Description" language)

- How to deal with the "boring" but required stuff (i.e., policies, outcomes, etc.)

- How to leverage the way Millennials read and absorb information

- Powerful ways to capture visual appeal

Most importantly, this book includes TEMPLATES. Two of them.

You get a simply-designed, text-only version--for those who don't want to mess around. You also get a more graphic version, for that extra WOW factor. Both will get students in the right frame of mind.

Written by Norman Eng--bestselling author of TEACHING COLLEGE: The Ultimate Guide to Lecturing, Presenting, and Engaging Students)--CREATE AN ENGAGING SYLLABUS takes a routine topic and gives it the makeover professors have been asking for. Find out the 7 simple steps to a winning syllabus in this power-packed, 62-paged book.

How to Approach Learning: What teachers and students should know about succeeding in school (Study Skills Book 0)

Academic success is rooted in a number of factors, of which 'intelligence' is

only one. Attitude and beliefs, and knowledgeable strategy use, are critical.

This is the core message of this collection of articles and research

reports on study skills from the author's websites, arranged and edited for greater

cohesiveness. Its aim is to describe and provide evidence for concepts and strategies that may

change your approach to teaching or studying.

The book contains articles on:



personal factors that affect academic achievement: motivation,

persistence, anxiety, intelligence, self-regulation

choosing strategies that are effective for the situation

what 'transfer' is and why it's important

how experts develop expertise

the idea of 'desirable difficulties'

the limits of memorization and rote learning

some useful strategies in:

reading

note-taking

reaching understanding.







This

book is for students who are serious about being successful in study, and

teachers who want to know how best to help their students learn.

As always with the Mempowered books, the short book is fully referenced.

Legend of the Mantamaji: Curriculum Guide: Grades 9 - 12

Education goes epic! The Legend of the Mantamaji series provides great examples of modern, diverse heroes in comics for your students! We have developed curriculum guides for two groups of students: grades 4-8 and grades 9-12. Each curriculum guide includes: Pre-reading activities, Social studies activities, Math & science activities, Vocabulary lists, Vocabulary activities, Graphic organizers, Creative lessons, Writing activities, and Post-reading activities. The "Legend of the Mantamaji graphic novel series is a sweeping tale of magic and mystery, with a fresh look, a modern setting--and an ancient beat.

Legend of the Mantamaji: Bloodlines Curriculum Guide: Grades 4 - 8

Education goes epic! The Legend of the Mantamaji series provides great examples of modern, diverse heroes in comics for your students! We have developed curriculum guides for two groups of students: grades 4-8 and grades 9-12. Each curriculum guide includes: Pre-reading activities, Social studies activities, Math & science activities, Vocabulary lists, Vocabulary activities, Graphic organizers, Creative lessons, Writing activities, and Post-reading activities. The "Legend of the Mantamaji graphic novel series is a sweeping tale of magic and mystery, with a fresh look, a modern setting--and an ancient beat.

Legend of the Mantamaji: Curriculum Guide: Grades 4 - 8

Education goes epic! The Legend of the Mantamaji series provides great examples of modern, diverse heroes in comics for your students! We have developed curriculum guides for two groups of students: grades 4-8 and grades 9-12. Each curriculum guide includes: Pre-reading activities, Social studies activities, Math & science activities, Vocabulary lists, Vocabulary activities, Graphic organizers, Creative lessons, Writing activities, and Post-reading activities. The "Legend of the Mantamaji graphic novel series is a sweeping tale of magic and mystery, with a fresh look, a modern setting--and an ancient beat.

Multiple Intelligences

An examination of the multiple intelligences students exhibit including verbal, musical, logical, etc. Suggested techniques for teaching Jewish subjects to each student's strength are included.

Features includeActivitiesTeacher ResourcesStudent Resources

Common Core Standards and World War II: A Literary Veteran's Day Observance

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, a five-star general and commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War II, established a committee in 1954 to plan a Veterans Day observance. This day honors all veterans of the United States and is held each year on November 11 with a somber ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. A wreath is placed on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and followed by a parade of colors. In 2015, the United States and the world will mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Victory in Europe occurred on May 8, 1945, but the official end of the war came when Japan surrendered to the United States on August 15, 1945. Some students may have family members who remember World War II, but most only know the hardships both at home and in foreign war zones through books they read. The novels presented in this guide give them a glimpse of the events on the home front in the United States after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and what was happening in Europe and Asia before and after the United States entered the war.

