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The Change

The Change

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Isbn 10: 1632869209

Category: Social Science

Number of Pages: 496

Number of Views: 861

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An updated edition of Germaine Greer's revolutionary discussion of menopause, which the New York Times Book Review called "a brilliant, gutsy, exhilarating, bruising, exasperating fury of a book." A quarter of a century after the first publication of Germaine Greer's now canonical look at women's experience later in life, the renowned feminist and prolific author updates and expands her essential book, The Change. Despite improvements over the last few years, discussions about menopause are still hampered by a huge variance in conventional wisdom about what happens, when it happens, when it can be said to be over, and how to deal with it. After decades, the same misinformation and ineffective methods are still being widely touted and proliferating at an alarming rate due to the rise of the Internet. In this updated edition of her groundbreaking book, Greer debunks stubborn myths and presents a vital new perspective on the emotional and physical changes--including up-to-date medical details--women face today when they go through what's known as "the change." Greer also addresses cultural changes that surround female aging today, launching a clear and necessary protest against the notion that women should shrink into the background as they grow older. She argues that menopause marks the point in a woman's life when she should be able to stop apologizing and bask in the freedom and joy that come with her later years. Witty, wise, and timely, this new edition of The Change offers a crucial twenty-first-century guide to the change that every woman faces.


The Change Book: Change the Way You Think About Change

The Change Book: Change the Way You Think About Change

The Change Book: Change the Way You Think About Change

Author: Tricia Emerson,Mary Stewart

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

Isbn 10: 160728863X

Category: Business & Economics

Number of Pages: 224

Number of Views: 1306

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The Change Book provides a practical collection of tips and advice for anyone dealing with or managing organizational change. You will learn about change management, how to plan for change, how to create a communication strategy, and more. While not a comprehensive guide to leading change, this concise book contains an array of useful insights for change managers and is a great resource for people new to the concept or change.


We Are the Change

We Are the Change

We Are the Change

Author: Harry Belafonte

Publisher: Chronicle Books

Isbn 10: 1452170452

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Number of Pages: 64

Number of Views: 1208

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Sixteen award-winning children's book artists illustrate the civil rights quotations that inspire them in this stirring and beautiful book. Featuring an introduction by Harry Belafonte, words from Eleanor Roosevelt, Maya Angelou, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. among others, this inspirational collection sets a powerful example for generations of young leaders to come. It includes illustrations by Selina Alko, Alina Chau, Lisa Congdon, Emily Hughes, Molly Idle, Juana Medina, Innosanto Nagara, Christopher Silas Neal, John Parra, Brian Pinkney, Greg Pizzoli, Sean Qualls, Dan Santat, Shadra Strickland, Melissa Sweet, and Raúl the Third.


Being the Change

Being the Change

Being the Change

Author: Peter Kalmus

Publisher: New Society Publishers

Isbn 10: 1771422432

Category: House & Home

Number of Pages: 384

Number of Views: 1396

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Life on 1/10th the fossil fuels turns out to be awesome. We all want to be happy. Yet as we consume ever more in a frantic bid for happiness, global warming worsens. Alarmed by drastic changes now occurring in the Earth's climate systems, the author, a climate scientist and suburban father of two, embarked on a journey to change his life and the world. He began by bicycling, growing food, meditating, and making other simple, fulfilling changes. Ultimately, he slashed his climate impact to under a tenth of the US average and became happier in the process. Being the Change explores the connections between our individual daily actions and our collective predicament. It merges science, spirituality, and practical action to develop a satisfying and appropriate response to global warming. Part one exposes our interconnected predicament: overpopulation, global warming, industrial agriculture, growth-addicted economics, a sold-out political system, and a mindset of separation from nature. It also includes a readable but authoritative overview of climate science. Part two offers a response at once obvious and unprecedented: mindfully opting out of this broken system and aligning our daily lives with the biosphere. The core message is deeply optimistic: living without fossil fuels is not only possible, it can be better. Peter Kalmus is an atmospheric scientist at Caltech / Jet Propulsion Laboratory with a Ph.D. in physics from Columbia University. He lives in suburban Altadena, California with his wife and two children on 1/10th the fossil fuels of the average American. Peter speaks purely on his own behalf, not on behalf of NASA or Jet Propulsion Laboratory.


