Principal Matters

Principal Matters Author William D. Parker
ISBN-10 1502407949
Year 2015-04-12
Pages 210
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Leadership is not easy. It requires motivation, action, and courage. Principal Matters is a great resource for motivation and practical strategies for principals or school leaders who want to invest in self-growth that leads to flourishing service, instead of burnout. William D. Parker offers insights from over twenty years of experience as an educator, and over ten years as a school administrator. You are invited to this one-on-one conversation to learn how to better understand your purpose, lead others, influence change, and successfully manage the challenges of school leadership. Whether you are an aspiring principal or leading your own building or district, you will find Principal Matters both inspiring and instructive. One reader called it, "Chicken Soup for the Principal's Soul!" Read ahead for insight into how to lead with courage, action, motivation, and teamwork! Here's some feedback from some others who recommend the book: "Will is a great storyteller, and his use of these connections makes this book easy to read but also memorable. His focus on 'purpose'-going beyond what you do in school-is something that all leaders should really consider if they are going to make a difference in both their professional and personal lives." -George Couros, Principal, founder of ConnectedPrincipals.com, and an Innovative Teaching, Learning and Leadership consultant "Will generously shares experiences from his personal and professional life to remind principals of the big picture as well as the small details that are essential to the success of our school communities...Being a school leader can be lonely work, as the role of principal is only truly understood by those who have served in the position. Mr. Parker has utilized his time occupying the principal's office to develop practical yet inspiring tips for administrators. I'm excited to politely steal many of his great ideas with my own students and staff this school year!" -Rachel Skerritt, Principal of Eastern Senior High School, a D.C. Public School. 2013 Principal Ambassador Fellow for the U.S. Department of Education "Will writes with passion, conviction and insight. This book will equip you with the tools you'll need to face the frustrations you're sure to encounter as an educator, while enabling to you find renewed purpose and meaning as you influence your students to be the best they can be." -Daniel Wong, author of The Happy Student "This book explains the why of school leadership, not just the how. If you want to understand the right motives for school leadership and the steps to being a successful principal, you should read, Principal Matters by William D. Parker." -Jon Gordon, author of The Energy Bus and Soup This book captures the essence of effective teamwork and leadership. A great read for school administrators!"-Annette Breaux, educator, co-author with Todd Whitaker of The Ten Minute Inservice

Rule of Law Human Rights and Judicial Control of Power

Rule of Law  Human Rights and Judicial Control of Power Author Rainer Arnold
ISBN-10 9783319551869
Year 2017-06-23
Pages 446
Language en
Publisher Springer
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Judicial control of public power ensures a guarantee of the rule of law. This book addresses the scope and limits of judicial control at the national level, i.e. the control of public authorities, and at the supranational level, i.e. the control of States. It explores the risk of judicial review leading to judicial activism that can threaten the principle of the separation of powers or the legitimate exercise of state powers. It analyzes how national and supranational legal systems have embodied certain mechanisms, such as the principles of reasonableness, proportionality, deference and margin of appreciation, as well as the horizontal effects of human rights that help to determine how far a judge can go. Taking a theoretical and comparative view, the book first examines the conceptual bases of the various control systems and then studies the models, structural elements, and functions of the control instruments in selected countries and regions. It uses country and regional reports as the basis for the comparison of the convergences and divergences of the implementation of control in certain countries of Europe, Latin America, and Africa. The book’s theoretical reflections and comparative investigations provide answers to important questions, such as whether or not there are nascent universal principles concerning the control of public power, how strong the impact of particular legal traditions is, and to what extent international law concepts have had harmonizing and strengthening effects on internal public-power control.

How People Learn

How People Learn Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 9780309131971
Year 2000-08-11
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher National Academies Press
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

Self expansion Expanded Edition

Self expansion   Expanded Edition Author Miklos Fodor
ISBN-10 9781409293859
Year 2009-08-25
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Psychology 2.0 Books
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The author examines how systems connect, and the effects these connections have upon the successful adaptation of systems. His conclusions are explained using general concepts (such as, input, output, or operation), validated by theory, and are appli-cable to concrete systems. From these, it is principally the specifics of human thinking and behavior that have been examined in detail. The main point of this model is its new approach to, and new slant on, modern academic research. Yet the conclusions of the model do not contradict current trends in modern psychology, but rather are in harmony with other cultural systems beyond the scope of science (such as religion, art, common sense).

Self expansion Student Edition

Self expansion   Student Edition Author MiklÃ3s Fodor
ISBN-10 9781409293750
Year 2009-08-25
Pages 152
Language en
Publisher Lulu.com
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The revolutionary approach presented in †Self-expansion†not only complies with the principal scientific results, but also integrates what is remarkable in psychology. It explains everyday phenomena, such as love, sex, aggression, altruism, and problem-solving, in an easy to understand way.The simplicity and ease of application of the model bely its roots in systems theory. The whole model complies with key findings in evolutionary biology.Although its main purpose is to integrate psychology, †Self-expansion†can be used as a self-help book. The powerful theory described in the book explains in a rational way notions such as hell, heaven, or enlightenment, and guides you on how to live your life in order to reach happiness.

