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1. Facilitator's Guide to How to
2. What They Don't Teach You in College
3. Listening to Children on the Spiritual
4. The Call to Teach
5. Why I Teach
6. The World is a Class: How and
7. Teach Yourself Algebra for Electronic
8. They Don't Teach Corporate in
9. What the Bible Teaches about Guidance
10. Into the Classroom: Guidance for
11. Touch the Future: Teach
12. Teach Yourself How to DJ (Teach
13. Teach Yourself How To Get On A
14. Teach Yourself Stand-Up Comedy
15. How To Teach
16. Higher Education: On Life, Landing
17. Writing a Novel (Teach Yourself
18. Teach Yourself MCSE NT Workstation
19. Teach English As a Foreign Language:
20. Chopsticks and French Fries: How

1. Facilitator's Guide to How to Teach Students Who Don't Look Like You: Culturally Relevant Teaching Strategies
by Bonnie M. Davis
Paperback: 64 Pages (2008-04-01)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$12.64
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Asin: 1412968526
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Use this step-by-step facilitator’s guide to demonstrate culturally appropriate and research-based teaching strategies that can close the achievement gap for culturally and ethnically diverse students.

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5-0 out of 5 stars A must for all teachers!
The facilitator's guide gives good suggestions for presenting both of Dr. Davis' books on how to embrace differences in the classroom or on your teaching staff - easy to use.

3-0 out of 5 stars How to teach students who don't look like you
The book and the facilitator's guide is okay.I think there are a few gems here and there, but overall I wasn't that impressed with either.Also, the author needs to rethink one of her sources.The work of Ruby Payne has never been verified and has been roundly criticized by education scholars as racist drivel.Any book that refers the reader to Payne's work is suspect for me. ... Read more

2. What They Don't Teach You in College
by Kramon
Paperback: 320 Pages (2006-03-01)
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Asin: 157248554X
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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You’re finally free-so now what?

You’ve passed the last final, and suddenly you’re expected to know how to do all sorts of grown-up things-get a job, rent an apartment, pay for health insurance. The only problem is, no one ever told you how to do these things. Take a deep breath, because What They Don’t Teach You in College is a crash course in Life 101.

Your Job
• soar through all the new-hire paperwork
• create the best benefits package for you

Your Money
• live large on a small but smart budget
• control your student loan payments

Your Health
• keep insurance costs low
• get to know your HMO

Your Apartment
• spot the most dangerous traps in your lease
• keep roommate headaches to a minimum

Your Taxes
• make filing your returns a breeze
• discover simple ways to increase your refund

Your Car
• avoid used car pitfalls
• negotiate like a pro for your first new car

Packed with helpful checklists for every situation, easy definitions of essential terms and practical advice from an experienced lawyer, What They Don’t Teach You in College makes life’s major decisions as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Say good-bye to college and hello to your new life! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A "must have" for the recent graduate
What They Don't Teach You in College is a Must Have for any college graduate. It's a shame that personal finance is not a required course in High School or College, every year thousands of students graduate and head out into the real world with little or no knowledge of what to do next.

This book is is a great handbook to have, it walks you through getting your first job, understanding contracts, managing finances, buying a car, renting/buying a home, insurance, etc. It basically covers everything you need to know from age 18 to 30.

If you want the student in your life to hit the ground running this is the perfect gift for them.

5-0 out of 5 stars I Wish Someone Would Have Given ME This Book!
What a great book! When I first started out on my own, I wish someone would have given me a book like this one.

It would have saved me a lot of headaches and trouble if I could have had the advice and useful tips in this book, at a time when I needed it most.

I hope the college graduate I bought this book for, finds it helpful and useful.
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3. Listening to Children on the Spiritual Journey: Guidance for Those Who Teach and Nurture
by Catherine Stonehouse, Scottie May
Paperback: 172 Pages (2010-06-01)
list price: US$17.99 -- used & new: US$8.13
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Asin: 0801032369
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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How do children experience and understand God? How can adults help children grow their life of faith? Throughout more than a decade of field research, children's spirituality experts Catherine Stonehouse and Scottie May listened to children talk about their relationships with God, observed children and their parents in learning and worship settings, and interviewed adults about their childhood faith experiences. This accessibly written book weaves together their findings to offer a glimpse of the spiritual responsiveness and potential of children. Through case studies, it provides insight into children's perceptions of God and how they process their faith. In addition, the book suggests how parents, teachers, and ministry leaders can more effectively relate to and work with children and pre-adolescents to nurture their faith, offering a helpful picture of adults and children on the spiritual journey together. The book also includes color illustrations created by some of the children the authors observed. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Learning from the Children
This review originally appeared on the Englewood Review of Books and my blog, Jacob's Café, and was made possible by a complimentary copy from the publisher.

