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Get Better Faster

Get Better Faster

Author: Paul Bambrick-Santoyo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119278719

Category: Education

Page: 496

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“Make sure your students follow your instructions.” That sounds like a straightforward instruction, but in fact, it’s fairly abstract. What does a teacher actually have to do to make sure students are following? Even the leader delivering this direction may not know, and the first-year teacher almost certainly doesn’t. The vast majority of teachers are only observed one or two times per year on average—and even among those who are observed, scarcely any are given feedback as to how they could improve. The bottom line is clear: teachers do not need to be evaluated so much as they need to be developed and coached. In Get Better Faster: A 90-Day Plan for Coaching New Teachers, Paul Bambrick-Santoyo shares instructive tools of how school leaders can effectively guide new teachers to success. Over the course of the book, we break down the most critical actions leaders and teachers must enact to achieve exemplary results. Designed for coaches as well as beginning teachers, Get Better Faster is an integral coaching tool for any school leader eager to help their teachers succeed. It’s the book’s focus on the actionable—the practice-able—that drives effective coaching. By practicing the concrete actions and micro-skills listed here, teachers will markedly improve their ability to lead a class, producing a steady chain reaction of future teaching success. Though focused heavily on the first 90 days of teacher development, it’s possible to implement this work at any time. New and old teachers alike can benefit from the guidance of Get Better Faster and close their existing instructional gaps. Packed with practical training tools, including agendas, presentation slides, a coach’s guide, handouts, planning templates, and 35 video clips of real teachers at work, Get Better Faster will teach you: The core principles of coaching: Go Granular, Make Feedback More Frequent, Top action steps to launch a teacher’s development in an easy-to-read scope and sequence guide The four phases of skill building: Phase 1 (Pre-Teaching): Dress Rehearsal Phase 2: Instant Immersion Phase 3: Getting into Gear Phase 4: The Power of Discourse

Feel Better Fast and Make It Last

Feel Better Fast and Make It Last

Author: Dr. Daniel G. Amen

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 9781496425683

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

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If you want to feel happier, more optimistic, more joyful, and resilient, Dr. Amen’s groundbreaking new book is for you. We’ve all felt anxious, sad, traumatized, grief-stricken, stressed, angry, or hopeless at some point in life. It’s perfectly normal to go through emotional crises or have periods when you feel panicked or out of sorts. It is how you respond to these challenges that will make all the difference in how you feel—not just immediately, but also in the long run. Unfortunately, many people turn to self-medicating behaviors, such as overeating, drugs, alcohol, risky sexual behavior, anger, or wasting time on mindless TV, video games, Internet surfing, or shopping. And even though these behaviors may give temporary relief from feeling bad, they usually only prolong and exacerbate the problems—or cause other, more serious ones. Is it possible to feel better—and make it last? Renowned physician, psychiatrist, brain-imaging researcher, and founder of Amen Clinics Dr. Daniel Amen understands how critical it is for you to know what will help you feel better fast, now and later. In Feel Better Fast and Make It Last, you’ll discover new, powerful brain-based strategies to quickly gain control over anxiety, worry, sadness, stress and anger, strengthening your resilience and giving you joy and purpose for a lifetime.

Summary of Daniel G. Amen's Feel Better Fast and Make It Last

Summary of Daniel G. Amen's Feel Better Fast and Make It Last

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 9781669365174

Category: Self-Help

Page: 38

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Amen Clinics are unique in their focus on the brain as the source of many of their patients’ problems. They always begin by addressing the brain’s physical function, and then move on to how it is programmed. #2 The author, an intern at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, was assigned to help a patient who was in pain and afraid of the IV needle. He tried to help the patient relax, and after some coaxing, she agreed to let him help her. #3 I had taken a monthlong elective in hypnosis in medical school. I had watched a film of an Indian psychiatrist who had put a patient in a hypnotic trance and had her dilate a vein in her hand. The doctor stuck a needle through the vein and then removed it, causing blood to flow out of both sides of the vein. #4 The fight-or-flight response is hardwired into our bodies to help us survive. It is activated whenever a stress appears, such as what happened to Beth in the emergency room. However, when stress becomes chronic, such as if you live in a war zone, grow up in an unpredictable alcoholic home, are sexually molested over time, or have financial worries, your nervous system becomes overactive.

