How to Focus School Improvement for Better Results
Author: Douglas B. Reeves
"We can't do that in our school district." "I don't have time to add that to my curriculum." "We're fighting against impossible odds with these students." Effective school leadership does not have to be a losing battle. In The Learning Leader: How to Focus School Improvement for Better Results, Douglas B. Reeves helps leadership teams go beyond excuses to capitalize on their strengths and reduce their weaknesses. He introduces the Leadership for Learning Framework, which challenges readers to consider that student achievement is more than a set of test scores. Reeves asserts that when leaders focus exclusively on results, they fail to measure and understand the importance of their own actions. Instead, he encourages leaders to use the Leadership for Learning Framework to look deeper into their results. The framework helps leaders distinguish between "Lucky" educators, who achieve high results but don't understand their actions, and "Leading" educators, who achieve high results and understand how their actions influence their success. From conducting strategic planning to evaluating projects to organizing leadership teams, The Learning Leader will help leaders reconceptualize their leadership role and motivate their colleagues. Reeves urges teachers and administrators to become more efficient and focused leaders, but most important, he charges them to be better educators for their students.
Author: Lars Fredrik Svendsen
Work is one of the most universal features of human life; virtually everybody spends some part of their life at work. It is often associated with tedium and boredom; in conflict with the things we would otherwise love to do. Thinking of work primarily as a burden - an activity we would rather be without - is a thought that was shared by the philosophers in ancient Greece, who generally regarded work as a terrible curse. And yet, research shows that it prolongs life and is generally good for people's physical and mental health. This is perhaps why work is increasingly recognized as a crucial source of meaning and social identity. And our attitudes to work have been changing significantly in the last decades, with an increased demand for meaning and self-realization in the workplace.In this book, Lars Svendsen argues that we need to complete this reorientation of our feelings about work and collapse the differences between leisure and work. Work, like the poor, is always with us. But to overcome the sense of being burnt out, we must think of work as not only productive but recreative - in other words, a lot more like leisure.
Author: Peter Hartley
Category: Social Science
Group Communication introduces applications of small group dynamics. Hartley shows how an understanding of how groups work and interact can improve the chances of successful team communication and cooperation. Group Communication includes: * critical reviews of group research * explanation of the difficulties and practicalities of observing groups * analysis of major group processes, including conformity and decision-making * analysis and case studies of the management team, student seminar/project groups and self-help groups * practical recommendation for group communication * references and suggestions for further reading and research.
A Defence of the Analytic/Synthetic Distinction
Author: Gillian Russell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The analytic/synthetic distinction looks simple. It is a distinction between two different kinds of sentence. Synthetic sentences are true in part because of the way the world is, and in part because of what they mean. Analytic sentences - like all bachelors are unmarried and triangles have three sides - are different. They are true in virtue of meaning, so no matter what the world is like, as long as the sentence means what it does, it will be true. This distinction seems powerful because analytic sentences seem to be knowable in a special way. One can know that all bachelors are unmarried, for example, just by thinking about what it means. But many twentieth-century philosophers, with Quine in the lead, argued that there were no analytic sentences, that the idea of analyticity didn't even make sense, and that the analytic/synthetic distinction was therefore an illusion. Others couldn't see how there could fail to be a distinction, however ingenious the arguments of Quine and his supporters. But since the heyday of the debate, things have changed in the philosophy of language. Tools have been refined, confusions cleared up, and most significantly, many philosophers now accept a view of language - semantic externalism - on which it is possible to see how the distinction could fail. One might be tempted to think that ultimately the distinction has fallen for reasons other than those proposed in the original debate. In Truth in Virtue of Meaning, Gillian Russell argues that it hasn't. Using the tools of contemporary philosophy of language, she outlines a view of analytic sentences which is compatible with semantic externalism and defends that view against the old Quinean arguments. She then goes on to draw out the surprising epistemological consequences of her approach.
how to start a business and be your own boss
Author: Joseph R. Mancuso
Publisher: Dearborn Trade Pub
Category: Business & Economics
Many former corporate executives become entrepreneurs in order to be their own bosses. This book explores the experience of starting a business in mid-career from three different angles: starting a new business from scratch, buying a franchise, and acquiring a business that someone else has started.
