Teaching in a Nutshell

Navigating Your Teacher Education Program as a Student Teacher
Author: Clare Kosnik,Clive Beck
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136838120
Category: Education
Page: 144
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This text is designed to help student teachers develop an approach to teaching that is both theoretical and practical. Focused on key aspects of teaching, it recommends 7 research-based priorities for teaching and teacher education.

Fast Facts for the Classroom Nursing Instructor

Classroom Teaching in a Nutshell
Author: Patricia S. Yoder-Wise, EdD, RN-BC, NEA-BC,ANEF, FAAN,Karren Kowalski, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826109845
Category: Medical
Page: 216
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This Fast Facts guide provides the support needed by all classroom teachers and future nurse educators to improve their effectiveness and to more thoroughly and efficiently engage even the most challenging of contemporary learners. Using the concise, conversational Fast Facts format, the book offers quick access to information about varied aspects of classroom management and describes how to use "self as educator" to influence positive learning. The guide delineates key priorities on which educators must focus to provide an optimal learning experience for their students, and includes strategies for keeping students engaged in learning. Chapters feature vivid case examples and cover understanding the use of self, preparing for the classroom, building on strengths, engaging and coaching students, using agreements, and dealing with incivility in the classroom. In addition to traditional classroom learning, the book will be useful for online courses and in clinical conference discussions. Key Features: Focuses on the application of multiple learning theories Delineates key priorities for providing optimal classroom and online teaching Addresses common challenges such as dealing with incivility in the classroom Includes ìFast Facts in a Nutshellî feature and checklists to help guide new nurse faculty

Fast Facts for the Clinical Nursing Instructor

Clinical Teaching in a Nutshell, Second Edition
Author: Eden Zabat Kan,Susan Stabler-Haas,Eden Kan, PhD, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826118941
Category: Medical
Page: 208
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Construction Law in a Nutshell


Author: Donald Campbell
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781628101072
Category: Construction contracts
Page: 234
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This book provides a comprehensive survey of the major legal issues that arise in the course of a construction project. The structure of the book first focuses on the major participants on a project and the relationships and interests of each of participant. It then shifts to chapters on recurring themes in construction law such as the economic loss rule, calculation of damages, and defective construction. While making the concepts accessible for any reader, the book provides a logical structure for those teaching construction law to use as either the primary or supplemental reading for the course.

The Law of Schools, Students and Teachers in a Nutshell


Author: KERN. ALEXANDER ALEXANDER (M.),M. Alexander
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781640204249
Category:
Page: 750
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This text captures the key points of the precedents governing student rights and responsibilities relating to attendance, speech, expression, religion, discipline, grades, tests, drugs, search and seizure, the emerging law of social media, i.e., cyberbullying, and the range of procedural due process interests. The book further addresses the range of constitutional rights and protections for teachers as well as employment terms and conditions, including contracts, tenure and potential liabilities.

Fast Facts for the Clinical Nursing Instructor, Third Edition

Clinical Teaching in a Nutshell
Author: Eden Zabat Kan, PhD, RN,Susan Stabler-Haas, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826140084
Category: Medical
Page: 234
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Replete with new information that helps nurses to become first-rate clinical instructors Newly expanded and updated with a wealth of practical information, the third edition of this bestselling Fast Facts guide offers pragmatic advice on how to tailor teaching to nurses in different clinical sites, specialties, and student populations; and addresses new requirements regarding online learning and hospital electronic documentation. Providing concrete tools for anxiety and stress reduction, the third edition also focuses on the importance of self-care. Following the instructor from day one through an entire rotation, the book helps readers to organize the clinical experience, develop effective relationships with staff at clinical facilities, make clinical assignments, plan orientation days, develop clinical rotations, and understand relevant legal issues. It covers key information about policies and procedures, from school to clinical site. Delivered in a concise, quick-access, easy-to-read format, the book helps both new and experienced instructors to optimize the learning experience for their students. New to the Third Edition: Describes how to tailor teaching to various clinical sites, specialties, and different student populations Provides helpful stress- and anxiety-reduction tools for instructors and their students Covers the requirements of online learning and hospital electronic documentation Highlights ways to retain clinical faculty Key Features: Disseminates practical information in concise, quick-access "Fast Facts" style Useful for both novice and experienced clinical instructors Describes what every clinical instructor needs to know about policies and procedures, from school to clinical site. Discusses documentation and student evaluations, student clinical conferences, and NCLEX preparation Reviews legal issues, including confidentiality and patient privacy