Club College: Why So Many Universities Look Like Resorts

Club College is a chapter excerpt from Change.edu coming out October 18, 2011.

On college campuses nationwide, luxury and learning go hand-in-hand, keeping the price tag for higher education out of reach for many Americans. Education innovator, and chairman and CEO of Kaplan, Inc., Andrew S. Rosen examines today's resort-style campus, providing inspiring solutions for stopping the spending spirals and making college affordable for all.



Despite the financial crunch, many American universities have become surprisingly lavish over the past decade, providing state-of-the-art recreation facilities, bistro-style dining, spectacular residence halls that rival fine hotels, and "free" amenities such as Kindles, not to mention multi-million-dollar stadiums and coaches' salaries starting in the high six figures. Showcasing these extraordinary campuses, "Club College" captures the new economic models of higher education, which often divert funds from academics to gain a competitive edge in attracting an elite group of students. On this fascinating tour, Andrew S. Rosen proposes bold new alternatives that focus our nation's dollars on learning.

Poised to spark a dialogue about our nation's higher education system, "Club College" makes the classroom the centerpiece of college once again, opening doors to careers for a broad range of talented individuals--arguably our greatest economic asset.



Navigating The Digital Shift: Implementation Strategies For Blended And Online Learning

Our nation's schools stand at an important "inflection point" in the history of education. Taken together, the implementation of common college and career standards, the shift to next generation assessments, the availability of affordable devices, and the growing number of high-quality digital instructional tools create an unprecedented opportunity to fundamentally shift the education system to personalize learning around the individual needs of every student.

Digital Learning Now! (DLN), a national initiative under the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd), in association with Getting Smart, brings "Navigating the Digital Shift: Implementation Strategies for Blended and Online Learning" to readers interested in exploring the implementation challenges at the intersection of these shifts. Co-authored by John Bailey, Carri Schneider, and Tom Vander Ark, "Navigating the Digital Shift" offers updated versions of the eight papers originally released in the "DLN Smart Series" including contributions from 11 additional co-authors representing leading organizations such as Public Impact, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) and The Learning Accelerator. Topics include: blended learning implementation, teaching conditions and careers, competency-based learning, student data, online learning myths, and student-based funding.

Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida from 1999-2007 and Chairman of ExcelinEd, contends that the book "provides policymakers and education leaders the tools they need to use digital learning as a catalyst for improved student achievement." AASA 2013 Superintendent of the Year Dr. Mark Edwards believes the collection "provides meaningful, practical, and poignant advice as well as commentary regarding the move to college and career ready standards associated with the shift to personal online learning and digital resources." Rhode Island's Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Deborah Gist describes the book as an "invaluable resource that will help educators re-imagine what our schools can look like and what our students can accomplish."

Harvard Envy: Why Too Many Colleges Overshoot

Harvard Envy is a chapter excerpt from Change.edu coming out October 18, 2011.



Exploring the limitations of the exclusive, tradition-bound world of higher education, innovator Andrew S. Rosen, chairman and CEO of Kaplan, Inc., delivers a vision for making a world-class college experience available to students of all backgrounds.



Little is known about John Harvard, who bequeathed his books and ?779 to a fledgling college on the Charles River in the 1630s, but the institution that bears his name has become the gold standard for universities worldwide. Tracing this fascinating history, and the history of American higher education overall, "Harvard Envy" raises important questions about the effect of super-elite campuses on America's educational landscape. Just as Congress hotly debated whether to approve land-grant colleges in the nineteenth century, opening the doors of higher education to farmers, we face a competitive new demand for a highly educated workforce. Yet many colleges continue to insist on limiting access, and many college applicants continue to believe that exclusive institutions deliver the highest quality.



With an eye-opening examination of the U.S. News and World Report college rankings and other barometers, "Harvard Envy" takes an enlightened look at how universities allocate resources and talent. Offering an inspiring alternative to the Ivory Tower playbook, Andrew S. Rosen presents a bold, cost-effective new vision for a truly competitive higher education system that serves both individual and national interests.