Author: Hugo Chelo Miguel Morgado
Category: Business & Economics
Nesta obra o leitor não encontrará modelos, nem teorias, nem sequer uma longa dissertação académica. Propomos, em contrapartida, a leitura de histórias, narrativas e pequenos fragmentos dos grandes mestres do pensamento ocidental. Este volume incide sobre aspectos cruciais da "vida empresarial", isto é, sobre o conjunto de qualidades, aptidões, dificuldades e problemas que caracterizam as actividades humanas cooperativas, cuja coordenação tem em vista uma determinada finalidade. O carácter predominantemente técnico dos meios de formação de muitas das actividades profissionais tende por si só a gerar especialistas sem espírito, nem visão. O que propomos é fornecer ideias novas/antigas que cultivem mentes mais criativas, mais livres e mais humanas. E de forma a que o pensar seja um processo dinâmico e continuo foi contruído um blog para que a leitura não se esgote na obra editada. Será um espaço de discussão e de contraditório à volta não só das grandes histórias e narrativas que trazem à gestão outra prespectiva mas também à volta do prazer puro e simples de pensar e reflectir com os grandes mestres.
Author: Benno Hurt
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
Judith S. – eine Frau in G roßaufnahme Judith S. ist eine Frau von 46 Jahren. Ihr rotes Haar fällt auf. Sie trägt es offen. Sie lebt allein, hat keine Kinder. Sie ist eine hervorragende Richterin und wird bald befördert werden. Ihre Eltern sind vor einigen Jahren gestorben. Sonntags besucht sie nur das Grab ihres Vaters und fotografiert dabei heimlich den Garten und das bunte Leben einer Familie, die jenseits der Friedhofsmauer wohnt. Sie möchte sich ein neues Familienalbum schaffen. In der Liebe hat sie wenig Erfahrung – sie will kontrollieren und führt doch, gerade in der Nacht, ein Doppelleben.
Author: Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russells brillante Analyse der Formen der Macht ist längst zum Klassiker avanciert. In den Augen des britischen Philosophen und Nobelpreisträgers ist Macht die Triebkraft allen menschlichen Handelns und damit der entscheidende Faktor der Geschichte. Ob Wirtschaft, Militär oder Erziehung, sie alle üben Macht aus, die jeweils nach speziellen Regeln funktioniert. Russells bis heute aktuelle Botschaft - Erst wenn der Mensch die verschiedenen Formen der Macht sicher versteht, ist er in der Lage, deren Missbrauch zu kontrollieren.
Author: Ulrike Haß,Petra Storjohann
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Wort und Wortschatz galten immer schon als wesentliche Elemente der Sprache. Aber das Interesse an Wörtern hat sich in den letzten Jahrzehnten durch neue Methoden, v.a. aus der Korpus- und Kognitionslinguistik, deutlich gewandelt: Die Wahrnehmung ‚des Worts‘ ist (wieder) in Bewegung geraten. Das Handbuch zeigt auf, wie Wörter durch ihre interaktionelle, visuelle und sprachliche Umgebung beeinflusst werden.
Author: Hans F. K. Gunther
Publisher: Wentworth Press
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Die wahre Geschichte
Author: Solomon Northup
Publisher: Piper Verlag
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Solomon Northup war ein freier Bürger, bis er von Sklavenhändlern verschleppt und an einen Plantagenbesitzer verkauft wurde. Dort lebte er zwölf Jahre als Sklave, bis er schließlich – als einer der wenigen – seine Freiheit zurückerlangen und zu seiner Familie zurückkehren konnte. Die gleichnamige Verfilmung seiner Memoiren von Regisseur Steve McQueen hat bei der Verleihung der Golden Globes den Hauptpreis als bestes Filmdrama gewonnen.