Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. Angela Duckworth.
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It was her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience that led to her hypothesis about what really drives success: not genius, but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance. In Grit, she takes us into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee.
She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference. Into a Job. Karen Kelsky. Each year tens of thousands of students will, after years of hard work and enormous amounts of money, earn their PhD. And each year only a small percentage of them will land a job that justifies and rewards their investment.
For every comfortably tenured professor or well-paid former academic, there are countless underpaid and overworked adjuncts, and many more who simply give up in frustration. Karen Kelsky has made it her mission to help job seekers join the select few who get the most out of their PhD. As a former tenured professor and department head who oversaw numerous academic job searches, she knows from experience exactly what gets an academic applicant a job.
Now, for the first time ever, Karen has poured all her best advice into a single handy guide that addresses the most important issues facing any PhD, including writing a foolproof grant application, cultivating references and crafting the perfect CV, acing the job talk and campus interview, and making the leap to nonacademic work when the time is right. Todd Whitaker. Learn all the essentials for making your first year of teaching a success!
In this exciting book, internationally renowned educator Todd Whitaker teams up with his daughters-Madeline, an elementary teacher, and Katherine, a secondary teacher-to share advice and inspiration. They offer step-by-step guidance to thriving in your new role and overcoming the challenges that many new teachers face. Topics include: - Learning classroom management skills such as building relationships and maintaining high expectations and consistency - Setting up your classroom and establishing procedures and rules - Planning effective lessons and making your instructional time an engaging experience - Managing your own emotions in the classroom and dealing effectively with misbehavior - Working with peers, administrators, and parents to build support and foster collaboration The book is filled with specific examples and vignettes from elementary, middle, and high school classes, so you'll gain helpful strategies no matter what grade level and subject area you teach.
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You'll also find out how to make tweaks or hit the "reset" button when something isn't going as planned. Things may not always go perfectly your first year, but the practical advice in this book will help you stay motivated on the path to success! Henry and Mudge: The First Book.
Cynthia Rylant. Henry has no brothers or sisters, so he asks his parents for a dog. When they choose Mudge, the wriggling puppy has floppy ears and straight, soft fur.
Mudge is tiny. But Henry knows he'll grow. Now Mudge is three feet tall, and he's the best friend Henry has ever had. Mudge trots to school with Henry, and he sleeps on Henry's bed. But one day the big dog goes for a walk by himself and gets lost. When Henry comes home from school, he is alone. Where's Mudge? Cynthia Rylant's Henry and Mudge books are filled with the wonderful adventures of the young boy and his loveable dog. Designated as Ready-to-Read books, they are perfect for beginning readers.
The First Book moves along at a frisky pace and teaches quiet lessons about friendship and security. George Orwell. Blackstone Audio presents a new recording of this immensely popular book. George Orwell depicts a gray, totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Thought Police, a world in which news is manufactured according to the authorities' will and people live tepid lives by rote. Winston Smith, the hero with no heroic qualities, longs only for truth and decency.
But living in a social system in which privacy does not exist and where those with unorthodox ideas are brainwashed or put to death, he knows there is no hope for him.
He knows even as he continues to pursue his forbidden love affair that eventually he will come to destruction. The year has come and gone, yet George Orwell's nightmare vision in of the world we were becoming is still the great modern classic of negative Utopia. Narrated by John Haag.
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Jerry Bridges. Because obeying God makes sense to us. And third, the technology to organize, search, and analyze it all is being developed. Beyond simply recovering particular names, faces, or events, we will soon be able to sift through our e-memories to reveal patterns. We won't lose our capacity for self-deception, but the truth about what happened will be clearer and more accessible.
While some fear the government using our e-memories to spy on us, a greater risk may be omnipresent surveillance by millions of private individuals, so we will need to develop a whole new etiquette about who may record and when. Throughout human history, our progress in developing better memory systems has made us the dominant species and led to civilization.
Language allowed us to share abstract knowledge across space and time. Writing, and then digital computers, made it possible to store and transmit much greater quantities of information more accurately to more people, and to preserve it for the future. Children today are the first generation to experience Total Recall. They are closely monitored by the parents, both for safety and to create memories of each stage of development. They themselves take digital photos wherever they go and socialize online.
They are far less concerned about separating the private and public lives than older generations.
Total Recall: How the E-Memory Revolution Will Change Everything
Around , one of the authors, Gordon Bell, began to experiment with storing personal information digitally rather than physically, a project he called "MyLifeBits," partly to help lay the groundwork for future commercial products. The experiment was a "three-pronged effort. Then he began recording and storing everything he saw and heard.
He scanned any bills and documents he received, which took less time than physically filing them. He set his Web browser to capture every page he visited, and he began wearing a small camera on a cord around his neck to photograph events. One of his goals was to make recording as automatic as possible so that he would record more. The third challenge was figuring out how to organize it all.
He first tried the familiar file and folder system, with long and detailed file names. But finding things again was hard because he had to remember where he had put them.
Total Recall: How the E-Memory Revolution Will Change Everything
He concluded that any successful system will have to use a database with full-text indexing. Our biological memory actually has three parts: procedural or muscle memory, semantic memory for general knowledge, and episodic or autobiographical memory that stores experiences from our past. Our brain actually stores memory as a sparse collection of details, which it fills in when it recalls the memory later. Memories are therefore susceptible to gradual drift over time, and are sometimes radically revised not always consciously or with intent to deceive.
E-memory will supplement our semantic and episodic memory but not our muscle memory. E-memory has the advantage of accurately recording everything and retaining it unchanged over time. It is never overwhelmed.
It will free our minds from clutter and from mundane memorization while helping us remember what counts, serve as a "fact-checker" for our biological memory, and compensate for our absentmindedness. As for painful memories that we would rather forget, e-memory will allow us to choose to retain them for use when necessary e. At work, Total Recall will help us deal with today's hectic pace, giving us instant access to everything even while away from the office or traveling.
By analyzing work e-memories, we will increase our productivity through understanding and modifying our work habits, answer questions by instantly looking up facts instead of relying on our biological memory, and reconnect more easily with former colleagues. For the enterprise as a whole, digital storage and communications make creating and retrieving institutional memory too easy and valuable to pass up. Data mining will be used to analyze the knowledge base for ways to improve operations. Our complete health record will be part of our e-memory.
Abundant storage will allow collecting and storing data from medical equipment. We may wear sensors in our clothing to record vital signs, exercise, and diet continuously. In the future sensors may be implanted in our bodies. We will record sessions with doctors to replay later.