Education

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

View: 8801

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.
Construction contracts

Construction Law in a Nutshell

Author: Donald Campbell

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781628101072

Category: Construction contracts

Page: 234

View: 3128

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.
Medical

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

View: 9830

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
Education

Growing as a Teacher

Goals and Pathways of Ongoing Teacher Learning

Author: Clive Beck,Clare Kosnik

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9462095604

Category: Education

Page: 172

View: 7501

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
Medical

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

View: 4380

"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
Medical

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

View: 1397

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
Medical

Fast Facts for the Operating Room Nurse

An Orientation and Care Guide in a Nutshell

Author: Theresa Criscitelli, EdD, RN, CNOR

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826123694

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 9073

"The concise, easy-to-access resource is aimed at nurses who are new to the operating room and the experienced nurses who guide them... The $30 book contains a wealth of current, evidence-based clinical practice information that perioperative nurses need daily." --Dan O'Connor, Outpatient Surgery Magazine "This pocket-size book offers concise information for rapid reference, step-by-step instructions for perioperative practices, and evidence-based content based on current perioperative standards and recommended practices. ÖNovice nurses, students, and seasoned preceptors will be delighted to learn how easily this go-to guide will provide immediate reference to perioperative practices and information, all while fitting into a pocket for easy retrieval." óKay Ball, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAAN Associate Professor, Nursing, Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio Past President, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses From the Foreword This is a concise, easy-to-access resource for nurses who are new to the operating room (OR) and the experienced nurses who guide them. Condensing volumes of OR content into one pithy, pocket-size book, it contains a wealth of current, evidence-based clinical practice information perioperative nurses need daily. Based on current standards and recommended practices, it is organized to provide speedy access to critical information. Its lucid, step-by-step format helps new nurses to better understand the complex skills and techniques required in the OR. Focusing on safety and specific patient interventions, orientation information including supplies needed and important protocols is covered. It addresses personal and patient preparation, environmental concerns, and documentation requirements, and describes the wide range of specific technical skills needed by both circulating and scrub nurses. Each chapter introduces concepts and sets clear learning objectives. Also included is an overview of the most common surgical procedures. New perioperative nurses in orientation and their preceptors will find this book to be a welcome addition to the learning process. Key Features: Provides must-have OR orientation information for new nurses and their preceptors Contains key information on patient preparation, aseptic technique, surgical procedures, anesthesia considerations, and documentation Based on the most up-to-date evidence in the literature Includes Fast Facts in a Nutshell feature to reinforce important information
Medical

Fast Facts for the School Nurse, Second Edition

School Nursing in a Nutshell

Author: Janice Loschiavo, MA, RN, NJ-CSN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826128777

Category: Medical

Page: 294

View: 4488

“Fast Facts for the School Nurse, Second Edition, will direct school nurses to the answers for many questions and to wiser counsel when a dilemma seems unsolvable. It is…authored by a school nurse of publicly acclaimed distinction who brings a lifetime of experience to these pages.” —Lucille A. Joel, EdD, RN, FAAN, Professor, College of Nursing Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey From the Foreword This concise reference provides quick access to information busy school nurses need every day to practice competently and efficiently. It is written for nurses who are transitioning to a school setting, yet has much to offer more experienced school nurses. The second edition has been substantially revised to address the Healthy People 2020 initiative to school-age children and their families, and to incorporate information about the push toward formal evaluation of school nurses. It discusses new technology and the effects of head trauma and other sports-related injuries on academic performance. New content, “Top 10 Timely Troublesome Topics for the School Nurse,” deals with issues such as getting substitutes and the prioritization of tasks for novice and substitute school nurses. Authored by a nurse with over 25 years of school nursing experience, this consistently organized reference offers straightforward guidelines to a range of daily tasks and nursing responsibilities and provides clinical protocols for safe management of common childhood illnesses, accidents, and emergencies, along with legal and ethical considerations, documentation, high-risk areas in school nursing practice, and the requirements of both the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Included are the delivery of culturally appropriate care, screening tools, wellness strategies, care plans for children with chronic disorders and special needs, adolescent sexuality, childhood obesity, drug use, and a food allergies “tool kit.” “Clinical Snapshots” throughout highlight critical information. The guide is useful as a supplemental textbook for nursing students studying for state or national certification exams. New to the Second Edition: “Top 10 Timely Troublesome Topics for the School Nurse” Correlations of the Healthy People 2020 initiative with school nurse practice Meaningful examples (“Clinical Snapshots”) relevant to the topic The effects of head trauma and other sports-related injuries on academic performance Academic requirements for school nursing in each state Prioritization of tasks for novice and substitute school nurses
Medical

