Building Relationships Yielding Results

Author: Julie L. Hackett
Publisher: Harvard Educational Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781612508078
Format: PDF, Docs
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In Building Relationships, Yielding Results, the seasoned superintendent of an urban school district provides a clear road map for effective collaboration with school boards and the type of relationship-building required to achieve long-term, sustainable reforms. Instead of keeping school board members at arm's length or inundating them with information, Julie L. Hackett demonstrates how to tailor traditional superintendent activities to include board members and increase understanding and trust. In this book, the author: Describes how district leaders can adapt existing practices, like entry and strategic planning, to create and develop productive relationships and an inclusive district culture Provides strategies that superintendents need to practice consistently in order to implement successful twenty-first-century school reforms Includes recommendations for developing and utilizing norms and beliefs protocols, strategic priority lists, and plans for monitoring progress with a school board In the face of rising expectations, competing goals, accountability pressures, and limited resources, today's superintendents require skills and vision to accomplish their goals and meet the needs of a range of constituencies. Filled with real-world examples and lively anecdotes, Building Relationships, Yielding Results provides current and aspiring superintendents with an abundance of ideas that can be customized to local circumstances.

Building the Intentional University

Author: Stephen M. Kosslyn
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262037157
Format: PDF, ePub
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Higher education is in crisis. It is too expensive, ineffective, and impractical for many of the world's students. But how would you reinvent it for the twenty-first century -- how would you build it from the ground up? Many have speculated about changing higher education, but Minerva has actually created a new kind of university program. Its founders raised the funding, assembled the team, devised the curriculum and pedagogy, recruited the students, hired the faculty, and implemented a bold vision of a new and improved higher education. This book explains that vision and how it is being realized.

Sustainable Communities

Author: Rhonda Phillips
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135048061
Format: PDF
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What is a durable economy? It is one that not only survives but thrives. How is it created, and what does it take to sustain over time? Sustainable Communities provides insight and answers to these questions. Citing Burlington, Vermont's remarkable rise to award-winning status, this book explores the balance of community planning, social enterprise development, energy and environment, food systems and cultural well-being. Aimed at policymakers, development practitioners, students, and citizens, this book describes which and how multiple influences facilitate the creation of a local, durable and truly sustainable economy. The authors hope to inspire others by sharing this story of what can be done in the name of community economic development.

The Sales Mentor

Author: Bobby L. Butler
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1412000750
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is written to serve the grossly underserved training and development needs of those engaged in selling during their developmental years. Much more than just another book about sales or selling, it teaches the reader how sales professionals think and the methods they utilize to succeed. It's chocked full of insight that only the most well-informed and well-intended counselor can provide. A soup-to-nuts offering, this book is Professional Sales Development 101 and 102. Written to mentor the reader through his/her developmental years in the profession, it's a hands-on, experience-based document that draws from the Author's expertise based on his more than 20 years of success as a sales, sales management and executive sales management professional. This book is applicable to all sales disciplines. As such, anyone interested in either building or honing their professional sales skills will benefit from reading this book. The premise behind the author's writing the book is that it provides comprehensive mentoring support to the reader as he or she progress through his or her developmental years. Therefore, the author is lending his experiences and wisdom to the reader with the expectations that he or she will come to fully appreciate, sooner rather than later: what it will take to become a consummate sales professional; how and why he/she must prepare and execute to achieve premier success in the profession; what it will ultimately mean to the reader, his or her organization and customers for he or she to become a consummate sales professional. Reviews ''I recommend Bobby Butler's The Sales Mentor to anyone interested in either becoming a sales professional or to those of us already in sales who would like to sharpen our skills and refresh our approach to oru profession. Bobby has outlined a process that explores both the art and science of sales. His book helps the salesperson plan, prepare, present, develop strategies, build relationships and above all bring in the business. This book is one of the most comprehensive books on the subject that I have read.'' Mr. Stephen R. Prout Regional Vice President Sprint Communications ''I applaud you on writing your book! I found the contents informative and encouraging. It is obvious that you love the subject of selling and have had much success in this profession. You have so many nuggets of wisdom to share with your readers. The conversational tone used in The Sales Mentor reflects your role of coach and mentor to the reader. Your willingness to share your insights and experience comes through every chapter. The Sales Mentor could easily be adapted to audio book format as well as a script for corporate training purposes. Most importantly, it looks like you had fun writing the book.'' Ms. Grace H. Staples Vice President, Management Consulting and Outsourcing Hurshell Associates''Thank you for sending me your superb book...You can be very proud of the end result of your book. It is easy to read and extremely pragmatic, replete with sound suggestions and ideas with attendant examples. Moreover, the box inserts enhance the presentation. Additionally, the layout of the material has been done very well by the publisher. Overall, the outcome is excellent. It should prove useful to many professors who teach sales courses--either introductory or advanced courses.'' Professor Alan J. Dubinsky Visiting Research Professor of Sales and Sales Management Purdue University ''An excellent primer for all those individuals considering a sales career or for the many who have suddenly found that a key component of their job involves sales. This book will provide these novice salespeople with a thorough understanding of how to manage the sales process so that greater sales performance is achieved.'' Dr. Judy A. Siguaw J.Thomas Clark Professor of Entrepreneur

