Easy-to-implement classroom lessons from the world´s premier educational system. Finland shocked the world when its 15-year-olds scored highest on the first Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a set of tests touted for evaluating critical-thinking skills in math, science, and reading. That was in 2001; but even today, this tiny Nordic nation continues to amaze. How does Finnish education - with short school days, light homework loads, and little standardized testing - produce students who match the PISA scores of high-powered, stressed-out kids in Asia? When Timothy D. Walker started teaching fifth graders at a Helsinki public school, he began a search for the secrets behind the successes of Finland´s schools. Walker wrote about several of those discoveries, and his Atlantic articles on this subject became hot topics of conversation. Here, he gathers all he learned and reveals how any teacher can implement many of Finland´s best practices. Remarkably, Finland is prioritizing the joy of learning in its newest core curricula and Walker carefully highlights specific strategies that support joyful K-12 classrooms and integrate seamlessly with educational standards in the United States. From incorporating brain breaks to offering a peaceful learning environment, this audiobook pulls back the curtain on the joyful teaching practices of the world´s most lauded school system. His message is simple but profound: these Finland-inspired strategies can be used in the US and other countries. No educator - or parent of a school-aged child - will want to miss out on the message of joy and change conveyed in this audiobook. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walter Dixon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/002185/bk_gdan_002185_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Written by the premier author in Windows software, William Stanek, and addressing the needs of computer users everywhere regardless of skill level, Windows Media Player 11 Classroom-To-Go is designed to help you build your Windows Media Player knowledge. Windows Media Player 11 is one of those programs that´s so cool you just want to dive right in and start building your media library. If you do this without any guidance, however, you´re likely to miss a lot - and that´s why you need this audio class. You will learn exactly how Windows Media Player 11 works and what you can do to get the most out of this program. Not only will you learn how to optimize and customize Windows Media Player, but you´ll also learn about the ´´gotchas´´ you should avoid. Windows Media Player 11 includes loads of new features, and this audio course will help you get up to speed quickly. You´ll learn how to: Navigate Windows Media Player menus and toolbars Play your audio CDs and video DVDs Improve your playback Build a media library Choose audio formats for ripping CDs Configure rip settings Rip audio CDs Create and Manage playlists Burn audio CDs Burn data CDs and DVDs Set up a device for syncing Sync your media to mp3 players and other devices Classroom-To-Go training courses are designed for: Those who want to complete their Microsoft Certification Those who want to learn about new technologies Those who want to refresh their memories about technologies they´ve previously learned. This audio book provides a unique way to learn about new software and to refresh your memory about software you previously learned. William Stanek has 20 years of hands-on experience with writing and instructional training. He is most widely recognized as a leading technology expe... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Knowles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reag/000026/bk_reag_000026_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Written by the premier author on Windows software, William Stanek, and addressing the needs of computer users everywhere regardless of skill level, Windows Photo Gallery Classroom-To-Go is designed to help you build your Windows Photo Gallery knowledge. Windows Photo Gallery is one of those programs that´s so cool you just want to dive right in and start building your picture and video gallery. If you do this without any guidance, however, you´re likely to miss a lot - and that´s why you need this audio class. You will learn exactly how Windows Photo Gallery works and what you can do to get the most out of this program. Not only will you learn how to optimize and customize Windows Photo Gallery, but you´ll also learn about the ´´gotchas´´ you should avoid. Windows Photo Gallery includes loads of features, and this audio course will help you get up to speed quickly. In this audio course, you´ll learn how to: Search and browse your pictures and videos View and manage ratings, tags, and captions Build your photo and video gallery Add or remove media folders Import digital pictures from cameras, scanners, CDs, and DVDs Import digital videos from cameras, CDs, and DVDs Edit picture color, brightness, and contrast Use undo and redo while fixing pictures Restore the original version of a picture Share your photo and video gallery Print and email your pictures and videos Burn CDs and DVDs containing pictures and videos Classroom-To-Go training courses are designed for: Those who want to complete their Microsoft Certification Those who want to learn about new technologies Those who want to refresh their memories about technologies they´ve previously learned. William Stanek has 20 years of hands-on experience with writing and instructional training. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Knowles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reag/000027/bk_reag_000027_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High school, junior year, and Emma is barely getting by, head down as she stays low on the social radar. Sadie, her best friend and constant companion, craves attention and understanding as much as Emma does. The two of them find strength and comfort in their friendship while surviving one crisis after another. Thing is, Sadie only weighs four pounds, stands ten inches tall and talks to Emma by barking. Until Emma notices something very unusual - Sadie displays a high degree of intelligence. Way intelligent. As in Emma and her learn how to communicate intelligent. Just the two of them, by jointly creating a special language only they know. Way special. Emma soon realizes the benefits of owning an intelligent dog with superior senses. Hiding Sadie in a converted purse sure makes for loads of classroom hijinks. Follow their story as the two risk discovery, an unexpected family tragedy, dog fighting, puppy mills and a glimpse into the secret world of canines through Sadie’s senses. This is Sadie’s challenge, a dog enduring her own teenage angst, struggling to find respect and acceptance in human society. Sadie Sapiens blends the pleasures and pains of a dog and young woman growing up together, proving that some bonds are strong enough to survive across species. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paula Slade. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/026224/bk_acx0_026224_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Featuring two American loves-railroads and cold cash-Empire Builder is as easy as connecting the dots. Players draw tracks with crayons on an erasable board and operate a rail empire in an effort to accumulate the most money.The new revision of Empire Builder´s map now has all of Mexico included and more of Canada, with corresponding loads and events.Empire Builder is continually captivating and challenging. Every game is different, with players creating a new strategy and delivering a variety of goods across the continent.Players learn the locations of cities, states, mountains and rivers of the United States and southern Canada. For 2 to 6 players, ages 12 to adult.A great game at home or even in the classroom!
Media Type : Wall ChartLevel : BeginningMusical Genre : All StylesSeries : Wall ChartNumber of pages : 1This wall chart gives an overview of the important fundamentals and technical foundations of drumming. Topics include: Basic rhythms (counting, 3- and 4-way coordination), stickings, strike sequences (notation figures, fills), accents/accent dynamics, bass drum and hi-hat (foot) ostinato, hi-hat integration (opening and closing), and the International Drum Rudiments. Both binary and ternary rhythms are included. At home, in the studio, or in the classroom, this is an indispensable tool for all drummers and drum teachers. In easy-to-read large format. Note: The sample for this product is an image of the entire chart. It may take a while to load.
Although we rely on physicians, calling on them at birth and death and every medical event in between, rarely do we consider the personal challenges faced by doctors-to-be. In 2005 author Jacqueline Marino and photojournalist Tim Harrison had the unprecedented opportunity to chronicle the experience of three students as they learned to become doctors at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. In White Coats, Marino and Harrison bring listeners into the classrooms, anatomy labs, and hospitals where the students take their first pulses, dissect their first cadavers, and deliver their first babies. Marleny Franco, who moved from the Dominican Republic to Boston´s Dominican projects when she was nine, must first overcome social and cultural barriers and those she constructs herself. Michael Norton, a devout Mormon, juggles the pressures of medical school along with family responsibilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Millie Gentry, a fashion model, tries to balance the demands of medical school with finding time to go out with friends and volunteer at the local free clinic. These are personal stories, yet they reflect significant issues in medical education. Franco, Norton, and Gentry try to master an ever-increasing load of medical science, confront problems of professionalism, and learn the importance of empathy. Each must make personal sacrifices, including taking on crushing debt, pursuing round-the-clock work, and neglecting family, friends, and health. White Coats focuses on the human side of the transformation from student to doctor and will appeal to anyone interested in health care, medical education, and the hopes, struggles, and joys of aspiring doctors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathleen Godwin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011592/bk_acx0_011592_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.