A Fieldbook for District and School Leaders
Author: D'Ette Cowan,Stacey L. Joyner,Shirley B. Beckwith
Publisher: Corwin Press
This fieldbook's multidimensional approach to raising student achievement offers strategies for aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment to state and Common Core State Standards.
Rethinking the Gift of Singleness
Author: Debbie Maken
Category: Family & Relationships
The biblical benefits of marriage and God's command to marry have been severely downplayed in churches today. Maken addresses this issue and prompts men and women to remember the Creator designed humans to feel incomplete without a spouse. (Relationships)
Author: D'Ette F. Cowan,Stacey L. Joyner,Shirley B. Beckwith
Publisher: Corwin Press
Real change comes from teachers and administrators working together Educators don’t need another “quick fix” that gives a temporary boost to school performance—they need comprehensive change that lasts. In this brief companion book to Getting Serious About the System: A Fieldbook for District and School Leaders, teachers and other stakeholders will see exactly where they fit in an effective system-wide process of change. They’ll also learn about: The research behind the successful Working Systematically approach The goals of the approach, which include addressing components and competencies at all levels A five-phase process for implementing change at the district, school, and classroom levels
Getting Serious about Urban School Reform
Author: Paul T. Hill,Christine Campbell,James Harvey
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Mayoral takeovers of big city public education systems are desperation measures. After decades of decline in school quality, something must be done to make sure city children learn enough to function as adults in American society. But how can city leaders make a real difference? This book, a sequel to Fixing Urban Schools (Brookings, 1998), is a practical guide for mayors, civic leaders, school board members, and involved citizens. Based on case studies of city reform initiatives in Boston, Memphis, New York City District #2, San Antonio, San Francisco, and Seattle, the book provides practical guidance on how to formulate a plan bold enough to work and how to deal with political opposition to change. It concludes that mayors and private sector leaders must stay engaged in education reform by creating new public-private institutions to support high quality schools.
Dating, Getting Serious, and Forming a Blended Family
Author: Karen Bonnell,Patricia Papernow
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
"Successful stepfamilies build one step at a time." The Stepfamily Handbook provides these essentials: - Step-by-step guidance for how to introduce children to a dating partner and pace positive engagement between partners and kids, and kids with kids. - A roadmap through the "Five Stepfamily Challenges" that will likely surface shortly after you begin dating and grow in intensity as your relationship develops - with practical, proven tips to meet each challenge. - Developmentally specific pointers for ushering children through the struggles of becoming part of a new family. - Research-based information on best practices for parenting, stepparenting and discipline in a stepfamily. - Important tips for maintaining a successful relationship with a critical player in the family - the co-parent (ex-spouse), who is the children's other parent. - A solid communication skills tool box to help you face the inevitable relationship struggles that come with stepfamily formation.
Getting Serious About Being Funny
Author: Paul Ryan
Publisher: Back Stage Books
Category: Performing Arts
Dyin' out there? Learn how to act funny from a top Hollywood expert. Want to know a secret? Sssshhhh. Great comedy actors aren't born...they're made. Who makes them? Paul Ryan, that's who. Now Ryan, the top comedy acting coach in Hollywood, shares his secrets in The Art of Comedy, a step-by-step guide for turning actors into comedy actors. Packed with exercises, The Art of Comedy explains exactly how to build a character, how to incorporate improvisation into a written scene, where to turn for comic inspiration, and how to increase your comedic imagination. Also included is a technical analysis of comedy greats from Milton Berle to Jerry Seinfeld. For anyone who wants to work in film, in television, or in community theater, here's the complete guide to acting funny. • Written by Hollywood's top comedy acting coach • Packed with practical step-by-step exercises • Gives actors at every level an edge at comedy auditions From the Trade Paperback edition.
Getting Serious about Winning America's Drug War
Author: Vincent Bugliosi
Publisher: Newstar Press
Category: Drug abuse
An analysis of the current drug policy in the United States reveals a disturbing level of ineptness in drug control practices and presents a program for bringing the drug crisis in our nation to an end. Tour.
Author: Carsten Felden
Category: Business & Economics
Carsten Felden konzipiert ein Informationssystem, das Entscheidungsträgern strukturierte und unstrukturierte Daten den jeweiligen Benutzerprofilen entsprechend automatisiert zur Verfügung stellt. Er zeigt Grundlagen der Entscheidungstheorie auf und dokumentiert daraus resultierende Anforderungen an die Gestaltung der Benutzerprofile. Er stellt verschiedene Algorithmen vor, untersucht ihre Klassifikationseignung und stellt die Auswirkungen einer derartigen Zuordnung auf das weitere Analyseverhalten eines Anwenders dar.
Author: Philip C. Stenning
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Accountability, the idea that people, governments, and business should be held publicly accountable, is a central preoccupation of our time. Criminal justice, already a system for achieving public accountability for illegal and antisocial activities, is no exception to this preoccupation, and accountability for criminal justice therefore takes on a special significance. Seventeen original essays, most commissioned for this volume, have been collected to summarize and assess what has been happening in the area of accountability for criminal justice in English-speaking democracies with common-law traditions during the last fifteen years. Looking at the issue from a variety of disciplines, the authors' intent is to explore accountability with respect to all phases of the criminal justice system, from policing to parole.