Better, Faster, Lighter Java

Better, Faster, Lighter Java

Author: Bruce Tate

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596552794

Category: Computers

Page: 266

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Sometimes the simplest answer is the best. Many Enterprise Java developers, accustomed to dealing with Java's spiraling complexity, have fallen into the habit of choosing overly complicated solutions to problems when simpler options are available. Building server applications with "heavyweight" Java-based architectures, such as WebLogic, JBoss, and WebSphere, can be costly and cumbersome. When you've reached the point where you spend more time writing code to support your chosen framework than to solve your actual problems, it's time to think in terms of simplicity.In Better, Faster, Lighter Java, authors Bruce Tate and Justin Gehtland argue that the old heavyweight architectures are unwieldy, complicated, and contribute to slow and buggy application code. As an alternative means for building better applications, the authors present two "lightweight" open source architectures: Hibernate--a persistence framework that does its job with a minimal API and gets out of the way, and Spring--a container that's not invasive, heavy or complicated.Hibernate and Spring are designed to be fairly simple to learn and use, and place reasonable demands on system resources. Better, Faster, Lighter Java shows you how they can help you create enterprise applications that are easier to maintain, write, and debug, and are ultimately much faster.Written for intermediate to advanced Java developers, Better, Faster, Lighter Java, offers fresh ideas--often unorthodox--to help you rethink the way you work, and techniques and principles you'll use to build simpler applications. You'll learn to spend more time on what's important. When you're finished with this book, you'll find that your Java is better, faster, and lighter than ever before.

Practice Like This!

Practice Like This!

Author: Jonathan Harnum Phd

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1517676908

Category: Education

Page: 148

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If you're alive, you're trying to get better at something. It could be your golf swing or guitar, parenting or painting, gaming, cooking, or any other skill. The strategies in this book are top-shelf, pulled from neuroscience, research on excellence, and world-class masters in many fields, presented in an easy-to-understand style that is sometimes funny and always friendly. Hundreds of helpful images and graphics. 6 SECTIONS, 42 HACKS: 1-Talent Is Practice in Disguise: Learn the 3 kinds of practice and how your brain is rewired when you learn new skills. 2-Motivation Is Like Bathing (A daily requirement): Your deepest, unspoken beliefs profoundly affect your motivation to improve, ya filthy animal. 3-You Are Unique (and so is everybody else):Learn why your reaction to difficulty matters. And why teachers and coaches matter just as much. 4-Time: The Most Valuable Thing You Spend:Forget the 10,000-hour rule. Practice time isn't what you've been led to believe, nor is it otherwise. 5-Where You At?Where you practice and who you're with will affect how fast and how much you improve. What can you do about it? 6-Do it To it! Some of the most effective practice strategies and techniques: used by pros, tested by science!

How to Read Numbers

How to Read Numbers

Author: Tom Chivers

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781474619981

Category: Mathematics

Page: 152

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Every day, most of us will read or watch something in the news that is based on statistics in some way. Sometimes it'll be obvious - 'X people develop cancer every year' - and sometimes less obvious - 'How smartphones destroyed a generation'. Statistics are an immensely powerful tool for understanding the world, but in the wrong hands they can be dangerous. Introducing you to the common mistakes that journalists make and the tricks they sometimes deploy, HOW TO READ NUMBERS is a vital guide that will help you understand when and how to trust the numbers in the news - and, just as importantly, when not to.

