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Frida Kahlo and her animalitos Book
Frida Kahlo and her animalitos

Monica Brown

Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos, written by Monica Brown and illustrated by John Parra, is based on the life of one of the world's most influential painters, Frida Kahlo, and the animals that inspired her art and life. The fascinating Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is remembered for her self-portraits, her dramatic works featuring bold and vibrant colors. Her work brought attention to Mexican and indigenous culture and she is also renowned for her works celebrating the female form. Brown's story recounts Frida's beloved pets--two monkeys, a parrot, three dogs, two turkeys, an eagle, a black cat, and a fawn--and playfully considers how Frida embodied many wonderful characteristics of each animal.

An A to Z of monsters and magical beings Book
An A to Z of monsters and magical beings

Rob Hodgson, Aidan Onn

Do you know how to escape from a stalking werewolf? Have you always wanted to learn the difference between a hobgoblin and an imp, and do you know the secret to avoiding the sharp claws of the ancient Eloko monster? Learn all these brilliant facts and more with this guide to the strange, scary and wonderful world of monsters and ancient mythical beings!

Check it off! : pave your way through college to career Book
Check it off! : pave your way through college to career

Vera Teller

Check It Off! Pave Your Way through College to Career is an excellent resource for high-school students entering college and a great read for parents too! Unlike many of the career books out there, this book is a quick, easy read that focuses on the activities students should pursue during college rather than after college. Check It Off! provides a proactive approach to career planning that steers the student to explore activities in preparation of a career and career direction.

Get sorted! : how to make the most of your student experience Book
Get sorted! : how to make the most of your student experience

Jeff Gill, Will Medd

A self-coaching guide for students focused on challenging them to make more of their university experience. This book uses a coaching philosophy which bridges the gap between student life, degree performance, employability skills and health and well-being by challenging the reader to ask 'how do I want my student experience to be, and what can I do to make it like that?'.

National school library standards for learners, school librarians, and school libraries Book
The art of creative research : a field guide for writers Book
The art of creative research : a field guide for writers

Philip Gerard

Everyone who writes a novel, a poem, or a memoir almost certainly conducts research along the waywhether to develop a story idea, or to capture the voice, the speech patterns, or the exact words of a character, or to ensure authenticity or accuracy of detail in describing a person, a place, an object, a setting. This kind of experiential research is an art form of its own, and this book is the first to treat it as such. Addressing writers of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, Philip Gerard covers all the different kinds of archives that might inform creative work, including historical documents, site visits, interviews, and memory. He offers practical tips for drawing on these different types of sources, including such mundane matters as planning and budgeting for travel costs, arranging access in advance, and troubleshooting when plans go awry. And he illustrates how the insights gleaned from research can be incorporated into stories, poems, and nonfiction using examples from a wide range of writers."

Dean's list : ten strategies for college success Book
Dean's list : ten strategies for college success

John Bader

All of your hard work in high school has paid off: you have a solid GPA, numerous extracurricular achievements to your name, and an acceptance letter from an excellent college. Now what? What can you expect from the college experience, and how can you get the most out of it? This book will answer your questions and help you find real and lasting success in college. Deans at America's top institutions--including Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, and Columbia--join John Bader to tell you what you need to know to have a rich and rewarding college experience. With wisdom, reassurance, and an insider's perspective, this lively and timely guide will help you develop strategies such as: • Focus on learning, not on grades• Build a new relationship with your parents• Explore your academic choices• Learn from diversity at home and abroad• Cope with failure• Plan boldly for life after college A complete reworking, this second edition includes information on managing workloads and faculty relationships, as well as new material focused on first-generation challenges and international students. Dean's List offers a thoughtful, commonsense approach to higher education that allows students to make the most of their four years on campus--and beyond.

College essay essentials : a step-by-step guide to writing a successful college admission essay Book
College essay essentials : a step-by-step guide to writing a successful college admission essay

Ethan Sawyer

What if writing an unforgettably compelling college essay came down to answering just two questions? 1. Have you been through significant challenges in your life?2. Do you know what you want to be when you grow up?Good news. These two questions lead you to one of four easy-to-follow essay paths in College Essay Essentials, a new approach to the college essay that is groundbreaking in its simplicity. Expert author Ethan Sawyer saves you time and stress by sticking to the basics and guiding you every step of the way, from brainstorming to finished draft to acceptance letter.

