Understanding by Design


Author: Grant P. Wiggins,Jay McTighe
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416600353
Category: Education
Page: 370
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Presents a multifaceted model of understanding, which is based on the premise that people can demonstrate understanding in a variety of ways.

Above the Fold

Understanding the Principles of Successful Web Site Design
Author: Brian D Miller
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440323127
Category: Computers
Page: 272
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This is a different kind of web design book. Above the Fold is not about timely design or technology trends; instead, this book is about the timeless fundamentals of effective communication within the context of web design. It is intended to help you, the reader, understand the considerations that web designers make when developing successful websites. Above the Fold is divided into three sections: Design & Typography Planning & Usability Business Value Each section represents a phase in the continuous cycle of web design. It's the balance among design, usability, and return on investment that makes a website truly great. Topics covered in Above the Fold include: What makes web design unique The history of web design Anatomy of a web page White space and grid use in web design The elements of web design: color, texture, imagery, scale, depth, animation, and variability Web typography, including web-safe type, images of type, and font replacement and embedding Web project planning Information architecture, including site maps, wireframes, and user flow diagrams The elements of usability: navigation, breadcrumbs, links, search, submission forms, and error messaging Search engine optimization Online marketing, including banner ads, viral and social marketing, on-site marketing, and email marketing Web statistics and analysis

Schooling by Design

Mission, Action, and Achievement
Author: Grant P. Wiggins,Jay McTighe
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416605800
Category: Education
Page: 287
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Provides a school reform strategy which focuses on a long-term mission; curriculum and assessment framework; set principles of learning; structures, policies, and staff that follow the mission; ongoing feedback and adjustments; and an effective planning process.

Brilliance by Design

Creating Learning Experiences That Connect, Inspire, and Engage
Author: Vicki Halsey
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1605099619
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 216
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Many subject matter experts are just that, subject matter experts--not experts in the art of teaching, facilitating, or designing. Thousands of authors, trainers, and speakers have great content, but they lack the skills required to convey their content in a way that inspires learners to unleash their brilliance and move the learning to practice.. They often spend 70% of their time on WHAT they are going to teach, and 30% of their time on HOW, when they should be spending 30% on WHAT, and 70% on HOW. Their instructional techniques often are at odds with their message of inclusivity, eagerness for people to learn, and hopes that their content will change lives and organizations. “Brilliance by Design” outlines how to design learning interactions (such as meetings and workshops) that enable people to do their best thinking. Using the tested, signature ENGAGE model, it helps anyone who brings people together for the purpose of learning, problem-solving, or innovating to develop a clear, high-impact training design that unleashes brilliance. It presents a model that enables teachers to analyze learner and teacher needs, create objectives that meet those needs, and incorporate interactive tools that “fire ‘em up,” ensuring all key outcomes are met. To help readers unleash the brilliance in others, this book provides the structure, tools, language, and models needed to create optimal learning experiences from their ideas, practices, models and books. In learning these techniques, readers will achieve powerful outcomes, building communities of learners who share best practices and communicate at a deep and profound level while doing real work.

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, and Impulsiveness
Author: Daniel G. Amen, M.D.
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780307453334
Category: Psychology
Page: N.A
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BRAIN PRESCRIPTIONS THAT REALLY WORK In this breakthrough bestseller, you'll see scientific evidence that your anxiety, depression, anger, obsessiveness, or impulsiveness could be related to how specific structures in your brain work. You're not stuck with the brain you're born with. Here are just a few of neuropsychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen's surprising--and effective--"brain prescriptions" that can help heal your brain and change your life: To Quell Anxiety and Panic: ¸ Use simple breathing techniques to immediately calm inner turmoil To Fight Depression: ¸ Learn how to kill ANTs (automatic negative thoughts) To Curb Anger: ¸ Follow the Amen anti-anger diet and learn the nutrients that calm rage To Conquer Impulsiveness and Learn to Focus: ¸ Develop total focus with the "One-Page Miracle" To Stop Obsessive Worrying: ¸ Follow the "get unstuck" writing exercise and learn other problem-solving exercises

Financial Statements

A Step-by-step Guide to Understanding and Creating Financial Reports
Author: Thomas R. Ittelson
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 1601630239
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 285
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Provides an introduction to financial accounting for non-financial managers by way of a transaction-based, business training tool. Includes real-life examples of how financial statements are built and how they interact to present a true financial picture of the enterprise.