The Change

The Change

The Change

Author: Teyla Branton

Publisher: White Star Press

Isbn 10: 1939203295

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 356

Number of Views: 783

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No Second Chances. Death, Life, or Love—Unbounded Always Play for Keeps. There are only two ways to kill Unbounded, and fire isn’t one of them—as law school dropout Erin Radkey learns the hard way. By fluke of a recessive gene, she has become Unbounded, a nearly immortal being with paranormal abilities. Erin’s Change separates her from her loved ones and alters everything she believes to be true. A week earlier she was considering a marriage proposal; now she contemplates the best way to stay alive. Caught in a battle between two Unbounded groups, the Emporium and the Renegades, she is also hunted by a secret mortal society sworn to eradicate the Unbounded gene. As Erin plunges into this dangerous new life, she must carve out her own place in the madness, protect her mortal family, and decide which group she should join. Her unique ability is vital to both groups in the race to secure an identification software that spells death for all Unbounded—or enslavement for the entire mortal world. Some will stop at nothing to use Erin as one more pawn in a battle that has spanned centuries. Erin’s undeniable attraction to Ritter Langton, whose family was massacred by opposing Unbounded two hundred and forty years ago, complicates her choices. There are no second chances. Death, life, or love—Unbounded always play for keeps. Non-stop action, terrifying consequences, and powerful romance make The Change an exciting addition to the world of romantic urban fantasy. Praise for the UNBOUNDED series: "Enough paranoid twists and turns to keep the reader turning pages . . . the author has clearly thought through the nuances of the story's theme and engineered a few surprising plot twists that elevate it . . . above the level of the average thriller." -Publishers Weekly “Excellent and well written!” “I recommend reading the entire series” “Thoroughly enjoyable” “High action and adventure” “Teyla Branton belongs right alongside Patricia Briggs, Kim Harrison, Jennifer Estep, and Kelly Armstrong.” Unbounded Series 1. The Change 2. The Cure 3. Protectors (which contains Ava's Revenge, Mortal Brother, and Set Ablaze) 4 The Escape 5. The Reckoning 6. Lethal Engagement 7. The Takeover More coming in 2022!


Switch

Switch

Switch

Author: Chip Heath,Dan Heath

Publisher: Random House Canada

Isbn 10: 0307373878

Category: Business & Economics

Number of Pages: 320

Number of Views: 1068

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Why is it so hard to make lasting changes in our companies, in our communities, and in our own lives? The primary obstacle is a conflict that's built into our brains, say Chip and Dan Heath, authors of the critically acclaimed bestseller Made to Stick. Psychologists have discovered that our minds are ruled by two different systems - the rational mind and the emotional mind - that compete for control. The rational mind wants a great beach body; the emotional mind wants that Oreo cookie. The rational mind wants to change something at work; the emotional mind loves the comfort of the existing routine. This tension can doom a change effort - but if it is overcome, change can come quickly. In Switch, the Heaths show how everyday people - employees and managers, parents and nurses - have united both minds and, as a result, achieved dramatic results: ● The lowly medical interns who managed to defeat an entrenched, decades-old medical practice that was endangering patients ● The home-organizing guru who developed a simple technique for overcoming the dread of housekeeping ● The manager who transformed a lackadaisical customer-support team into service zealots by removing a standard tool of customer service In a compelling, story-driven narrative, the Heaths bring together decades of counterintuitive research in psychology, sociology, and other fields to shed new light on how we can effect transformative change. Switch shows that successful changes follow a pattern, a pattern you can use to make the changes that matter to you, whether your interest is in changing the world or changing your waistline.


