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Cracking the GMAT with 2 Practice Tests, 2014 Edition (Graduate School Test Preparation)

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Ivan Illich in Conversation

Ivan Illich alights on such subject matters as schooling, background, language, politics, and the church. The conversations variety over the full of Illich's released paintings and public profession as a clergyman, vice-rector of a college, founding father of the Centre for Intercultural Documentation in Cuernavaca, Mexico, and writer of such classics as instruments for Conviviality, clinical Nemesis, and Deschooling Society.

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Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning, and Identity (Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive and Computational Perspectives)

By Etienne Wenger

Studying is changing into an pressing subject. international locations fear concerning the studying in their electorate, businesses concerning the studying in their staff, faculties concerning the studying in their scholars. however it isn't consistently effortless to contemplate easy methods to foster studying in leading edge methods. This ebook offers a framework for doing that, with a social idea of studying that's ground-breaking but available, with profound implications not just for learn, but in addition for all those that need to foster studying as a part of their responsibilites at paintings, at domestic, in school.

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The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy

If there's one zone of society that are supposed to be cultivating deep proposal in itself and others, it truly is academia. but the corporatisation of the modern collage has speeded up the clock, difficult elevated pace and potency from college whatever the effects for schooling and scholarship.

In The gradual Professor, Maggie Berg and Barbara ok. Seeber talk about how adopting the rules of the sluggish circulation in educational lifestyles can counter this erosion of humanistic schooling. targeting the person college member and his or her personal expert perform, Berg and Seeber current either an research of the tradition of pace within the academy and methods of assuaging tension whereas enhancing educating, study, and collegiality. The gradual Professor might be a must-read for a person in academia thinking about the frantic velocity of latest college life.

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Whoosh Boom Splat: The Garage Warrior's Guide to Building Projectile Shooters

By William Gurstelle

Those are the home made machines that you’ve dreamed of creating, from the high-voltage evening Lighter 36 spud gun to the Jam Jar Jet, the Marshmallow Shooter, and the Yagua Blowgun. together with unique diagrams and provide lists, Gurstelle’s uncomplicated, step by step directions support workshop warriors at any ability point in attaining impressively strong effects. With Whoosh increase Splat, you could build:

- The Jam Jar Jet—the uncomplicated pulse jet engine that roars
- The Elastic Zip Cannon—a membrane-powered shooter that packs a wallop
- The Mechanical Toe—a bungee-powered kicking machine
- The Vortex Launcher—a projectile shooter that makes use of air bullets for ammunition
- The Clothespin Snap Shooter—the PG-17 model of a clothespin gun that fires fiery projectiles
- The Architronito—the steam-powered cannon conceived by means of Leonardo da Vinci
and lots of more!

In addition to studying find out how to make those cool instruments, you’ll locate sections jam-packed with details on what makes each one computer targeted. Gurstelle describes the machine’s historic origins as basically he can: with verve, enjoyable, and this sort of quirky info his legions of fanatics love. Whoosh increase Splat is a must have for each severe tinkerer.

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Making Good Teaching Great - Everyday Strategies for Teaching with Impact

By Todd Whitaker, Annette Breaux

Each solid instructor strives to be an exceptional instructor - and this must-have e-book exhibits you the way! It's jam-packed with useful assistance and techniques for connecting along with your scholars in a significant and robust manner. the way to increase pupil studying with easy-to-implement day-by-day actions designed to combine seamlessly into any day of the college 12 months. this can be a readable, hands-on advisor for either new and professional lecturers - whole with "20-Day truth Checks" so that you can consider your development and determine parts for development.

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Too Simple to Fail: A Case for Educational Change

By R. Barker Bausell

Too uncomplicated to Fail provides a startling dissection of what's fallacious with our instructional method and a collection of easy, commonsense steps for bettering it. This simplicity, Bausell argues, characterizes either the tutoring method and the technology of schooling, as witnessed via legions of researchers who've came across worthwhile little that their grandmothers did not already understand. but strangely, dependent upon the author's personal reviews and a overview of the previous 30+ years of academic learn, those discoveries boil right down to an easy yet strong thought: the one manner faculties can elevate studying is to extend the volume of proper educational time for all scholars.

Here, Bausell demonstrates that study room guide is hopelessly out of date, as are our present checking out practices, either contributing to the widening chance hole among socioeconomic and racial teams. yet with an knowing of what's incorrect with schooling at the present time comes the revelation that the reply to those deficiencies has been to be had to us all alongside within the type of the academic version, the best educational paradigm ever built. purely in recent times has it turn into possible to simulate this super potent tutorial medium as a common choice that, in impression, might let faculties to supply proper guideline mostly and never an exception. If carried out, a brand new global of chance and strength will ultimately be on hand to young children, whose studying is so an important for our future.

The new version offered during this booklet has implications for choosing not just what's wrong with the way in which we teach our younger, but in addition why it truly is mistaken, and the way the tutorial strategy should be made extra effective, potent, and fair.

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A Fighting Chance

By Elizabeth Warren


An not going political megastar tells the inspiring tale of the two-decade trip that taught her how Washington fairly works—and rather doesn't.

As a toddler in small-town Oklahoma, Elizabeth Warren yearned to visit university after which develop into an trouble-free institution teacher—an formidable aim, given her family's modest skill. Early marriage and motherhood appeared to positioned even that dream out of succeed in, yet fifteen years later she was once a exclusive legislation professor with a deep knowing of why humans pass bankrupt. Then got here the telephone name that modified her lifestyles: might she come to Washington, D.C. to assist propose Congress on rewriting the financial ruin laws?

Thus begun an rude schooling into the bare-knuckled, usually dysfunctional methods of Washington. She fought for higher financial disaster legislation for ten years and misplaced. She attempted to carry the government dependable in the course of the monetary challenge yet grew to become a aim of the massive banks. She got here up with the assumption for a brand new supplier designed to guard shoppers from predatory bankers and was once denied the chance to run it. ultimately, at age sixty two, she made up our minds to run for optionally available place of work and gained the main competitive—and watched—Senate race within the kingdom.

In this passionate, humorous, rabble-rousing ebook, Warren exhibits why she has selected to struggle the teeth and nail for the center class—and why she has develop into a hero to all those that think that America's executive can and needs to do higher for operating families.

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The Case Against Homework: How Homework Is Hurting Children and What Parents Can Do About It

By Sara Bennett, Nancy Kalish

Does assigning fifty math difficulties accomplish any further than assigning 5? Is memorizing be aware lists tips on how to bring up vocabulary—especially while it takes clear of interpreting time? and what's the true goal in the back of these devilish dioramas?

The time our youngsters spend doing homework has skyrocketed in recent times. mom and dad spend numerous hours cajoling their little ones to accomplish such assignments—often with out contemplating whether they serve any worthy goal. Even many lecturers are in the dead of night: just one of the masses the authors interviewed and surveyed had ever taken a path particularly on homework in the course of education.

The fact, in accordance with Sara Bennett and Nancy Kalish, is that there's virtually no facts that homework is helping ordinary university scholars in achieving educational luck and little proof that it is helping older scholars. but the nightly burden is taking a significant toll on America’s households. It robs childrens of the sleep, play, and workout time they wish for correct actual, emotional, and neurological improvement. And it's a hidden reason behind the formative years weight problems epidemic, making a kingdom of “homework potatoes.”

In The Case opposed to Homework, Bennett and Kalish draw on educational learn, interviews with educators, mom and dad, and youngsters, and their very own event as mom and dad and winning homework reformers to provide distinctive suggestion to pissed off mom and dad. You’ll discover which assignments increase studying and that are time-wasters, how you can set priorities whilst your baby comes domestic with an overstuffed backpack, the way to speak and write to academics and faculty directors in persuasive, nonconfrontational methods, and the way to rally different mom and dad to aid fix stability on your children’s lives.

Empowering, sensible, and carefully researched, The Case opposed to Homework exhibits how an excessive amount of paintings is having a destructive impression on our children’s success and improvement and provides us the instruments and strategies we have to recommend for change.

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My Dyslexia

By Philip Schultz

“A luck tale . . . facts that one could upward push above the illness and defy its so-called obstacles at the brain.”―Daily Beast

regardless of successful the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2008, Philip Schultz may perhaps by no means shake the sensation of being exiled to the "dummy type" in class, the place he was once mostly overlooked through his lecturers and friends and never anticipated to be triumphant. no longer till decades later, while his oldest son was once clinically determined with dyslexia, did Schultz notice that he suffered from an identical condition.

In his relocating memoir, Schultz strains his tough adolescence and his new knowing of his early years. In doing so, he exhibits how a boy who didn't learn how to learn till he was once 11 went directly to turn into a prize-winning poet via sheer strength of selection. His balancing act―life as a member of a kin with now not one yet dyslexics, countered through his highbrow and inventive successes as a writer―reveals an inspiring tale of the strengths of the human brain.

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