Distance education

The Good Study Guide

Author: Andrew Northedge

Publisher: The Open University

ISBN: 0749259744

Category: Distance education

Page: 383

View: 1614

Developing your learning skills is one of the best investments you can make. We all need to be lifelong learners now. Whether you are an experienced student or just starting out this book will stimulate, guide and support you. It will make you think about yourself and how your mind learns. And it will change forever the way that you study.Topics include:- motivating yourself and managing your time- taking full advantage of your computer- reading with concentration and understanding- developing flexible note-taking strategies- getting the most from seminars and workshops- making presentations- researching online- handling numbers and charts with confidence- writing clear, well argued assignments- doing yourself justice in exams.For more information, go to www.goodstudyguide.co.uk
Distance education

The Good Study Guide

Author: Andrew Northedge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780749200442

Category: Distance education

Page: 248

View: 6450

Edition 2.3 ISBN9780749259747 is the latest edition and is now available to order using order code X0001-GSG2.
Humanities

Arts Good Study Guide

Author: Ellie Chambers

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: 9781780074726

Category: Humanities

Page: 324

View: 8769

Revised and expanded to address the challenges of studying in a fast-changing world, the second edition of 'The Arts Good Study Guide' shows students how to develop their key learning skills.
Executives

The Manager's Good Study Guide

Author: Sheila Tyler

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: 0749213876

Category: Executives

Page: 376

View: 1600

THe Manager's Good Study Guide is designed as a handy reference manual for anyone interested in learning to be a better manager, whether through a formal programme of study or informally.
Distance education

The Sciences Good Study Guide

Author: Andrew Northedge

Publisher: The Open University

ISBN: 0749234113

Category: Distance education

Page: 410

View: 9283

Guide for students starting to study sciences at college or university
Religion

The Good Book

40 Chapters That Reveal the Bible's Biggest Ideas

Author: Deron Spoo

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 143471098X

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 4648

The Good Book offers a user-friendly guide to the Bible's biggest ideas. A chapter from the Bible accompanies each chapter of the book, which helps readers understand the context and content of the Scripture passages in a way that can open the whole Bible. Designed as a forty-day journey through forty key chapters of the Bible, The Good Book will appeal to those who already love and read the Bible regularly as well as to those who are just beginning their Christian journey. The Good Book: is a great evangelism tool for explaining the major themes of Scripture to those who want to know more about God, Jesus, and the core beliefs of Christianity; gives new believers an overview of the Bible and lays a framework to help them understand Scripture passages; helps longtime Christians rediscover the basic themes of Scripture and experience these truths in a new way; and encourages Scriptural literacy as it pushes readers to read both one chapter of the book and one chapter of the Bible each day for forty days. The Good Book is great for individuals, and it can also be used by small groups in an eight-week church-wide program or a forty-week journey that focuses on one Bible chapter each week. The Good Book will help people understand and live by the transformative truths of the Bible.
Religion

Vanishing Grace

What Ever Happened to the Good News?

Author: Philip Yancey

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310339359

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 6281

“Why does the church stir up such negative feelings?” Philip Yancey has been asking this all his life as a journalist. His perennial question is more relevant now than ever: in a twenty-year span starting in the mid-nineties, research shows that favorable opinions of Christianity have plummeted drastically—and opinions of Evangelicals have taken even deeper dives. The end of the politics-oriented Evangelicalism that was so dominant in the second half of the 20th century is a strong example that we are living in a post-Christian culture. Yet while the opinions about Christianity are dropping, interest in spirituality is rising. Why the disconnect? Why are so many asking, “What’s so good about the “Good News?” Yancey’s writing has focused on the search for honest faith that makes a difference for a world in pain. In his landmark book What’s So Amazing about Grace he issued a call for Christians to be as grace-filled in their behavior as they are in declaring their beliefs. But people inside and outside the church are still thirsty for grace. What the church lacked in its heyday is now exactly what it needs to recover to thrive. Grace can bring together Christianity and our post-Christian culture, inviting outsiders as well as insiders to take a deep second look at why our faith matters and about what could reignite its appeal to future generations. How can Christians offer grace in a way that is compelling to a jaded society? And how can they make a difference in a world that cries out in need? Yancey aims this book at Christian readers, showing them how Christians have lost respect, influence, and reputation in a newly post-Christian culture. “Why do they hate us so much?” mystified Americans ask about the rest of the world. A similar question applies to evangelicals in America. Yancey explores what may have contributed to hostility toward Evangelicals, especially in their mixing of faith and politics instead of embracing more grace-filled ways of presenting the gospel. He offers illuminating stories of how faith can be expressed in ways that disarm even the most cynical critics. Then he explores what is Good News and what is worth preserving in a culture that thinks it has rejected Christian faith.
Education

Now That's a Good Question!

