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Seven Times Smarter

Author : Laurel Schmidt
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What Is Smart? There's evidence of so much more than "reading, writing, and 'rithmetic" in every child -- at least seven distinct intelligences, according to the theory of multiple intelligences, developed by Harvard's Dr. Howard Gardner. In Seven Times Smarter, veteran educator Laurel Schmidt offers a parent-friendly explanation of this theory and of the ways that kids are -- simply put -- word smart, picture smart, music smart, body smart, logic smart, people smart, and self-smart. These intelligences aren't fixed at birth. They can be nurtured and strengthened, meaning that in the right environment, kids get smarter. Seven Times Smarter, an invaluable resource for parents, teachers, and caregivers, provides the perfect way to create this environment. Unlike other craft or activity books that just fill time and keep kids busy, Seven Times Smarter prompts kids aged six to fourteen to work their brains and cultivate new skills using recycled or low-cost materials found in every home -- and enjoy it! It offers an exploration of what it means to be smart, checklists to recognize the seven intelligences in your child, book lists to develop and celebrate all the ways your child is smart, and fifty creative, constructive activities that are good for kids playing alone or in a group, supervised or independently, including: * Memory Tours -- If a memory book is too straightforward for your artistic child, try an un-book, a memory box, or a calendar. * Hanging Gardens -- Indoors or out, even the smallest garden plot can yield a bumper crop of mathematical, linguistic, scientific, and kinesthetic skills. * The Boredom Brigade -- Boredom is a springboard for imagination; imaginary structures, identities, occupations, and friends are just some of the ways kids develop their inter- and intra-personal intelligences. * Junk Yard Genius -- There's an education in junk; in fact, it's easy to turn your broken radio, alarm clock, fan, blow-dryer, or scale into a project that could fascinate kids for days.

Smarter Crime Control

Author : Irvin Waller
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The U.S. is the world´s biggest jailor and one of the most affluent murderous countries, and yet its citizens pay more taxes to sustain law and order than their European counterparts. Yet, the U.S. has the most data in the world on the use of incarceration and its failure. Its researchers have identified more projects able to prevent violence than the rest of the world put together. Its legislators have access to pioneering data banks on cost effective ways to use taxes to reduce crime. We are left wondering why we cannot implement measures that we know will work, reduce crime, and cost less for law and order. Smarter Crime Control shows how to use recent knowledge and best practices to reduce the extraordinarily high rates of murder, traffic fatalities, drug overdoses, and incarceration, while avoiding the high taxes paid by families for policing and prisons. Providing detailed examples, Irvin Waller offers specific actions our leaders at all levels can take to reduce violence and lower costs to taxpayers. He focuses on how to retool policing and improve corrections to reduce reoffending and crime, while limiting criminal courts. He also shows how programs and investments in various strategies can help those youth on the path to chronic offending avoid the path all together. Waller shows how to get smart on crime to shift the criminal justice paradigm from the failing, outdated, racially biased, and exorbitant complex today to an effective, modern, fair and lean system for safer communities that spares so many victims from the loss and pain of preventable violence. He makes a compelling case for reinvesting what is currently misspent on reacting to crime into smart ways to prevent crime. Ultimately, he demonstrates to readers the importance of reevaluating our current system and putting into place proven strategies for crime and violence prevention that will keep people out of jail and make our streets and communities safer for everyone.

T E B Doctoring in an Age of Scientific Medicine

Author : Alan L. Graber, MD
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In T.E.B., Dr. Alan Graber examines the influence and legacy of Dr. Thomas Evans Brittingham II, a legendary physician and educator at Vanderbilt University. Brittingham embodied what it meant to be a doctor. He taught his trainees-by his example-how to care for sick people. This book demonstrates Brittingham as an exemplar of a medical era when a doctor's history and physical exam were the principal means of diagnosis. Brittingham's practice of doctoring still represents the essence of good patient care. "This is much more than a biography. T.E.B. was a master of bedside clinical medicine and left his legend to a generation of young doctors. If anyone was ever 'called' to the profession of medicine, it was T.E.B." -Clifton K. Meador, MD, Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, Vanderbilt University


