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High Achiever

By Tiffany Jenkins
  • ISBN Code: : 0593135962
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • An up-close portrait of the mind of an addict and a life unraveled by narcotics—a memoir of captivating urgency and surprising humor that puts a human face on the opioid crisis. “Raw, brutal, and shocking. Move over, Orange Is the New Black.”—Amy Dresner, author of My Fair Junkie When word got out that Tiffany Jenkins was withdrawing from opiates on the floor of a jail cell, people in her town were shocked. Not because of the twenty felonies she’d committed, or the nature of her crimes, or even that she’d been captain of the high school cheerleading squad just a few years earlier, but because her boyfriend was a Deputy Sherriff, and his friends—their friends—were the ones who’d arrested her. A raw and twisty page-turning memoir that reads like fiction, High Achiever spans Tiffany’s life as an active opioid addict, her 120 days in a Florida jail where every officer despised what she’d done to their brother in blue, and her eventual recovery. With heart-racing urgency and unflinching honesty, Jenkins takes you inside the grips of addiction and the desperate decisions it breeds. She is a born storyteller who lived an incredible story, from blackmail by an ex-boyfriend to a soul-shattering deal with a drug dealer, and her telling brims with suspense and unexpected wit. But the true surprise is her path to recovery. Tiffany breaks through the stigma and silence to offer hope and inspiration to anyone battling the disease—whether it’s a loved one or themselves.

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We constantly hear cries from politicians for teachers to have high expectations. But what this means in practical terms is never spelled out. Simply deciding that as a teacher you will expect all your students to achieve more than other classes you have taught in the same school, is not going to translate automatically into enhanced achievement for students. Becoming a High Expectation Teacher is a book that every education student, training or practising teacher, should read. It details the beliefs and practices of high expectation teachers – teachers who have high expectations for all their students – and provides practical examples for teachers of how to change classrooms into ones in which all students are expected to learn at much higher levels than teachers may previously have thought possible. It shows how student achievement can be raised by providing both research evidence and practical examples. This book is based on the first ever intervention study in the teacher expectation area, designed to change teachers’ expectations through introducing them to the beliefs and practices of high expectation teachers. A holistic view of the classroom is emphasised whereby both the instructional and socio-emotional aspects of the classroom are considered if teachers are to increase student achievement. There is a focus on high expectation teachers, those who have high expectations for all students, and a close examination of what it is that these teachers do in their classrooms that mean that their students make very large learning gains each year. Becoming a High Expectation Teacher explores three key areas in which what high expectation teachers do differs substantially from what other teachers do: the way they group students for learning, the way they create a caring classroom community, and the way in which they use goalsetting to motivate students, to promote student autonomy and to promote mastery learning. Areas covered include:- Formation of teacher expectations Teacher personality and expectation Ability grouping and goal setting Enhancing class climate Sustaining high expectations for students Becoming a High Expectation Teacher is an essential read for any researcher, student, trainee or practicing teacher who cares passionately about the teacher-student relationship and about raising expectations and student achievement.

Life's a Bitch and Then You Change Careers

By Andrea Kay
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  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Book Code : 1613123493
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 918
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Are you tired of the day-to-day drudgery of a job that has become tedious and boring? Are you ready to finally really change your life? Then make an appointment with Andrea Kay, a top career counselor who's on call to help you! No, you don't have to fly to Ohio, where Kay was named Best Career Counselor by Cincinnati Magazine. You can have a one-on-one counseling session with her by picking up a copy of Life's a Bitch and Then You Change Careers. Designed for career changers of every age, the book works like a series of sessions with Kay, as she takes you through the nine steps that will get you out of your funk and on to your future. The process begins with the reader doing some soul-searching to define a career objective that's based on who you are, not what others think you should be. The author then offers a methodical plan for successfully making the shift, addressing every issue from research and training to networking and interviewing to ultimately landing your ideal job. Along the way, you'll find helpful exercises and real-life examples of Kay's clients who have made the transition to a happier working life. Kay's personable writing style, vast knowledge, and years of experience make this life-changing book the next best thing to a trip to her office.