1,000 Creative Writing Prompts for Seasons: Ideas for Blogs, Scripts, Stories and More

There's no worse feeling for a writer than running smack into a case of writer's block. One of the best ways to get around the problem is to surround yourself with ideas. "1,000 Creative Writing Prompts for Seasons: Ideas for Blogs, Scripts, Stories and More" gives you exactly one thousand idea-generating prompts that focus on the coldest, warmest, toughest and funniest days of the four seasons. This book covers many different aspects of spring, summer, fall and winter including weather, nature, holidays, festivals, the five senses, science, literature, entertainment and more! These 1,000 prompts work for blogs, scripts, stories, poems, essays, songs and anything else that requires you to stare down writer's block and put pen to paper anyway. Originally geared for the classroom, these prompts can be used by any writer from 5 to 105 to get the ideas they need when they need them. Author Bryan Cohen has written over a dozen books of writing prompts including "1,000 Character Writing Prompts: Villains, Heroes and Hams for Scripts, Stories and More," "500 Writing Prompts for Kids: First Grade through Fifth Grade" and "The Writing Prompts Workbook Series." His books have sold over 15,000 copies. He lives in Chicago.

Leapfrogging Inequality

The European Higher Education Area: Between Critical Reflections and Future Policies

Bridging the gap between higher education research and policy making was always a challenge, but the recent calls for more evidence-based policies have opened a window of unprecedented opportunity for researchers to bring more contributions to shaping the future of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). Encouraged by the success of the 2011 first edition, Romania and Armenia have organised a 2nd edition of the Future of Higher Education - Bologna Process Researchers' Conference (FOHE-BPRC) in November 2014, with the support of the Italian Presidency of the European Union and as part of the official EHEA agenda. Reuniting over 170 researchers from more than 30 countries, the event was a forum to debate the trends and challenges faced by higher education today and look at the future of European cooperation in higher education. The research volumes offer unique insights regarding the state of affairs of European higher education and research, as well as forward-looking policy proposals. More than 50 articles focus on essential themes in higher education: Internationalization of higher education; Financing and governance; Excellence and the diversification of missions; Teaching, learning and student engagement; Equity and the social dimension of higher education; Education, research and innovation; Quality assurance, The impacts of the Bologna Process on the EHEA and beyond and Evidence-based policies in higher education. "The Bologna process was launched at a time of great optimism about the future of the European project - to which, of course, the reform of higher education across the continent has made a major contribution. Today, for the present, that optimism has faded as economic troubles have accumulated in the Euro-zone, political tensions have been increased on issues such as immigration and armed conflict has broken out in Ukraine. There is clearly a risk that, against this troubled background, the Bologna process itself may falter. There are already sign

Rethinking Health Care Ethics

Confident Kids: How Parents Can Raise Positive, Confident, Resilient and Focused Kids

Every parent wants their children to grow up to be confident and positive adults. Raising a child to be resilient and able to deal with life's ups and downs is also something that most parents strive for. Confident Kids will give you practical strategies for shaping and improving your child's outlook and mindset.

Learning at Not-School: A Review of Study, Theory, and Advocacy for Education in Non-Formal Settings (John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning)

Schools do not define education, and they are not the only institutions in which learning takes place. After-school programs, music lessons, Scouts, summer camps, on-the-job training, and home activities all offer out-of-school educational experiences. In Learning at Not-School, Julian Sefton-Green explores studies and scholarly research on out-of-school learning, investigating just what it is that is distinctive about the quality of learning in these "not-school" settings. Sefton-Green focuses on those organizations and institutions that have developed parallel to public schooling and have emerged as complements, supplements, or attempts to remediate the alleged failures of schools. He reviews salient principles, landmark studies, and theoretical approaches to learning in not-school environments, reporting on the latest scholarship in the field. He examines studies of creative media production and considers ideas of "learning-to learn"-that relate to analyses of language and technology. And he considers other forms of in-formal learning--in the home and in leisure activities--in terms of not-school experiences. Where possible, he compares the findings of US-based studies with those of non-US-based studies, highlighting core conceptual issues and identifying what we often take for granted. Many not-school organizations and institutions set out to be different from schools, embodying different conceptions of community and educational values. Sefton-Green's careful consideration of these learning environments in pedagogical terms offers a crucial way to understand how they work.

Opening Science: The Evolving Guide on How the Internet is Changing Research, Collaboration and Scholarly Publishing

Modern information and communication technologies, together with a cultural upheaval within the research community, have profoundly changed research in nearly every aspect. Ranging from sharing and discussing ideas in social networks for scientists to new collaborative environments and novel publication formats, knowledge creation and dissemination as we know it is experiencing a vigorous shift towards increased transparency, collaboration and accessibility. Many assume that research workflows will change more in the next 20 years than they have in the last 200. This book provides researchers, decision makers, and other scientific stakeholders with a snapshot of the basics, the tools, and the underlying visions that drive the current scientific (r)evolution, often called 'Open Science.'