Task-based Language Education

From Theory to Practice
Author: Kris van den Branden
Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen
ISBN: 9783125395978
Category: Language and languages
Page: 284
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It's a Matter of Fact

Teaching Students Research Skills in Today's Information-Packed World
Author: Angie Miller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351400045
Category: Education
Page: 132
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In this new book from Routledge and MiddleWeb, author Angie Miller shows how you can turn your students into informed citizens by teaching them how to research effectively. In today’s information-saturated world research skills have moved beyond fact-finding, into fact-sifting, fact-sorting, and fact-assessing. Miller shows you how to help students check sources, take good notes, make use of information, and synthesize and present information across the subject areas. She also shows how to make research a daily practice, not a one-time essay or project. With examples and online handouts you can use immediately, this practical book is a valuable resource for educators seeking to engage students in their work and encourage them toward higher level thinking.

Handbook of Clinical Teaching in Nursing and Health Sciences


Author: Marcia Rubenstein Gardner,Clinical Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Msn and Online Nursing Programs Drexel University Philadelphia Pennsylvania Marcia Gardner, Ph.D.,Patricia Dunphy Suplee
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449617239
Category: Medical
Page: 229
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Due to the growing nursing faculty shortage, clinicians are being recruited directly from the practice setting for clinical teaching without formal training in educational strategies. Handbook of Clinical Teaching in Nursing and Health Care serves as a quick-reference for support of clinical teaching for nurses. It allows a clinical instructor to identify a question about clinical teaching and quickly get ideas about how to effectively handle a situation or create the best learning environment within the clinical context.

Tools for Teaching


Author: Barbara Gross Davis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470569450
Category: Education
Page: 608
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This is the long-awaited update on the bestselling book that offers a practical, accessible reference manual for faculty in any discipline. This new edition contains up-to-date information on technology as well as expanding on the ideas and strategies presented in the first edition. It includes more than sixty-one chapters designed to improve the teaching of beginning, mid-career, or senior faculty members. The topics cover both traditional tasks of teaching as well as broader concerns, such as diversity and inclusion in the classroom and technology in educational settings.

Precalculus Mathematics in a Nutshell: Geometry, Algebra, Trigonometry

Geometry, Algebra, Trigonometry
Author: George F. Simmons
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1592441300
Category: Mathematics
Page: 128
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ÒGeometry is a very beautiful subject whose qualities of elegance, order, and certainty have exerted a powerful attraction on the human mind for many centuries. . . Algebra's importance lies in the student's future. . . as essential preparation for the serious study of science, engineering, economics, or for more advanced types of mathematics. . . The primary importance of trigonometry is not in its applications to surveying and navigation, or in making computations about triangles, but rather in the mathematical description of vibrations, rotations, and periodic phenomena of all kinds, including light, sound, alternating currents, and the orbits of the planets around the sun.Ó In this brief, clearly written book, the essentials of geometry, algebra, and trigonometry are pulled together into three complementary and convenient small packages, providing an excellent preview and review for anyone who wishes to prepare to master calculus with a minimum of misunderstanding and wasted time and effort. Students and other readers will find here all they need to pull them through.