Positive Psychology

By Dr. Agyajit Singh
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  • Publisher : Psycho Information Technologies
  • Book Code : 9388539192
  • Total of Pages : 239
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 121
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Book Short Summary:

Positive psychology has its origin in the first decade of the twenty-first century. The present era is full of hustle and bustle, tension, strains and stresses, anxiety, conflicts, frustration and maladjustment, which have made the life of a human being a miserable one. Psychology is not limited to the study of human behaviour; but its scope has widened to the human welfare. Psychologists are trying to make the life of a man mentally healthy, happy and worth living. Positive psychology is the outcome of all these adversaries which are being faced by a person in these days of fast life and high level competition. Researches are being conducted in the areas of psychological well-being, emotional intelligence, locus of control, self-efficacy and various other topics which are related with the welfare of an individual and which are concerned with his mental and emotional health. Positive psychology lays more emphasis on inculcating positive behaviour among human beings. Positivity of behaviour means developing positive thinking, positive attitude and positive actions. The present book “POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY: SOME EMPIRICAL INDIAN STUDIES” has been devised and prepared from this angle. The editor of this book has highlighted the research studies of his PhD students who have completed their research projects during the last two decades under his supervision. All these research problems are related with the different areas of positive psychology. The purpose of this endeavor is to acquaint the readers of this book with the latest researches being conducted in these days in India. Moreover the future research students working in these different areas of Education, Psychology and Physical Education will get benefit out of the conclusions drawn in these studies, especially in the selection of their research problems. Other scholars will also find the recommendations made in these studies useful to them in their lives. The editor of this book is thankful to all his PhD students who have permitted him to quote their research findings and bring out their research work in a book form, as it has highlighted their genuine work completed under his guidance. He will be failing in his duty if he does not thank Mr. Chander Mani Gosain, Prop. Of Friends Publication, New Delhi who has attempted to give a beautiful shape to this book. The writings of this book will advance the knowledge in the field of Psychology and Education. This book is dedicated to all his students and friends who have showered him with their love and affection, which is a source of

Peers as Change Agents

By Tai A. Collins,Renee Oliver Hawkins
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190068736
  • Total of Pages : 328
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 704
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Book Short Summary:

In schools, much of the responsibility of implementing interventions to improve outcomes for students falls on teachers, which may lead to capacity and resource issues. One solution to this problem is the use of Peer-Mediated Interventions (PMIs), which include a variety of approaches that utilize similar individuals to the target student (e.g., students in school-based interventions) as interventionists or behavior change agents. Although there is a wealth of research to support the effectiveness of students as interventionists, peers remain an under-utilized resource in school-based intervention delivery. Peers as Change Agents is a comprehensive resource for school-based professionals working to incorporate PMIs across academic, behavioral, and social-emotional interventions. The text synthesizes the current research on school-based PMIs and distills the literature into concrete strategies that can be easily implemented in school-based contexts. Building on the foundational principles of PMIs, the authors reconceptualize this work into three new categories: Peer-Mediated Academic Interventions; Peer-Mediated Behavioral Interventions; and Peer-Mediated Group Supports, to better address students' unique needs. Chapters also highlight the advantages of PMIs, including their potential for cultural relevance. As school staff continue to grapple with the practical challenges of ensuring equity in student outcomes, Peers as Change Agents provides educators, school psychologists, and counsellors effective and efficient tools to support students as change agents in their own learning communities.

Bring Your "A" Game

By Robert J McGovern
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  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1402250347
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 770
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Book Short Summary:

The first 10 years of your career can often be the "make it or break it" period. Bring Your "A" Game shows you how to define your career plan early on, with sound advice on how to acquire the critical building blocks and time-tested workplace skills you need to get ahead. Throughout his career, Rob McGovern has employed and mentored hundreds of young professionals. In Bring Your "A" Game, he shares the 10 common attributes that are consistent with career high-achievers, or "A" players, as well as contingency procedures when something goes wrong, such as getting fired, having a stalled career or realizing that you hate your job. Filled with real-life situations, anecdotes, pointed direction and practical methods for dealing with any workplace situation, Bring Your "A" Game is not just another "how to find a job" book - it's a how to have a career book.