Dies the Fire

Dies the Fire

Dies the Fire

Author: S. M. Stirling

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 1101043911

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 592

Number of Views: 1709

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S. M. Stirling presents his first Novel of the Change, the start of the New York Times bestselling postapocalyptic saga set in a world where all technology has been rendered useless. The Change occurred when an electrical storm centered over the island of Nantucket produced a blinding white flash that rendered all electronic devices and fuels inoperable—and plunged the world into a dark age humanity was unprepared to face... Michael Pound was flying over Idaho en route to the holiday home of his passengers when the plane’s engines inexplicably died, forcing a less than perfect landing in the wilderness. And as Michael leads his charges to safety, he begins to realize that the engine failure was not an isolated incident. Juniper McKenzie was singing and playing guitar in a pub when her small Oregon town was thrust into darkness. Now, taking refuge in her family’s cabin with her daughter and a growing circle of friends, Juniper is determined to create a farming community to benefit the survivors of this crisis. But even as people band together to help one another, others are building armies for conquest...


Be The Change

Be The Change

Be The Change

Author: Gina Martin

Publisher: Sphere

Isbn 10: 0751577871

Category: Political Science

Number of Pages: 304

Number of Views: 1059

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BE THE CHANGE is an essential handbook for the modern activist, whether your campaign is big or small, local or global, or somewhere in between. 'Gina Martin's powerful campaigning and vital activism changed the law, making our country safer for women and girls. This book tells us how she did it - and how you can too' Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London In June 2017, a man took a photo up Gina Martin's skirt at a music festival. The police told her that this was not a sexual offence; the man would not be charged. The law had let Gina down, and her first reaction was resignation. It's too big, too scary, too complicated for someone like me to challenge this. But something inside her had snapped. Gina was tired of accepting sexual harassment as a fact of life. Eighteen months later, she had changed the law and made upskirting a criminal offence. Now, Gina wants to empower you with the tools and courage to challenge injustice and fight for change, whether it's in your school, workplace or community, or even on a global scale. In BE THE CHANGE you will learn: What activism really is and why it's so important How to use the internet to fight for what you believe in How to pick the cause you truly care about And how to do the hardest thing in activism: get started Be the Change also includes plenty of practical advice like how to write a press release, set up an e-petition, find pro-bono legal support and secure media coverage for your campaign. Praise for Gina Martin: 'Gina is a total inspiration - an example of how one person CAN change things' EMMA GANNON, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Multi-Hyphen Method 'Gina Martin is a sensation. A one-woman whirlwind whose campaigning skills and passion for justice achieved vital legal change which the staid political establishment would otherwise have left unremedied' THE SECRET BARRISTER, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It's Broken


Immunity to Change

Immunity to Change

Immunity to Change

Author: Robert Kegan,Lisa Laskow Lahey

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

Isbn 10: 1422129470

Category: Business & Economics

Number of Pages: 340

Number of Views: 1512

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Unlock your potential and finally move forward. A recent study showed that when doctors tell heart patients they will die if they don't change their habits, only one in seven will be able to follow through successfully. Desire and motivation aren't enough: even when it's literally a matter of life or death, the ability to change remains maddeningly elusive. Given that the status quo is so potent, how can we change ourselves and our organizations? In Immunity to Change, authors Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey show how our individual beliefs--along with the collective mind-sets in our organizations--combine to create a natural but powerful immunity to change. By revealing how this mechanism holds us back, Kegan and Lahey give us the keys to unlock our potential and finally move forward. And by pinpointing and uprooting our own immunities to change, we can bring our organizations forward with us. This persuasive and practical book, filled with hands-on diagnostics and compelling case studies, delivers the tools you need to overcome the forces of inertia and transform your life and your work.


Engineers for Change

Engineers for Change

Engineers for Change

Author: Matthew Wisnioski

Publisher: MIT Press

Isbn 10: 0262304260

Category: Technology & Engineering

Number of Pages: 304

Number of Views: 603

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An account of conflicts within engineering in the 1960s that helped shape our dominant contemporary understanding of technological change as the driver of history. In the late 1960s an eclectic group of engineers joined the antiwar and civil rights activists of the time in agitating for change. The engineers were fighting to remake their profession, challenging their fellow engineers to embrace a more humane vision of technology. In Engineers for Change, Matthew Wisnioski offers an account of this conflict within engineering, linking it to deep-seated assumptions about technology and American life. The postwar period in America saw a near-utopian belief in technology's beneficence. Beginning in the mid-1960s, however, society—influenced by the antitechnology writings of such thinkers as Jacques Ellul and Lewis Mumford—began to view technology in a more negative light. Engineers themselves were seen as conformist organization men propping up the military-industrial complex. A dissident minority of engineers offered critiques of their profession that appropriated concepts from technology's critics. These dissidents were criticized in turn by conservatives who regarded them as countercultural Luddites. And yet, as Wisnioski shows, the radical minority spurred the professional elite to promote a new understanding of technology as a rapidly accelerating force that our institutions are ill-equipped to handle. The negative consequences of technology spring from its very nature—and not from engineering's failures. “Sociotechnologists” were recruited to help society adjust to its technology. Wisnioski argues that in responding to the challenges posed by critics within their profession, engineers in the 1960s helped shape our dominant contemporary understanding of technological change as the driver of history.