Was the Cat in the Hat black? : the hidden racism of children's literature, and the need for diverse books Book
Was the Cat in the Hat black? : the hidden racism of children's literature, and the need for diverse books

Philip Nel

Racism is resilient, duplicitous, and endlessly adaptable, so it is no surprise that America is again in a period of civil rights activism. A significant reason racism endures is because it is structural: it's embedded in culture and in institutions. One of the places that racism hides-and thus perhaps the best place to oppose it-is books for young people. Was the Cat in the Hat Black? presents five serious critiques of the history and current state of children's literature tempestuous relationship with both implicit and explicit forms of racism. The book fearlessly examines topics both vivid-such as The Cat in the Hat's roots in blackface minstrelsy-and more opaque, like how the children's book industry can perpetuate structural racism via whitewashed covers even while making efforts to increase diversity. Rooted in research yet written with a lively, crackling touch, Nel delves into years of literary criticism and recent sociological data in order to show a better way forward. Though much of what is proposed here could be endlessly argued, the knowledge that what we learn in childhood imparts both subtle and explicit lessons about whose lives matter is not debatable. The text concludes with a short and stark proposal of actions everyone-reader, author, publisher, scholar, citizen- can take to fight the biases and prejudices that infect children's literature. While Was the Cat in the Hat Black? does not assume it has all the answers to such a deeply systemic problem, its audacity should stimulate discussion and activism.

Antiracist writing assessment ecologies : teaching and assessing writing for a socially just future Book
Antiracist writing assessment ecologies : teaching and assessing writing for a socially just future

Asao B. Inoue

PERSPECTIVES ON WRITING Series Editors: SUSAN H. MCLEOD and RICH RICE In ANTIRACIST WRITING ASSESSMENT ECOLOGIES, ASAO B. INOUE theorizes classroom writing assessment as a complex system that is "more than" its interconnected elements. To explain how and why antiracist work in the writing classroom is vital to literacy learning, Inoue incorporates ideas about the white racial habitus that informs dominant discourses in the academy and other contexts. Inoue helps teachers understand the unintended racism that often occurs when teachers do not have explicit antiracist agendas in their assessments. Drawing on his own teaching and classroom inquiry, Inoue offers a heuristic for developing and critiquing writing assessment ecologies that explores seven elements of any writing assessment ecology: power, parts, purposes, people, processes, products, and places. ASAO B. INOUE is Director of University Writing and Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington Tacoma. He has published on writing assessment, validity, and composition pedagogy in Assessing Writing, The Journal of Writing Assessment, Composition Forum, and Research in the Teaching of English, among other journals and collections. His co-edited collection Race and Writing Assessment (2012) won the CCCC's Outstanding Book Award for an edited collection.

Finding reliable information online : adventures of an information sleuth Book
Finding reliable information online : adventures of an information sleuth

Leslie F. Stebbins

Finding Reliable Information Online: Adventures of an Information Sleuth uses stories or information adventures to illustrate the best approaches to searching for information and to help us develop our aptitude for locating high quality resources in a rapidly changing digital environment that is becoming proficient at monopolizing our attention with useless or unreliable information. This book is about taking charge of the search process and not handing over the reins to search engines like Google, Bing, or Yahoo to dictate what information we consume."

Using digital humanities in the classroom : a practical introduction for teachers, lecturers, and students Book
Using digital humanities in the classroom : a practical introduction for teachers, lecturers, and students

Claire Battershill, Shawna Ross

Rooted in the day-to-day experience of teaching and written for those without specialist technical knowledge, this book is the first practical guide to using digital tools and resources in the humanities classroom. Using Digital Humanities in the Classroom covers such topics as: · Overcoming resistance to technology - your own, your colleagues' and your students' · Finding, evaluating and using digital resources · Designing syllabi and planning classroom activities and assignments · Solving problems when technology goes wrong · Using digital tools for collaborative projects, course work and theses · Enhancing your teaching by finding support communities and connecting to your research Taking a step-by-step approach to incorporating digital humanities tools into your teaching, the book is also supported by a companion website, including tutorials, sample classroom activity prompts and assignments, and a bibliographic essay for each book chapter.

Safe spaces, brave spaces : diversity and free expression in education Book
Safe spaces, brave spaces : diversity and free expression in education

John Palfrey

How the essential democratic values of diversity and free expression can coexist on campus. Safe spaces, trigger warnings, microagressions, the disinvitation of speakers, demands to rename campus landmarks -- debate over these issues began in lecture halls and on college quads but ended up on op-ed pages in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, on cable news, and on social media. Some of these critiques had merit, but others took a series of cheap shots at "crybullies" who needed to be coddled and protected from the real world. Few questioned the assumption that colleges must choose between free expression and diversity. In Safe Spaces, Brave Spaces, John Palfrey argues that the essential democratic values of diversity and free expression can, and should, coexist on campus. Palfrey, currently Head of School at Phillips Academy, Andover, and formerly Professor and Vice Dean at Harvard Law School, writes that free expression and diversity are more compatible than opposed. Free expression can serve everyone -- even if it has at times been dominated by white, male, Christian, heterosexual, able-bodied citizens. Diversity is about self-expression, learning from one another, and working together across differences; it can encompass academic freedom without condoning hate speech. Palfrey proposes an innovative way to support both diversity and free expression on campus: creating safe spaces and brave spaces. In safe spaces, students can explore ideas and express themselves with without feeling marginalized. In brave spaces -- classrooms, lecture halls, public forums -- the search for knowledge is paramount, even if some discussions may make certain students uncomfortable. The strength of our democracy, says Palfrey, depends on a commitment to upholding both diversity and free expression, especially when it is hardest to do so.