As a child psychologist with a particular passion and speciality in spirituality, particularly spiritual formation, I was very excited to review Catherine Stonehouse and Scottie May's Listening to Children on the Spiritual Journey. This book discusses the results from multiple projects exploring childhood Christian spirituality. Before thinking it may be boring, allow me to assure you that it's not. While it could definitely be used in an academic setting (the publishing house emphasizes that), it really is meant for laity, not academics.

I recently began a spirituality group as part of my organization's child partial hospitalization program for psychiatric problems. This book was helpful in developing some activities to initiate discussion on spiritual topics. However, it really is meant for a parents and church-based ministries rather than therapists. And it is focused on Christian spirituality. So if you're looking for ways to explore the spirituality of atheist children, this book is probably not what you're looking for (although I would also argue it's techniques could be altered for the appropriate spiritual context).

Stonehouse and May begin their tome by beautifully introducing their passion for developing child spirituality and discussing their research methodology. It's detailed enough to moderately satisfy those of us with a critical eye on methodology (their more detailed appendix helps), but does not get bogged down in academic technicalities so as to lose readers of the intended audience. They then wisely move into beginning to tell some of the stories of kids' responses to various prompts. I think it was wise for them to begin this way because it emphasizes that children can and do talk about deep spiritual concepts... when given the opportunity. I can vouch for this in the groups I have run. In fact, as I discussed on my blog, I think children are just as sophisticated as many adults. What often seems to happen is that we, as a society, do not develop children's spiritualities, so as adults, we are essentially stunted at the childhood developmental level.

Stonehouse and May do not make this argument, but I saw continued evidence for this as I read the stories. The child participants are often more willing to ask questions than most adults. They are also able to more vibrantly verbalize their experiences with God and Christ. In fact, their desire to truly be with God far surpasses the desire of most adults I know (including myself).

From this foundation, they continue to tell stories, weaving in various techniques to stimulate spiritual discussion and also challenge children to grow. These are the techniques that are both useful for research and are incredibly practical for use in homes, churches, youth groups, schools, etc. At the core of many of the practices is a concept of reflective engagement, the idea of letting the children meditate and contemplate spiritual ideas for themselves. Some are done with others, some individually. While some people may think children may not be able to do this, Stonehouse and May's anecdotes passionately prove otherwise.

While this book is intended to help people develop children's spirituality, I think it has just as much potential (if not more potential) to help form adult's spirituality. In fact, several of the reflective engagement practices are conducted with the whole family or in dialogue with adults. It is meant to let everyone experience God together, in a true corporate worship experience. And then seeing the innocent and pure love of Christ cannot not affect the adult hearts that have been hardened by cynicism, pain, and suffering. Truly, we will learn from the children. ... Read more

4. The Call to Teach
by David T. Hansen
Paperback: 192 Pages (1995-08-01)
list price: US$21.95 -- used & new: US$21.21
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Asin: 0807734683
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Employing the idea of teaching as a vocation or calling, this work analyses and interprets case studies drawn from fieldwork. It is based on a three-year study of the everyday working lives of four teachers in a large urban setting. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars The Call to Teach
I was a doctoral student of Dr. Hansen's at the University of Illinois atChicago.After several courses with him, it is obvious that he shares withhis students the deep sense of bonding that takes place between teachersand students and the dedication that transcends financial, professional orother considerations that propel one into education. According ot Dr.Hansen, there are many "calls" that one responds to whenselecting education as a career, and all are equally valid and important.Any teacher can easily find his or her own special reason for entering theprofession in this book.Dr. Hansen's writing style is easy andconversational, so one can become absorbed in both the message and thelanguage. If a teacher needs to rediscover and reconfirm the significanceand joy of teaching, I would highly recommend this book. ... Read more

