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The Six Secrets of Intelligence

By Craig Adams
  • ISBN Code: : 1785785079
  • Publisher : Icon Books
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Philosophy
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Some people have something to say in any conversation and can spot the hidden angles of completely unrelated problems; but how do they do it? So many books, apps, courses, and schools compete for our attention that the problem isn’t a lack of opportunity to sharpen our minds, it’s having to choose between so many options. And yet, more than two thousand years ago, the greatest thinker of Ancient Greece, Aristotle, had already discovered the blueprint of the human mind. Despite the fact that the latest cognitive science shows his blueprint to be exactly what sharpens our reasoning, subtlety of thought, and ability to think in different ways and for ourselves, we have meanwhile replaced it with a simplistic and seductive view of intelligence, education and the mind. Condensing that blueprint to six 'secrets', Craig Adams uncovers the underlying patterns of every discussion and debate we’ve ever had, and shows us how to be both harder to manipulate and more skilful in any conversation or debate – no matter the topic.

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  • Pdf File: perspectives-on-teaching-language-and-content.pdf

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An overview of current issues and developments in foreign language education, designed for instructors of language, literature, and culture at any stage of their careers A contemporary guide to foreign language education, this book presents the latest developments and issues in the field of applied linguistics. It leads instructors to make vital connections between theory and practice and to develop innovative lesson plans, classroom activities, and course materials that align with the specific contexts in which they teach. A textbook for teaching methods courses, as well as a reference for instructors of language, literature, and culture at any stage in their careers, the book is applicable across all lower- and upper-level courses.

Teaching Higher Education to Lead

By Sam Choon-Yin
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  • Publisher : Business Expert Press
  • Book Code : 1637421648
  • Total of Pages : 196
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 157
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Book Short Summary:

Competition to provide education is tense, attributed to the ease to access and process information. Technological development has also landed a terrible blow to the employment situation, which forces higher education institutions to review what and how their students learn. Yet, the desire to retain and grow the number of students and gain commercially can sometimes cloud judgment of educational leaders. They need to know that poorly made decisions hurt the businesses and students. In this book, Sam Choon-Yin explores how technological development has the potential to transform higher education. However, the same technology also has the potential to disrupt the education sector. The author provides a critical outlook on the prevailing practices of the higher education institutions. By drawing our attention to the various challenges, the author shows how teaching and learning can be effectively carried out in the digital age to serve the needs of students and hiring companies, and ultimately the institutions of higher learning. Understanding the issues and challenges means better design of and delivery of the curriculum. At a deeper level, the book raises a complex question of “what makes an education institution different” as they aim to define themselves by fulfilling students’ desire. Understanding these issues forms the basis of power for higher education institutions to remain competitive and relevant in the age of digitization.

Secrets of Six-Figure Women

By Barbara Stanny
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061843008
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 124
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Book Short Summary:

According to the Department of Labor, the average woman in 1998 was bringing home less than $25,000 a year. For every dollar that a man makes, a woman makes between 50 and 75 cents, and that is hardly news. But what you may not know is that, quietly and steadily, the number of women making six figures or more is rapidly increasing. Currently, over fifteen million women make $100,000 or more, and the number continues to rise at a rate faster then for men. And these women come from every industry - psychologists, dot com founders, consultants, freelance writers, and even part-timers. What makes these particular women able to do so well in the workplace? Fueled by curiosity, Barbara Stanny, author of Price Charming Isn't Coming: How Women Get Smart About Money (Viking Penguin), set out to research this phenomenon. What she discovered was that, though the high-earning women she interviewed came from different backgrounds and had had greatly different work experiences, they all had certain characteristics in common. Secrets of Six Figure Woman: Surprising Strategies of the Successful High Earners will be a ground breaking book for high earners who want to ensure their wealth, enhance their success, and learn from others who are in the same boat. It will also offer inspiration, guidance, and motivation to those who aspire to make more.

The Secrets of Spirituality & Occult

By Helena Blavatsky
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 4842
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 473
  • Pdf File: the-secrets-of-spirituality-occult.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. This edition uncovers the fundamental unity from which everything springs and shows the Occult side of Nature that has never been approached by the Science of modern civilization. Isis Unveiled The Secret Doctrine The Key to Theosophy The Voice of the Silence Studies in Occultism From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan Nightmare Tales

Secrets of the Flesh

By Judith Thurman
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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 0307789810
  • Total of Pages : 640
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 915
  • Pdf File: secrets-of-the-flesh.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A scandalously talented stage performer, a practiced seductress of both men and women, and the flamboyant author of some of the greatest works of twentieth-century literature, Colette was our first true superstar. Now, in Judith Thurman's Secrets of the Flesh, Colette at last has a biography worthy of her dazzling reputation. Having spent her childhood in the shadow of an overpowering mother, Colette escaped at age twenty into a turbulent marriage with the sexy, unscrupulous Willy--a literary charlatan who took credit for her bestselling Claudine novels. Weary of Willy's sexual domination, Colette pursued an extremely public lesbian love affair with a niece of Napoleon's. At forty, she gave birth to a daughter who bored her, at forty-seven she seduced her teenage stepson, and in her seventies she flirted with the Nazi occupiers of Paris, even though her beloved third husband, a Jew, had been arrested by the Gestapo. And all the while, this incomparable woman poured forth a torrent of masterpieces, including Gigi, Sido, Cheri, and Break of Day. Judith Thurman, author of the National Book Award-winning biography of Isak Dinesen, portrays Colette as a thoroughly modern woman: frank in her desires, fierce in her passions, forever reinventing herself. Rich with delicious gossip and intimate revelations, shimmering with grace and intelligence, Secrets of the Flesh is one of the great biographies of our time. NOTE: This edition does not include a photo insert.