Reading as collective action : texts as tactics Book
Reading as collective action : texts as tactics

Nicholas Hengen Fox

Literature is powerful. It offers respite. It provides access to beauty and horror, to new places, new people, and new ideas. It can, as the phrase goes, change your life. Good things, all of them. But also somewhat limited goods: they're all pretty passive, pretty private--you might even say self-centered. Reading as Collective Action shifts our focus outward, to another of literature's powers: the power to reshape our world in very public, very active ways. In this book, you will encounter readers who criticized the Bush administration's war on terror by republishing poems by writers ranging from Shakespeare to Amiri Baraka everywhere from lampposts to the New York Times. You will read about people in Michigan and Tennessee, who leveraged a community reading program on John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath to organize support for those in need during the Great Recession and to engage with their neighbors about immigration. You will meet a pair of students who took to public transit to talk with strangers about working-class literature and a trio who created a literary website that reclaimed the working-class history of the Pacific Northwest. This book challenges dominant academic modes of reading. For adherents of the "civic turn," it suggests how we can create more politically effective forms of service learning and community engagement grounded in a commitment to tactical, grassroots actions. Whether you're a social worker or a student, a zine-maker, a librarian, a professor, or just a passionate reader with a desire to better your community, this book shows that when we read texts as tactics, "that book changed my life" can become "that book changed our lives."

Academic entrepreneurship : how to bring your scientific discovery to a successful commercial product Book
Academic entrepreneurship : how to bring your scientific discovery to a successful commercial product

Michele Marcolongo

The pathway to bringing laboratory discoveries to market is poorly understood and generally new to many academics. This book serves as an easy-to-read roadmap for translating technology to a product launch - guiding university faculty and graduate students on launching a start-up company. • Addresses a growing trend of academic faculty commercializing their discoveries, especially those supported by the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health • Offers faculty a pathway and easy-to-follow steps towards determining whether their discovery / idea / technology is viable from a business perspective, as well as how to execute the necessary steps to create and launch a start-up company • Has a light-hearted and accessible style of a step-by-step guide to help graduate students, post-docs, and faculty learn how to go about spinning out their research from the lab • Includes interviews by faculty in the disciplines of materials science, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, information technology, energy, and mechanical devices - offering tips and discussing potential pitfalls to be avoided

The Unwitting Academic Entrepreneur How to Bring Your University Discovery to a Successful Product. Book
The Unwitting Academic Entrepreneur How to Bring Your University Discovery to a Successful Product.

Michele Marcolongo

The pathway to bringing laboratory discoveries to market is poorly understood and generally new to many academics. This book serves as an easy-to-read roadmap for translating technology to a product launch - guiding university faculty and graduate students on launching a start-up company. • Addresses a growing trend of academic faculty commercializing their discoveries, especially those supported by the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health • Offers faculty a pathway and easy-to-follow steps towards determining whether their discovery / idea / technology is viable from a business perspective, as well as how to execute the necessary steps to create and launch a start-up company • Has a light-hearted and accessible style of a step-by-step guide to help graduate students, post-docs, and faculty learn how to go about spinning out their research from the lab • Includes interviews by faculty in the disciplines of materials science, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, information technology, energy, and mechanical devices - offering tips and discussing potential pitfalls to be avoided

Everyday bias : identifying and navigating unconscious judgments in our daily lives Book
Everyday bias : identifying and navigating unconscious judgments in our daily lives

Howard J. Ross

Incorporating anecdotes from today s headlines alongside case studies from over thirty years as a diversity consultant, Ross shows us how deeply rooted and relevant the discussions surrounding unconscious bias remains today."

Free speech on campus Book
Free speech on campus

Erwin Chemerinsky, Howard Gillman

Can free speech coexist with an inclusive campus environment?

Culturally responsive teaching and the brain : promoting authentic engagement and rigor among culturally and linguistically diverse students Book
Culturally responsive teaching and the brain : promoting authentic engagement and rigor among culturally and linguistically diverse students

Zaretta Hammond

A bold, brain-based teaching approach to culturally responsive instruction To close the achievement gap, diverse classrooms need a proven framework for optimizing student engagement. Culturally responsive instruction has shown promise, but many teachers have struggled with its implementation--until now. In this book, Zaretta Hammond draws on cutting-edge neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain-compatible culturally responsive instruction. The book includes: Information on how one's culture programs the brain to process data and affects learning relationships Ten "key moves" to build students' learner operating systems and prepare them to become independent learners Prompts for action and valuable self-reflection