Author : Jacqueline Leo
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What is it about the number seven that has such a hold on us? Why are there seven deadly sins? Seven days of the week? Seven wonders of the world, seven colors of the spectrum, seven ages of man, and seven sister colleges? Why can we hold seven numbers or words in our working memory--but no more? Author Jackie Leo explores everything about this mystical, magical, useful, and fun number in her new book. Seven Reasons You Need This Book 1. SEVEN is a tool to improve the quality of your life. It is a way to define time, synthesize ideas, and keep your mind performing at top speed in an era of distractions. 2. SEVEN is culturally significant. It pops up everywhere, structuring our world in ways so fundamental, we notice them only when we pause to look. Across the ages and across cultures, the number has acquired a huge scientific, psychological, and religious significance. 3. SEVEN is intriguing. Why, out of hundreds of recipes in a cookbook, do people return to the same seven, over and over? Why, when asked to choose a number between one and ten, does such a large majority of people choose seven? Why does it take seven rounds of shuffling to obtain a fully mixed deck of cards? 4. SEVEN is influential. You'll learn how the number seven shapes our thinking, our choices, and even our relationships. 5. SEVEN is practical. Throughout this book are Top Seven lists covering the best ways to get someone's attention, to build your personal brand, and to put yourself in the path of prosperity and good luck. 6. SEVEN is fun. You'll encounter surprising facts, intriguing puzzles, and hilarious anecdotes. 7. SEVEN is wise. You'll hear stories about the meaning of seven from Mehmet Oz, Sally Quinn, Liz Smith, Christina Ricci, and many others. Artfully designed and full of enough insights to keep you engaged in conversation at the water cooler for years, SEVEN will provoke, enlighten, and amuse.

STTS Think Smart Work Smarter

Author : Tremaine du Preez
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Your mind produces up to 70,000 thoughts a day—most of which are responsible for the decisions that you make. These decisions also determine your success both professionally and personally. However, we are taught what to think and not how to think. Information overload, short time frames and past failures can make even simple decisions and problems daunting. Do you lack confidence in your problem solving ability? Do you feel anxious when faced with a tough decision, or overwhelmed by lots of alternatives? Do you wish there was a formula for getting everything right? Executive coach and educator, Tremaine du Preez, fills this book with practical tools and effective techniques, all presented in a clear and practical manner. Making the right decision will be a breeze and no problem will be too difficult to handle when you are armed with these new and proven strategies.

A Smarter Greener Grid Forging Environmental Progress through Smart Energy Policies and Technologies

Author : Kevin B. Jones
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The pressing need for a smarter and greener grid is obvious, but how this goal should be achieved is much less clear. This book clearly defines the environmental promise of the smart grid and describes the policies necessary for fully achieving the environmental benefits of the digital energy revolution. • Deciphers the muddled "information" from industry leaders and policymakers about 21st-century energy technology, enabling readers to understand how a smart grid can be a cost-effective tool to benefit the climate • Provides detailed information from case studies of six early smart grid leaders to showcase the strengths and weaknesses of these programs • Identifies the legal and regulatory challenges that could prevent the successful implementation of a smart electric grid, making it clear that the issues are not purely technological • Serves ideally as a primary text for courses on smart grid technology and policy as well as a resource for graduate-level research for energy policy or climate change policy courses

Future proof Your Child

Author : Graeme Codrington
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This world has changed. The future has changed. Childhood is changing. Raising children has never been more challenging - or potentially rewarding. It is becoming increasingly obvious that the world into which our young children will enter as adults, somewhere between 2020 and 2030, will be nothing like the world their parents grew up in, or even the world we currently inhabit. We need a better understanding of the world of the future in order to prepare our children and to 'future-proof' them. Future-proof Your Child is a very different kind of parenting book. It contains many useful, practical hints and tips but also focuses on the context for parenting and child development today. It convinces 21st-century parents of the need to change their approach to parenting future generations and is relevant, accessible, practical and inspirational. Future-proof Your Child highlights the critical importance of making choices, having conversations and consciously connecting with tomorrow's children today.

The Future of Higher Education

Author : Dan Clawson
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Higher education is more important than ever, for individual success and for national economic growth. And yet higher education in the United States is in crisis: public funding has been in free fall; tuition has skyrocketed making colleges and universities less accessible; basic structures such as tenure are under assault. The Future of Higher Education analyzes the crisis in higher education, describing how a dominant neo-liberal political ideology has significantly changed the U.S. system of higher education. The book examines the contemporary landscape of higher education institutions and asks and answers these questions: Who is able to attend college? Who pays for our system of higher education? Who works at and who governs colleges and universities? The book concludes with a plan for radically revitalizing higher education in the United States. The goal of this new, unique Series is to offer readable, teachable "thinking frames" on today's social problems and social issues by leading scholars, all in short 60 page or shorter formats, and available for view on For instructors teaching a wide range of courses in the social sciences, the Routledge Social Issues Collection now offers the best of both worlds: originally written short texts that provide "overviews" to important social issues as well as teachable excerpts from larger works previously published by Routledge and other presses.

Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8

Author : Debbie Silver
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Failure is just one step on the path to success. Failure is not only a possibility for learners during these challenging times, but a productive, concrete way of gaining ground. How can parents and educators teach kids to turn failure into progress toward success? This revised edition of the beloved bestseller, Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight, has sensible answers, including both what to say and what not to say to truly help kids self-motivate and become independent, lifelong learners. Rich with fresh insights, this new edition offers a deeper understanding of how motivation works along with new, practical, research-driven strategies for spurring learners to thrive. It features: The latest research on motivation theory, persistence, self-regulation, grit, and a growth mindset in learners. An expanded focus on equity and culturally responsive approaches to ensure that all learners maximize their full potential. A new chapter on giftedness, an updated discussion guide, videos available via QR codes, and a robust companion website. Kids are bound to stumble and fall, but by capitalizing on knowledge and the latest research on motivation, we can equip them to stand up and move forward, pointing them on the route to success.

Smart Parenting Smarter Kids

Author : David Walsh
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Shares advice for parents on how to help children bolster their brain power while improving focus and attention, covering practical topics ranging from exercise and nutrition to sleep and play.

Smarter Growth

Author : Randall G. Holcombe
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Critically examines government land use policies and, taking a market-oriented approach, explores the alternatives.

The Superintendent s Fieldbook

Author : James Harvey
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This new edition offers practical advice on how to survive on the job, bargain like a pro, engage with the public, work with school boards, and more.

The Superintendent s Fieldbook

Author : Nelda Cambron-McCabe
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Drawing from over 200 superintendents spanning the past decade, this guide provides a leadership framework for the modern, successful superintendent.

Full Potential Daoist Wisdom Meets Western Psychology

Author : Livia Kohn
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"Blending modern psychology and Daoist wisdom into a recipe for the fully actualized child, this book shows how human beings form an integral part of nature and the greater universe. Partaking in Dao to the fullest, they can experience a sense of well-being, inner harmony, and overarching excellence. Ancient Chinese texts describe this realization of our full potential in terms of free and easy wandering or skillful spontaneity. Western psychologists similarly speak of personal fulfillment in work and play. Most important among them are Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi with his concept of flow, Martin Seligman with his studies of authentic happiness, and Howard Gardner with his system of multiple intelligences. Activated differently in the brain, subject to both genes and training, these psychological dimensions become apparent in different stages of childhood development and are enhanced by optimal learning conditions, manifold forms of play, and conscientious parenting-leading to the realization of full potential and attainment of Daoist harmony. This book offers a unique presentation: none other pulls the same level of information together, let alone present it in such a vibrant and engaging way"--

Long Long Time

Author : Ralph Bland
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Global Trends of Smart Cities

Author : Tooran Alizadeh
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Global Trends of Smart Cities provides integrated analysis of 135 cities that participated in the IBM’s Smarter Cities Challenge in 2010–2017. It establishes evidence-based benchmarking of city geographies, city sizes, governance structures, and local planning contexts in smart cities. This book uses a combination of descriptive statistical analysis and real-world case study narratives to evaluate the ways in which each individual urban variable or their combination matter in the diversity of smart city approaches around the globe. It is acknowledged that the Smarter Cities Challenge offers a particular set of smart initiatives and is not representative of all smart cities around the world. Nevertheless, the global presence of the Challenge across five continents and its involvement with 135 cities of all size and socioeconomic status provides a solid foundation to conduct comparative research on smart cities. Considering limited comparative research available in the smart city debate, this book makes significant contribution in understanding the state of smart city development in urban governments worldwide. Offers an integrated assessment of smart cities using a combination of statistical analysis and real-world case study narrations Compares smart city interventions from the 135 cities that participated in the Smarter Cities Challenge with detailed case study narrations included for 17 cities Demonstrates the ways in which geography, size, governance, and local planning context—each individually and in combination with each other—influence smart city development around the globe Develops an urban research perspective to the smart city discourse otherwise dominated by digital and IT specialists, engineers, and business experts Identifies the North–South divide as the most influential factor explaining how smart urbanism is framed worldwide and argues that the future of smart city development depends on how "smart" approaches the ongoing and increasing level of inequity and inequality not only within our cities but also at the transregional and transnational levels