Fast Facts for the New Nurse Practitioner, Second Edition

What You Really Need to Know in a Nutshell

Author: Dr. Nadine M. Aktan, PhD, RN, FNP-BC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826130437

Category: Medical

Page: 202

View: 4013

What type of degree do I need to become a nurse practitioner? How do I choose the right clinical preceptor? How can I best prepare for my first year of practice? Written for those considering NP practice, current NP students, and newly certified NPs alike, this quick, easy-to-use manual covers everything there is to know about transitioning into the NP role, its rewards, and its challenges. This second edition includes several new chapters, covering electronic health records, the impact of health care reform, promoting the NP role, and choosing a doctoral program. All of the original chapters have been revised or expanded, with updated key points, tables, and vignettes supplying cutting-edge knowledge and skills to help new NPs excel. The only resource of its kind, this book guides the reader through the entire process of becoming an NP, from the initial decision to the selection of the right educational program to licensure. It discusses the contractual relationship with institutions and related health providers, along with legal and administrative issues. Currently practicing NPs offer words of wisdom on how to survive the first year of practice, and stories from the author and her colleagues provide an intimate look at everyday realities. Organized for easy access to information and filled with humor, the book features learning objectives, quizzes, checklists to facilitate decision making, and other helpful tools. Fast Facts in a Nutshell boxes highlight need-to-know information, and useful tips and resource lists provide information on scholarships, certification, professional organizations, and networking. New to the Second Edition: The dos and doníts of electronic health records Surviving health care reform today and tomorrow Marketing the NP role to the nursing profession, employers, and the public The terminal degree in nursing: PhD, EdD, or DNP? Revised and expanded information in all chapters Updated key points, vignettes, and tables Nadine M. Aktan, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, received her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in nursing from Rutgers University College of Nursing and Graduate School in New Brunswick and Newark, New Jersey. She is currently chairperson and associate professor at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey, teaching future nurses and nurse practitioners. She also practices as a family nurse practitioner at the Immedicenter, an urgent care/family practice with locations in Clifton, Bloomfield, and Totowa, New Jersey, and as a maternal–child community health nurse for Valley Home Care in Paramus, New Jersey.
Education

Creative Teaching

Ideas to Boost Student Interest

Author: James P. Downing

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563084768

Category: Education

Page: 225

View: 1911

This text contains a variety of workable techniques that seek to improve teaching skills. 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.
Education

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

View: 7839

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.
Medical

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

View: 5631

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Political Science

Planspiele – Entwicklungen und Perspektiven

Rückblick auf den Deutschen Planspielpreis 2010

Author: Friedrich Trautwein,Sebastian Hitzler,Birgit Zürn

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3848298708

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 5211

Jährlich werden zahlreiche Aspekte rund um das Themenfeld Planspiele in wissenschaftlichen Abschlussarbeiten aufgearbeitet. Mit dem „Deutschen Planspielpreis“, den das Zentrum für Managementsimulation (ZMS) der DHBW Stuttgart gemeinsam mit der SAGSAGA, dem Planspiel-Fachverband für Deutschland, Österreich und die Schweiz, ins Leben gerufen hat, sollen die Ideen und das generierte Wissen in diesen Arbeiten nicht verloren gehen und die wissenschaftliche Diskussion über Planspiele intensiviert werden. Um die Erkenntnisse weiterzutragen, erscheint nach der im Februar 2010 abgeschlossenen ersten Wettbewerbsrunde dieser Sammelband. In ihm präsentieren die Preisträger die Kernideen ihrer Arbeiten. Er enthält zudem Beiträge von Autoren weiterer eingereichter Arbeiten. Die Beiträge beinhalten Fragestellungen, die sich aus den Arbeiten ergeben, die entweder einen besonders hohen aktuellen Bezug haben, neue Ansätze beinhalten oder einzelne besonders interessante Gesichtspunkte der Arbeit vertiefen. Die Beiträge der Teilnehmer sind vier Themenbereichen zugeordnet: „Planspielentwicklung“, „Trainingsdesign“, „Evaluation“ und „Quer gedacht“. Als Zusammenfassung und Ausblick steht am Ende des Bandes ein Beitrag des ZMS, in dem die europäische Planspielszene beleuchtet wird und ein Überblick über Forschungsthemen und die Institutionalisierung und Aktivitäten der Planspielkommunity gegeben wird.
Medical

Fast Facts for the Cardiac Surgery Nurse

Everything You Need to Know in a Nutshell

Author: Tanya Hodge, MS, RN, CNS, CCRN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826108326

