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Facilitating Evidence-Based, Data-Driven School Counseling: A Manual for Practice

by Brett Zyromski Melissa A. Mariani

Counselors make a difference—and now you can prove it. Your counseling makes a difference in the lives of at-risk students every day. To meet accountability standards, though, you need data the number-crunchers can understand. With this user-friendly manual, make the shift to evidence-based practices and interventions in a data-driven, comprehensive school counseling program based on ASCA’s national model. The book includes Visual guides and checklists for every step of the process Examples of successful program evolution Guidance on developing and submitting a successful Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) application Supporting documents in an online resource center

Facilitating Evidence-Based, Data-Driven School Counseling: A Manual for Practice

by Brett Zyromski Melissa A. Mariani

Counselors make a difference—and now you can prove it. Your counseling makes a difference in the lives of at-risk students every day. To meet accountability standards, though, you need data the number-crunchers can understand. With this user-friendly manual, make the shift to evidence-based practices and interventions in a data-driven, comprehensive school counseling program based on ASCA’s national model. The book includes Visual guides and checklists for every step of the process Examples of successful program evolution Guidance on developing and submitting a successful Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) application Supporting documents in an online resource center

The Statesman and the Storyteller: John Hay, Mark Twain, and the Rise of American Imperialism

by Mark Zwonitzer

In a dual biography covering the last ten years of the lives of friends and contemporaries, writer Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain) and statesman John Hay (who served as secretary of state under presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt), The Statesman and the Storyteller not only provides an intimate look into the daily lives of these men but also creates an elucidating portrait of the United States on the verge of emerging as a world power. And just as the narrative details the wisdom, and the occasional missteps, of two great men during a tumultuous time, it also penetrates the seat of power in Washington as the nation strove to make itself known internationally--and in the process committed acts antithetical to America’s professed ideals and promises. The country’s most significant move in this time was to go to war with Spain and to eventually wrest control of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. In what has to be viewed as one of the most shameful periods in American political history, Filipinos who believed they had been promised independence were instead told they were incapable of self-government and then violently subdued in a war that featured torture and execution of native soldiers and civilians. The United States also used its growing military and political might to grab the entirety of the Hawaiian Islands and a large section of Panama. As secretary of state during this time, Hay, though a charitable man, was nonetheless complicit in these misdeeds. Clemens, a staunch critic of his country’s imperialistic actions, was forced by his own financial and family needs to temper his remarks. Nearing the end of their long and remarkable lives, both men found themselves struggling to maintain their personal integrity while remaining celebrated and esteemed public figures. Written with a keen eye--Mark Zwonitzer is also an award-winning documentary filmmaker--and informed by the author’s deep understanding of the patterns of history, The Statesman and the Storyteller has the compelling pace of a novel, the epic sweep of historical writing at its best, and, in capturing the essence of the lives of Hay and Twain, the humanity and nuance of masterful biography.

Academic Language Mastery: Conversational Discourse in Context

by Jeff Zwiers Ivannia M. Soto

By now it’s a given: if we’re to help our ELLs and SELs access the rigorous demands of today’s content standards, we must cultivate the “code” that drives school success: academic language. Look no further for assistance than this much-anticipated series from Ivannia Soto, in which she invites field authorities Jeff Zwiers, David and Yvonne Freeman, Margarita Calderon, and Noma LeMoine to share every teacher’s need-to-know strategies on the four essential components of academic language. The subject of this volume is conversational discourse. Here, Jeff Zwiers reveals the power of academic conversation in helping students develop language, clarify concepts, comprehend complex texts, and fortify thinking and relational skills. With this book as your roadmap, you’ll learn how to: Foster the skills and language students must develop for productive interactions Implement strategies for scaffolding paired conversations Assess student’s oral language development as you go It’s imperative that our ELLs and SELs practice academic language in rich conversations with others in school, especially when our classrooms may be their only opportunities to receive modeling, scaffolding, and feedback focused on effective discourse. This book, in concert with the other three volumes in the series, can provide both a foundation and a framework for accelerating the learning of diverse students across grade levels and disciplines.

