What Smart Students Know

What Smart Students Know Author Adam Robinson
ISBN-10 PSU:000022147967
Release 1993
Pages 274
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Argues that smart students have a different attitude about school and learning, and offers advice on taking notes, studying, preparing for tests, and writing papers



Decisions That Changed My Life

Decisions That Changed My Life Author Excel Ogugbue, PhD
ISBN-10 9781490849171
Release 2014-10-14
Pages 216
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Decisions That Changed My Life: An Inspiring True-Life Story Decisions That Changed My Life--the practical life experience of a poor African kid who grew up in the City of Aba, Nigeria--is for anyone who wants to read and learn about an inspiring true story. Excel Ogugbue offers up his dramatic life story as an example of how to beat the odds and live your dreams. His journey from loss and hardship in Nigeria to life in the United States is a gripping story that combines practical, nitty-gritty advice with exhilarating inspiration. This is an engaging story filled with the twists and turns, the drama and disappointments of real life. With a doctorate degree in petroleum engineering and a promising career in the oil and gas industry, Excel shares his experiences with raising money to fund his education and to support his family, as well as his inspiring stories of academic success, faith, honesty, and integrity that made him a candidate for the top.



The Silver Bullet Easy Learning System

The Silver Bullet Easy Learning System Author John Jensen
ISBN-10 9781462805792
Release 2007-12-11
Pages 181
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Students can change rapidly. Just entering a different room they may feel happier and more successful because they respond instantly to changed conditions. The same students may be bored and uncooperative, and then learn zestfully. The most powerful influence available to teachers is students' opinion of each other. Properly applied, it inspires them to do better in all ways, with results evident in a couple weeks, K-12. They're more cooperative, supportive, gain firm knowledge hourly, and are proud of their accomplishments. National legislation ordering schools to change is an unwanted distraction. Teachers instead need methods easy to apply that work quickly and obviously. With seven key elements and fifty-four methods, this book explains • How current instruction insures superficial learning • Easy changes that increase long-term mastery • How the axiom "Practice makes perfect" applies to learning • How to generate pride with hourly success and turn it into a body of knowledge • The absolute fastest way to get mutual support and harmony • How to make learning a team sport that includes everyone • How to solve the national problem of assessing learning objectively. • How to discipline without alienating • How students remember the most for the longest time



K ein Gesp r f r Zahlen

 K ein Gesp  r f  r Zahlen Author Barbara Oakley
ISBN-10 9783864157813
Release 2015-10-12
Pages 352
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Mathematik versteht man oder eben nicht. Der eine ist dafür natürlich begabt, dem anderen bleibt dieses Fach für immer ein Rätsel. Stimmt nicht, sagt nun Barbara Oakley und zeigt mit ihrem Buch, dass wirklich jeder ein Gespür für Zahlen hat. Mathematik braucht nämlich nicht nur analytisches Denken, sondern auch den kreativen Geist. Denn noch mehr als um Formeln geht es um die Freiheit, einen der vielen möglichen Lösungsansätze zu finden. Der Weg ist das Ziel. Und wie man zum richtigen Ergebnis kommt, ist eine Kunst, die man entwickeln, entdecken und in sich wecken kann. Die Autorin vermittelt eine Vielfalt an Techniken und Werkzeugen, die das Verständnis von Mathematik und Naturwissenschaft grundlegend verbessern. (K)ein Gespür für Zahlen nimmt Ihnen — vor allem wenn Sie sich in Schule, Uni oder Beruf mathematisch oder naturwissenschaftlich beweisen müssen — nicht nur die Grundangst, sondern stärkt Ihren Mut, Ihren mathematischen Fähigkeiten zu vertrauen. So macht Mathe Spaß!



YOU The Owner s Manual for Teens

YOU  The Owner s Manual for Teens Author Michael F. Roizen
ISBN-10 0743292596
Release 2011-06-07
Pages 464
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A few years ago, we wrote YOU: The Owner’s Manual, which taught people about the inner workings of their bodies—and how to keep them running strong. But you know what? There’s a big difference between an adult’s body and your body, between adults’ health mysteries and your health mysteries, between their questions and your questions. So, teens, this book is for YOU. We’ll talk to you about the biological changes that are happening in your brain and your body. We’ll show you how to get more energy, improve your grades, protect your skin, salvage more sleep, get fit, eat well, maximize your relationships, make decisions about sex, and so much more. In fact, in these pages, we answer hundreds of your most pressing health-related questions. And you know what else? We are going to treat you like adults in one very important way: We’re not going to preach. We’re going to give you straight-up information that you can use to make smart choices about how to live the good life—and enjoy every second of it. Starting right now.



I Can Finish College

I Can Finish College Author Marcia Y. Cantarella
ISBN-10 9781402272769
Release 2012-08-01
Pages 288
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Your all–in–one guide to navigating college left and setting yourself up for success! "Marcia Cantarella's advice is not only concrete and practical, it covers situations that may overwhelm and derail students as they attempt to navigate the path to graduation." —Patty Machir, Executive Director, Futures and Options "I am excited about the students who will have the honor and pleasure to read this book. It's like something picked right out of my brain. This is incredible!" —Endri Horanalli, Hunter College Graduate College is a time of both great opportunities and great challenges. Regardless of your background, obstacles and adversity are sure to come your way. The key is knowing how to respond, how to navigate the system, and not letting anything get in the way of you reaching your ultimate goal. Wherever you're at in your educational journey, this book has the answers to your most difficult questions—and will answer the most important questions you need to know (and didn't know you had!). Whether you are the first in your family to attend college or come from a long line of graduates, are attending college right after high school or are going back to school later in life while balancing a career, I Can Finish College will take you through all central experiences, mysteries, and relationships that you'll encounter leading up to graduation and beyond.



Changing Attitudes and Behavior

Changing Attitudes and Behavior Author John Jensen
ISBN-10 9781610488044
Release 2012
Pages 167
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Changing Attitudes and Behavior: Practice Makes Permanent, the second of the Practice Makes Permanent series, argues that school performance is directly correlated to student motivation. If school administrators and teachers adopt Jensen s easy, direct, and effective ways to help students manage their feelings and focus their attention, the results will be two-fold: schools will foster a cooperative and high-performing learning community, and students will succeed academically while also mastering important social skills. To do so, both schools and students must make permanent learning their first priority rather than temporary, superficial knowledge so that students can take pride in- and ownership of their achievements in the classroom. Maintaining this standard will require educators to build learning activities systematically: they must understand, record, organize, and deepen knowledge. It will also require that they know simple and direct ways to change and improve the thinking that drives students behavior, in addition to the points of leverage available to teachers when redirecting even the most distracted or distracting students. Although identifying and modifying behavior patterns can be difficult, Jensen provides tried methods that will address student motivation, unify class instruction, and get teachers and students back on track for their long-term, permanent learning goals. For more information about the author's work, please check out his educational blog here: http: //johnjensen.edublogs.org/"



Brain Builders

Brain Builders Author Richard Leviton
ISBN-10 9781101173848
Release 1995-09-01
Pages 432
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Hundreds of ways to preserve, restore and improve the brain's potential. These all-natural techniques help boost brain power and prevent mental aging. They represent the latest developments in scores of disciplines, including meditation, yoga, nutrition, vitamins, herbs and more.



Real College

Real College Author Douglas Stone
ISBN-10 9781440649165
Release 2004-09-07
Pages 224
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Few people have as much experience helping students cope with college life as Douglas Stone, a long-time Harvard residential adviser and coauthor of Difficult Conversations, and Elizabeth Tippett, recent Harvard graduate and founding director of the university?s peer mediation program. In Real College, they join forces to help students deal with nightmare roommates, handle academic pressures, make smart choices about alcohol and sex, communicate with parents, and address all the other big issues that can make college as challenging as it is exciting. Stone and Tippett deliver insightful, pragmatic advice with humor and compassion, in a style that parents and students alike will appreciate. This is one book that no college student should be without.



Effective Classroom Turnaround

Effective Classroom Turnaround Author John Jensen
ISBN-10 9781475800999
Release 2012-08-31
Pages 184
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Effective Classroom Turnaround: Practice Makes Permanent, the third book in the Practices Makes Permanent series, contends that because students learn and behave differently, educators must thoughtfully approach them in the classroom in order to affect change. Like all humans, students respond to conditions around them. Regardless of their habits and behaviors at home or in school, educators can successfully stimulate them to approach education in a new, more positive light. Effective Classroom Turnaround offers teachers over fifty ways to generate cooperation, enthusiasm, and consistent academic success by utilizing principles of learning and motivation that are often ignored or, at best, underused even in the best schools. Embracing the idea that school reform occurs in the classroom, and not in the boardroom, this guide will effectively connect instruction with students’ motivation and performance.



Adult Learning Disabilities and ADHD Research Informed Assessment

Adult Learning Disabilities and ADHD  Research Informed Assessment Author Robert L. Mapou
ISBN-10 9780195371789
Release 2009
Pages 291
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Based on the author's popular workshop, this concise volume provides scientific and practical guidance on assessing learning disabilities and ADHD in adults. It includes instructions for accessing the author's downloadable PowerPoints, as well as a Continuing Education component (3 credits) that is administered by the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology.Topics include definitions of disability (including legal definitions), assessment, and management approaches (from medications and therapy to educational and workplace accommodations), and assistive technology and software. Three case examples are provided, along with a sample report. The book is aimed at clinical neuropsychologists and clinical psychologists who are involved in the assessment and management of adults with learning disabilities and/or ADHD.