How to Promote Cognitive Rigor Through Classroom Questioning

Author: Erik M. Francis

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 141662077X

Category: Education

Page: 175

View: 1420

In this book, Erik M. Francis explores how one of the most fundamental instructional strategies—questioning—can provide the proper scaffolding to deepen student thinking, understanding, and application of knowledge. You’ll learn: *Techniques for using questioning to extend and evaluate student learning experiences. *Eight different kinds of questions that challenge students to demonstrate higher-order thinking and communicate depth of knowledge. *How to rephrase the performance objectives of college and career readiness standards into questions that engage and challenge students. Francis offers myriad examples of good questions across content areas and grade levels, as well as structures to help teachers create and use the different kinds of questions. By using this book to fine-tune your approach to questioning, you can awaken the spirit of inquiry in your classroom and help students deepen their knowledge, understanding, and ability to communicate what they think and know.
Education

The 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching

A Checklist for Staying Focused Every Day

Author: Bryan Goodwin,Elizabeth Ross Hubbell

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416616012

Category: Education

Page: 222

View: 662

Checklists help us work better. They help us manage complex tasks more effectively and ensure we apply what we know correctly and consistently. They've become indispensable for airline pilots and doctors, but can this low-tech approach to planning and problem solving demand a place in the teacher's toolkit? Teaching is complicated, with challenging decisions and important consequences, but it's in the most complex situations that a straightforward checklist can be the most useful. Goodwin and Hubbell present 12 daily touchstones--simple and specific things any teacher can do every day--to keep classroom practice focused on the hallmarks of effective instruction and in line with three essential imperatives for teaching: * Be demanding: Align teaching with high expectations for learning. * Be supportive: Provide a nurturing learning environment. * Be intentional: Know why you're doing what you're doing. If there were one thing you could do each day to help one student succeed, you'd do it, wouldn't you? What about three things to help three students? What if there were 12 things you could do every day to help all of your students succeed? There are, and you'll find them here.
Religion

Galatians: Gospel Matters: Seven Studies for Groups Or Individuals

Author: Timothy Keller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908762566

Category: Religion

Page: 88

View: 8941

Tim Keller takes us to the heart of a dispute of eternal significance. The Galatian church was torn between the view that their efforts saved them, and the gospel, which told them that it was Christ's work, not theirs, that mattered. The choice still confronts us today. This seven-study guide will excite Christians about the gospel, and apply it to every aspect of their lives.
Fiction

The Nice and the Good

Author: Iris Murdoch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101495847

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8860

John Ducane, a respected Whitehall civil servant, is asked to investigate the suicide of a colleague. As he pursues his inquiry he uncovers a shabby, evil world of murder, blackmail, and black magic. In contrast to stagnant summer London, Octavian and Kate Gray’s adoring community on the Dorset coast seems to offer Ducane refuge, but even here the aftereffects of violence poison an atmosphere already electric with adolescent quarrels and intrigue. After a swim into the underworld, Ducane begins to realize that niceness is not enough, and no one here is good. “A feast.”—Guardian
Religion

Restless Study Guide

Because You Were Made for More

Author: Jennie Allen

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0849922461

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 8451

In Restless, an 8-session, video-based small group Bible study, Bible study teacher and author Jennie Allen helps you discover a practical plan to identify the threads of your life and how to intentionally weave them together for God's glory and purposes. Restless explores this important question: “Do I matter?” And Jennie asks, "We live with lots of things, lots of people…but do we live for something?” Using the story of Joseph, Jennie explains how his suffering, gifts, story, and relationships fit into the greater story of God-and how our stories can do the same. Then she also introduces Threads-a tool to help you see your own personal story and to uncover and understand the raw materials God has given you to use for his glory and purpose while on this planet. The lessons in this study guide are engaging and interactive, offering in-depth Bible study, personal stories, and projects enabling the teaching to move off the page and into your life. Sessions include: Restless God's Story Gifts Suffering Place People Passions Mystery Designed for use with Restless: A DVD Study 9780849922374 (sold separately).
Education

The Good Writing Guide for Education Students

Author: Dominic Wyse,Kate Cowan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526414759

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 2281

Grappling with grammar? Worrying about referencing? This handy guide is packed with practical advice on how to search for reading materials, structure your academic writing, think critically, reference appropriately and use language effectively. ‘Top Tips’ throughout the book help eradicate all the common mistakes that bring your marks down. What's new to the fourth edition? two brand new chapters on reading and writing critically activities at the end of each chapter to let you check and assess your own writing. With real life examples of academic work, and plenty of ‘dos’ and ‘don'ts’, this is the perfect writing manual for students studying at all levels, and the ideal book to help you get top marks for all your education course assignments.