Strategies that Work

Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagement
Author: Stephanie Harvey,Anne Goudvis
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 157110481X
Category: Education
Page: 339
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Describes strategies teachers can use to promote reading comprehension in students from kindergarten through eighth grade; and includes examples of student work, illustrations, and other reference tools.

Change by Design

How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation
Author: Tim Brown
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061937746
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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In Change by Design, Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO, the celebrated innovation and design firm, shows how the techniques and strategies of design belong at every level of business. Change by Design is not a book by designers for designers; this is a book for creative leaders who seek to infuse design thinking into every level of an organization, product, or service to drive new alternatives for business and society.

1001 Great Ideas for Teaching & Raising Children with Autism Or Asperger's


Author: Ellen Notbohm,Veronica Zysk
Publisher: Future Horizons
ISBN: 1935274066
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 364
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Contains 1001 suggestions for meeting the challenges faced by children with autism spectrum disorders, covering sensory integration, communication, language, daily living, social issues, behavior, and education.

History of Modern Design

Graphics and Products Since the Industrial Revolution
Author: David Raizman
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856693486
Category: Arts and crafts movement
Page: 400
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An exploration of the parallel development of product and graphic design from the 18th century to the 21st. The effects of mass production and consumption, man-made industrial materials and extended lines of communication are also discussed.

Setting Limits with Your Strong-Willed Child, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition

Eliminating Conflict by Establishing CLEAR, Firm, and Respectful Boundaries
Author: Robert J. Mackenzie
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0770436609
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 352
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In this fully revised and expanded second edition, Setting Limits author Robert MacKenzie is back with even more time-proven methods for dealing with misbehavior and creating positive, respectful, and rewarding relationships with children prone to acting out and disobedience. Disruptive misbehavior, constant power struggles, manipulative or aggressive behavior--the challenges facing parents and teachers of strong-willed children can seem overwhelming at times. That's why thousands of parents and educators have turned to the solutions in Setting Limits With Your Strong-Willed Child. This revised and expanded second edition offers the most up-to-date alternatives to punishment and permissiveness--moving beyond traditional methods that wear you down and get you nowhere, and zeroing in on what really works so parents can use their energy in more efficient and productive ways. With fully updated guidelines on parenting tools like "logical consequences," and examples drawn directly from the modern world that children deal with each day, this is an invaluable resource for anyone wondering how to effectively motivate strong-willed children and instill proper conduct.

The Way I See It


Author: Temple Grandin
Publisher: Future Horizons
ISBN: 9781941765258
Category: Psychology
Page: 375
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"This third edition of this book is a compilation of articles I have written for the Autism Asperger's Digest magazine from 2000 to present"--Page xi.

How People Learn

Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309131979
Category: Education
Page: 384
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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.

Complete Dream Book

Discover What Your Dreams Reveal about You and Your Life
Author: Gillian Holloway
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402220596
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 352
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The average person will dream over 150,000 dreams in a lifetime--each one a complex web of imagery and deeper meaning. The Complete Dream Book uses the interpretation of 28,000 actual dreams from contemporary dreamers, just like you, to help you access the substance and meaning of your own dreams. Discover: --Who's who in your dreams --Which dreams recur during certain life stages --The true meaning behind your nightmares --Why you have certain dreams again and again --How to tell if a dream is worth interpreting--and if you've done it correctly --The phenomenon of precognitive dreams The Complete Dream Book is the only dream interpretation book based on concrete data about real people's dreams and how the real events in their lives relate to their nighttime visions.

