A License to Teach

Author: Linda Darling-Hammond
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787946807
Format: PDF, Docs
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The authors provide a comprehensive blueprint for developing a better system of teacher liscensing. They detail the essential components of that plan--from establishing rigorous professional standards to developing performance assesments, as well as institutional accreditation, advanced certification for individual teachers, and appropriate internships. Rich with examples of real-life standards, exams, assessments, and other useful tools, A License to Teach not only shares the wisdom of professionals who are experienced in setting accreditation and certification standards, but offers important advice on how to prepare and evaluate aspiring teachers for the challenges of their profession.

The Magic Of Thinking Big

Author: David J Schwartz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 073181598X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Millions of people throughout the world have improved their lives using The Magic of Thinking Big. Dr. David J. Schwartz, long regarded as one of the foremost experts on motivation, will help you sell better, manage better, earn more money, and -- most important of all -- find greater happiness and peace of mind. The Magic of Thinking Big gives you useful methods, not empty promises. Dr. Schwartz presents a carefully designed program for getting the most out of your job, your marriage and family life, and your community. He proves that you don't need to be an intellectual or have innate talent to attain great success and satisfaction -- but you do need to learn and understand the habit of thinking and behaving in ways that will get you there. This book gives you those secrets!

Personal Tutoring in Higher Education

Author: Liz Thomas
Publisher: Trentham Books Limited
ISBN: 9781858563855
Format: PDF, ePub
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Examines the pressures on traditional models of personal tutoring and sets this against the benefits of greater interaction and engagement to support students as they make the transition into higher education and progress through it successfully. This book is a useful reading for managers and tutors in higher education.

Plato Not Prozac

Author: Lou Marinoff, PhD
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062227017
Format: PDF, Kindle
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If you're facing a dilemma -- whether it's handling a relationship, living ethically, dealing with a career change, or finding meaning in life -- the world's most important thinkers from centuries past will help guide you toward a solution compatible with your individual beliefs. From Kirkegaard's thoughts on coping with death to the I Ching's guidelines on adapting to change, Plato, Not Prozac! makes philosophy accessible and shows you how to use it to solve your everyday problems. Gone is the need for expensive therapists, medication, and lengthy analysis. Clearly organized by common problems to help you tailor Dr. Lou Marinoff's advice to your own needs, this is an intelligent, effective, and persuasive prescription for self-healing therapy that is giving psychotherapy a run for its money.

Linking Practice and Theory

Author: Fred A.J. Korthagen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135652481
Format: PDF, ePub
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Although the idea of the reflective practitioner is embraced by many, there is still a need to understand how teachers' practical experience and the theoretical insights of researchers can be linked in teacher education. This book offers a framework for addressing this problem. It brings together 15 years of experience in teacher education and research, based on Korthagen's concept of "realistic teacher education" which is well known in Europe and gaining interest in North America. Set up as a journey back and forth between practice and theory, this book is not only about linking them but models how it can be done, providing both practical solutions and research-based theoretical foundations. Linking Practice and Theory: The Pedagogy of Realistic Teacher Education: * serves as a guidebook for teacher educators, with many practical ideas and guidelines; * prepares the reader for a fundamental shift in thinking about teacher education; and * uses an international perspective in analyzing real, practical experience in teacher education, in the Netherlands and in other countries.

Goethe s Theory of Colours

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Publisher:
ISBN:
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This work by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) was translated into English in 1840 by Sir Charles Eastlake (1793-1865), painter and later keeper of the National Gallery. Goethe's 1810 work was rejected by many contemporary scientists because it appeared to contradict the physical laws laid down by Newton. However, its focus on the human perception of the colour spectrum, as opposed to the observable optical phenomenon, was attractive to, and influential upon, artists and philosophers. As Eastlake says in his preface, the work's dismissal on scientific grounds had caused 'a well-arranged mass of observations and experiments, many of which are important and interesting', to be overlooked. Eastlake also puts Goethe's work into its aesthetic and scientific context and describes its original reception. His clear translation of Goethe's observations and experiments on colour and light will appeal to anyone interested in our responses to art.

Teaching by Principles

Author: H. Douglas Brown
Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
ISBN: 9780133925852
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Teaching by Principles is a widely acclaimed methodology test used in language teacher education programs around the world. In this fourth edition, Dr. H. Douglas Brown and Dr. Heekyeong Lee offer a comprehensive survey of practical language teaching options firmly anchored in current research on second language acquisition and pedagogy. Features of the Fourth Edition A comprehensive update on current issues, new research findings, and innovative classroom teaching techniques, with additional and reworked chapters to reflect this information A description and analysis of new foundational principles, including: agency, identity, languaculture, communities of practice, embodied cognition, and self-regulation Pre-reading organizers at the beginning of each chapter Frquent statistics and pedagogical "tips" in each chapter Numerous "classroom connections" to stimulate practical applications of concepts and principles End-of-chapter group activities, discussion topics, and suggested additional readings A glossary of technical terminology