The Broken Way Study Guide with DVD

A Daring Path Into the Abundant Life

Author: Ann Voskamp

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780310821106

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 3257

Broken comes in all ways and all sizes. Over all of our broken chaos there's Jesus hanging on the cross, Jesus agonizing over all our brokenness, Jesus bleeding here in our mess. Our brokenness is made whole by His brokenness.
Study Aids

The Official SAT Study Guide

Author: College Entrance Examination Board,The College Board

Publisher: The College Board

ISBN: 0874478529

Category: Study Aids

Page: 1100

View: 8287

Offers test-taking strategies for the SAT, discussing each section and providing ten full-length tests, hundreds of practice questions, detailed reviews, a list of online resources, and coverage of the PSAT/NMSQT.
Fiction

The Good Earth

Author: Pearl S. Buck

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743272935

Category: Fiction

Page: 357

View: 5561

A Chinese peasant overcomes the forces of nature and the frailties of human nature to become a wealthy landowner.
Fiction

The Good Lord Bird

Author: James McBride

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101616180

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 362

Winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction Soon to be a major motion picture starring Liev Schreiber and Jaden Smith A Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Oprah Magazine Top 10 Book of the Year “A magnificent new novel by the best-selling author James McBride.” –cover review of The New York Times Book Review “Outrageously entertaining.” –USA Today “James McBride delivers another tour de force” –Essence “So imaginative, you’ll race to the finish.” –NPR.org “Wildly entertaining.”—4-star People lead review "A boisterous, highly entertaining, altogether original novel.” – Washington Post From the bestselling author of The Color of Water, Song Yet Sung, and Kill 'Em and Leave, a James Brown biography, comes the story of a young boy born a slave who joins John Brown’s antislavery crusade—and who must pass as a girl to survive. Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857, when the region is a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces. When John Brown, the legendary abolitionist, arrives in the area, an argument between Brown and Henry’s master quickly turns violent. Henry is forced to leave town—with Brown, who believes he’s a girl. Over the ensuing months, Henry—whom Brown nicknames Little Onion—conceals his true identity as he struggles to stay alive. Eventually Little Onion finds himself with Brown at the historic raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859—one of the great catalysts for the Civil War. An absorbing mixture of history and imagination, and told with McBride’s meticulous eye for detail and character, The Good Lord Bird is both a rousing adventure and a moving exploration of identity and survival. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Education

Differentiation in Middle and High School

Strategies to Engage All Learners

Author: Kristina J. Doubet,Jessica A. Hockett

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416620184

Category: Education

Page: 295

View: 9165

In this one-stop resource for middle and high school teachers, Kristina J. Doubet and Jessica A. Hockett explore how to use differentiated instruction to help students be more successful learners--regardless of background, native language, learning style, motivation, or school savvy. They explain how to * Create a healthy classroom community in which students' unique qualities and needs are as important as the ones they have in common. * Translate curriculum into manageable and meaningful learning goals that are fit to be differentiated. * Use pre-assessment and formative assessment to uncover students' learning needs and tailor tasks accordingly. * Present students with avenues to take in, process, and produce knowledge that appeal to their varied interests and learning profiles. * Navigate roadblocks to implementing differentiation. Each chapter provides a plethora of practical tools, templates, and strategies for a variety of subject areas developed by and for real teachers. Whether you’re new to differentiated instruction or looking to expand your repertoire of DI strategies, Differentiation in Middle and High School will show you classroom-tested ways to better engage students and help them succeed every day.
Religion

The Imperfect Disciple

Grace for People Who Can't Get Their Act Together

Author: Jared C. Wilson

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493409271

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 1888

Too many discipleship books are written for clean, perfect people who know all the right Sunday school answers. The Imperfect Disciple is for the rest of us--people who screw up, people who are weary, people who are wondering if it's safe to say what they're really thinking. For the believer who is tired of quasi-spiritual lifehacks being passed off as true, down-and-dirty discipleship, here is a discipleship book that isn't afraid to be honest about the mess we call real life. With incisive wit, warm humor, and moving stories, Jared Wilson shows readers how the gospel works in them and in their lives when - they can't get their act together - they think God is giving them the silent treatment - they think church would be better without all the people - they're not happy with the person in the mirror - and much more Wilson frees readers from the self-doubt and even the misplaced self-confidence they may feel as they walk with Jesus down the often difficult road of life. The result is a faith that weathers storms, lifts burdens, and goes forth to make more imperfect disciples.
Fiction

Gone for Good

Author: Harlan Coben

Publisher: Dell Publishing Company

ISBN: 0345533054

Category: Fiction

Page: 420

View: 9812

Investigating his girlfriend's mysterious disappearance, Will Klein learns that she is somehow tied to his brother's death and becomes increasingly disturbed when he realizes that everyone he loves is harboring dark secrets.