Fast Facts for Health Promotion in Nursing

Promoting Wellness in a Nutshell
Author: Carol A. Miller, MSN, RN-BC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826110541
Category: Medical
Page: 254
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This addition to the Fast Facts series provides a succinct guide for nurses in adult-health clinical settings and fills the need for an easy-to-use clinical reference that delivers a quick-access reference on ways to incorporate wellness into their work, helping to improve patient outcomes, and throughout their daily lives, helping to reduce personal and professional stress and improve their overall wellness. There currently is no clinical reference book that nurses can use for health promotion in general and health promotion for wellness in particular. Having such a reference is especially pertinent to nurses who learned about health promotion in academic nursing programs, but did not learn about health promotion in the broader context of promoting wellness. Since Florence Nightingale, nurses have considered health promotion interventions ñ particularly patient education -- as an essential component of nursing care. Historically, these interventions traditionally focused on physical health concerns, such as nutrition, exercise, and fresh air, and more recently, on immunizations, and screening for disease (e.g., cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease). Because health promotion has expanded to include wellness, nurses now address issues related to broader aspects, such as stress reduction, body-mind connectedness, and self-responsibility. At the same time that wellness has become an important focus of care, health care providers increasingly are emphasizing cost effectiveness and use of advanced technology. As a result of these concurrent trends, nurses experience high levels of job-related stress and have less time to promote patient wellness as an integral part of their care, even though they recognize its importance. In addition, nurses increasingly recognize that job-related pressures negatively affect them personally and they are looking for ways to incorporate wellness in their work and personal experiences. Fast Facts for Health Promotion for Wellness (FF HP) fills the need for an easy-to-use clinical reference that delivers a quick-access reference on ways to incorporate wellness into their work and throughout their daily lives. This book: Helps nurses understand wellness in the context of health promotion Clearly defines wellness as it applies to the practice of nursing Describes evidence-based techniques that nurses can readily incorporate into their usual care to promote wellness for their patients Provides easy-to-use assessment tools for identifying wellness-related needs of patients Provides easy-easy-to-use tools for teaching patients about interventions to promote wellness Provides evidence-based information about complementary and alternative practices that nurses often address in patient care situations Provides information about reliable resources for patient teaching and additional information about topics Discusses ways in which nurses can achieve self wellness

Leading for Instructional Improvement

How Successful Leaders Develop Teaching and Learning Expertise
Author: Stephen Fink,Stephen L. Fink,Anneke Markholt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470542756
Category: Education
Page: 304
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"There is little agreement among school leaders on what constitutes quality teaching and how best to support teachers in improving lessons, assessments, and classroom instruction. This book will show how principals and other school leaders can 'grow' the expertise of teachers to deliver high quality instruction that serves all students well. It introduces principals to a five-part model of effective instruction. It then shows leaders how to make use of this framework for guiding new and veteran teachers on improving lessons, instruction, and other aspects of classroom practices."--

Growing as a Teacher

Goals and Pathways of Ongoing Teacher Learning
Author: Clive Beck,Clare Kosnik
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9462095604
Category: Education
Page: 172
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Teacher learning doesn’t end with initial preparation; many insights and skills remain to be added. This book is concerned with ongoing teacher learning, its goals (Part I) and pathways (Part II). It is based on a longitudinal study of 42 teachers: 20 over their first 8 years of teaching and 22 over their first 5 years. The areas of continued teacher learning identified in our study were: vision of teaching, program planning, assessment, relevance, subject content and pedagogy, classroom organization and community, inclusion, and professional identity. The pathways of learning included informal and formal PD, teacher inquiry, and school-based learning. A key finding of our research was that, over the years, teachers learn a great deal informally. However, they do so largely on their own and under considerable stress. Teachers need more support than they currently receive, both for survival and to enhance their informal learning. Teachers can benefit significantly from external input, but their everyday learning makes them key “experts” in teaching. Accordingly, PD providers should work with teachers, utilizing their existing knowledge. This book is written for consideration by teachers, student teachers, teacher educators, PD providers, policy developers, and others interested in facilitating teacher learning. Some of us have been writing – somewhat desperately – on these ideas for years. Beck and Kosnik have given us strong evidence that the ideas are effective in practice. I hope this persuasive and beautifully written book will be widely read.Nel Noddings, Lee Jacks Professor of Education Emerita, Stanford University This book makes a powerful case for taking teachers’ professional development seriously. It brings us the voices of beginning teachers as they deepen their professional knowledge over time and makes clear the depth of commitment they bring to the job. Professor Gemma Moss, Institute of Education, University of London

5 Minute Classroom Manager

Behavior in a Nutshell
Author: Roberta Silfen, Ed. D.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462849768
Category: Psychology
Page: 59
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Teachers today encounter some students in the classroom who are disruptive and disrespectful. These students impede the progress of education; allowing the teachers to teach and the remaining students to learn. The techniques in the book are proven successful in changing the student’s behavior, in addition to the students recognizing they are accountable for their behaviors. The variety of methods are easily learned and implemented. The teachers choose the one(s) they are most comfortable using.