Kid Activists

Kid Activists

Kid Activists

Author: Robin Stevenson

Publisher: Quirk Books

Isbn 10: 1683691423

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Number of Pages: 224

Number of Views: 1030

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Moving, relatable, and totally true childhood biographies of Martin Luther King Jr., Susan B. Anthony, Helen Keller, Malala Yousafzai, and 12 other inspiring activists. Every activist started out as a kid—and in some cases they were kids when their activism began! But even the world’s greatest champions of civil liberties had relatable interests and problems--often in the middle of extraordinary circumstances. Martin Luther King, Jr. loved fashion, and argued with his dad about whether or not dancing was a sin. Harvey Milk had a passion for listening to opera music in different languages. Dolores Huerta was once wrongly accused of plagiarizing in school. Kid Activists tells these childhood stories and more through kid-friendly texts and full-color cartoon illustrations on nearly every page. The diverse and inclusive group encompasses Susan B. Anthony, James Baldwin, Ruby Bridges, Frederick Douglass, Alexander Hamilton, Dolores Huerta, Helen Keller, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Iqbal Masih, Harvey Milk, Janet Mock, Rosa Parks, Autumn Peltier, Emma Watson, and Malala Yousafzai.


The Change Agent's Guide

The Change Agent's Guide

The Change Agent's Guide

Author: Ronald G. Havelock,Steve Zlotolow

Publisher: Educational Technology

Isbn 10: 9780877782797

Category: Education

Number of Pages: 257

Number of Views: 1507


The Change Handbook

The Change Handbook

The Change Handbook

Author: Peggy Holman,Tom Devane,Steven Cady

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Isbn 10: 1576755096

Category: Business & Economics

Number of Pages: 732

Number of Views: 1333

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The Change Handbook features chapters by the originators and foremost practitioners of such high-leverage change methods as Future Search, Real Time Strategic Change, Gemba Kaizen, and Open Space Technology. The authors outline distinctive aspects of their approach; detail roles and responsibilities; share a story illustrating usage; and answer frequently asked questions about how to put it into practice. Examples of successful change efforts acquaint readers with the diverse array of methods being employed today. A one-stop comparative chart allows them to evaluate the methods to determine what will work best fro them, and an in-depth reference section helps them locate the resources they need to get started.


How to Change Your Mind

How to Change Your Mind

How to Change Your Mind

Author: Michael Pollan

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 0525558942

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Number of Pages: 480

Number of Views: 1526

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New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2018 A New York Times Notable Book The #1 New York Times bestseller. A brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third. Thus began a singular adventure into various altered states of consciousness, along with a dive deep into both the latest brain science and the thriving underground community of psychedelic therapists. Pollan sifts the historical record to separate the truth about these mysterious drugs from the myths that have surrounded them since the 1960s, when a handful of psychedelic evangelists inadvertently catalyzed a powerful backlash against what was then a promising field of research. A unique and elegant blend of science, memoir, travel writing, history, and medicine, How to Change Your Mind is a triumph of participatory journalism. By turns dazzling and edifying, it is the gripping account of a journey to an exciting and unexpected new frontier in our understanding of the mind, the self, and our place in the world. The true subject of Pollan's "mental travelogue" is not just psychedelic drugs but also the eternal puzzle of human consciousness and how, in a world that offers us both suffering and joy, we can do our best to be fully present and find meaning in our lives.


Be the Change!

Be the Change!

Be the Change!