The Archaeology of Human Ancestry: Power, Sex and Tradition (Theoretical Archaeology Group)

Human social life is constrained and defined by our cognitive and emotional dispositions, which are the legacy of our foraging ancestors. But how difficult is it to reconstruct the social systems and cultural traditions of those ancestors? The text provides an answer, in which archaeologists and biological anthropologists set out and demonstrate their reconstructive methods. Contributors use observations of primates and modern hunter-gatherers to illuminate the fossil and artefactual records. Thematic treatment covers the evolution of group size; group composition and the emotional structure of social bonds; sexual dimorphism and the sexual division of labour; and the origins of human cultural traditions. This book should be a useful introduction to the subject for advanced undergraduates and researchers in archaeology and biological anthropology. It can also be used by workers in psychology, sociology and feminist studies as a resource for understanding human social origins.

Mergers and Alliances in Higher Education: International Practice and Emerging Opportunities

This volume casts light on mergers and alliances in higher education by examining developments of this type in different countries. It combines the direct experiences of those at the heart of such transformations, university leaders and senior officials responsible for higher education policy, with expert analysts of the systems concerned. Higher education in Europe faces a series of major challenges. The economic crisis has accelerated expectations of an increased role in addressing economic and societal challenges while at the same time putting pressure on available finances. Broader trends such as shifting student demographics and expectations, globalisation and mobility and new ways of working with business have contributed to these increased pressures. In the light of these trends there have been moves, both from national or regional agencies and from individual institutions to respond by combining resources, either through collaborative arrangements or more fundamentally through mergers between two or more universities. After an introductory chapter by the editors which establishes the context for mergers and alliances, the book falls into two main parts. Part 1 takes a national or regional perspective to give some sense of the historical context, the wider drivers and the importance of these developments in these cases. Included are both systemic accounts (for countries as France, Sweden, Romania, Russia, Wales and England), and specific cross-cutting in itiatives including a major facility at Magurele in Romania and a Spanish programme for promoting international campuses of excellence. Part 2 is built from specific cases of universities, either in mergers or alliances, with examples from different countries (such as France, UK, Romania, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland). A concluding chapter by the editors assesses these experiences and indicates the implications and future needs for understanding in this domain.

Global Perspectives on Recognising Non-formal and Informal Learning: Why Recognition Matters (Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects)

This book deals with the relevance of recognition and validation of non-formal and informal learning education and training, the workplace and society. In an increasing number of countries, it is at the top of the policy and research agenda ranking among the possible ways to redress the glaring lack of relevant academic and vocational qualifications and to promote the development of competences and certification procedures which recognise different types of learning, including formal, non-formal and informal learning. The aim of the book is therefore to present and share experience, expertise and lessons in such a way that enables its effective and immediate use across the full spectrum of country contexts, whether in the developing or developed world. It examines the importance of meeting institutional and political requirements that give genuine value to the recognition of non-formal and informal learning; it shows why recognition is important and clarifies its usefulness and the role it serves in education, working life and voluntary work; it emphasises the importance of the coordination, interests, motivations, trust and acceptance by all stakeholders. The volume is also premised on an understanding of a learning society, in which all social and cultural groups, irrespective of gender, race, social class, ethnicity, mental health difficulties are entitled to quality learning throughout their lives. Overall the thrust is to see the importance of recognising non-formal and informal learning as part of the larger movement for re-directing education and training for change. This change is one that builds on an equitable society and economy and on sustainable development principles and values such as respect for others, respect for difference and diversity, exploration and dialogue.

Kindle Buffet: Find and download the best free books, magazines and newspapers for your Kindle, iPhone, iPad or Android