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 2946

A succinct yet comprehensive reference tool for cardiac surgery nurses, this new addition to the Fast Facts series provides quick access to frequently used information regarding the care of cardiac surgery patients. It encompasses the timeline from pre-op to recovery period, with a special focus on the prevention and management of commonly seen post-op complications. The book addresses surgical treatments for coronary artery disease, valve disease, descending aortic aneurysms, and congenital heart disease in adults, and covers patient presentation and diagnostic tests, immediate and extended post-operative period care, cardiac rehabilitation programs, and patient education. Intended for daily use, this reference not only contains important guidelines for all nurses caring for cardiac surgery patients, but reinforces highly specialized skills and supports the development of new skills. It will be highly valuable to new graduates and nurses who are considering a switch to cardiac care, as well as seasoned practitioners. Key Features: Provides a handy pocket reference for new and experienced cardiac care nurses Clearly organized for easy reference to equipment, procedures, and pre- and post-op specialty care Includes ìFast Facts in a Nutshellî feature to help guide the new nurse Pays special attention to the differences between CHD and manifestations of other heart disease states Pinpoints sensitive nursing indicators and ways to improve patient care
Education

Tales from a Teacher's Heart

Study Guide

Author: Sally J. Zepeda

Publisher: Eye On Education

ISBN: 9781596671003

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 4964

Tales from a Teacher's Heart is a video series that tells heartwarming stories about students, schools, and teachers like you. From the lives of our authors, these true stories celebrate and explore all the ways teachers make a difference. Topics include: - the first year of teaching - teachers supporting teachers - connecting with students - and more. The Tales from a Teacher's Heart: Study Guide includes text versions of the tales, discussion questions, strategies, applications, and musings on what it means to be a teacher. Use this book for professional development, self-reflection, starting and closing meetings, and study groups.
Education

The Math Teachers Know

Profound Understanding of Emergent Mathematics

Author: Brent Davis,Moshe Renert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135097860

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 1300

What sorts of mathematics competencies must teachers have in order to teach the discipline well? This book offers a novel take on the question. Most research is focused on explicit knowledge–that is, on the sorts of insights that might be specified, catalogued, taught, and tested. In contrast, this book focuses on the tacit dimensions of teachers’ mathematics knowledge that precede and enable their competencies with formal mathematics. It highlights the complexity of this knowledge and offers strategies to uncover it, analyze it, and re-synthesize it in ways that will make it more available for teaching. Emerging from 10 years of collaborative inquiry with practicing teachers, it is simultaneously informed by the most recent research and anchored to the realities of teachers’ lives in classrooms.
Education

Second Language Teacher Education

International Perspectives

Author: Diane J. Tedick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135615039

Category: Education

Page: 376

View: 2360

The education of second language teachers takes place across diverse contexts, levels, settings, and geographic regions. By bringing together research, theory, and best practices from a variety of contexts (ESL/EFL, foreign language, bilingual and immersion education), this book contributes to building meaningful professional dialogue among second-language teacher educators. Featuring an international roster of authors, the volume is comprised of 18 chapters organized in four thematic sections: the knowledge base of second language teacher education; second language teacher education contexts; collaborations in second language teacher education; and second language teacher education in practice. Second Language Teacher Education: International Perspectives is an essential professional resource for practicing and prospective second language teacher educators around the world.
Science

A Love of Discovery

Science Education - The Second Career of Robert Karplus

Author: Robert G. Fuller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400708769

Category: Science

Page: 337

View: 5058

Robert Karplus, a professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, USA, became a leader in the movement to reform elementary school science in the 1960s. This book selects the enduring aspects of his work and presents them for the scientists and science educators of today. In an era when `science education for ALL students' has become the clarion call, the insights and works of Robert Karplus are as relevant now as they were in the 1960s, '70s, and '80s. This book tries to capture the essence of his life and work and presents selections of his published articles in a helpful context.
Education

Teacher Action Research

Building Knowledge Democracies

Author: Gerald J. Pine

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452278741

Category: Education

Page: 416

View: 8585

"This is a wonderful book with deep insight into the relationship between teachers' action and result of student learning. It discusses from different angles impact of action research on student learning in the classroom. Writing samples provided at the back are wonderful examples." —Kejing Liu, Shawnee State University Teacher Action Research: Building Knowledge Democracies focuses on helping schools build knowledge democracies through a process of action research in which teachers, students, and parents collaborate in conducting participatory and caring inquiry in the classroom, school, and community. Author Gerald J. Pine examines historical origins, the rationale for practice-based research, related theoretical and philosophical perspectives, and action research as a paradigm rather than a method. Key Features Discusses how to build a school research culture through collaborative teacher research Delineates the role of the professional development school as a venue for constructing a knowledge democracy Focuses on how teacher action research can empower the active and ongoing inclusion of nontraditional voices (those of students and parents) in the research process Includes chapters addressing the concrete practices of observation, reflection, dialogue, writing, and the conduct of action research, as well as examples of teacher action research studies