Work Motivation in Organizational Behavior Second Edition

Work Motivation in Organizational Behavior  Second Edition Author Craig C. Pinder
ISBN-10 9781317561477
Year 2014-07-17
Pages 600
Language en
Publisher Psychology Press
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This second edition of the best-selling textbook on Work Motivation in Organizational Behavior provides an update of the critical analysis of the scientific literature on this topic, and provides a highly integrated treatment of leading theories, including their historical roots and progression over the years. A heavy emphasis is placed on the notion that behavior in the workplace is determined by a mix of factors, many of which are not treated in texts on work motivation (such as frustration and violence, power, love, and sex). Examples from current and recent media events are numerous, and intended to illustrate concepts and issues related to work motivation, emotion, attitudes, and behavior.

What Great Principals Do Differently

What Great Principals Do Differently Author Todd Whitaker
ISBN-10 9781317925842
Year 2013-10-02
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Inspire yourself and others with the second edition of this best-selling book. With heartfelt advice, practical wisdom, and examples from the field, Todd Whitaker explains the qualities and practices that distinguish great principals. New features include: Developing an accurate sense of self Understanding the dynamics of change Dealing with negative or ineffective staff members One of the nation’s leading experts on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness, Todd Whitaker has written over 20 powerful books for educators of every level. Discover what you can do differently.

Character Matters

Character Matters Author Thomas Lickona
ISBN-10 0743245075
Year 2004-02-10
Pages 310
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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The author introduces his Character Education program, designed to give parents and teachers the essential tools and strategies for raising responsible, conscientious, and compassionate children.

How to Win Friends and Influence People

How to Win Friends and Influence People Author Dale Carnegie
ISBN-10 9789380914787
Year 2016-05-12
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher GENERAL PRESS
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'How to Win Friends and Influence People' is one of the first best-selling self-help books ever published. Just after publishing, it quickly exploded into an overnight success, eventually selling more than 15 million copies worldwide, and pioneering an entire genre of self-help and personal success books. With an enduring grasp of human nature, it teaches his readers how to handle people without letting them feel manipulated, how to make people feel important without inspiring resentment, how win people over to your point of view without causing offence, and how to make a friend out of just about anyone. Millions of people around the world have improved their lives based on the teachings of Dale Carnegie. This classic book will turn your relationships around and improve your interactions with everyone in your life. https://play.google.com/store/search?q=%22%22general%20press%22%22&c=books

Curriculum Planning

Curriculum Planning Author Kenneth T. Henson
ISBN-10 9781478628101
Year 2015-01-09
Pages 502
Language en
Publisher Waveland Press
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The fifth edition of this critically acclaimed approach to curriculum planning continues to receive accolades for its balanced presentation, pertinent case studies, and advice from practicing educators. It skillfully interweaves the themes of multicultural education, constructivism, and education reform. The author documents the latest trends, such as e-learning, blended learning and flipped learning, the controversial Common Core State Standards, and the impact of technology in our schools, including the BYOD (bring your own device) movement, digital citizenship, and technological literacy. This well-researched text spotlights ways to involve parents, students, and teachers in the curriculum-planning process and engages the reader in critical thinking and analysis about curriculum planning and education reform.

Self expansion a NEW Integrated Paradigm for Psychology

Self expansion  a NEW  Integrated Paradigm for Psychology Author Miklos Fodor
ISBN-10 9781409247784
Year 2008-11-25
Pages 205
Language en
Publisher Psychology 2.0 Books
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The book is intended for those who feel that the science of psychology needs a concept that integrates the current thinking schools.The author, a European psychologist active in HR consulting, has developed a thinking frame, a paradigm, that is independent of current research schools, but which integrates in a simple model existing results and theories of psychology.The book contains formal and visual descriptions of the suggested model, as well as independent articles that use this model in everyday life, dealing with phenomena including problem solving, altruism, aggression, sex, and religion.Although elements of this concept are already known, to enable a better understanding of this new perspective on human beings, the book contains many illustrations and easy-to-understand examples. In this way the book can reach every person who is interested in social sciences and who would like to improve their understanding of our selves, as well as psychologists and scientists in this field.

Education in the Best Interests of the Child

Education in the Best Interests of the Child Author R. Brian Howe
ISBN-10 9781442666115
Year 2013-02-07
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher University of Toronto Press
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A large body of research in disciplines from sociology and policy studies to neuroscience and educational psychology has confirmed that socioeconomic status remains the most powerful influence on children’s educational outcomes. Socially disadvantaged children around the world disproportionately suffer from lower levels of educational achievement, which in turn leads to unfavourable long-term outcomes in employment and health. Education in the Best Interests of the Child addresses this persistent problem, which violates not only the principle of equal educational opportunity, but also the broader principle of the best interests of the child as called for in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Building on the children’s rights work accomplished in their previous book, Empowering Children, Brian Howe and Katherine Covell identify three types of reform that can significantly close the educational achievement gap. Their findings make an important argument for stronger and more comprehensive action to equalize educational opportunities for disadvantaged children.