Readings in Accounting for Management Control

By David Otley and Kenneth Merchant Clive Emmanuel
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1489971386
  • Total of Pages : 680
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 933
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Read and download full book Readings in Accounting for Management Control

Effective Peer Learning

By Keith Topping,Céline Buchs,David Duran,Hilde van Keer
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1317443063
  • Total of Pages : 186
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 617
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Book Short Summary:

Peer learning allows a positive use of differences between pupils, turning them into learning opportunities. Yet education professionals often remain unfamiliar with the principles necessary to guarantee its effectiveness. The aim of this book is to help practitioners establish well-structured and effective peer learning projects using a variety of methods. It introduces and defines cooperative learning (mutual peer interaction) and peer tutoring (directional peer interaction) – outlining general organisational principles that will help practitioners implement peer learning in either of these forms. The authors consider how to prepare and train learners to undertake their roles effectively, and how to organise and monitor the process of interaction as it is happening. They then look at how these systems actually operate in the classroom, exploring how the organisational principles work in practice and giving many practical examples. Subsequently three successive chapters consider how to structure peer interactions in cooperative learning, same-age peer tutoring and cross-age peer tutoring. Finally, the advantages and problems, and the potential and challenges, of peer learning are examined. The book should be read in stages, with each part being able to be read on its own – thus providing time for reflection. Within each part, readers can choose to focus on cooperative learning or peer tutoring. The successive focuses on definitions, general principles of implementation and practical issues of implementation should help practitioners build their skills and confidence. Many choices between methods are described, and when teachers are confident in one method they may then consider trying a new method. It is the authors' hope that the book will become a model for peer learning by sharing with readers the skills of other practitioners, and thereby helping all children to develop to their full potential.

Researching Chinese Language Education

By Mark Shiu-kee Shum,Peter Mickan
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 131721000X
  • Total of Pages : 292
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 670
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Book Short Summary:

The culmination of more than a decade of research, this compelling volume offers a fresh approach for applying functional linguistics to assess student performance, to inform the teaching and learning of Chinese and to design curriculum and teaching materials. Documenting authentic systemic functional linguistics (SFL) studies in researching and teaching Chinese as a first or second language, this research is set in the multilingual settings of Hong Kong and Australia. The experiences of SFL and genre teaching in English have been well demonstrated as valid, viable and practical in different contexts; however this volume covers the relatively new domain of research into the applications of SFL to the teaching of Chinese. Using SFL as the research framework, the authors cover three major areas in Chinese language education: effective pedagogies, curriculum and material design, and text analysis. Covering major local curriculum reforms and the rapid growth of International Baccalaureate programmes worldwide, this book will be of interest to linguists, language teachers and teacher educators and those involved in the teaching and learning of Chinese around the world.

Looking in Classrooms

By Thomas L. Good,Alyson L. Lavigne
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317238257
  • Total of Pages : 636
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 349
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Looking in Classrooms uses educational, psychological, and social science theories and classroom-based research to teach future classroom teachers about the complexities and demands of classroom instruction. While maintaining the core approach of the first ten editions, the book has been thoroughly revised and updated with new research-based content on teacher evaluation, self-assessment, and decision-making; special emphases on teaching students from diverse ethnic, cultural, class, and gender-identity contexts; and rich suggestions for integrating technology into classroom instruction. Widely considered to be the most comprehensive and authoritative source available on effective, successful teaching, Looking in Classrooms synthesizes the knowledge base on student motivation, classroom management, teacher expectations, teacher effectiveness, adaptive instruction for individual learners, and informative observational techniques for enhancing teaching. It addresses key topics in classroom instruction in an accessible fashion, promoting easy intepretation and transfer to practice, and articulates the roles of teacher-centered pedagogy, student-centered instruction, and project-based learning in today‘s classroom. Guided by durable historical knowledge as well as dynamic, emerging conceptions of teaching, this text is ideal for undergraduate teacher training programs and for masters-level courses for teachers, administrators, and superintendents.

