Intentional Interruption

Author: Steven Katz
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412998794
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Interrupt the status quo of activity-based PD to enable real professional learning by focusing on learning, collaborative inquiry, and instructional leadership in schools.

The Learning Conversations Protocol

Author: Lisa Ain Dack
Publisher:
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"Professional learning - the kind that has the goal of changing teacher or leader understanding in a way that leads to permanent changes in practice (Katz & Dack, 2013) - often occurs in a collaborative setting. When groups of people get together to 'learn' in this way, the experience tends to be characterized by significant discussion. People often leave a meeting and comment to themselves or to others, 'That was a great discussion!'. The problem with 'great discussions', however, is that the components of 'joint work' (Little, 1990) that are necessary for true (permanent) learning, such as analysis, debate and challenge, are often absent."--P. 1.

The Rhetoric of Interruption

Author: Daniel Lynwood Smith
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110296519
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In the Gospel according to Luke and the Acts of the Apostles, speakers are often interrupted by emotional audiences (Luke 4:28; Acts 4:1; 7:54–57; 13:48; etc.). A comparative study of other Greek authors, from Homer to Josephus, reveals the high frequency and unique form of interruption in Luke’s two volumes. Intentional interruption functions rhetorically to underscore the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the availability of salvation to the Gentiles, thus illuminating both Lukan theology and literary technique.

The Intelligent Responsive Leader

Author: Steven Katz
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506386849
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Jump start your roles as “learning leader” and “lead learner!” Designed for leaders to learn and lead within the “middle space” between the seemingly opposing dynamics of district expectations and practitioner experience, this book advances the concept of the school as a learning organization. This innovative perspective guides leaders through an intentional, deliberate learning process to develop intelligent, responsive leadership practice. Using stories, strategies, and tools, the authors · Explain the power of “purposeful practice” as a methodology for getting better · Show how to build the requisite capacities to lead effectively via “influence” · Describe how to turn adaptive challenges into leadership inquiries for growth "This important work demonstrates and reinforces the idea that continuous improvement can only come from deep, intentional, focused, and hard work on the part of everyone within an organization. While the examples are rooted within schools and school districts, this work is applicable to any organization that seeks meaningful and specific improvement in their results. This is a must-read for leaders!" —Lynn Macan University at Albany - SUNY, Albany, NY

Copper Zinc Tin Sulfide Based Thin Film Solar Cells

Author: Kentaro Ito
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118437853
Format: PDF
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Beginning with an overview and historical background of Copper Zinc Tin Sulphide (CZTS) technology, subsequent chapters cover properties of CZTS thin films, different preparation methods of CZTS thin films, a comparative study of CZTS and CIGS solar cell, computational approach, and future applications of CZTS thin film solar modules to both ground-mount and rooftop installation. The semiconducting compound (CZTS) is made up earth-abundant, low-cost and non-toxic elements, which make it an ideal candidate to replace Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS) and CdTe solar cells which face material scarcity and toxicity issues. The device performance of CZTS-based thin film solar cells has been steadily improving over the past 20 years, and they have now reached near commercial efficiency levels (10%). These achievements prove that CZTS-based solar cells have the potential to be used for large-scale deployment of photovoltaics. With contributions from leading researchers from academia and industry, many of these authors have contributed to the improvement of its efficiency, and have rich experience in preparing a variety of semiconducting thin films for solar cells.

FCC Record

Author: United States. Federal Communications Commission
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Spinal Afferent Processing

Author: T.L. Yaskh
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 146844994X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Some 29 scientists from the fields of neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, neu rophysiology, neuropharmacology, and behavior have contributed their ef forts to this testimonial on behalf of the contributions made by Dr. F. W. L. Kerr to science and to those with whom he interacted. The intention of the contributors to this volume was to deal with the manifold advances that pertain to the substrates in spinal cord relating to the processing of sensory infor mation, a subject that in one form or another provoked time and again Kerr's native enthusiasm for research. The organization of the book follows a natural course from the peripheral innervation of the somatic and visceral organs (Winkelmann, Chapter 2) to the effective stimuli that activate these fibers and give rise to sensation under normal and pathological conditions (Campbell and Meyer, Chapter 3; Dubner and colleagues, Chapter 13; Dyck, Chapter 14) to the course these afferent systems take to enter the spinal cord (Coggeshall, Chapter 4) and to the organization of the systems through which this afferent information reaches the brain (Willis, Chapter 11; Vierck and colleagues, Chapter 12).

Food Allergy in Children An Issue of Pediatric Clinics E Book

Author: Hemant Sharma
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455709441
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Dr. Coppes and his co-Editors have created a comprehensive table of contents that addresses the full spectrum of food allergies in children. Articles are presented to be most useful to pediatricians, as the issue begins with the clinical presentation and epidemiology of food allergy, and then progresses to the diagnostic testing and pahthophysiology. Articles are also included that are devoted to specific types of food allergy, dairy, soy, egg, peanut, and tree nut. Finally, articles are also devoted to living with food allergies, management of allergies in schools and camps, and therapies for food allergies.