Strategies That Help Readers Take Charge [Grades K-8]
Author: Gravity Goldberg
Publisher: Corwin Press
Step back so readers can step forward When it comes to teaching reading, Gravity Goldberg declares there is a structure, one that works with your current curriculum, to help readers take charge. The way forward Gravity says lies in admiring, studying, and really getting to know your students. Easily replicable in any setting, any time, her 4 Ms framework ultimately lightens your load because it allows students to monitor and direct their reading lives. Miner: Uncovering Students’ Reading Processes (Focus: Assessment) Mirror: Giving Feedback That Reinforces a Growth Mindset (Focus: Feedback) Model: Showing Readers What We Do (Focus: Demonstration) Mentor: Guiding Students to Try New Ways of Reading (Focus: Guided Practice and Coaching)
Wall Street Journal Bestseller "The pick of 2014's management books." –Andrew Hill, Financial Times "One of the top business books of the year." –Harvey Schacter, The Globe and Mail Bestselling author, Robert Sutton and Stanford colleague, Huggy Rao tackle a challenge that determines every organization’s success: how to scale up farther, faster, and more effectively as an organization grows. Sutton and Rao have devoted much of the last decade to uncovering what it takes to build and uncover pockets of exemplary performance, to help spread them, and to keep recharging organizations with ever better work practices. Drawing on inside accounts and case studies and academic research from a wealth of industries-- including start-ups, pharmaceuticals, airlines, retail, financial services, high-tech, education, non-profits, government, and healthcare-- Sutton and Rao identify the key scaling challenges that confront every organization. They tackle the difficult trade-offs that organizations must make between whether to encourage individualized approaches tailored to local needs or to replicate the same practices and customs as an organization or program expands. They reveal how the best leaders and teams develop, spread, and instill the right mindsets in their people-- rather than ruining or watering down the very things that have fueled successful growth in the past. They unpack the principles that help to cascade excellence throughout an organization, as well as show how to eliminate destructive beliefs and behaviors that will hold them back. Scaling Up Excellence is the first major business book devoted to this universal and vexing challenge and it is destined to become the standard bearer in the field.
How to Escape Correcting Mode to Transform Student Writing
Author: Patty McGee
Publisher: Corwin Press
Student writing is only as good as the feedback we give In this remarkable book, Patty McGee shares research-based how-to’s for responding to writers that you can use immediately whether you use a writing program or a workshop model. Put down the red-pen, fix-it mindset and help your writers take risks, use grammar as an element of craft, discover their writing identities, elaborate in any genre, and more. Includes lots of helpful conference language that develops tone and trust and forms for reflecting on writing.
Streamline formative assessment for readers in just minutes a day With What Do I Teach Readers Tomorrow? Nonfiction, discover how to move your readers forward with in-class, actionable formative assessment. The authors provide a proven, 4-step process—lean in, listen to what readers say, look at what they write, and assess where they need to go next. Next-step resources for whole-class, small-group, and one-on-one instruction, include Reproducible Clipboard Notes pages for quick assessments More than 30 lessons to get you started Reading notebook entries and sample classroom conversations Online video clips of Renee and Gravity teaching and debriefing
Streamline formative assessment for readers in just minutes a day With What Do I Teach Readers Tomorrow? Fiction, discover how to move your readers forward with in-class, actionable formative assessment. The authors provide a proven, 4-step process—lean in, listen to what readers say, look at what they write, and assess where they need to go next. Next-step resources for whole-class, small-group, and one-on-one instruction, include Reproducible Clipboard Notes pages for quick assessments More than 30 lessons to get you started Reading notebook entries and sample classroom conversations Online video clips of Renee and Gravity teaching and debriefing
How Authentic Teaching Transforms Our Students and Ourselves
Author: Gravity Goldberg
Publisher: Corwin Press
Teaching is one of the most rewarding professions because it is so complex and ever-evolving. Yet it’s also one of the toughest jobs for those very same reasons. In Teach Like Yourself, Gravity Goldberg holds both these truths in the palm of her hand and predicts a happy future if you apply “you” to all you do. Research, theory, curriculum and instructional design—you’ve got all that content expertise. Now, learn the practices that will empower you to use your full gifts as a teacher: Knowing your core beliefs Viewing teaching as a practice Building balanced relationships Driving professional growth Taking care of your whole self
A thorough, informative guide to the growing sport of elk hunting with in-depth coverage of current equipment and gear Techniques for tracking elk and staying safe in the wilderness Advice on choosing guides and outfitters With the popularity of elk hunting on the rise, many beginners have been left wanting information that goes beyond conventional wisdom and the same old tips and techniques. In his Elk Hunting Guide, Tom Airhart rises to the occasion, providing an in-depth, wide-ranging, but never dull introduction to the sport that draws on his more than thirty years of experience taking elk. This comprehensive book covers every aspect of the hunt in extensive detail, from gearing up and navigating the terrain to stalking elk and making the kill. Also included is specific advice for some of the most popular elk hunting regions in the country, as well as some rules of thumb for choosing reputable guides. And spread throughout the book are the author's lively "Elk Hunting Tales" - instructive stories that are the next best thing to sharing a campfire with an expert the night before a big hunt.