Positive School Leadership

Building Capacity and Strengthening Relationships
Author: Joseph F. Murphy,Karen Seashore Louis
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807776890
Category: Education
Page: N.A
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This landmark book translates positive and asset-based understandings of organizations to develop a powerful model of school leadership that is grounded in both existing research and the complexities of life in schools. The authors—both senior scholars in educational leadership—apply insights from positive psychology to the role and function of educational leaders. The Positive School Leadership (PSL) model draws on the strengths of relationships among staff and the broader school community to communicate and instill shared values and a common mission. This book builds a compelling case for creating a more inclusive, less “mechanistic” approach to leadership. Designed to engage both the hearts and minds of readers, the text is organized around reflective questioning of educational practice and current assumptions about the purposes and goals of leadership in schools. “This integrated theory of leadership is compelling, useable, and grounded in research . . . an essential and inspiring read.” —Michelle D. Young, University Council for Educational Administration “Murphy and Louis offer a hopeful vision of leadership for those facing the enormous challenges of school improvement.” —Daniel L. Duke, University of Virginia “Let the renewal of leadership and organizations begin, and let it be guided by this fine body of work.” —Alan J. Daly, University of California, San Diego “In a world of education reforms that have fallen short of expectations, Murphy and Louis make a strong case that positive leadership can create the foundation for sustainable change.” —Philip Hallinger, Mahidol University

Fast Facts for the School Nurse

School Nursing in a Nutshell
Author: Janice Loschiavo, MA, RN, NJ-CSN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826108040
Category: Medical
Page: 240
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"Fast Facts for the School Nurse is a comprehensive guide to school nursing. It compiles any and all information a new school nurse could possibly need, all in one easy and accessible place. This guide is, as promised, a way to quickly glean needed information about confusing and unexpected situations that may arise in the course of duty as a school nurse."--Advance for Nurses "Fast Facts for the School Nurse is a virtual compendium of situations that school nurses encounter in their practice. It will direct school nurses to the answers for many questions and to wiser counsel when a dilemma seems unsolvable. It is a reference for school nurses authored by a school nurse of publically acclaimed distinction who brings a lifetime of experience to these pages." Lucille A. Joel, RN, EdD, FAAN Rutgers, College of Nursing This concise handbook provides quick access to all of the information that new and more experienced school nurses need to perform their duties competently and efficiently. Organized for ease of use, it offers guidelines for the range of daily tasks, nursing responsibilities, and clinical protocols needed for safe management of common childhood illnesses, accidents, and emergencies. The book covers legal and ethical issues, documentation requirements, guidelines for managing acute and chronic conditions, behavior problems, gender issues, disaster planning, infectious disease control, delivery of culturally appropriate care, drug abuse, and teen parenting. A key asset for the busy school nurse is the prioritization of tasks and responsibilities. This handy reference is designed for new nurses entering the field or transitioning from a hospital setting, as well as experienced school nurses. Key Features: Presents guidelines and management protocols for commonly occurring childhood disorders, accidents, and emergency situations Prioritizes tasks and responsibilities Alerts the school nurse to high risk legal issues and includes requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Act Includes a "Special Health Issues" section focusing on today's most prevalent health situations