One of the best things about Amazon's Kindle system is that many popular books are offered completely free of charge during brief promotional periods. If you manage to find and download a book while it's offered free, it's yours to keep-forever. It's a great way to sample a new genre, or perhaps discover an author you hadn't noticed before. No Kindle hardware is required to enjoy these books. Amazon provides free Kindle apps for virtually every model of cellphone, tablet, and computer. The free promotions usually last only a few days, but there's a new crop every day. You'll be amazed at the wealth of great books-usually there are several hundred freebies in virtually every category of fiction and nonfiction, every day of the year. And these aren't just the dogs that nobody wants, the selection includes bona-fide bestsellers from the most famous authors in the world. You may never have to pay for a book again! This book will introduce you to KindleBuffet.com, a website and newsletter founded by author Steve Weber to showcase the best Kindle books currently offered free -- plus a multitude of other avenues toward great free content: -- Current books offered as free PDF downloads -- Adobe Digital Editions -- Library Books -- PUBLIC DOMAIN BOOKS -- Exploring Project Gutenberg -- Amazon free books for Kindle -- Purchasing free books on Amazon -- The Kindle Owner's Lending Library -- USING KINDLE'S PERSONAL DOCUMENTS SERVICE -- Converting documents. -- USING THE 'SEND-TO-KINDLE' APPLICATION ON YOUR COMPUTER -- Borrowing Kindle books from a library. -- APPS FOR KINDLE FIRE -- APPS FOR FUN -- UTILITIES -- PRODUCTIVITY -- FEED YOUR KINDLE WITH WEB CONTENT -- USING CALIBRE -- KINDLEFEEDER

Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-bee: A bee Keeper's Manual

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Social and Political Dimensions of Mathematics Education: Current Thinking (ICME-13 Topical Surveys)

This book examines the current thinking on five critical social and political areas in mathematics education. It focuses on material conditions in teaching and learning, and details features of social life and their influence on mathematics teaching, learning and achievement. Following an introduction, the first section addresses equitable access and participation in quality mathematics education. It explores this issue in different contexts and from different ideological perspectives. The second section traces the emergence and development of the notion of activism in mathematics education in theory, in the literature, in research and in practice. The third section then moves on to explore current research on the political forces at work in identity, subjectivity and (dis)ability within mathematics education, showing how emphasis on language and discourse provides information for this research, and how new directions are being pursued to address the diverse material conditions that shape learning experiences in mathematics education. Economic factors behind mathematics achievement form the topic of section four, which examines the political dimensions of mathematics education through the influence of national and global economic structures. The final section addresses distribution of power and cultural regimes of truth, based on the premise that although often deemed apolitical, mathematics and mathematics education are highly political institutions in our society. The book concludes with a summary and recommendations for the future.

Professional Competence And Higher Education: The ASSET Programme

Based on lessons learned from the ASSET programme, a national project to develop a competence-based model of curriculum and assessment, this text presents a research based description of a possible future for higher education and for education of the profession.

The Education of Children

Higher Education Reforms in Romania: Between the Bologna Process and National Challenges

Romania is an active player in various international higher education areas, while undergoing a series of higher education reforms within its national framework. The Higher Education Evidence Based Policy Making: a necessary premise for progress in Romania project was implemented by the Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI) in the timeframe February 2012 - February 2014, being co-financed by the European Social Fund through the Operational Programme "Administrative Capacity Development". The project aimed to increase the capacity of public administration for evidence-based policy making in the field of higher education, while focusing on good practices at international level and impact assessment. With the contribution of the national and international experts, the project has generated a number of analysis and studies on the existing higher education public policies (quality assurance, internationalisation, equity, data collection, the Bologna Process, financing of higher education). Based on the results of the project, the book will reunite a number of policy research articles which would tap into the innovative aspects of the project's activities and provide a concise overview of what good practices can be drawn from the empirical research conducted in this project. The book will therefore aim to improve the information on Romanian higher education reforms, as well as on the concrete evidence-based policy proposals which could be transformed into future policy solutions in the Romanian higher education system.

Skills Development for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in Developing Asia-Pacific (Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects)

Focusing on the Asia-Pacific region, this volume examines issues in technical and vocational education and training (TVET). It proposes a re-engineered TVET system that enhances employability of workers as well as the sustainability of their livelihoods.

Research In Multicultural Education: From The Margins To The Mainstream (Wisconsin Series of Teacher Education)

This is a work specifically written to encourage research into multicultural education and to help researchers work through some of the inherent problems that face schools who have to deal with the challenge of educating numbers of different groups of students in a fair and equitable manner. The first part covers the marginalization of the discourse in multicultural education, dealing with the way in which traditional teaching writing has not acknowledged the validity of multicultural intellectual thought. The second part tackles the conduct of research in multicultural education, highlighting manifestations of inequality between cultural groups and giving guidance on useful research directions. The social impact of multiculturalism in education is covered in part three and incorporates an analysis of state multicultural education programs.