Leverage Leadership 2.0

Leverage Leadership 2.0

Author: Paul Bambrick-Santoyo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119496595

Category: Education

Page: 434

View: 442

Cut through the mystique to learn the real drivers of great school leadership Leverage Leadership 2.0 answers the basic question: what do great school leaders do that separates them from the rest? Rooted in the observation and training of over 20,000 school leaders worldwide, Leverage Leadership 2.0 offers a practical, updated and easier-to-use follow-up to the original, with field-tested techniques and actionable advice. As educational leaders around the world implement Leverage Leadership ideas, their collective stories have revealed a simple framework by which the seven levers may be implemented: See It, Name It, Do It. This book aligns classic Leverage Leadership principles with this proven framework to streamline implementation and help good leaders become great. Expert discussion and real-life success stories prove that effective leadership is not about innate charisma, charm, or personality—it’s about how a leader uses their time. Aimed at all levels of school leadership, this book shows you what to do, and how and when to do it. The companion DVD includes 30 real-world videos that showcase effective leadership happening in our schools right now, and all templates, tools, and other professional development materials have been fully refreshed with a renewed focus on real-world implementation. Informational, inspirational, and highly motivational, this book explores both the separate components of success and what it looks like as a whole. Learn the core principles of effective leadership Understand what success looks like on the ground Practice the seven levers of leadership that allow transformational growth Adopt the tools and techniques that facilitate a schoolwide transformation Educational leaders from a diverse array of schools around the world have found unprecedented success using the key principles detailed in Leverage Leadership, and this book is inspired — and informed — by their stories. Leverage Leadership 2.0 is the practical resource school leaders need to start making real change happen today.

A Principal Manager's Guide to Leverage Leadership 2.0

A Principal Manager's Guide to Leverage Leadership 2.0

Author: Paul Bambrick-Santoyo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119496649

Category: Education

Page: 274

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Build better schools by training better leaders A Principal Manager’s Guide to Leverage Leadership answers the question that district leaders have been asking across the country: if Leverage Leadership is a roadmap for principals on how to lead great schools, what can principal managers and districts do to support them on that path? A Principal Manager’s Guide to Leverage Leadership offers a step-by-step guide to coaching principals to the highest levels of achievement, and it is rooted in studying the most successful principal managers and districts across the country. It can be used by principal managers/supervisors, superintendents, district and state leadership, and principal training organizations to accelerate the growth of principals in your community. Used in conjunction with Leverage Leadership 2.0, this book identifies the key actions principal managers should take to create exceptional school leaders, integrating the seven levers of leadership into district culture from the principal manager on up. With a particular emphasis on the two “super-levers” of data-driven instruction and student culture, this book is packed with advice, professional development materials, and real-world videos of principal managers in action, offering principal managers a valuable resource for bringing about change. A Principal Manager’s Guide to Leverage Leadership introduces a new unifying approach that is also highlighted in Leverage Leadership 2.0: See It, Name It, Do It. It gives you the tools to See it (see models of effective practice and identify gaps), Name it (name concrete actions for improvement) and Do it (provide means to practice these action steps until a principal masters them) With A Principal Manager’s Guide to Leverage Leadership in hand, principal managers, superintendents and principal training organizations can facilitate district-wide and state-wide transformations and hasten the benefit to the students and community as a whole.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Vitamins and Minerals, 3rd Edition

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Vitamins and Minerals, 3rd Edition

Author: Alan H Pressman, D.C., Ph.D., C.N.N.

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241882542

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 448

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The most up-to-date low-down on vitamins and minerals. Updated and revised for the first time since 2000, this new edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Vitamins and Minerals covers all the latest research and developments in vitamins, minerals, and supplements in the last six years. It features significant new information on Vitamins A and E, folate, and glycosamine, among many others, and sets the record straight on much of the conflicting information out there on this subject. --Covers all research and developments in vitamins, minerals, and supplements in the last six years --Significant new information on Vitamins A and E, folate, glycosamine, and others

Hearings on National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993--H.R. 5006 and Oversight of Previously Authorized Programs Before the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, Second Session

Hearings on National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993--H.R. 5006 and Oversight of Previously Authorized Programs Before the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, Second Session

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Military Personnel and Compensation Subcommittee

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000090749163

Category: Chiropractic

Page: 1588

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