Academic Language Mastery: Conversational Discourse in Context

by Jeff Zwiers Ivannia M. Soto

By now it’s a given: if we’re to help our ELLs and SELs access the rigorous demands of today’s content standards, we must cultivate the “code” that drives school success: academic language. Look no further for assistance than this much-anticipated series from Ivannia Soto, in which she invites field authorities Jeff Zwiers, David and Yvonne Freeman, Margarita Calderon, and Noma LeMoine to share every teacher’s need-to-know strategies on the four essential components of academic language. The subject of this volume is conversational discourse. Here, Jeff Zwiers reveals the power of academic conversation in helping students develop language, clarify concepts, comprehend complex texts, and fortify thinking and relational skills. With this book as your roadmap, you’ll learn how to: Foster the skills and language students must develop for productive interactions Implement strategies for scaffolding paired conversations Assess student’s oral language development as you go It’s imperative that our ELLs and SELs practice academic language in rich conversations with others in school, especially when our classrooms may be their only opportunities to receive modeling, scaffolding, and feedback focused on effective discourse. This book, in concert with the other three volumes in the series, can provide both a foundation and a framework for accelerating the learning of diverse students across grade levels and disciplines.

The K-3 Guide to Academic Conversations: Practices, Scaffolds, and Activities

by Jeff Zwiers Sara R. Hamerla

“For thousands of years people have been using the skills we describe in this book to engage in conversations with others. What isn’t as prevalent, however, is instruction--especially in primary grades—in which we engage students in productive conversations about academic ideas. This book fills that very big need.” --Jeff Zwiers & Sara Hamerla Talk about content mastery . . . Primary teachers, you won’t want to miss this: if you’re looking for a single resource to foster purposeful content discussions and high-quality interpersonal engagement, then put Jeff Zwiers and Sara Hamerla’s K-3 Guide to Academic Conversations at the top of your reading list. Whether your students love to talk or not, all must be equipped with key conversation skills such as active listening, taking turns, posing, clarifying, supporting with examples, and arguing ideas. This ready resource comes packed with every imaginable tool you could need to make academic conversations part of your everyday teaching: Sample lesson plans and anchor charts Guidelines for creating effective prompts Applications across content areas, with corresponding assessments Rubrics and protocols for listening to student speech Transcripts of conversations and questions for reflection Companion website with video and downloadable resources Tens of thousands of students in the upper grades have reaped the benefits of academic conversations: high-quality face-to-face interactions, increased motivation, stronger collaborative argumentation skills, and better understanding and retention of content. The K-3 Guide to Academic Conversations is that resource for providing your primary students with the same powerful learning opportunities.

The K-3 Guide to Academic Conversations: Practices, Scaffolds, and Activities

by Jeff Zwiers Sara R. Hamerla

“For thousands of years people have been using the skills we describe in this book to engage in conversations with others. What isn’t as prevalent, however, is instruction--especially in primary grades—in which we engage students in productive conversations about academic ideas. This book fills that very big need.” --Jeff Zwiers & Sara Hamerla Talk about content mastery . . . Primary teachers, you won’t want to miss this: if you’re looking for a single resource to foster purposeful content discussions and high-quality interpersonal engagement, then put Jeff Zwiers and Sara Hamerla’s K-3 Guide to Academic Conversations at the top of your reading list. Whether your students love to talk or not, all must be equipped with key conversation skills such as active listening, taking turns, posing, clarifying, supporting with examples, and arguing ideas. This ready resource comes packed with every imaginable tool you could need to make academic conversations part of your everyday teaching: Sample lesson plans and anchor charts Guidelines for creating effective prompts Applications across content areas, with corresponding assessments Rubrics and protocols for listening to student speech Transcripts of conversations and questions for reflection Companion website with video and downloadable resources Tens of thousands of students in the upper grades have reaped the benefits of academic conversations: high-quality face-to-face interactions, increased motivation, stronger collaborative argumentation skills, and better understanding and retention of content. The K-3 Guide to Academic Conversations is that resource for providing your primary students with the same powerful learning opportunities.

World of Chemistry: Easyplanner

by Steven S. Zumdahl Susan L. Zumdahl Donald J. DeCoste

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We Fought Back: Teen Resisters of the Holocaust

by Allan Zullo

Fifteen year old Paul just helped blow up a Nazi supply train. Can he escape the Germans hunting him for revenge? Fifteen year old Sarah has lost many loved ones to Nazi murderers. Will partisan fighters accept her into their secret group? Seventeen year old Frank and his team are preparing to attack a heavily armed German convoy. Can they succeed against overwhelming odds--and survive? These and other Jewish young people took on incredible risks to fight back against the Nazis in WWII. You will never forget their true stories of courage and survival.