What Money Can't Buy

The Moral Limits of Markets
Author: Michael J. Sandel
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429942584
Category: Philosophy
Page: 256
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Should we pay children to read books or to get good grades? Should we allow corporations to pay for the right to pollute the atmosphere? Is it ethical to pay people to test risky new drugs or to donate their organs? What about hiring mercenaries to fight our wars? Auctioning admission to elite universities? Selling citizenship to immigrants willing to pay? In What Money Can't Buy, Michael J. Sandel takes on one of the biggest ethical questions of our time: Is there something wrong with a world in which everything is for sale? If so, how can we prevent market values from reaching into spheres of life where they don't belong? What are the moral limits of markets? In recent decades, market values have crowded out nonmarket norms in almost every aspect of life—medicine, education, government, law, art, sports, even family life and personal relations. Without quite realizing it, Sandel argues, we have drifted from having a market economy to being a market society. Is this where we want to be?In his New York Times bestseller Justice, Sandel showed himself to be a master at illuminating, with clarity and verve, the hard moral questions we confront in our everyday lives. Now, in What Money Can't Buy, he provokes an essential discussion that we, in our market-driven age, need to have: What is the proper role of markets in a democratic society—and how can we protect the moral and civic goods that markets don't honor and that money can't buy?

Gateways to Art

Understanding the Visual Arts
Author: Debra J. Dewitte,Ralph M. Larmann,M. Kathryn Shields
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500291917
Category: Art
Page: 630
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The world s leading visual arts textbook supports the new AP* Art History course redesign in every possible way."

The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units


Author: Grant P. Wiggins,Jay McTighe
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416611495
Category: Education
Page: 122
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"The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units is targeted to individuals and groups interested in improving their skills in designing units of study based on the Understanding by Design (UbD) framework. This guide introduces UbD unit design and directs readers through the process. It is organized around a set of modules that move from basic ideas (e.g., the three stages of "backward design") to more complicated elements of unit design (e.g., authentic performance tasks)."--publisher website.

Money Well Spent

A Strategic Plan for Smart Philanthropy
Author: Paul Brest,Hal Harvey
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
ISBN: 9780470885345
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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Winner of the 2009 Skystone Ryan Prize for Research, Association of Fundraising Professionals Research Council “All outstanding philanthropic successes have one thing in common: They started with a smart strategic plan,” say authors Paul Brest, president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Hal Harvey, president of ClimateWorks. Money Well Spent explains how to create and implement a strategy that ensures meaningful results. Components of a smart strategy include: Achieving great clarity about one’s philanthropic goals Specifying indicators of success before beginning a project Designing and implementing a plan commensurate with available resources Evidence-based understanding of the world in which the plan will operate Paying careful attention to milestones to determine if you are on the path to success or if midcourse corrections are necessary Drawing on examples from over 100 foundations and non-profits, Money Well Spent gives readers the framework they need to design a smart strategy, addressing such key issues as: Effective use of tools—education, science, direct services, advocacy—that can achieve your objectives. How to choose the forms of funding to achieve stated goals How to measure the impact of grants or programs When to be patient and stick with a winning strategy and when to abandon a strategy that isn’t working This is a book for everyone who wants to get the most from a philanthropic dollar: donors, foundations, and non-profits.

Mining the Social Web

Analyzing Data from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Other Social Media Sites
Author: Matthew A. Russell,Matthew Russell
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449388345
Category: Computers
Page: 332
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Provides information on data analysis from a vareity of social networking sites, including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Rural by Design

Planning for Town and Country
Author: Randall Arendt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351178423
Category: Architecture
Page: 544
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For America’s rural and suburban areas, new challenges demand new solutions. Author Randall Arendt meets them in an entirely new edition of Rural by Design. When this planning classic first appeared 20 years ago, it showed how creative, practical land-use planning can preserve open space and keep community character intact. The second edition shifts the focus toward infilling neighborhoods, strengthening town centers, and moving development closer to schools, shops, and jobs. New chapters cover form-based codes, visioning, sustainability, low-impact development, green infrastructure, and more, while 70 case studies show how these ideas play out in the real world. Readers —rural or not—will find practical advice about planning for the way we live now.