Consorting And Collaborating In The Education Market Place (Education Policy Perspectives)

This text offers descriptions and analyses of some of the different ways in which schools and other educational institutions have started to establish new collaborative relationships in today's competitive educational marketplace. Using case studies, the book describes examples of such collaborative structures. Educational consortia have been established as a vehicle for professional and curriculum development, as a source of mutual support and as a condition of mutual survival. As the "LEA monopolies" have been forced to shed many of their traditional functions or schools have opted out, schools have found it necessary to re-create parts of their collaborative structures out of sheer self-interest. For some educators who continue to be attached to notions of "an educational service" and professional collegiality in the provision of such a service, inter-institutional collaboration becomes seen as something to be valued independently of the instrumental benefits which it provides. For this variety of reasons, consortium working and collaborative structures seem set to develop in spite of, or as a necessary antodote to, educational markets. Understanding the role and operation of such structures is a necessity for educational managers in all parts of the educational service.

Teachers' Work in a Globalizing Economy

This study locates what is happening to teachers work in the global economy. Within the dramatically changed circumstances of globalization, schools are being required to act as if they were private businesses driven by the quest for efficiency and operating in a supposed atmosphere of marketization and competition with each other for resources, students, reputation, and public support for their continued existence. Meanwhile, this ideology of schools as cost centres has become so pervasive that there has been little public debate on its desirability or its alternatives. This book seeks to addresses this imbalance and provides a major renovation of labour process theory in an educational context. Two case studies provide a tangible working expression of the labour process of teaching, showing how teachers are simultaneously experiencing significant changes to their work, as well as responding in ways that actively shape these processes.

Using Brainpower in the Classroom: Five Steps to Accelerate Learning

This book offers a realistic, practical and accessible model to allow teachers to incorporate the best of recent brain-based research into their teaching. The five steps involve: - making learning multi-sensory - ensuring activities match the dominant intelligence of the learner - matching types of learning to the gender of pupils - using the lesson structure to fit the natural attention span of the brain - managing the classroom environment to make it brain-friendly and active in supporting learning. Illustrated throughout with classroom examples from a wide range of subject areas, the book is highly practical in its focus and the ideas it contains can easily be adapted to work with all age ranges and types of school.

A Student's Guide to Education Studies

Change In Classroom Practice

Over the last ten years deliberate and determined efforts have been made to improve schooling. This book charts recent and current developments in the practical business of changing classroom practice to make schools more effective. It is devoted to detecting the effects on classroom practice of the efforts made to improve schools and classrooms, and to understanding how classroom practice changes. Contributors include advisory teachers, Higher Education HE tutors and researchers, and work described ranges from early years' classrooms to post-experience course outcomes and the tracking of Inservice education and training INSET effectiveness.

A Socially Critical View Of The Self-Managing School

Colleges in America

Industrial Relations in Schools

500 ICT Tips for Primary Teachers (500 Tips)

Organising a School's Response

Life in the Medieval University

The Principles of Conflict Management: In South Sudanese Perspective

We can define the word conflict in different ways. But the word can simply mean the 'fight or an argument that may lead to disagreement' between two people or groups of people over an issue. There are many causes of conflict and we will learn about some in this book. It is also true that this book is not the exhausted manual on conflict resolution. This statement means we are not going to learn all causes of conflict in every area in this little book. Did you know that there can be a conflict between you and yourself? There are two warring persons in you; the sinful nature and the new nature. The two persons in you cannot do the same things together because they are normally in conflict with each other.

Why Doesn't God Speak to Me?

Talent Development in European Higher Education: Honors programs in the Benelux, Nordic and German-speaking countries

This book examines the much-debated question of how to unleash the potential of young people with promising intellectual abilities and motivation. It looks at the increasingly important topic of excellence in education, and the shift in focus towards the provision of programs to support talented students in higher education. It provides a systematic overview of programs for talented students at northern European higher education institutions (HEIs). Starting in the Netherlands, where nearly all HEIs have developed honors programs over the past two decades, the book explores three clusters of countries: the Benelux, the Nordic and the German-speaking countries. For each of these countries, it discusses the local culture towards excellence, the structure of the education system, and the presence of honors programs. In total, the book reviews the special talent provisions for nearly four million students at 303 higher education institutions in eleven countries. In addition, it offers an analysis of the reasons to develop such programs, a look into the future of honors education and a practical list of suggestions for further research. The Sirius Program assigned Marca Wolfensberger to carry out this research.

Preparing for Life in a Digital Age

Ability to use information and communication technologies (ICT) is an imperative for effective participation in today's digital age. Schools worldwide are responding to the need to provide young people with that ability. But how effective are they in this regard? The IEA International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) responded to this question by studying the extent to which young people have developed computer and information literacy (CIL), which is defined as the ability to use computers to investigate, create and communicate with others at home, school, the workplace and in society. The study was conducted under the auspices of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) and builds on a series of earlier IEA studies focusing on ICT in education. Data were gathered from almost 60,000 Grade 8 students in more than 3,300 schools from 21 education systems. This information was augmented by data from almost 35,000 teachers in those schools and by contextual data collected from school ICT-coordinators, school principals and the ICILS national research centers. The IEA ICILS team systematically investigated differences among the participating countries in students' CIL outcomes, how participating countries were providing CIL-related education and how confident teachers were in using ICT in their pedagogical practice. The team also explored differences within and across countries with respect to relationships between CIL education outcomes and student characteristics and school contexts. In general, the study findings presented in this international report challenge the notion of young people as "digital natives" with a self-developed capacity to use digital technology. The large variations in CIL proficiency within and across the ICILS countries suggest it is naive to expect young people to develop CIL in the absence of coherent learning programs. Findings also indicate that system- and school-level planning need

The Dynamics of Opportunity in America: Evidence and Perspectives

Across the country, our children are beginning life from very different starting points. Some have aspirations and believe they can be achieved. For too many others, aspirations are tempered, if not dashed, by the sobering realities of everyday life. These different starting points place children on distinctly different trajectories of growth and development, ultimately leading to vastly different adult outcomes. How did we get to a place where circumstances of birth have become so determinative? And what must we do, within communities and across our country, to better equalize opportunity for more Americans - both young and old? The editors of this volume contend that if, as a nation, we do nothing, then we will continue to drift apart, placing an unsustainable strain on the nation's social fabric and the character of its democracy. Consequently, understanding the dynamics governing the distribution and transmission of opportunity - and transforming this understanding into policies and programs - is critical for not only the life outcomes of individual Americans and their children, but also the country as a whole. The goal of Educational Testing Service's Opportunity in America initiative is to explore these powerful dynamics and to describe and convey them in a way that advances the national conversation about why we must take action - and how best to do so. This volume contains 14 chapters, including an epilogue, written by leaders from a range of fields including education, economics, demography, and political science. Collectively, they not only illuminate key aspects of the problem but also offer suggestions of what policies, programs, and changes in practices could begin to reverse the trends we are seeing. Written in an engaging style, this volume constitutes an essential foundation for informed discussion and strategic analysis.

Becoming a World-Class University: The case of King Abdulaziz University

This book written by international experts in the field of educational innovation is a guide for universities to become world-class universities. It contributes to the current international intellectual debate on the future of higher education. It also tells the story of King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) and its effort to become a world-class university. The book discusses excellence in different aspects such as education, research, community services, strategic planning, knowledge economy and international cooperation.

DUTCH AMERICANS IN U.S. GOVERNMENT LEADERSHIP POSITIONS (Prominent Dutch Americans)

Dutch Americans have had an extra-ordinary impact on American government during the early years of the republic until the present. At present Dutch Americans are only a small portion of the American population. But in its early beginning they formed a substantial portion of the government leadership at all levels from local, state to federal levels.

This book identifies all those Dutch Americans who have served in leadership positions in the federal government from prior to the Revolution until the present. The individuals are organized into categories such as U.S. Presidents, U.S. Senators, U.S. Congressmen, U.S. Justices, U.S. Military Leaders, U. S. Astronauts and U.S. Ambassadors to the Netherlands.

The most prominent individuals are the three U.S. Presidents consisting of Presidents Van Buren, Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Next follow the U.S. Senators and Congressmen. The military leaders are grouped in three groups: Revolutionary War, Civil War and War of 1812, and those who served during the time from World War I until the present.

For each one of the individuals covered a biographical profile is presented. Where available a picture of each individual is also shown.

Enjoy reading about each one of the individuals covered in this book.

Find Your Future: Issue-18th: Weekly Career Magazine

This is the 18th issue of "Find Your Future" a weekly career magazine. In this issue we provide a deep information about Career in Sports along with the English Grammar Punctuation, Reasoning, Employment news etc.