Sex on Six Legs: Lessons on Life, Love, and Language from the Insect World

by Marlene Zuk

Insects have inspired fear, fascination, and enlightenment for centuries. They are capable of incredibly complex behavior, even with brains often the size of a poppy seed. How do they accomplish feats that look like human activity-- personality, language, childcare--with completely different pathways from our own? What is going on inside the mind of those ants that march like boot-camp graduates across your kitchen floor? How does the lead ant know exactly where to take her colony, to that one bread crumb that your nightly sweep missed? Can insects be taught new skills as easily as your new puppy? Sex on Six Legs is a startling and exciting book that provides answers to these questions and many more. With the humor of Olivia Judson's Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation, Zuk not only examines the bedroom lives of creepy crawlies but also calls into question some of our own longheld assumptions about learning, the nature of personality, and what our own large brains might be for.

El monasterio (Trilogía medieval #Volumen 3)

by Luis Zueco

Un thriller histórico de máximo suspense ambientado en un fascinante escenario medieval, entre los muros de uno de los monasterios medievales más impresionantes de España. El silencio oculta la verdad. Pero hasta las mejores mentiras terminan por descubrirse. El monasterio de Santa María de Veruela aspiraba a ser una ciudad celeste, un fiel reflejo del reino de los cielos, pero lo cierto es que lo habitaban simples mortales. Sus muros fueron testigos de historias de ambición, traición y venganza. Y también de amor, sexo y... muerte. En las mágicas y misteriosas tierras del Moncayo se asienta uno de los monasterios cistercienses más bellos del mundo. En el siglo XIV es escenario de una cruenta guerra entre las coronas de Castilla y Aragón, y hasta allí llega el joven Bizén con una misión que cumplir: recuperar los restos que yacen en una de sus tumbas, algo a lo que el abad se niega por misteriosas razones. Pero cuando uno de los hermanos de la abadía aparece asesinado en misteriosas y violentas circunstancias, Bizén se verá implicado en una intriga de peligrosas ramificaciones. Y deberá concentrarse en hallar al culpable si no quiere que su propio secreto sea descubierto. La crítica ha dicho sobre el autor y sus obras anteriores, El Castillo y La Ciudad... «La mejor novela histórica de 2015.»Novelas Históricas «En la estela de Los pilares de la tierra y La catedral del mar.»La Vanguardia «Si uno quiere trasladarse a la Edad Media, el castillo de Loarre es la mejor máquina del tiempo.»El Mundo «¡Recomendadísima!»Librería General «Hace mil años se erigió en el Pirineo aragonés una colosal fortaleza. Luis Zueco novela cómo se llevó a cabo esta proeza y da respuesta a algunos enigmas aún sin resolver.»ABC «Sus páginas están repletas de peripecias, de idilios y de lances bélicos.»Heraldo de Aragón «Una extraordinaria novela.»SER «Una de las novelas históricas con más enganche.»20 minutos «Una novela que pone en valor una de nuestras joyas patrimoniales: Loarre.»El Periódico de Aragón «La novela histórica más impactante del año.»Librería Serret Llibres «Mezcla los datos históricos con tramas de mucha intriga, como si de un thriller se tratase.»El Placer de la Lectura «Magnífica ambientación.»Entre mis libros y yo «Uno de los escritores de novela histórica más importante del país. Mezcla sabiamente personajes históricos con otros ficticios, dando a la trama una tensión trepidante.»Todo Literatura «Un trepidante thriller histórico. La Historia aquí no es mero paisaje, sino que es elemento de suspense.»20 minutos

Jejum Intermitente: Tudo o que precisa de saber para perder peso e ter uma vida

by M. A. Zuculo Eden Keller

Se existisse um plano alimentar que possibilitasse queimar mais gordura, aumentar a massa magra e aproveitar os benefícios de uma vida mais saudável, mais longa e mais produtiva, você gostaria de saber mais sobre ele? Então é o livro que você estava esperando. O motivo pelo qual a maioria das dietas não funciona não é porque comemos os alimentos errados, mas por não mantermos nosso plano alimentar por um longo período. Não é um problema nutricional ou alimentar, é um problema de mudança de comportamento. Em minha opinião, a facilidade e simplicidade do jejum intermitente é a melhor justificativa para você experimentar fazê-lo. Você vai descobrir que ele proporciona uma grande variedade de benefícios para a saúde, sem grandes mudanças no seu estilo de vida. Se você está disposto a fazer isso e ver resultados extraordinários e rápidos, este livro é para você! Quando você jejua de maneira intermitente, o seu corpo se habitua a uma ingestão menor de calorias durante a semana e, como resultado, ocorrem mudanças no seu metabolismo. Geralmente, o seu corpo usa os carboidratos extras como principal fonte de energia, reservando os depósitos de gorduras para casos de emergência, mas quando você jejua, o seu corpo muda este mecanismo e as gorduras passam a ser a principal fonte de combustível, fazendo com que aqueles temíveis estoques adiposos sejam usados. E ao jejuar em dias alternados, o seu corpo está preparado para continuar o processo de queima de gordura lentamente. Com isso, depois de algumas semanas fazendo o jejum intermitente, as pessoas já começam a perceber resultados excelentes, até mesmo naquelas gordurinhas persistentes da barriga graças a um jejum regular e controlado. Aqui está uma amostra do que você vai aprender. •Capítulo 1 - O que é Jejum Intermitente e como ele funciona? •Capítulo 2 - Como você pode adaptar o Jejum Intermitente