5. Why I Teach
by Jerry Pattengale
Paperback: 64 Pages (2008-08-11)
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Asin: 0077257774
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Striking a cord for campus' entire faculty and future teachers. Contributions from Parker Palmer, Laurie Schreiner, Bill Placher, Edwin Yamauchi, Joseph Bentz, Jerry Forbes and others. The author's Life Wedge concept, Crossroads Principle, and Vertigo discussion have professional currency. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Worth the read
This book, by Jerry Pattengale, is like intellectual caffeine. Once I picked it up I couldn't put it down! Jerry has a nice mix of academic research, personal narratives, and anectdotes from master teachers around the country. I would recommend this book for anyone in education, as well as those who want to better understand what motives the great teahcers. ... Read more

6. The World is a Class: How and Why to Teach English Around the World
by Caleb Powell
Paperback: 66 Pages (2002-04-15)
list price: US$7.95 -- used & new: US$8.00
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Asin: 096814442X
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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After graduating from the University of Washington, Caleb Powell found teaching English a good way to travel and not have to pay. The World is a Class is the guidebook he and many other fledgling teachers wish they'd had as they set out on their adventures. TThis book is for you, whether you are from the younger generation, trying to pay off debt, or want to retire, and the book offers help for people hoping to teach anywhere in the world in places where TESL is in demand. South and Central America, Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and even Western Europe and Africa. The book contains relevant information pertinent for teaching that apply to many countries, including Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, China, India, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Egypt, Czech Republic, Poland, Turkey, Greece, Hungary, Bulgary, Poland, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Columbia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama, the Carribean, and a general overview of the more difficult places to find employment. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Its a PAMPHLET! 68 pages of large type print.
I am sorry, but some of the prices for this thing are absurd. I paid $8 for it and I feel ripped off.Even if it is a fairly informative pamphlet.

5-0 out of 5 stars Simple and direct
Well written.Well edited.Simple and direct.Already being loaned to one of my friends who is going to SE Asia with me.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good Practical advice
The world is a Class offers some practical insights about what its like to teach abroad.It's helpful if you are considering trying this.It's pretty brief and somewhat repetitive, but a quick read and a good place to start an investigation.

5-0 out of 5 stars very good read
This book is very informative and is written by a very experienced english teacher. This is the perfect book for someone interested in transitioning into this career field.

2-0 out of 5 stars Once over lightly,,,,
The author sounds like a pleasant fellow, but his presentation of his adventures as a teacher of English abroad is rather superficial, a once-over-lightly recounting of his experiences, and not particularly well written. For someone thinking of teaching English abroad, as I am, I think it would be practically useless. ... Read more

7. Teach Yourself Algebra for Electronic Circuits
by Kenneth Jenkins, Ken Jenkins
Paperback: 576 Pages (2001-08-27)
list price: US$37.95
Isbn: 0071381821
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Practical math to help you plan, design, and problem-solve electric circuits

The ideal tool for upgrading career-enhancing math skills, Teach Yourself Algebra for Electronic Circuits helps you learn the methods that support today's technological growth and innovation. Author Ken Jenkins has put together a genuinely user-friendly tutorial. Every chapter is a self-contained unit, making it easier to find the answers you want and learn at your own pace – without flipping through pages, looking for connections or background. Learn or upgrade your skills with:

* Self-teaching text, complete with worked-out questions/solutions and final exams
*Math that goes beyond elementary algebra, without the burden of heavy-duty calculus you don't need
* Circuit-focused applications, illustrations, and examples
* Special help with the algebra of logic and matrices
*Hundreds of practical problems with detailed solutions throughout the book
* Over 300 illustrations to help you learn quickly and easily ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Learn Algebra through Electronics Applications
Excellent source for the independent learner (Electronics Applications)
Great examples to which students can relate. The examples also ignite curiosity.
Good parallel learning tool for Algebra & Basic Electricity.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This book is probably at least two steps above the typical self-teaching guide/book for learning circuitry.
I use this as a reference for things that I have long forgotten.
You will learn everything that you need to know about electrical circuit analysis related to electronics.
Be aware that it does not cover transistors, ICs, etc,.But you need to learn what this book covers before you get to semiconductors.
Highly recommended.
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8. They Don't Teach Corporate in College: A Twenty-Something's Guide to the Business World
by Alexandra Levit
Paperback: 288 Pages (2009-04-20)
list price: US$15.99 -- used & new: US$8.25
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Asin: 1601630581
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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"This insightful and essential guide to mastering the politics of corporate America should be required reading for every college graduate."
--James A. Boyle, president, College Parents of America