What s Noteworthy on Learners Learning Schooling

Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788133152
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Systematic reform is organized into three primary educational systems: personal, technical and organizational. This report takes a new and different look at the U.S. educational system. Contents: understanding the keys to motivation to learn, classroom interactions and achievement, increasing parental involvement, metamorphosis of classroom management, expanding the definition of technological literacy in schools, designing a sustainable standards-based assessment system, developing organizational learning in schools, and a framework for managing systemic reform.

Predictive Analytics For Dummies

Author: Dr. Anasse Bari
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118729412
Format: PDF, ePub
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Combine business sense, statistics, and computers in a new and intuitive way, thanks to Big Data Predictive analytics is a branch of data mining that helps predict probabilities and trends. Predictive Analytics For Dummies explores the power of predictive analytics and how you can use it to make valuable predictions for your business, or in fields such as advertising, fraud detection, politics, and others. This practical book does not bog you down with loads of mathematical or scientific theory, but instead helps you quickly see how to use the right algorithms and tools to collect and analyze data and apply it to make predictions. Topics include using structured and unstructured data, building models, creating a predictive analysis roadmap, setting realistic goals, budgeting, and much more. Shows readers how to use Big Data and data mining to discover patterns and make predictions for tech-savvy businesses Helps readers see how to shepherd predictive analytics projects through their companies Explains just enough of the science and math, but also focuses on practical issues such as protecting project budgets, making good presentations, and more Covers nuts-and-bolts topics including predictive analytics basics, using structured and unstructured data, data mining, and algorithms and techniques for analyzing data Also covers clustering, association, and statistical models; creating a predictive analytics roadmap; and applying predictions to the web, marketing, finance, health care, and elsewhere Propose, produce, and protect predictive analytics projects through your company with Predictive Analytics For Dummies.

To Build up the Land

Author: David Mint
Publisher: The Mint
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A thought provoking look at the root cause of climate change and the origins of mankind's interaction with the land.

How Students Learn

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309133033
Format: PDF, Docs
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How do you get a fourth-grader excited about history? How do you even begin to persuade high school students that mathematical functions are relevant to their everyday lives? In this volume, practical questions that confront every classroom teacher are addressed using the latest exciting research on cognition, teaching, and learning. How Students Learn: History, Mathematics, and Science in the Classroom builds on the discoveries detailed in the bestselling How People Learn. Now, these findings are presented in a way that teachers can use immediately, to revitalize their work in the classroom for even greater effectiveness. Organized for utility, the book explores how the principles of learning can be applied in teaching history, science, and math topics at three levels: elementary, middle, and high school. Leading educators explain in detail how they developed successful curricula and teaching approaches, presenting strategies that serve as models for curriculum development and classroom instruction. Their recounting of personal teaching experiences lends strength and warmth to this volume. The book explores the importance of balancing students’ knowledge of historical fact against their understanding of concepts, such as change and cause, and their skills in assessing historical accounts. It discusses how to build straightforward science experiments into true understanding of scientific principles. And it shows how to overcome the difficulties in teaching math to generate real insight and reasoning in math students. It also features illustrated suggestions for classroom activities. How Students Learn offers a highly useful blend of principle and practice. It will be important not only to teachers, administrators, curriculum designers, and teacher educators, but also to parents and the larger community concerned about children’s education.