The Formula

By Ronald F. Ferguson,Tatsha Robertson
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  • Publisher : BenBella Books
  • Book Code : 1946885614
  • Total of Pages : 323
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 334
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We all want our children to reach their fullest potential—to be smart and well adjusted, and to make a difference in the world. We wonder why, for some people, success seems to come so naturally. Could the secret be how they were parented? This book unveils how parenting helped shape some of the most fascinating people you will ever encounter, by doing things that almost any parent can do. You don't have to be wealthy or influential to ensure your child reaches their greatest potential. What you do need is commitment—and the strategies outlined in this book. In The Formula: Unlocking the Secrets to Raising Highly Successful Children, Harvard economist Ronald Ferguson, named in a New York Times profile as the foremost expert on the US educational "achievement gap," along with award-winning journalist Tatsha Robertson, reveal an intriguing blueprint for helping children from all types of backgrounds become successful adults. Informed by hundreds of interviews, the book includes never-before-published insights from the "How I was Parented Project" at Harvard University, which draws on the varying life experiences of 120 Harvard students. Ferguson and Robertson have isolated a pattern with eight roles of the "Master Parent" that make up the Formula: the Early Learning Partner, the Flight Engineer, the Fixer, the Revealer, the Philosopher, the Model, the Negotiator, and the GPS Navigational Voice. The Formula combines the latest scientific research on child development, learning, and brain growth and illustrates with life stories of extraordinary individuals—from the Harvard-educated Ghanian entrepreneur who, as the young child of a rural doctor, was welcomed in his father's secretive late-night political meetings; to the nation's youngest state-wide elected official, whose hardworking father taught him math and science during grueling days on the family farm in Kentucky; to the DREAMer immigration lawyer whose low-wage mother pawned her wedding ring to buy her academically outstanding child a special flute. The Formula reveals strategies on how you—regardless of race, class, or background—can help your children become the best they can be and shows ways to maximize their chances for happy and purposeful lives.

Multilevel Analysis of the PISA Data

By Esther Sui Chu Ho
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  • Publisher : The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press
  • Book Code : 9628908448
  • Total of Pages : 292
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 374
  • Pdf File: multilevel-analysis-of-the-pisa-data.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Multilevel analysis can help to get deeper insights into factors that may have impact on schooling outcomes assessed in PISA. In this book, multilevel analysis is applied by linking student performance to the structure and processes of both the family and the school, the two major social contexts that exert powerful influence on young people. Essential/important policy issues including parental involvement, school decentralization, and medium of instruction are examined, and the possible relationship between these policies and student's achievement in light of the evidence collected in the first three cycles of the PISA study is explored. Besides, appreciating how researchers have used multilevel analysis in a variety of ways would be an effective path to learn it. The analysis in this book will add significantly to the storehouse of knowledge about the application of multilevel analysis in assessing the quality and equality of education in East Asian societies. The findings thereof would also serve as useful references for researchers, policymakers, school administrators, and teachers.

Stress and Emotion

By Charles D. Spielberger,Irwin G. Sarason
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135388555
  • Total of Pages : 376
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 880
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The 17th volume of this prestigious and long-standing Series on Stress and Emotion focuses on recent advances in research by internationally renowned contributors from over a dozen countries. Individual chapters explore the impact of anxiety and stress on emotions in the workplace, school settings, and interpersonal relationships. The original research and practical implications presented in this volume are of interest to all social, behavioral, and medical scientists concerned with stress and anxiety-related issues. The chapters in Part One of this volume examine efforts to assess and manage the effects of stress and anxiety in one's personal life, that result from medical illness, morality issues and athletic competition, along with coping mechanisms across culture and gender. Part Two considers the experience, expression, and control of anger in a variety of cultural, educational and family contexts. The chapters in the final section explore cross-cultural effects of occupational stress and its impact on particular jobs. The contributions to this volume further our understanding of how stress factors, anxious feelings, and emotional responses to both can impact and influence our lives.