"This book is loaded with solid information designed to demystify the business world, including a short, to-the-point glossary of office lingo and a terrific chapter on how to make a long-term career plan."
--Anne Fisher, Fortune magazine

They Don't Teach Corporate in College has resonated with tens of thousands of readers and is currently used as a text in corporations and universities across the country. This new and updated edition reflects the unique needs and challenges of current 20-somethings, who want to get ahead, but lack the know-how and finesse to make it happen. It incorporates fresh tips for effectively managing your online presence, practicing the art of "intrapreneurship," and planning your next move inside or outside Corporate America.

Chock-full of personal anecdotes and written from the perspective of a wise older sister who doesn't want you to learn the hard way, They Don't Teach Corporate in College includes no-nonsense advice for:
* Making the smartest career move right out of college.
* Landing the job of your dreams by avoiding the "black hole" of HR.
* Establishing a strong reputation by encouraging others to like and cooperate with you.
* Navigating your organization's social scene and practicing cringe-free networking.
* Mastering skills that will take you anywhere, such as goal-setting and self-promotion.
* Combating negativity and coping with difficult personalities. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars interesting read
this book was recommended to me by one of my mentors at my company. i wish i would have gotten this book BEFORE i started my first corporate job. lots of really interesting information and advice. great read for a soon-to-graduate or recent college grad.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book, commond sesnse summed up
most of this book is common sense but it really sums it all up in 1 convenient place.Most person is going to know more then half the topics in the book but the other half can really help you along.I'm 26 and i wish i would have read this when i was in college.Get this for anybody in there senior year of college i highly recommend it.it transcends many degrees and professions.

2-0 out of 5 stars Misleading at times
I couldn't believe this book went on for several pages about how to write a perfect thank you letter after an interview, but spent only a paragraph covering office romances. The author said in a few sentences it is basically OK to have an office relationship if you're smart about it. What?! Chapter one of every book about office politics should advise against going down that path. Another part I didn't care for was in regards to after work gatherings. The author explained that when alcohol is present, you dont want to get really drunk, since you can do that with your friends anyway. At the same time though, you dont want to be the person who never has an alcoholic beverage or two. The part about not getting wasted should be more than obvious to any 20-something college graduate. The immature reassurance that you can get trashed with friends outside of work should be comforting to those who didnt already realize this. I was confused why she advised readers to have a couple drinks no matter what at these events. Since when is looking cool around coworkers worth risking a DUI? On a positive note, I did appreciate the section about looking for hints of employee satisfaction before taking a new job.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very good condition
I am pleased with speed of delivery and condition of the book, it is fantastic.

5-0 out of 5 stars A high recommendation to anyone who wants to get a heads up on the rat race
THEY DON'T TEACH CORPORATE IN COLLEGE: A TWENTY-SOMETHING'S GUIDE TO THE BUSINESS WORLD is a guide intended to ease the transition from school life to corporate life, addressing the needs and ideas of college grads in the workplace. Chapters consider everything from work friends vs. real friends to the average workday, work politics, and more, and offer invaluable tips often only gained from the school of hard knocks. This should be in every business and lending library - and in the hands of every college grad.

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9. What the Bible Teaches about Guidance
by Peter Bloomfield
Paperback: 204 Pages (2006-08)
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Asin: 0852346115
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
Having just published a book on the subject of "God's will," entitled Is That You Lord?, with Evangelical Press, I was eager to read Bloomfield's book, by the same publisher on the same subject. I am happy to report that our books dovetail nicely. While somewhat different approaches were taken, we arrived at the same conclusion--that Scripture alone is sufficient for guidance in the life of the believer.

One helpful insight not found in my book is an excellent critique of Wayne Grudem's New Testament prophecy theory. Grudem has taught, and Christendom has accepted, that during the New Testament era (aka the church age) God is still giving prophecies. However, unlike those given during Old Testament dispensations those prophecies may be partially inaccurate and/or misunderstood by the prophet. Bloomfield does a fine job poking holes in this theory.