A practical education : why liberal arts majors make great employees Book
A practical education : why liberal arts majors make great employees

Randall Stross

The liberal arts major is often lampooned: lacking in -skills, - unqualified for a professional career, underemployed. But studying for the joy of learning turns out to be surprisingly practical. Unlike career-focused education, liberal education prepares graduates for anything and everything--and nervous -fuzzy major- students, their even more nervous parents, college career center professionals, and prospective employers would do well to embrace liberal arts majors. Just look to Silicon Valley, of all places, to see that liberal arts majors can succeed not in spite of, but because of, their education. A Practical Education investigates the real-world experiences of graduates with humanities majors, the majors that would seem the least employable in Silicon Valley's engineering-centric workplaces. Drawing on the experiences of Stanford University graduates and using the students' own accounts of their education, job searches, and first work experiences, Randall Stross provides heartening demonstrations of how multi-capable liberal arts graduates are. When given a first opportunity, these majors thrive in work roles that no one would have predicted. Stross also weaves the students' stories with the history of Stanford, the rise of professional schools, the longstanding contention between engineering and the liberal arts, the birth of occupational testing, and the popularity of computer science education to trace the evolution in thinking about how to prepare students for professional futures. His unique blend of present and past produces a provocative exploration of how best to utilize the undergraduate years. At a time when institutions of higher learning are increasingly called on to justify the tangible merits of the liberal arts, A Practical Education reminds readers that the most useful training for an unknowable future is the universal, time-tested preparation of a liberal education.

Free speech on campus Book
Free speech on campus

Sigal R. Ben-Porath

In Free Speech on Campus, political philosopher Sigal Ben-Porath offers a useful framework for thinking about free-speech controversies surrounding trigger warnings, safe spaces, and speech that verges on hate. Everyone with a stake in campus debates will find something valuable in her illuminating discussion of these critical issues.

Intellectual freedom manual Book
Intellectual freedom manual

Trina Magi, Martin Garnar, Office for Intellectual Freedom

Since it was established in 1967, ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) has championed the rights of library users to seek and receive information on all subjects from all points of view without restriction and without having the subject of one's interest examined or scrutinized by others. The new edition of the Intellectual Freedom Manual is more than just an invaluable compendium of guiding principles and policies. It's also an indispensable resource for day-to-day guidance on maintaining free and equal access to information for all people. Fortifying and emboldening professionals and students from across the library spectrum, this manual includes 34 ALA policy statements and documents, 17 new or updated for this edition, addressing patron behavior, internet use, copyright, exhibits, use of meeting spaces, and other common concerns At-a-glance lists summarizing key issues such as access, challenges and censorship, access by minors to controversial materials, and advocacy. Explanations of legal points in clear, easy-to-understand language, alongside case citations Numerous checklists to help readers stay organized. A glossary and selected bibliography. This must-have tool will help librarians ensure that institutions of all kinds remain beacons of intellectual freedom.

Citizenship basics 2017 : 100 questions for the U.S. citizenship and naturalization interview Book
Citizenship basics 2017 : 100 questions for the U.S. citizenship and naturalization interview

Robert Proctor, Darin French

100 Civics Questions Current for 2017 Easy "5 Questions at a Time" Format Progress Quizzes Links to current U.S. Representatives, Senators, Governors, and State Capitals Written by Experienced, Credentialed ESL Citizenship Instructors Best Quality Study Guide for the Money If you only need to study for the 100 Civics Questions for the United States Citizenship and Naturalization Interview, then CITIZENSHIP BASICS 2017: 100 Questions is the best choice. Study 5 questions at a time for maximum efficiency and effectiveness. Test yourself after every 20 questions with a progress quiz. Includes links to learn your U.S. Representative, Senators, Governor, and state capital.

How to land your dream internship : proven step-by-step system to gain real world experience Book
How to land your dream internship : proven step-by-step system to gain real world experience

Tam Pham

"After landing six different internships and working at his college's career center, Tam Pham is an expert at landing internships. This book easily trumps all internship advice I've ever seen. It's a thorough A-Z guide to helping you start your career before you're thrown into the real world." -Matt Tran, founder of Engineered Truth, YouTube Career channel with 100,000 subscribers and 10,000,000 video views. Landing an internship today is unnecessarily complicated and time-consuming. We've been taught the "right" way to approach our job search is to submit our resumes to 50+ different job sites, cross our fingers, and pray for a response (which usually never happens). Why does this never work? We've been listening to the wrong advice from adults who don't understand how to job hunt in the 21st century. This book will show you how to land your dream internship in a proven and systematic way. How To Land Your Dream Internship is designed for the busy young person (like you) to achieve your career goals without the frustration. After experiencing six awesome internships that has greatly changed my life, I want to share this knowledge with you. This book is everything I know from my own internship experiences, interviewing career experts, and helping young adults 1-on-1 land sweet opportunities. This book ain't full of theory. It's raw, actionable, and full of advice that has already been tested with several students. The young people I've mentored have gone on to intern for creative companies like DreamWorks, reputable companies like Facebook, and startups across San Francisco. Whether you're a self-directed learner, college student, or a recent graduate, this book is your blueprint to gaining real-world experience while avoiding all the struggles I had to go through. Read it and take action.