Strategies for Studying

Strategies for Studying Author Sandi Clay
ISBN-10 1551430630
Release 1996-01-01
Pages 150
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Covers such topics as improving essay-writing skills, increasing learning efficiency and productivity, and reducing wasted time and effort



Study Smarts

Study Smarts Author Judi Kesselman-Turkel
ISBN-10 0299191834
Release 2004-05-01
Pages 96
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THE STUDY SMART SERIES, designed for students from junior high school through lifelong learning programs, teaches skills for research and note-taking, provides exercises to improve grammar, and reveals secrets for putting these skills together in great essays. Some students are not getting the grades they want, and others spend too much time working for good grades. Any student can find useful advice in Study Smarts: How to Learn More in Less Time. Study Smarts is the most complete and lively guide to streamlined studying. In a highly readable style, the authors eliminate the confusion and anxiety often felt about keeping up with course work. Each chapter explains a different technique, and each chapter title is a nugget of advice that summarizes that technique. For example, “Eliminate interference from your environment;” or “Never study anything the same way twice.” The writers explain how to set goals, take notes, review, cut reading time, make the most of class discussions, etc., all as efficiently as possible. Beyond refining basic study chores, there are novel tips for time management and cramming and special memory techniques. The authors also tell how to get outside help for special problems.



Some Developments in Research in Science and Mathematics in Sub Saharan Africa

Some Developments in Research in Science and Mathematics in Sub Saharan Africa Author Lorna Holtman
ISBN-10 9781920299293
Release 2008
Pages 408
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Much attention in late-developing countries is given to providing access to studies which allow school leavers to enter science and technology-related careers. This book reviews research related to the crucial dimension of epistemological access to the disciplines of import, which students need as much as institutional access in order to improve their chances of success. A significant feature of this collection's research studies is that their empirical bases are highly localised, covering areas such as research methods, access, curriculum, instruction and assessment, and the relevance of science and mathematics education in Zimbabwe, Uganda, Swaziland, South Africa, Namibia, Malawi, Ghana and Lesotho. It is the outcome of a doctoral research capacity-development project, the Graduate Studies in Science, Mathematics and Technology Education (GRASSMATE).



How to Get Into a Military Service Academy

How to Get Into a Military Service Academy Author Michael Singer Dobson
ISBN-10 9781442243156
Release 2015-10-08
Pages 184
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The five United States military service academies are some of the most elite schools in the nation, taking the finest high school students and turning them into commissioned officers of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine. Over 60,000 students a year begin the arduous process of applying, and about 4,000 get in. At West Point alone, over 15,000 candidates start the applications process. Less than a third of them finish it. Some figure out that they aren’t going to be competitive, some get derailed with specific problems, and some get lost and drop out even though they might have gotten in. From applications to Congressional nominations, from athletics to medical qualifications, the process is unlike any other for getting into college. This book leads students and their families through the process step by step, offering the tools needed for the very best chance of success. Covering special issues and concerns like LGBTQ, women and minorities, criminal records, and more, the author also discusses whether attending a service academy is RIGHT for the prospective student, and what he or she can expect upon acceptance, admission, and attendance. Using his personal experience in helping his son through the applications process, Michael Singer Dobson provides all candidates with the ins and outs of the competition for a spot at one of these prestigious schools.



The Moore Method

The Moore Method Author Charles Arthur Coppin
ISBN-10 0883851857
Release 2009
Pages 245
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The Moore Method: A Pathway to Learner-Centered Instruction offers a practical overview of the method as practiced by the four co-authors, serving as both a "how to" manual for implementing the method and an answer to the question, "what is the Moore method?". Moore is well known as creator of The Moore Method (no textbooks, no lectures, no conferring) in which there is a current and growing revival of interest and modified application under inquiry-based learning projects. Beginning with Moore's Method as practiced by Moore himself, the authors proceed to present their own broader definitions of the method before addressing specific details and mechanics of their individual implementations. Each chapter consists of four essays, one by each author, introduced with the commonality of the authors' writings.Topics include the culture the authors strive to establish in the classroom, their grading methods, the development of materials and typical days in the classroom. Appendices include sample tests, sample notes, and diaries of individual courses. With more than 130 references supporting the themes of the book the work provides ample additional reading supporting the transition to learner-centered methods of instruction.



Strategies for Comprehension

Strategies for Comprehension Author Richard Mintzer
ISBN-10 1404204725
Release 2006
Pages 48
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Introduces strategies for comprehending information in written and mathematical formats.