Overall, What the "Bible Teaches About Guidance" is an excellent book, thoroughly biblical and to the point. ... Read more

10. Into the Classroom: Guidance for Those Training to Teach, Starting to Teach or Returning to Teach
by David Howe
 Paperback: 48 Pages (1992-10-01)

Isbn: 1874254036
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11. Touch the Future: Teach
by W. Robert Houston
 Hardcover: 401 Pages (1988-01)
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Asin: 0314627596
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12. Teach Yourself How to DJ (Teach Yourself: Games/Hobbies/Sports)
by Rob Wood
Paperback: 192 Pages (2006-01-11)
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Asin: 0071472754
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Spin like a superstar and keep the dance floor packed

Written by a top DJ, music journalist, and former editor of Jockey Slut, Teach Yourself How to DJ is filled with expert first-hand advice--including tips and quotes from famous DJs--on everything from preparing for a gig to dealing with dance floor jitters.

You will learn how to:

  • Work with vinyl, CDs, and MP3s
  • Cue tracks and mix beats
  • Add flavor with tricks like sound FX and scratching
  • Create a unique style and build a collection
  • Make a demo mix
  • Find a manager and go pro
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3-0 out of 5 stars ok for absolute begginer.
the only cool thing about this book is that the outer edges of pages has a quickref number with subject
tag on it. you can really look up things quickly this way. Wish more books did this.

but only get this book if your a complete beginner. you can learn the lingo of things like rythmn
and down beats, etc... but it does not go into specfics on software mentioned in book.

The book has a few images/pictures and all are in black & white.

it seemed to take some subjects for granted and just grazed over other sections as an after thought.

the mini interviews with other DJ was interesting.

I would want more pictures. More technical talk about decks and what to expect in clubs.
How to talk tech with other sound guys AND FOCUS on a specfic piece of software for MIXING.
Something that GPL or FREEWARE, so starting DJ's can mix it up. ... Read more

13. Teach Yourself How To Get On A TV Show (Teach Yourself: Reference)
by Katherine Lapworth
Paperback: 176 Pages (2009-01-08)
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Grab your 15 minutes of fame

Teach Yourself How to Get on a TV Show gives you everything you need to find, apply for, and take part in any reality program. It explains every different type of show, but most important it gives lots of practical advice from industry insiders on what to say in an application, how to audition, what to expect and how to cope with life before, during and after your 15 minutes of fame.

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14. Teach Yourself Stand-Up Comedy (Teach Yourself: Arts & Crafts)
by Logan Murray
Paperback: 192 Pages (2008-01-29)
list price: US$12.95 -- used & new: US$512.95
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Asin: 0071545115
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Don't get heckled! Take charge of the stage and make 'em laugh every time!

Teach Yourself Stand-Up Comedy gives you advice oneverything from securing an agent and scheduling gigs todealing with props and hecklers. It is perfect for amateursjust starting in the business.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book on the Nuts and Bolts of Comedy
This is a great book. Don't judge it by the cover photo.

Written by a working comic in London, it's understandable to Americans. The principles hold true even if I haven't heard of all the British comics.

He explains how jokes work. His key insight is the punchline comes as an afterthought.

Logan has lots of exercises for generating jokes. It's also good as therapy. Turning positives to negatives and vice versa.

I'm rereading it for the 3rd time. I learn something each time.

5-0 out of 5 stars Smart, fast and gimmick-free. The stand-up guide you've been waiting for.
The majority of stand-up comedy guides are like the bad stand-up comics who write them: repetitive, self-conscious, and vague. Not so with Logan Murray, who quickly and clearly explains the structure of effective jokes and how to link a series of them into a workable routine. The bulk of this book (about 120 pages of it) is devoted solely to joke writing and idea-generating exercises. The remaining sections cover performance advice, comedy history, and the business side. Read the entirety of this book and skim one of Judy Carter's books for additional information on structure and you should be able to write an act. ... Read more

15. How To Teach
by George Drayton , Naomi Norsworthy Strayer
Kindle Edition: Pages (2010-09-08)
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Asin: B0042FZYX2
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The art of teaching is based primarily upon the science of psychology. In this book the authors have sought to make clear the principles of psychology which are involved in teaching, and to show definitely their application in the work of the classroom. The book has been written in language as free from technical terms as is possible.