Author: Michelle Nunn

Publisher: Hundreds of Heads Books, LLC

Isbn 10: 9781933512136

Category: Social Science

Number of Pages: 240

Number of Views: 668

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Be the Change celebrates the personal transformations of men and women who, by working to change the world, changed themselves. Featuring interviews with over 1,000 volunteers, from everyday people to business and community leaders to celebrities, the book combines hands-on advice on ways to get involved with enlightening real-life stories from those who did. Inspirational yet practical, it’s the perfect companion for readers who want to stop daydreaming about a more fulfilling life and a better world and take action to do so. Includes forewords by President George H. W. Bush and Tom Brokaw


BE THE CHANGE FIGHTING CORRUPTION

BE THE CHANGE FIGHTING CORRUPTION

BE THE CHANGE FIGHTING CORRUPTION

Author: Kiran Bedi

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

Isbn 10: 8120791746

Category: Self-Help

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 852

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"Voted as “India’s most admired” and “most trusted woman” Kiran Bedi is a recognised face in India. She has been a recipient of prestigious decorations, most notable being, the Ramon Magsaysay Award in Government Service, and the President’s Police Medal for Gallantry. She was the first Indian to be appointed as Civilian Police Advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations, in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations. She is known for her innovative, reformative and holistic approach to crime prevention and law enforcement. She holds degrees in Law, Masters, and a Doctorate. She is a Nehru Fellow and an author of several books, with a biography, entitled I Dare. She has been a National and an Asian Tennis champion. She founded and runs two Non-Profit organisations: Navjyoti India Foundation and India Vision Foundation, which serve the underserved communities in rural areas, urban slums and prisons. She has a biopic “Yes, Madam, Sir,” produced by an Australian which won accolades at several international film festivals. She is a sought after public speaker on issues she stands for. Currently, she is an integral part of India Against Corruption, a Movement led by Shri Anna Hazare. For more information on her please visit website www.kiranbedi.org, on her twitter handle @thekiranbedi or connect with her on her weekly internet radio program on www.radiowalla.in Corruption has seeped so deeply into the systems of governance in India that the common man has lost faith in every administrative process. This wide spread disease of corruption can only be cured by a total revamp of its political, investigative and prosecuting systems. What we are seeing all around us today is nothing but loot. Loot of very high scale to the extent we can’t count the number of zeros. And as this started to unfold with the Commonwealth Games exposure, it got my goat. I started to be a part of a collective voice which became louder by the day. At times very shrill, not by choice, but by compelling circumstances. But all for one common cause---a well governed India--- a better India which makes us all prosperous and our next generation secure. This is the spirit behind this collection. If the corrupt can unite for their vested interest, why we, the victims, not unite for our own selves? Be the change! Be The Change fighTing CorrupTion Kiran Bedi Kiran Bedi has been a courageous voice on police and prison reforms, women empowerment, serving the underserved communities, leadership issues in management and governance, now more focussed on corruption. She writes as she experiences, speaks from her heart and reaches out to the audience respecting their needs. Here is a compilation of some of the selected writings and speeches, in which she focussed on ‘Corruption’. These speeches and writings have a perennial inspirational value. "


The Little Book of Big Change

The Little Book of Big Change

The Little Book of Big Change

Author: Amy Johnson

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

Isbn 10: 1626252327

Category: Self-Help

Number of Pages: 200

Number of Views: 1017

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Little changes can make a big, big difference! In The Little Book of Big Change, psychologist Amy Johnson shows you how to rewire your brain and overcome your bad habits—once and for all. No matter what your bad habit is, you have the power to change it. Drawing on a powerful combination of neuroscience and spirituality, this book will show you that you are not your habits. Rather, your habits and addictions are the result of simple brain wiring that is easily reversed. By learning to stop bad habits at the source, you will take charge of your habits and addictions for good. Anything done repeatedly has the potential to form neural circuitry in the brain. In this light, habits and addictions are impersonal brain wiring problems that result from taking your habitual thinking as truth, and acting on that thinking in the form of doing your habit—over and over. This book offers a number of small changes you can make in your everyday life that will help you stop your bad habit in its tracks. If you want to understand the science behind your habit, make the decision to end it, and commit to real, lasting change, this book will help you to finally take charge of your life—once and for all.