Cracking the GED test Book
Cracking the GED test

Princeton Review

Two full-length practice tests included.

The little prince Book
The little prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Richard Howard

"One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes." Few books have been as universally cherished as The Little Prince, the haunting, lyrical fable that explores the very meaning of life. This deluxe seventieth anniversary gift set includes a hardcover book with the original full-color illustrations, along with two audio CDs (and exclusive download) of the unabridged text, narrated by Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen, beloved for his role as Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Rediscover the beloved story that begins with a simple picture and blossoms into a spellbinding adventure. This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 4-5, Stories).

Madeleine Book
Madeleine

Bemelmans, Ludwig, 1898-1962, author, illustrator.

The mindful path to addiction recovery : a practical guide to regaining control over your life Book
The mindful path to addiction recovery : a practical guide to regaining control over your life

Lawrence Peltz

Introduces the practice of mindfulness while explaining how it can offer beneficial approaches to addiction recovery, drawing on the author's expertise as an addiction psychiatrist to outline mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques while sharing illustrative patient stories. Original.

U thrive : how to succeed in college (and life) Book
U thrive : how to succeed in college (and life)

Dan Lerner, Alan Schlechter,

From the professors who teach NYU's most popular elective class, "Science of Happiness," a fun, comprehensive guide to surviving and thriving in college and beyond. Every year, almost 4,000,000 students begin their freshman year at colleges and universities nationwide. Most of them will sleep less and stress out a whole lot more. By the end of the year, 30% of those freshmen will have dropped out. For many, the unforeseen demands of college life are so overwhelming that "the best four years of your life" can start to feel like the worst. Enter Daniel Lerner and Dr. Alan Schlechter, ready to teach students how to not only survive college, but flourish in it. Filled with fascinating science, real-life stories, and tips for building positive lifelong habits, U Thrive addresses the opportunities and challenges every undergrad will face -- from finding a passion to dealing with nightmarish roommates and surviving finals week. Engaging and hilarious, U Thrive will help students grow into the happy, successful alums they all deserve to be.

Teach students how to learn : strategies you can incorporate into any course to improve student metacognition, study skills, and motivation Book
Teach students how to learn : strategies you can incorporate into any course to improve student metacognition, study skills, and motivation

Saundra Yancy McGuire

For over a decade Saundra McGuire has been acclaimed for her presentations and workshops on metacognition and student learning because the tools and strategies she has shared have enabled faculty to facilitate dramatic improvements in student learning and success. The methods she proposes do not require restructuring courses, nor indeed an inordinate amount of time to teach; they can often be accomplished in a single session, transforming students from memorizers and regurgitators to students who begin to think critically and take responsibility for their own learning. While stressing that there are many ways to teach effectively, and that readers can be flexible in picking and choosing among the strategies she presents, Saundra McGuire offers the reader a step-by-step process for delivering the key messages of the book to students in as little as 50 minutes. Free online supplements provide three slide sets and a sample video lecture.

The slow professor : challenging the culture of speed in the academy Book
The slow professor : challenging the culture of speed in the academy

Maggie Berg, Barbara Seeber

In The Slow Professor, Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber discuss how adopting the principles of the Slow movement in academic life can counter the erosion of humanistic education.

South Book
South

Daniel Duncan

When a lonely fisherman finds an injured bird on his boat, he nurtures it back to health and--since the bird can no longer migrate with its family--charts a course to head south for the winter. Together, the two form a special friendship and enjoy life at sea until both the healing process and the journey must come to an end. In the tradition of the classic Amos & Boris, South is a story about making new friends and the bittersweet process of saying good-bye to the ones we love. It beautifully depicts the power of new beginnings and the freedom in coming home.

Engaging students as partners in learning and teaching : a guide for faculty Book
Engaging students as partners in learning and teaching : a guide for faculty

Alison Cook-Sather, Catherine Bovill, Peter Felten

"The book is designed to offer both a theoretical grounding and practical guidelines and advice--from faculty, students, and coordinators/directors of teaching and learning centers--on how to develop student-faculty partnerships focused on affirming and improving teaching and learning in higher education. This is a why-to and a how-to book, and it provides those interested in trying out their own version of student-faculty partnerships with theory and evidence that supports such efforts, various models of how to go about creating and supporting such partnerships, and advice from a wide-range of experts, on the one hand, and faculty and students who have tried this approach, on the other hand. That balance--of theory, step-by-step guidelines, expert advice, and practitioner experience - will provide those interested with a wide range of perspectives and possibilities on how to build student-faculty partnerships and various levels of guidance. The book will include helpful responses to a range of questions that we have been asked by academic staff from different institutions, disciplines, and levels of experience. These responses will attempt to help faculty overcome some of the perceived barriers to student-faculty partnerships and suggest a range of possible levels of partnership that might be appropriate in different circumstances"--