A Wild Sheep Chase

Author : Haruki Murakami
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Haruki Murakami's third novel, A Wild Sheep Chase is the mystery hybrid which completes the odyssey begun in Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973. The man was leading an aimless life, time passing, one big blank. His girlfriend has perfectly formed ears, ears with the power to bewitch, marvels of creation. The man receives a letter from a friend, enclosing a seemingly innocent photograph of sheep, and a request: place the photograph somewhere it will be seen. Then, one September afternoon, the phone rings, and the adventure begins. Welcome to the wild sheep chase. 'Mr. Murakami's style and imagination are closer to that of Kurt Vonnegut, Raymond Carver and John Irving' New York Times

The Vanishing Point

Author : Val McDermid
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'Masterfully handled, and McDermid's ability to wrong-foot the reader remains second to none: highly recommended' Guardian 'Taut, psychologically complex and so gripping that it puts your life on hold' The Times Stephanie Harker is travelling through security at O'Hare airport with five-year-old Jimmy. But in a moment, everything changes. In disbelief, Stephanie watches as a uniformed agent leads her boy away - and she's stuck the other side of the gates, hysterical with worry. The authorities, unaware of Jimmy's existence, just see a woman behaving erratically; Stephanie is wrestled to the ground and blasted with a taser gun. By the time she can tell them what has happened, Jimmy is long gone. But as Stephanie tells her story to the FBI, it becomes clear that everything is not as it seems. There are many potential suspects for this abduction. With time rapidly running out, how can Stephanie get him back? A breathtakingly rich and gripping standalone thriller, that demonstrates why Val McDermid is hailed as the Queen of Crime. If you enjoyed The Vanishing Point, don't miss the first in a new series from the unrivalled Queen of Crime. 1979 is out now, introducing the unforgettable Allie Burns. _______________ Praise for Val McDermid: 'Brilliant . . . Sensational . . . Unforgettable' Guardian 'Compulsively readable' Irish Times 'As good a psychological thriller as it is possible to get' Sunday Express 'It grabs the reader by the throat and never lets go' Daily Mail 'One of today's most accomplished crime writers' Literary Review

Parenting from the Scriptures and Scriptures for the Parents

Author : Mark Lovis
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Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their life. (Proverbs 22:6, NLT) Most children will grow up and leave home with very little knowledge of where to find the answers to their questions. As a result, the family is likely to experience many years of struggle and frustration. This book will equip parents, pastors, counselors, teachers, Christian groups, church groups, and, most of all, children with the information they need to learn Bible principles. The Topical Guide will enable them to use the Bible as a tool to find Scriptures that will help them with guidance for specific problems and questions children may have. Part 1 is a Topical Guide divided into 101 categories listed from A-Z. Below are a few topics covered in this section: Afraid Angry Attitude Being Yourself Bullying Cheating Complaining Disrespect Do Unto Others Friends Gossip Greedy Hate Jealousy Lazy Learning Lying Meanness Pay Back Prayer Rewards Self-Control Sorry Stealing Stubborn Talks Too Much Temptation Wisdom and Understanding Worry There are also eight bonus sections in Part 2. God's wisdom is in the Bible, and this book shows you specifically where to find it for each of the 109 categories. This book gives parents the information they need to learn God's wisdom, so they can teach their family how to be the individuals God wants them to be. If a family is to experience a good life with minimal struggles, they must first acquire the right attitude; second, they must learn how to learn; and third, they must learn God's wisdom and understanding to guide them in making the right choices. All Scripture is given by God. And all Scripture is useful for teaching and showing people what is wrong in their lives. It is useful for correcting faults and teaching the right way to live. (ERV)2 Timothy 3:16 Click the links below to purchase!

Son of A Gun Daddy Must Die

Author : Charlie (Chawtoma) Davis
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The writer brings alive the story of an inner circle of friends who are sworn to protect an American girl of Mexican and Italian descent after losing her mother at the age of twelve years old. It is a story of how rape sucks the life out of its victims, a heart-thumping drama of how the suspects are held to an innocent plea over a period of twenty-five years, until DNA evidence proves otherwise. It is a story of how the grandfather’s sanity is pushed to its limit, but the bonds of friendship within the inner circle of friends are not broken. The writer weighs in on the cruel burden of becoming pregnant after a rape, and allowing the child to be born while experiencing the painful future and mental destruction of the victim’s recovery. Just trying to stay alive after the tragedy is difficult. It is a story of how revenge becomes a resourceful tactic to win back the dignity of a rape victim in the shadow of a painful situation, and how an eighty year old ex-police officer and grandfather becomes a smart criminal mastermind by casting revenge on the accusers. The accusers painfully discover it was the greatest mistake of their past when they raped a college student just before her graduation ceremony. A valuable pledge of loyalty to the victim becomes a painful lesson to the accusers.