Pick Three: You Can Have It All (Just Not Every Day)

by Randi Zuckerberg

In this motivational handbook—both a business how-to and self-help guide—the New York Times bestselling author of Dot Complicated takes on the fallacy of the "well-balanced" life, arguing that the key to success is learning to be well-lopsided.Work. Sleep. Fitness. Family. Friends. Pick Three.In an increasingly demanding world, we’ve been told that we can do everything—maintain friendships, devote ourselves to work, spend time with family, stay fit, and get enough sleep. We just need to learn to balance it all. Randi Zuckerberg doesn’t believe in being well-balanced. We can’t do it all every day, she contends, and trying to do so only leaves us frustrated and feeling inadequate. But we can succeed if we Pick Three.Randi first introduced the concept of Pick Three in a tweet—"The Entrepreneur’s Dilemma"—that went viral. Now, in this book, she expands on her philosophy and inspires others to follow her lead. From entrepreneurs to professionals, busy parents to students, Randi can help everyone learn to reject the unrealistic burden of balance and enjoy success in their own lives—by picking the most important areas to focus on in any given day.This practical handbook includes stories from Randi’s career learning that there’s no such thing as a perfect balance—as well as insights and examples from other professionals at the top of the biggest businesses in Silicon Valley, new moms searching for permission to focus on family, and recent graduates convinced they should have it all under control, including Arianna Huffington, Reshma Saujani, Laurie Hernandez, and Brad Takei. We can’t have it all every day, and that’s okay, Randi reminds us. Pick Three is her much-needed guide to learning to embrace the well-lopsided life.

Haikus imposibles

by Amaia Santana Zorrilla

Coge tus vísceras. Rocíalas con ginebra. Échales sal. A eso sabe un haiku imposible. Haikus Imposibles no es un libro de poesía, tampoco es una narración fantasiosa basada en hechos reales, sino más bien una aberración literaria, una patada en la boca, un exabrupto del corazón. Una llamada al desorden.Una invitación a trasnochar.Un antimanual de autoyuda.

10 Minutes in the Word: Proverbs (10 Minutes in the Word)

by Zondervan

Embrace your time with the Lord, no matter how busy you are! 10 Minutes in the Word: Proverbs offers tangible reminders of God’s wisdom and meaningful reflections in just 10 minutes. For the days when you need help discerning direction, 10 Minutes in the Word: Proverbs is the perfect way to engage with God.This devotional invites you into Proverbs, the book of wisdom. Realign your heart with God’s as you read through the Scripture and spend just a few minutes with Him. Whether you’re on a quick lunch break, between classes, or relishing some peace and quiet during nap time, 10 Minutes in the Word: Proverbs gives you what you need to keep going. Just 10 minutes a day will bring you closer to God and learning His Word.At only $9.99 and with a beautifully designed interior, 10 Minutes in the Word: Proverbs is small enough to easily slip into a backpack, handbag, or diaper bag. Keep it on hand for whenever you have a spare moment to connect with the Lord.

10 Minutes in the Word: Psalms (10 Minutes in the Word)

by Zondervan

Embrace your time with the Lord, no matter how busy you are! 10 Minutes in the Word: Psalms offers encouraging insights and meaningful reflections in just 10 minutes. For the days when you most need the presence of God, 10 Minutes in the Word: Psalms is the perfect way to grow in your faith that fits into your busy schedule.This devotional invites you into the Psalms, a place of praise and reflection. Realign your heart with God’s as you read through the Scripture and spend just a few minutes with Him. Whether you’re on a quick lunch break, between classes, or relishing some peace and quiet during nap time, 10 Minutes in the Word: Psalms gives you what you need to keep going. Just 10 minutes a day will guide you into Psalms, helping you feel closer to God and His Word.At only $9.99 and with a beautifully designed interior, 10 Minutes in the Word: Psalms is small enough to easily slip into a backpack, handbag, or diaper bag. Keep it on hand for whenever you have a spare moment to connect with the Lord.