Quantum Mechanics in a Nutshell


Author: Gerald D. Mahan
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400833388
Category: Science
Page: 416
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Covering the fundamentals as well as many special topics of current interest, this is the most concise, up-to-date, and accessible graduate-level textbook on quantum mechanics available. Written by Gerald Mahan, a distinguished research physicist and author of an acclaimed textbook on many-particle physics, Quantum Mechanics in a Nutshell is the distillation of many years' teaching experience. Emphasizing the use of quantum mechanics to describe actual quantum systems such as atoms and solids, and rich with interesting applications, the book proceeds from solving for the properties of a single particle in potential; to solving for two particles (the helium atom); to addressing many-particle systems. Applications include electron gas, magnetism, and Bose-Einstein Condensation; examples are carefully chosen and worked; and each chapter has numerous homework problems, many of them original. Quantum Mechanics in a Nutshell expertly addresses traditional and modern topics, including perturbation theory, WKBJ, variational methods, angular momentum, the Dirac equation, many-particle wave functions, Casimir Force, and Bell's Theorem. And it treats many topics--such as the interactions between photons and electrons, scattering theory, and density functional theory--in exceptional depth. A valuable addition to the teaching literature, Quantum Mechanics in a Nutshell is ideally suited for a two-semester course. The most concise, up-to-date, and accessible graduate textbook on the subject Contains the ideal amount of material for a two-semester course Focuses on the description of actual quantum systems, including a range of applications Covers traditional topics, as well as those at the frontiers of research Treats in unprecedented detail topics such as photon-electron interaction, scattering theory, and density functional theory Includes numerous homework problems at the end of each chapter

Becoming a History Teacher

Sustaining Practices in Historical Thinking and Knowing
Author: Ruth Sandwell,Amy von Heyking
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442619252
Category: Education
Page: 360
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A revolution in history education is propelling historical thinking and knowing to the forefront of history and social studies education in North America and beyond. Teachers, teacher education programs, schools, and ministries of education across Canada are all among those embracing the idea that knowing history means knowing how to think historically. Becoming a History Teacher is a collection of thoughtful essays by history teachers, historians, and teacher educators on how to prepare student teachers to think historically and to teach historical thinking. Covering the teacher’s experience before, during, and after formal certification, Becoming a History Teacher contains a wide range of resources for teachers and educators, including information on the latest research in history education and examples of successful history teaching activities.

Fast Facts for Wound Care Nursing

Practical Wound Management in a Nutshell
Author: Zelia A. Kifer, RN, BSN, CWS
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826107761
Category: Medical
Page: 304
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"This book is a user-friendly, real-world guide to assessing and managing any type of wound. The author presents vital information for nurses and nursing students who provide wound care in any setting...a wonderful resource for nurses."--The AORN Journal (Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses) "Wound care is arguably the single most difficult topic in medicine. It has no defined solution like insulin for the diabetic...no easy strategy that covers all wounds...we are so tremendously blessed when [a wound care specialist] like Zelia carves out time to capture a career of experiences in text so that it can be shared with others. We are indebted to her for making this important contribution to the clinician's armament for dealing with [the] difficult-to-heal wounds of their patients." Bruce Gibbins, PhD Founder, Chief Technical Officer and Chairman of the Board of AcryMed, Inc. Former faculty at the University of Otago Medical School Using the concise, compact Fast Facts format, this guide encompasses the multitude of new healing technologies and presents important breakthroughs in understanding why some wounds don't heal. Each chapter builds, step-by-step, on the essential principles of wound care including wound assessment and documentation, the spectrum of wounds from simple to complex, wound treatment guidelines and protocols, and the legal aspects and regulations surrounding wound care. This user-friendly guide organizes the vast amount of information relating to wound care products and eases the complexity of wound management. A "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" section in each chapter provides quick access to important wound care principles, and bullet-point information and tables enable readers to quickly locate relevant information. This guide will be a useful companion in the day-to-day care of wound patients, reinforcing knowledge needed in all practice settings, including acute care, critical care, long-term care, home care, operating room, and outpatient settings. Key Features: Organizes and simplifies a vast amount of wound care information into a compact, user-friendly format Addresses wound care assessment, protocol, and treatment of the spectrum of wounds from simple to complex for all levels of practitioners Encompasses new healing technologies and information regarding difficult-to-heal wounds Presents comprehensive wound care algorithms, dressings, debridement procedures, ostomy care, optimal surface and equipment for wound patients, and adjunctive therapies