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,M. David Alexander
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314195395
Category: Law
Page: 593
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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 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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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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.

Buddhism in a Nutshell


Author: Narada Thera
Publisher: Pariyatti Publishing
ISBN: 1681720647
Category: Philosophy
Page: 85
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This new Pariyatti Edition of the classic Buddhism in a Nutshell is an excellent introductory overview of the fundamental principles of Buddhist doctrine. Topics covered include: the life of the Buddha, the Dhamma (Is it a philosophy? A religion? An ethical system?), the Four Noble Truths, the Law of Kamma, Rebirth, Dependent Origination, Anatta, and Nibbana. Recommended for beginners.

Positive Psychology in a Nutshell

The Science of Happiness
Author: Ilona Boniwell
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335247210
Category: Psychology
Page: 218
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Discover the latest research findings and thinking on the topics of happiness, flow, optimism, motivation, character strengths, love and more.

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

Teaching in the Primary School

A Learning Relationship
Author: Neil Kitson,Roger Merry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134753659
Category: Education
Page: 208
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It is now widely recognized that learners are more successful when they are active participants in the learning relationship. This book offers a general introduction to primary education and child development, using the learning relationship between teachers and children as its focus. Divided into two parts, the first looks at the child's contribution to the learning relationship, and the second examines that of the teacher.

English Grammar in a Nutshell


Author: David J. Cooper
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781475279719
Category: Education
Page: 70
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Are you struggling with grammatical explanations? This book will provide you with everything you need to know about English grammar. Simplified into easy to understand terms with easy examples.

Creative Teaching: Ideas to Boost Student Interest

Ideas to Boost Student Interest
Author: James P Downing
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313078181
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 225
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Tap into hidden creativity, engage students in the learning process, and foster creative thinking and expression with innovative techniques based on Downing's research and experience. Some 75 activities that allow users to practice skills as they acquire them are accompanied by dozens of sample lessons and numerous tips for getting started and avoiding pitfalls. Imaginary excursions, choice mapping, Socratic seminars, storytelling, question stringing, scripted interviews, ensemble reading-and more-any educator can use these techniques. Grades K-12.

Methodology in Language Teaching

An Anthology of Current Practice
Author: Jack C. Richards,Willy A. Renandya
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521004404
Category: Education
Page: 422
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This comprehensive anthology provides an overview of current approaches, issues, and practices in teaching of English to speakers of other languages. Serves as an important research resource for researchers, M.A. TESOL students, and teachers wishing to design a basic course in methodology.

The Trainee Teacher's Handbook

A Companion for Initial Teacher Training
Author: Carol Thompson,Peter Wolstencroft
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 152644853X
Category: Education
Page: 248
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This is an essential training tool for beginning teachers. It helps them to build skills and focus on developing their professional practice through understanding, reflection and experimentation.