Cognitive Load Theory

By Steve Garnett
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  • Publisher : Crown House Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : 1785835203
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 241
  • Pdf File: cognitive-load-theory.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Brings clarity to the complexity surrounding cognitive load theory (CLT) and provides a user-friendly toolkit of techniques designed to help teachers optimise their pupils' learning.?? Foreword by John Sweller. CLT is rapidly becoming education's next 'big thing' - and Professor Dylan Wiliam recently vouched for its significance as being 'the single most important thing for teachers to know'. It is natural, therefore, that teachers will want to know more about it and, more importantly, understand how they can adapt their classroom teaching to take it into account.? Written by author and international teacher trainer Steve Garnett, this invaluable pocket guide offers a complete yet concise summary of what CLT involves and how it can impact on pupil performance. Steve provides a wide range of classroom-based teaching strategies to help teachers avoid 'overloading' their pupils' working memories, and empowers them with the tools to improve learners' retrieval from long-term memory and get them learning more effectively - particularly when learning new content. ? Suitable for teachers, department heads, school leaders and anyone with a responsibility for improving teaching and learning.

Unmistakable Impact

By Jim Knight
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  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Book Code : 1452239495
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 130
  • Pdf File: unmistakable-impact.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A focused approach to school improvement that hits the mark This book simplifies the process for becoming an Impact School through targeted, consistent professional learning that is done with teachers, not to teachers. Award-winning author Jim Knight provides tangible tools for translating staff members’ joy of learning into high-leverage practices that achieve dramatic results. Characteristics of Impact Schools include: A focused, clearly defined improvement plan that takes into account the complexity of teaching and learning relationships A school culture that encourages enrollment in ongoing professional development Alignment of purpose and actions among all staff members

Bounce Forward

By Elle Allison-Napolitano
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  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Book Code : 1483339866
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 714
  • Pdf File: bounce-forward.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Turn adversity from fearsome foe to welcome friend. Ordinary resilience is not enough to inspire teams to greatness. Effective leaders must welcome adversity and harness it for positive change that creates results. Bounce forward from adversity to lead a successful learning organization that can face new challenges and build for the future. Drawing on experiences as a transformational leadership coach, the author helps readers by: Defining leadership resiliency Explaining how leadership resiliency applies in educational leadership Showing you how to find it in yourself Outlining steps to make your leadership resilience visible Providing a rubric to gauge the resiliency of your organization

Intelligence And Espionage

By George C Constantinides
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429725337
  • Total of Pages : 560
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 721
  • Pdf File: intelligence-and-espionage.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This pioneering work, based on many years of reading and research and ranging mainly from the seventeenth century to the present, breaks new ground in intelligence bibliography. It is the most comprehensive and thorough bibliography of English-language nonfiction books on intelligence and espionage to date. The in-depth analytical annotations deal

The Secrets of Station X

By Michael Smith
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  • Publisher : Biteback Publishing
  • Book Code : 1849542627
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : History
  • Members : 328
  • Pdf File: the-secrets-of-station-x.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The astonishing story of how the British codebreakers of Bletchley Park cracked the Nazi Enigma cyphers, cutting an estimated two years off the Second World War, never ceases to amaze. No one is better placed to tell that story than Michael Smith, whose number one bestseller Station X was one of the earliest accounts. Using recently released secret files, along with personal interviews with many of the codebreakers themselves, Smith now provides the definitive account of everything that happened at Bletchley Park during the war, from breaking the German, Italian and Japanese codes to creating the world’s first electronic computer. The familiar picture of Bletchley Park is of eccentric elderly professors breaking German codes, but in fact the vast majority of people who worked at Bletchley Park were young women. For them and for the young graduates plucked from Britain’s best universities who did the bulk of the day-to-day codebreaking, this was truly the time of their lives. The Secrets of Station X tells their story in full, providing an enthralling account of one of the most remarkable British success stories of all time.

The Joy of Coaching

By Rebecca Frazier
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  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Book Code : 1506334954
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 682
  • Pdf File: the-joy-of-coaching.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The secrets of coaching excellence are already inside you. Successful instructional coaches put theory into practice, establish orderly processes, analyze data, and implement reforms. Truly great coaches, though, derive success from what they do and from who they are. This groundbreaking book, based on an innovative study, provides a holistic approach to coaching that identifies the most important characteristics of great coaches and helps you hone them in yourself. Features include: · A framework and structure for development · Comprehensive analysis of each characteristic · Examples and stories of effective coaching in action · Activities, exercises, and action points · Resources for encouragement and renewal

Creative Educational Leadership

By Jacquie Turnbull
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1441195637
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 817
  • Pdf File: creative-educational-leadership.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Creativity is now essential in a global economy, for business, and for the benefit of society. To enable young people to flourish in an uncertain future, education needs to acknowledge creativity as an essential life skill rather than restricting it to activities of a broadly artistic nature. This book helps educational leaders to identify the tensions within education systems that hinder the development of creative capacity and may influence decision-making towards pragmatic rather than creative solutions. In order to develop creative capacity, leadership itself needs to be a creative action to resolve limitations, and to develop original solutions to the challenge of educating for work and life in the twenty-first century. Recognising the vital importance of creativity to young people facing a rapidly changing world, Jacquie Turnbull reveals how, in highly effective leadership, a unique combination of values, relationships and personal attributes enables creativity. Packed with examples of successful practice, the book challenges you to build creative capacity - within staff teams and for young people - and to develop as a creative leader yourself.