The outcome primer : assessing and tracking evidence of learning outcomes Book
The outcome primer : assessing and tracking evidence of learning outcomes

Ruth Stiehl, Lori Sours

NOTE: This is one of six books in The Outcome Primers Series 2.0 that forms the only complete professional guide to establishing and sustaining a learning outcomes and assessment system in colleges, agencies, and industry. Other books in the series include The CONTENT Primer, The MAPPING Primer, The ASSESSMENT Primer, The GUIDING Primer, and The SUSTAINABILITY Primer and may be purchased as a complete set at www.outcomeprimers.com.(WHO) The Outcome Primer is a practical, high-impact book for instructors, graduate students, instructional designers, and workplace trainers on how to (OUTCOME) envision and develop concise and robust learning outcome statements that are relevant to life roles and drive essential content and assessment in training and educational programs; helps others understand learning outcomes as essential for effective instruction. (QUESTION) The one driving question answered is: What do learners need to be able to do in "real-life roles" that we are responsible for in programs, courses, and workshops? (HOW TO USE) Used alone (as a module), it is an effective resource for professional development. Used in conjunction with its five companion Primers, it forms a complete systems approach to professional development for learning outcomes and assessment planning. FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS - The following features distinguish this Primer:* Backward Design -a unique, one-page "backward" design tool that can be used to design programs, courses, workshops, and sessions.* Contemporary rationale -a socially-constructed rationale for outcome-based instruction.* A Facilitator's Guide that provides step by step instructions and planning for a work session that guides instructors to envision and develop significant outcome statements that align with real-life roles.* A scoring guide to assess the quality of intended learning outcome statements.* Extensive examples of outcome statements from both college and workplace settings.* Illustrations that simplify complex and abstract concepts.* Modular flexibility -functions as an independent module for in-service training as well as a systems approach to professional development for learning outcomes and assessment planning.

Naming what we know : threshold concepts of writing studies Book
Naming what we know : threshold concepts of writing studies

Linda Adler-Kassner, Elizabeth Wardle

Naming What We Know, Classroom Edition examines the core principles of knowledge in the discipline of writing studies, using the lens of "threshold concepts"--concepts that are critical for epistemological participation in a discipline. This edition focuses on the working definitions of thirty-seven threshold concepts that run throughout the research, teaching, assessment, and public work in writing studies. Developed from the highly regarded original edition in response to grassroots demand from teachers in writing programs around the United States and written by some of the field's most active researchers and teachers, the classroom edition is clear and accessible for an audience of even first-year writing students.

How college works Book
How college works

Daniel F. Chambliss

Constrained by shrinking budgets, can colleges do more to improve the quality of education? And can students get more out of college without paying higher tuition? Daniel Chambliss and Christopher Takacs conclude that limited resources need not diminish the undergraduate experience. How College Works reveals the decisive role that personal relationships play in determining a student's success, and puts forward a set of small, inexpensive interventions that yield substantial improvements in educational outcomes. At a liberal arts college in New York, the authors followed nearly one hundred students over eight years. The curricular and technological innovations beloved by administrators mattered much less than did professors and peers, especially early on. At every turning point in undergraduate lives, it was the people, not the programs, that proved critical. Great teachers were more important than the topics studied, and just two or three good friendships made a significant difference academically as well as socially. For most students, college works best when it provides the daily motivation to learn, not just access to information. Improving higher education means focusing on the quality of relationships with mentors and classmates, for when students form the right bonds, they make the most of their education.

Teaching men of color in the community college : a guidebook Book
Teaching men of color in the community college : a guidebook

Khalid Edd White, Phd Frank Harris, J. Luke Edd Wood

"[P]resents promising teaching and learning strategies that classroom faculty can use to support the success of men of color in the community college. Recommendations are derived from faculty leaders with a proven record of success in teaching men of color"--

Protecting patron privacy : a LITA guide Book
Protecting patron privacy : a LITA guide

Bobbi Newman, Bonnie Tijerina

Although privacy is one of the core tenets of librarianship, technology changes have made it increasingly difficult for libraries to ensure the privacy of their patrons in the 21st century library. This authoritative LITA Guide offers readers guidance on a wide range of topics, including - Foundations of privacy in libraries - Data collection, retention, use, and protection - Laws and regulations - Privacy instruction for patrons and staff - Contracts with third parties - Use of in-house and internet tools including social network sites, surveillance video, and RFID

Managing reference today : new models and best practices Book
Managing reference today : new models and best practices

Kay Ann Cassell

Managing Reference Today: New Models and Practices* highlights newly developed service models used by libraries and ways to handle changing reference collections. * describes new ways to provide reference services and ideas of how to select and manage reference collections. * identifies the best practices for meeting the needs of library users.