In a discussion of the methods of teaching it is necessary to consider the ends or aims involved, as well as the process. The authors have, on this account, included a chapter on the work of the teacher, in which is discussed the aims of education. The success or failure of the work of a teacher is determined by the changes which are brought to pass in the children who are being taught. This book, therefore, includes a chapter on the measurement of the achievements of children. Throughout the book the discussion of the art of teaching is always modified by an acceptance upon the part of the writers of the social purpose of education. The treatment of each topic will be found to be based upon investigations and researches in the fields of psychology and education which involve the measurement of the achievements of children and of adults under varying conditions. Wherever possible, the relation between the principle of teaching laid down and the scientific inquiry upon which it is based is indicated.

Any careful study of the mental life and development of children reveals at the same time the unity and the diversity of the process involved. For the sake of definiteness and clearness, the authors have differentiated between types of mental activity and the corresponding types of classroom exercises. They have, at the same time, sought to make clear the interdependence of the various aspects of teaching method and the unity involved in mental development.

NOVEMBER 15, 1916. ... Read more

16. Higher Education: On Life, Landing a Job, and Everything Else They Didn't Teach You in College
by Kenneth Jedding
Hardcover: 256 Pages (2010-04-13)
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Asin: 1605296767
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Today’s college grads face a new set of challenges brought on by a sluggish job market, changing technology, and staggering amounts of debt. The rules have changed since their parents were in school, leaving young adults at a loss for advice that addresses their immediate concerns as well as the big-picture questions with which each generation of young adults must contend.

Life coach Ken Jedding has spent the past decade talking one-on-one with college students and graduates across the country in his workshops and lectures. In Higher Education, he provides a fresh, modern guidebook to postcollegiate life that addresses the issues and concerns he hears voiced most often. From the lofty What is my purpose in life? to the practical How can I land my dream job? to the increasingly common (if somewhat terrifying) How did I wind up back in my parents’ house?, Jedding’s valuable insight, wisdom, and humor provide a much-needed roadmap for the journey that is only just beginning.
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4-0 out of 5 stars Great Book for Taking Action
Higher Education isn't a replacement for inspiration feel-good books; this book is in a completely new class, combining motivation with real steps someone can take to improve their life situation. Jedding's work is all about taking action to make your career and life goals become reality. I've found that the points of advice he gives are things I've learned myself over the course of several years. It would have been awesome to learn all of this right after graduation! Personally, I found the career and perspective advice in Higher Education to be most helpful. I didn't connect as much with the advice on parents and relationships. Stylistically, it felt a little lacking on research, but I still think this is a must-buy for new grads. It's so much more than just another motivation book.

4-0 out of 5 stars HIGHER EDUCATION

5-0 out of 5 stars Friendly Useful Wisdom--A Rare Find.
It's not every day, month, or year that we come across such smart, practical advice for getting our lives in gear. Jedding is like a new friend, someone who understands the confusion of confronting the choices we are called upon to make as we set out on our path. His approach is relaxed, building our confidence by making us clear about ourselves, the options we have, and the ways of avoiding or handling the challenges we will face. He makes the complex simple, with a an easy-going zen-like guidance that makes us stronger by reducing anxiety. It is possible to live our lives well, and Jedding shows us how.

5-0 out of 5 stars Bridget's Review
The stress affecting today's youth is not the same as generations before. The biggest worry concerning most is the amount of debt they will be in. There are other concerns that are just as important, such as, how do know if I'm making the right career choice? Will I make enough money to pay back my loans? What can I do to make sure that I don't end up sleeping on someone's couch for the rest of my life?

Ken is a life coach who has some special insight for today's young adults. He tackles the tough questions that keep college kids up at night. He's funny, smart and likable. It's obvious that he wants to help remove some unneeded stress and guide college bound students into the future. This would be the perfect graduation present.

5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK FOR NEW GRADS
I found the book to be a great reference not only for college grads but for anyone just graduating high school. Some people will not go to college and need to get a job to live in these trying times. The information provided was practical, well written, andincluded real life scenarios of people struggling to get a job. The book will assist you in facing the challenges that await you. When I graduated in the 80's, life was not as complex as it is today. I found my true passion as a nurse for over 25 years and I have never once regretted it.(reviewed by Eileen, Melissa's Mom)

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17. Writing a Novel (Teach Yourself Series)
by Nigel Watts
 Paperback: 179 Pages (1996-07)
list price: US$12.95 -- used & new: US$5.00
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Asin: 0844231061
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Now with a sharp new cover, Teach Yourself Writing a Novel helps readers follow the paths of Austin and Hemingway. The author takes them step-by-step through the writing process, from the germination of an idea to the actual writing, and from finding an agent to contacting publishers. Also includes exercises to help develop the reader's own writing skills and tips to relieve writer's block. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Written Thoughts
The book, from the very first page was helpful. It answered some questions I had and encreased my awareness of what it takes to write a novel.