THE CHANGE IN DI NAVARRA'S PLAN

THE CHANGE IN DI NAVARRA'S PLAN

THE CHANGE IN DI NAVARRA'S PLAN

Author: Lynn Raye Harris,Tomomi Yamashita

Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative

Isbn 10: 4596168709

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1116

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Holly, an amateur perfumer, has scored a meeting at a big cosmetics firm in the hopes of selling her original perfume. Once in the office of the CEO, she meets Drago, a man with the kind of looks and scent that make women fall instantly in love. Unfortunately for her, the CEO is also auditioning for a new advertising campaign, and somehow she’s been cast as the model! Without a moment to explain the misunderstanding, she finds herself pulled in by Drago’s piercing eyes and they wind up spending the night together. And, on top of everything, the next day Drago has the gall to ask Holly to leave!


The Test Book

The Test Book

The Test Book

Author: Mikael Krogerus,Roman Tschäppeler

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Isbn 10: 0393247058

Category: Self-Help

Number of Pages: 208

Number of Views: 1236

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An essential library of tests for self-knowledge and success, from the strategic thinking experts behind the international bestseller The Decision Book. Are you clever? Can you self-motivate? Are you creative? How do you handle money? Can you lead others well? With their trademark style and wit, best-selling authors Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschäppeler present sixty-four tests spanning intelligence and personality type; creativity and leadership skills; fitness and lifestyle; and knowledge and belief. From what you see in a Rorschach test to comparing your workout against a Navy SEAL’s, from EQ to IQ and Myers-Briggs in between, The Test Book offers a panoply of ways to assess yourself and decide what you need to succeed. As Krogerus and Tschäppeler highlight, you can only know whether you have the right skills, the right job, or the right partner when you know where you stand right now. Small enough to fit in your pocket but packed with insight and good humor, The Test Book delivers a quick, fun way to evaluate your life and happiness.


Be the Change

Be the Change

Be the Change

Author: Linda Darling-Hammond,Nicole Ramos-Beban,Rebecca Padnos Altamirano,Maria E. Hyler

Publisher: Teachers College Press

Isbn 10: 0807774529

Category: Education

Number of Pages: 250

Number of Views: 505

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Be the Change tells the remarkable story of an innovative public high school launched by dedicated teachers in East Palo Alto, California, one of a growing number of low-income communities starved of the resources needed to serve its students and schools. Chronicling a rags-to-riches story of how two very different communities came together to change the historical trajectory of educational failure that had robbed so many students of their futures, Be the Change demonstrates how to plant the seeds of new possibilities in its place. The school’s unique design, modeled after successful small schools in New York City, offers authentic and engaging instruction in a personalized setting that has allowed students who start off far behind to graduate and go on to college in record numbers. Each chapter examines one of the critical elements the teachers found essential to enable student success: the creation of an academic culture, the development of high standards with high supports, and the process of learning to teach so that students can learn. “A powerful and compelling tale about how educators, parents, and representatives of one of America's most powerful universities came together to create a school that is now a beacon of pride and hope. Their struggle to overcome the obstacles they encountered along the way will inspire others who seek to find ways to use education as a means to break the cycle of poverty and to expand opportunity and justice.” —Pedro A. Noguera, distinguished professor of education, Graduate School of Education and Information Sciences, UCLA “This is the story of a little school that could. Could get students to college and beyond, that is. It’s filled with evidence, quotes, and anecdotes, but more importantly it demonstrates that will and skill, aligned with vision and values, results in learning environments in which students thrive. While acknowledging the challenges, trials, and tribulations of creating and leading an urban high school, the authors share their success in a passionate and compelling way, inviting others to learn alongside them as they build successful futures for their students.” —Douglas Fisher, professor of educational leadership, San Diego State University “With demanding academics, loving support, and genuine affirmation, the staff, parents, community members, and other supporters of EPAA, as well as Stanford faculty and staff, present an encouraging picture of the kind of high school all young people deserve. This kind of success is not easy, but in describing how it can be done, Linda Darling-Hammond and her co-authors have provided a stirring example for all of those interested in equity and hope for our public schools.” —Sonia Nieto, professor emerita, Language, Literacy, and Culture, College of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst