In ‘Powering Up Children: The Learning Power Approach to primary teaching’, Guy Claxton and Becky Carlzon harness the design principles of the Learning Power Approach (LPA) to provide a rich resource of effective teaching strategies for use in the primary school classroom. Foreword by Ron Berger. The LPA is a pedagogical formula which aims to develop all children as confident and capable learners – ready, willing, and able to choose, design, research, pursue, troubleshoot, and evaluate learning for themselves, alone and with others, in school and out. This approach therefore empowers teachers to complement their delivery of content, knowledge, and skills with the nurturing of positive habits of mind that will better prepare students to flourish in later life. Building upon the foundations carefully laid in The Learning Power Approach (ISBN 9781785832451), the first book in the Learning Power series, Guy Claxton and Becky Carlzon’s ‘Powering Up Children’ embeds the ideas of this influential method in the context of the primary school. It offers a thorough explanation of how the LPA’s design principles apply to this level of education and, by presenting a wide range of practical strategies and classroom examples, illustrates how they can be put into action with different age groups and in different curricular areas – especially relating to literacy and numeracy, but also in specific subjects such as science, history, art, and PE. Bursting with tips and techniques to get students’ learning muscles stretching from a young age, the book is designed for busy primary school teachers who want to get started on the LPA journey – as well as for those who have already made good progress and are looking for fresh ideas. The central chapters are structured around thematic clusters of the LPA’s design principles, and follow a common format: 1. First, the authors explain why the design principles focused on are important; including what’s in it for the teacher and what’s in it for the children. 2. Next, they offer a menu of practical low-risk tweaks to classroom practice that enable teachers to engage with the design principles and experience some quick wins. 3. Then they provide some ideas about how to embed the principles more deeply in the ongoing life of the classroom – including some rich lesson examples from across the primary age range, and from different school subjects. 4. Finally, they address some of the common bumps and issues that may crop up along the way, and offer advice to help teachers overcome such potential obstacles. Suitable for both newly qualified and experienced teachers of learners aged 3–11. Contents include: Chapter 1. An Overview of the Learning Power Approach Chapter 2. The Learning Power Approach in Action Chapter 3. Setting the Scene: Making Your Classroom a Safe and Interesting Place to Be a Learner Chapter 4. Designing the Environment Chapter 5. The Languages of Learning Chapter 6. Collaboration and Conversation Chapter 7. Making Learning Challenging and Adjustable Chapter 8. Independence and Responsibility Chapter 9. Reflection, Improvement, and Craftsmanship Chapter 10. Beyond the Single Lesson
When it comes to computer games, the numbers are astounding: the world's top professional gamer has won over half a million dollars shooting virtual monsters on-screen; online games claim literally millions of subscribers; while worldwide spending on computer gaming will top £24 billion by 2011. From techno-toddlers to silver surfers, everyone's playing games on their PCs, Wiis, Xboxes and phones. How are we responding to this onslaught of brain-training, entertaining, potentially addicting, time-consuming, myth-spawning games? In Powering Up, Rebecca Mileham looks at the facts behind the headlines to see what effect this epidemic of game-playing is really having on us and the society we live in. Is it making us obese, anti-social, violent and addicted... or just giving us different ways of getting cleverer, fitter and more skilled? She examines the evidence, from experts and gamers alike, and asks some controversial and thought-provoking questions: Are car-driving games turning us into boy racers? Could becoming a virtual bully help children solve classroom disputes? Should you feel remorse for killing pixel people? Does it matter if you cheat in a single-player game? Can games get ex-prisoners back to work? If you're part of the gaming revolution yourself, or are just curious to know what's fact and what's fiction in the media coverage of this topic, then this is the book for you. About the author Rebecca Mileham has written for the Sunday Times, She magazine, and for museums all over the UK. In ten years at the Science Museum, London, she developed exhibitions on topics as diverse as Charles Babbage's Difference Engines, robotic submarines, face transplants and the male pill. http://www.rebecca.mileham.net/
The biotech industry is one of today’s most exciting and swiftly evolving fields. This informative guide explains the sorts of courses and extracurricular activities that are required or strongly encouraged when laying the foundation for a biotech career. The book explores the various areas of biotechnology—from bioinformatics, immunology, and microbiology to industrial biotechnology and biomedical and genetic engineering—and explains the specific educational and experiential requirements for each type of biotech job and its typical duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Also included are tips for professional development, advancement, and lifelong learning. A great resource for STEM-focused students!
An Integrated Approach to Getting the Best from Your People
Author: Richard Hale
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
Category: Business & Economics
This book presents a structured model of performance management; provides practical materials including questionnaires and case studies; outlines a dynamic approach supported by pragmatic experience within international organizations; and puts forward material based upon leading edge research.
Your Official America Online Guide to Powering Up the Internet Become an Internet Power User! Turbocharge Your PC with the Latest Internet Technologies Wireless e-mail. Webcast music. Webcam video conferencing. Today's Internet technologies blur the line between computers and consumer electronics and let you do things you never thought possible. This unique guide takes you on a grand tour of cutting-edge Internet hardware, software, and services and shows you step-by-step how to make the most of them. From handheld devices, home networking, and broadband connections to MP3, multiplayer gaming, and instant messaging, here is all the information you need to make your computer work harder for you! Open the book and discover how to:Enjoy AOL on TV, AOL on the road, AOL everywhere!Surf the Internet at warp speed with a broadband connectionShare the family printer and other resources with home networkingUse your voice to do the typing with voice-recognition technologyTake your digital music anywhere with MP3 playersProtect your computer with antivirus software and helpful tipsShare live videos with friends and familyPut the Internet in your palm with a handheld computerUse money-saving decision guides to shop smart online and get more out of Internet auctions
How Public Managers Can Take Control of Information Technology
Author: Katherine Barrett
Publisher: Cq Press
Category: Political Science
Billions of dollars are spent each year on technology in cities and states, from desktop computers to mainframes. It is impractical for non-specialists to master the complex inner-workings of these new technologies, yet public managers' reliance on information technology to govern effectively make IT planning and implementation crucial. Two respected journalists from Governing magazine provide a unique, nuts-and-bolts guide to help current practitioners, as well as students who will become tomorrow's city and state managers, successfully oversee IT specialists and maximize the potential of IT systems. This first book in the Governing Management Series draws on the authors' involvement in the Government Performance Project (conducted by the Syracuse's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs). Barrett and Greene, after conducting nearly 100 interviews with practitioners on the front lines, look systematically at the best practices of cities and states that garnered high grades in the study. They offer real-world and up-to-the-minute guidance about procurement, strategic planning, training, out-sourcing, standardization, project management, cost-benefit analysis, and the appropriate use of the Internet in the public sector. Powering Up features summary take-away points and three in-depth case studies, pointing readers to both innovations to emulate and pitfalls to avoid.
"A dizzying display of intellect and wild imaginings by Moravec, a world-class roboticist who has himself developed clever beasts . . . Undeniably, Moravec comes across as a highly knowledgeable and creative talent--which is just what the field needs".--Kirkus Reviews.
A Biography of Alcoholics Anonymous Cofounder Bill Wilson
Author: Francis Hartigan
Category: Biography & Autobiography
When Bill Wilson, with his friend Dr. Bob Smith, founded Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935, his hope was that AA would become a safe haven for those who suffered from this disease. Thirty years after his death, AA continues to help millions of alcoholics recover from what had been commonly regarded as a hopeless addiction. Still, while Wilson was a visionary for millions, he was no saint. After cofounding Alcoholics Anonymous, he stayed sober for over thirty-five years, helping countless thousands rebuild their lives. But at the same time, Wilson suffered form debilitating bouts of clinical depression, was a womanizer, and experimented with LSD. Francis Hartigan, the former secretary and confidant to Wilson's wife, Lois, has exhaustively researched his subject, writing with a complete insider's knowledge. Drawing on extensive interviews with Lois Wilson and scores of early members of AA, he fully explores Wilson's organizational genius, his devotion to the cause, and almost martyr-like selflessness. That Wilson, like all of us, had to struggle with his own personal demons makes this biography all the more moving and inspirational. Hartigan reveals the story of Wilson's life to be as humorous, horrific, and powerful as any of the AA vignettes told daily around the world.
The Learning Power Approach to high school teaching
Author: Guy Claxton
Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd
In Powering Up Students: The Learning Power Approach to high school teaching, Guy Claxton and Graham Powell detail the small tweaks to daily practice that will help high school teachers boost their students’ learning dispositions and attitudes. Foreword by John Hattie. The Learning Power Approach (LPA) is a pedagogical formula which aims to develop all students as confident and capable learners – ready, willing, and able to choose, design, research, pursue, troubleshoot, and evaluate learning for themselves, alone and with others, in school and out. This approach therefore empowers teachers to complement their delivery of content, knowledge, and skills with the nurturing of positive habits of mind that will better prepare students to flourish in later life. Building upon the foundations carefully laid in The Learning Power Approach (ISBN 9781785832451), the first book in the Learning Power series, Guy Claxton and Graham Powell’s Powering Up Students embeds the ideas of this influential method in the context of the high school. It offers a thorough explanation of how the LPA’s design principles apply to this level of education and, by presenting a wide range of practical strategies and classroom examples, illustrates how they can be put into action with different age groups and in different curricular areas – especially relating to literacy and numeracy, but also in specific subjects such as science, history, geography, and design technology. All teachers can foster the capacity of students to be, for example, curious, attentive, imaginative, rational, and reflective – and Guy and Graham provide clear guidance on how this can be achieved. Step by step, they explore all aspects of pedagogy: from how to make learning compelling and challenging, to how best to make use of the environment for learning; from how to coach students so that they become more independent and responsible directors of their own learning, to subtle shifts in teacher language and behaviour that change the climate for learning. Rooted in the authors’ knowledge of international research about how students can and should learn in schools, this practical guide is suitable for both newly qualified and experienced teachers of students aged 11–18. It will also appeal to those school principals, educationalists, and administrators who are committed to improving both students’ achievement and their preparedness for the world of learning beyond school. Contents include: Chapter 1 – An Overview of the Learning Power Approach; Chapter 2 – Learning Power Teaching in Action: Some Examples; Chapter 3 – Safety and Engagement: Setting the Scene for Learning Power Teaching; Chapter 4 – The Environment of Learning Power; Chapter 5 – Collaboration and Communication; Chapter 6 – The Languages of Learning Power; Chapter 7 – Building Responsible and Independent Learners; Chapter 8 – Challenge; Chapter 9 – Thinking Real Hard; Chapter 10 – Reflection, Improvement, and Craftsmanship; Chapter 11 – Coherence: Across Lessons and Throughout the School.