7 Mindsets to Master Self-Awareness awakens specific positive mindsets that build a solid foundation for lasting states of inner peace, joy, and a deep love for life to exist in every arena. Positive Thought Leader, Elizabeth Diamond takes you on a journey through the seven main energy centers of the body to access your personal source of guiding wisdom. She shares simple practices and exercises for tuning into your natural state of being ultimately allowing you to master your ability to feel good on a consistent and steady basis. Nothing is more important than shifting your awareness to focus on the things that allow you to feel better about yourself and your life. Get ready to feel inspired from the inside out and embark on an adventure of self discovery. 7 Mindsets to Master Self-Awareness illumines a path to inner transformation that delivers the influx of positive feel good experiences that you have been looking for. Become more aware of how you think and feel today to live a more empowered life – NOW!
Lessons on Protecting Yourself from Avoidable Mistakes
Author: Bill Lane
Publisher: FT Press
Category: Business & Economics
Why do otherwise brilliant and successful leaders fail – and often do so dramatically? How can you prevent your own career “train wreck” by learning from their experiences? This book distills the core causes of executive failure, demonstrates how to identify them in your own behavior – and helps you to eliminate or avoid them. Bill Lane, Jack Welch’s long-time colleague draws on his own experience as a GE insider as well as from extensive interviews with former GE executives now running their own companies, including Dave Calhoun (CEO, Nielsen); Jim McNerney (CEO, Boeing); Lloyd Trotter (retired Vice-Chairman of GE), Frank Doyle (ex-Executive VP at GE), Kip Condron (ex-CEO, Americas, AXA Equitable); Andrew McMahon (President, AXA Equitable), and many others. Together with these elite executives, Lane demonstrates how to avoid arrogance, recognize when you must micromanage, learn how to communicate far more effectively, maintain a relentless focus on what matters most, and avoid the temptations to sacrifice your #1 leadership asset: your integrity. Along the way, he offers hard-hitting insights on everything from choosing your battles to cultivating the “right” forms of paranoia. Losing It will be an indispensable resource for everyone aspiring to become a more effective leader, including managers at all levels, and all MBA candidates and executive education students.
This chronology provides details and analysis of the intelligence failures and successes of the Cuban Missile Crisis, and suggests the applicability of lessons learned to the collection, analysis, and use of intelligence in strategic decisionmaking. The author describes how the crisis unfolded using the author's personal recollection, declassified documents, and many memoirs written by senior CIA officers and others who were participants. Lessons learned include the need to avoid having our political, analytical and intelligence collection mind-sets prevent us from acquiring and accurately analyzing intelligence about our adversaries true plans and intentions. When our national security is at stake, we should not hesitate to undertake risky intelligence collection operations including espionage, to penetrate our adversary's deceptions. We must also understand that our adversaries may not believe the gravity of our policy warnings or allow their own agendas to be influenced by diplomatic pressure.