This close to happy : a reckoning with depression Book
This close to happy : a reckoning with depression

Daphne Merkin

A gifted and audacious writer confronts her lifelong battle with depression and her search for release This Close to Happy is the rare, vividly personal account of what it feels like to suffer from clinical depression, written from a woman's perspective and informed by an acute understanding of the implications of this disease over a lifetime. Taking off from essays on depression she has written for The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine, Daphne Merkin casts her eye back to her beginnings to try to sort out the root causes of her affliction. She recounts the travails of growing up in a large, affluent family where there was a paucity of love and of basics such as food and clothing despite the presence of a chauffeur and a cook. She goes on to recount her early hospitalization for depression in poignant detail, as well as her complex relationship with her mercurial, withholding mother. Along the way Merkin also discusses her early, redemptive love of reading and gradual emergence as a writer. She eventually marries, has a child, and suffers severe postpartum depression, for which she is again hospitalized. Merkin also discusses her visits to various therapists and psychopharmocologists, which enables her to probe the causes of depression and its various treatments. The book ends in the present, where the writer has learned how to navigate her depression, if not "cure" it, after a third hospitalization in the wake of her mother's death.

Smarter faster better : the transformative power of real productivity Book
Smarter faster better : the transformative power of real productivity

Charles Duhigg

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the author of The Power of Habit comes a fascinating book that explores the science of productivity, and why managing how you think is more important than what you think with an appendix of real-world lessons to apply to your life. At the core of Smarter Faster Better are eight key productivity concepts from motivation and goal setting to focus and decision making that explain why some people and companies get so much done. Drawing on the latest findings in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral economics as well as the experiences of CEOs, educational reformers, four-star generals, FBI agents, airplane pilots, and Broadway songwriters this painstakingly researched book explains that the most productive people, companies, and organizations don t merely act differently. They view the world, and their choices, in profoundly different ways. A young woman drops out of a PhD program and starts playing poker. By training herself to envision contradictory futures, she learns to anticipate her opponents missteps and becomes one of the most successful players in the world. A group of data scientists at Google embark on a four-year study of how the best teams function, and find that how a group interacts is more important than who is in the group a principle, it turns out, that also helps explain why Saturday Night Live became a hit. A Marine Corps general, faced with low morale among recruits, reimagines boot camp and discovers that instilling a bias toward action can turn even the most directionless teenagers into self-motivating achievers. The filmmakers behind Disney s Frozen are nearly out of time and on the brink of catastrophe until they shake up their team in just the right way, spurring a creative breakthrough that leads to one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. What do these people have in common? They know that productivity relies on making certain choices. The way we frame our daily decisions; the big ambitions we embrace and the easy goals we ignore; the cultures we establish as leaders to drive innovation; the way we interact with data: These are the things that separate the merely busy from the genuinely productive. In the Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Charles Duhigg explained why we do what we do. In Smarter Faster Better, he applies the same relentless curiosity, deep reporting, and rich storytelling to explain how we can improve at the things we do. It s a groundbreaking exploration of the science of productivity, one that can help anyone learn to succeed with less stress and struggle, and to get more done without sacrificing what we care about most to become smarter, faster, and better at everything we do. Praise for Smarter Faster Better A pleasure to read . . . Duhigg s skill as a storyteller makes his book so engaging to read. The New York Times Book Review Not only will Smarter Faster Better make you more efficient if you heed its tips, it will also save you the effort of reading many productivity books dedicated to the ideas inside. Bloomberg Businessweek Duhigg pairs relatable anecdotes with the research behind why some people and businesses are not as efficient as others. Chicago Tribune The book covers a lot of ground through meticulous reporting and deft analysis, presenting a wide range of case studies . . . with insights that apply to the rest of us. The Wall Street Journal"

How to get ideas Book
How to get ideas

Jack Foster, Larry Corby

A revised edition of the best-selling handbook discusses how to condition the mind to become "idea-prone" and presents a five-step procedure for solving problems and getting ideas. Original.