4-0 out of 5 stars Writing a Novel by Nigel Watts
I enjoyed the book and it was a quick review of all the things I've learned from other sources. I didn't find anything astonishing in its newness, or anything like that, but it contained sound advice for all writer wannabes. I like it as a reference, to be honest, a book that I can return to for purposes of refreshing myself on certain points. Since the book's not excessively large or wordy, and there are many headings in bold print, it's ideal for such purposes, as far as I'm concerned. A welcome addition to any writer's "how-to" collection!

5-0 out of 5 stars Most useful writing book I've read so far
Like most writers, I have read many a writing book and they all start to sound the same after awhile.The thing I love about this one is that Watts seems to take all the useful things in the other books and put them into one.I often feel like I'm sifting through books and gleaning only a few useful ideas and writing them down in my notebook.With this book I find myself taking notes constantly.If you're looking to spend more time writing and less time reading about writing, I highly recommend this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars This Book Packs a Punch!
This is the book I keep with me at all times.I simple love it, because it is small, yet has a wealth of information. How to write, the 8 point arc, ideas and how to start and finish your novel is some of the information you'll find in this volume.

4-0 out of 5 stars Worth the read
This how-to book has plenty of practical tips, food for thought as well as helpful warnings of common mistakes to avoid. The reading is brisk, due to smartly-organized mini chapters throughout.

Housekeeping note: of three how-to books on novel writing I've so far read, I was surprised that there were numerous spelling mistakes or misplaced words in Watts' book (and I'm not referring to mere British vs. American word spelling variations). For a book on the art of writing, one would expect -- or at least hope -- that the proofreader wasn't quite so asleep. That, and a few too many vague instructions on "do this, but don't do what I just told you too much" lowered an otherwise 5-star book to a 4 or 4 1/2. Hopefully they'll clean up the sloppy typos and make some of the instructions clearer on a subsequent edition of this otherwise nifty work. ... Read more

18. Teach Yourself MCSE NT Workstation in 14 Days
by Robert Bogue, Emmett Dulaney, Emmett A. Dulaney
Paperback: 434 Pages (1998-02-27)
list price: US$35.00 -- used & new: US$3.74
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Asin: 0672311925
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Teach Yourself MCSE in 14 Days series is designed from the ground up to make it easy for readers to learn and study the material. Each chapter begins with a list of the MCSE objectives the material will cover, followed by a listing ofFast Facts : all the important facts being covered in the chapter. This gives the reader an overview of the chapter and acts as a ready reference for any last-minute studying. Each chapter ends with review questions and an exercise section. This book includes a Technical Glossary and an Employable MCSE appendix that shows readers how to best utilize their certification. Teach Yourself MCSE NT Workstation in 14 Days is organized in a concise, easy-to-read manner which gives readers the most valuable information efficiently, saving them countless hours and thousands of dollars in courses.

  • For every one MCSE, there are three job openings!(ATEC)
  • Teach Yourself in 14 Days series time component provides readers with a built-in method for organizing their study time to pass the NT Workstation Exam 70-073
  • Sample exam questions and exercises at the end of each chapter help readers cram for the test
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book!
I read this book once and scored a 966/1000 on the Workstation test. Trust me... buy this book!

5-0 out of 5 stars This book is great for beginers especially
not enough detail to do this test on this book alone but great if you need to get up to speed fast ***** (5 stars)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
Too bad there isn't a book like this for all of the MCSE exams. It's concise but detailed enough to give you all the info you need to pass the exam.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good for testers
I found the book to be a good exam reference. Unattended installations are really nailed as is troubleshooting.However, the coverage of RAS is cursory and network monitoring was not even included in the topics.

It isbest suited for test takers alone so I would have reservations for anyonebuying it as a blanket reference guide for NT WKSN.