Ambition : why it's good to want more and how to get it Book
Ambition : why it's good to want more and how to get it

Rachel Bridge

"USE YOUR AMBITION TO YOUR ADVANTAGE Do you have that nagging feeling that you are better than the sum of your current achievements? Do you have a secret desire to be achieving much more, to change the world or to reach the top of your game? Embrace your ambition Your ambition can be a powerful driving force for your success. It has been proven that ambitious people achieve higher levels of education, have more prestigious jobs and have a higher income. So don't limit your ambitions. Be bold, be brave. Grounded in scientific research and with contributions from people at the height of their success in business, music, the arts and sport, Ambition will help you to harness your aspirations to achieve your lifetime goals. It will give you practical insights on how to use your talents and learn from others who have done it before, to get where you want to be. If you want to get that promotion, start your own business, receive that distinctive acclaim, or make a difference in the world, then you have the fuel of ambition in you. This book will show you how to use it to drive your success"--

Fearless at work : achieve your potential by transforming small moments into big outcomes Book
Fearless at work : achieve your potential by transforming small moments into big outcomes

Molly Fletcher

The winning game plan for channeling fear into world-class performance Fear comes in all forms, but one thing is always true: Fear is an obstacle to success. Every successful person has overcome fear. Hailed as "the female Jerry Maguire" by CNN, top sports agent-turned-entrepreneur Molly Fletcher knows all about performing under pressure. Talent, skill, and endurance may be necessary ingredients to athletic achievement, but Fletcher zeroes in on the one common trait that drives elite individuals and teams to unparalleled success: a winning, fearless mindset. Success isn't built in a day, so she guides you to recognize, seize, and shape the small moments that will make the greatest difference. Filled with play-by-play insights and field-tested strategies?and anchored by inspiring stories from an all-star roster of sports and business leaders?Fearless at Work shows you how to: • trade your self-defeating attitudes and self-imposed hurdles for a new outlook rooted in a sense of mission and purpose • defeat toxic thinking, push beyond your comfort zone, embrace new challenges, and achieve your stretch goals • prepare yourself to seize the moment when opportunity presents itself • harness the heightened alertness that comes with fear to drive positive outcomes • shrug off the fear of failure and not worry so much about what other people think, while gaining the confidence that comes from achieving meaningful change It takes awareness, it takes work, and it takes determination--but in the end, conquering your fear is a choice. It's your choice to become Fearless at Work.

Social skills picture book : teaching communication, play and emotion Book
Social skills picture book : teaching communication, play and emotion

Jed Baker

Colorful pictures demonstrating nearly thirty social skills, including conversation, play, emotion management, and empathy, help engage and motivate students who need extra help learning appropriate social skills.

Simple is the new smart : 26 success strategies to build confidence, inspire yourself, and reach your ultimate potential Book
Simple is the new smart : 26 success strategies to build confidence, inspire yourself, and reach your ultimate potential

Rob Fazio

Whether you are at work or at home, you are probably being asked to do more with less. We often become consumed with what doesn't really matter, and spend far too much of our precious time on what doesn't even count. In Simple Is the New Smart, Dr. Rob Fazio shows you how to block out the static so you can turn up the volume on the right information and accelerate your path to success. In an engaging, conversational style, Dr. Fazio offers success strategies that can be used the moment you stop reading. The focus is on helping you help yourself by learning easy-to-read and easy-to-apply techniques that will help you get the edge in business and in life. You will: Learn what is holding you back and how to propel yourself forward. Realize that listening can be bad for your health and learn how to break free from the messages that have been holding you down. Discover the art of reading before leading so you can be intentional with your time. Master the secrets of psychological swagger that allow you to grow without pain.

The episodic career : how to thrive at work in the age of disruption Book
The episodic career : how to thrive at work in the age of disruption

Farai Chideya

"Journalist and policy analyst Chideya tackles how to survive in a time of broadening inequality and dwindling job market prospects...The Episodic Career is part policy summary, part journalistic narration, part self-help book" (The Guardian). Award-winning author Farai Chideya provides a "must-read for anyone seeking to navigate the new world of work" (bestselling author Daniel Pink) in this "smart and savvy" (Publishers Weekly), clear and accessible guide to finding your best, most fulfilling work in an age of rapid disruption. Understanding how America is working (and not working) is a critical first step to finding your best place in the employment world. Chideya brings her extensive research and her own solutions to work/life balance in The Episodic Career, an accessible manual to help you chart your course in the workplace, use your skills, and find your "sweet spot" within the variety of independent and corporate work structures today. The Episodic Career is a powerful new tool for determining success on your own terms. "Numerous interesting stories about people in a wide range of careers...are woven through this well-written book, which has at its center a Work/Life Matrix that... will help you 'Know yourself, set your goals, play by your own rules'" (BookPage).

There are no overachievers : seizing your windows of opportunity to do more than you thought possible Book
There are no overachievers : seizing your windows of opportunity to do more than you thought possible

Brian D. Biro

"In this inspirational book, Brian Biro, business speaker and former U.S. Swimming coach, reveals the secret to being energized and passionate about work and life-- seizing the WOO. WOO stands for Windows of Opportunity--those precious, unrepeatable moments that can impact, redirect, and even reshape our lives if we recognize and choose to seize them. He encourages readers to ask "How can I recognize a WOO when I see one?" and "Why have I missed WOO's in my past?" and shows them how, by using our ability to network, create more energy, foster teamwork, and partner with others, we can create windows of opportunity that transform our careers and our lives"--

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