3-0 out of 5 stars good review for someone with significant NT experience
This book provides a logical concise review for someone with significant NT workstation experience.However, if you're new to supporting NT you'll need another book. ... Read more

19. Teach English As a Foreign Language: All You Need to Know to Enjoy a Varied and Adventurous Career (How to)
by Sue Tyson-Ward
Paperback: 144 Pages (2001-04)
list price: US$17.50 -- used & new: US$13.45
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Asin: 1857036409
Average Customer Review: 1.5 out of 5 stars
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This handbook offers advice for would-be teachers, those working from home as well as those seeking full-time careers in EFL. It deals with working overseas and UK opportunities contains information on how to seek and apply for work. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars I took it back
This book starts with an outburst of British patriotism, everyone speaks the language, but on reflection we are trying to teach it to the poor folks who dont speak it yet. Then these folks and their teachers are thoroughly patronized, they are all stupid, but this book will guide everyone. Very unpleasant reading. Some information is biased and clearly flawed.

1-0 out of 5 stars Trivial and unfriendly
This book is very much the same as the other books on the subject of teaching English as a foreign language. Some chapters may even appear to say exactly the same as previous authors. But in some aspects this book is quite original. It starts with an outburst of patriotic praise of the English language.You get the message that the world speaks English and we must teach the very few who are so unfortunate not to so so yet. What about them, your students? You are advised not to be preconceived, to avoid stereotypes. Unfortunately the book does precisely what it tells you not to do. It says that the Arabs are too demanding, the Spaniards get too excited, and so on, complaining about different nationalities. In my view this book is rather trivial and too unfriendly.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not the best!
There is a lot of information in this book, the same you find in others on the same topic. And I have read them all! Two things I do not like in this one. It appears to expect the EFL teacher to be totally incompetent and tends to state the obvious in a very patronising tone. It tells you what a CV is:"A CV is a record of your education, training, emplyment and related aspects of your life...". It tells you that you should find out the address of a chemist before you go abroad just in case you fall ill. And more advice of the same nature and at the same level. The other thing I do not like is that it appears to borrow from other books on the topic but I cannot find any acknowledgements. ... Read more

20. Chopsticks and French Fries: How and Why to Teach English in South Korea
by Samantha D. Amara
Paperback: 50 Pages (2002-04-15)
list price: US$7.95 -- used & new: US$7.95
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Asin: 0968144438
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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If you're thinking of joining the thousands of English-speaking teachers in Korea, this is the book for you. Samantha Amara guides you through the maze of contract and cultural issues that confront the first time teacher. She offers a checklist of things to ask for and to avoid. And she gives you realistic expectations of life halfway around the world. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Great book
This book helped me be prepared for teaching English in Korea.Now I'm here in Anyang, Korea and loving it.Check out my blog at [...]

5-0 out of 5 stars Finally!Answers!
I was worried about going abroad to teach English in South Korea, and this is the best source I found to calm my fears.It has a list of resources in case you run into trouble, too, at the back.

1-0 out of 5 stars Worthless
Korea has the worst reputation in terms of teaching jobs. Look up "Korean school blacklist" on Google and see the State Department's travel advisory on Korea - gives a lot more useful info than this piece of fluff.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not quite four stars, but a few jewels may make it worth more than three.
When this arrived, I couldn't believe it qualified as a book, so I checked out the product pages. Yup, there it was--50 pages. IMHO, that's a fat pamphlet, and at $7.95, somewhat overpriced.

Nonetheless this book contains some practical knowledge. For example, a list of things that aren't readily available, and therefore worth taking; other items that are available, but a lot more expensive. But most important, though no one expects to need it, she includes a list on phone numbers. You can find numbers for embassies easily enough elsewhere, but the true gem is an assortment of phone numbers for Korean government agencies that deal with foreign English language teachers.

So, okay, maybe a lot of the rest of this book could have been found on the internet. Here it's gathered in one place.

Overall, it's worth at least a read at the library even if you have to request an interlibrary loan, if it's not in the bookstore--because it's so short, it won't take long! And if you're short on cash, copy out those phone numbers for the Korean agencies involved with foreign language teachers.

Another book to consider: Korea Calling: The essential handbook for teaching English and livingin South Korea. At 173 pages, it has more than triple the coverage of what are mostly the same topics. At $14.95, that's the better value--except for thost phone numbers...

5-0 out of 5 stars M Jo hates Korea, not the book
I thought Korea was great, and enjoyed my year there. I was surprised to see the review, and then checked out other Korea books and the same person said the same things about Korea. I doubt M Jo read the book.
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