An Amish Table: A Recipe for Hope, Building Faith, Love in Store

by Zondervan

<P>A Recipe for Hope by Beth Wiseman(Previously published in An Amish Kitchen)When a storm blows a tree onto Eve Bender’s farmhouse, she has little choice but to temporarily move her family into her parents’ home.<P> Outside of cooking together in the kitchen, Eve and her mother can’t agree on anything.<P> But this may be just the recipe for healing old wounds.Building Faith by Kathleen Fuller(Previously published in An Amish Home)Faith Miller knows that carpentry is an unlikely hobby for a young Amish woman, but she loves the work and it keeps the memory of her grandfather alive. <P>When her cousin asks Faith to build the cabinets in her new home, Faith is only too happy to take the job, even if it is her most ambitious project to date.<P> The only catch is that she has to work with her ex-fiance, Silas. <P>As they work together to build Martha’s kitchen, they must learn to leave the past behind and build faith in one another again.<P>Love in Store by Vannetta Chapman(Previously published in An Amish Market)Stella Schrock works at the Old Mill in Nappanee, Indiana, with new employee David Stoltzfus, a recent widower.<P> When strange events begin occurring around town, it appears as if someone wants to close the mill.<P> Stella and David must work together to solve the mystery surrounding the Old Amish Mill, and in the process, they might just find that God has more in store for their future than they would have dreamed possible.

The Beginner's Bible for Little Ones

by Zondervan

<P>The Beginner’s Bible® has been a favorite with young children and their parents since its release in 1989 with over 25 million copies sold.<P> With over five million copies sold, The Beginner's Bible® is the bestselling Bible storybook of our time.<P> Now there's a condensed version for active little ones to take with them wherever they go.<P> With a padded cover, this board book is soft, durable, and can withstand any child's energetic lifestyle. <P>Playfully illustrated, the storybook introduces toddlers to the Bible in an imaginative way. <P>The accompanying text is simple so that children are engaged by and can learn eight cherished Bible stories, including Creation, Noah's Ark, and the birth of baby Jesus.

The Beginner's Bible Heroes of the Bible Collection (I Can Read! / The Beginner's Bible)

by Zondervan

Heroes of the Bible is a 5-book treasury featuring the following Old Testament stories: Noah and the Ark Moses and the King Queen Esther Helps God’s People David and the Giant Daniel and the Lions Featuring The Beginner’s Bible artwork with easy-to-read text in the I Can Read, My First Level, this collection is sure to be a winner with parents looking for a way to share God’s Word with their youngsters. With the addition of a CD with the audio reading of each of these popular Bible stories, this hardcover edition will become a favorite to read and listen to over and over. Featuring dramatic voices, music, sound effects, and even a signal to let children know it’s time to turn the page, Heroes of the Bible is a perfect addition to any family bookshelf.

The Books of the Bible (NIV): New Testament

by Zondervan

The Bible isn’t a single book. It’s a collection of many books that were written, preserved and gathered together so that they could be shared with new generations of readers. The Bible is an invitation to you to first view the world in a new way, and then to become an agent of the world’s renewal. The Books of the Bible, NIV helps you have a more meaningful encounter with the sacred writings and to read with more understanding, without centuries of added formatting, so that you can take your place more readily within this story of new creation. “There is no Bible more suited to reading from beginning to end.” — Scot McKnight, author of Jesus Creed Features:• Chapter and verse numbers have been removed from the text.• The books are presented instead according to the internal divisions that we believe their authors have indicated.• A single-column setting is used to present the text more clearly and naturally, and to avoid disrupting the intended line breaks in poetry.• Footnotes, section headings and any other additional materials have been removed from the pages of the sacred text.• Individual books that later tradition divided into two or more parts are put back together again.• The books are arranged in an order that helps you understand the Bible more completely.

Armor of God Bible

by Zonderkidz

Based on the famous “Armor of God” passage from Ephesians 6:10-18, kids will learn what each piece of armor stands for, its relationship to faith, and how to use a particular piece of armor in their lives today. Features include: • Fun and innovative Italian Duo-Tone™ design • 12 full-color pages highlighting each piece of the armor of God and its significance • Words of Christ in red • Complete text of the NIV translation • Compact size to fit into a backpack or bag

Gli Occhi Di Astrid

by Anna Zollino Jean-Marie Kassab

Vittima di un padre autoritario, Francis, lavoratore accanito diventato milionario, si ritrova all'improvviso in bancarotta. Nel bel mezzo di un divorzio, l'accumularsi di problemi, lo porta alla disperazione. Prendendo in considerazione l'idea del suicidio, si ritrova su strade a caso, faccia a faccia su una spiaggia deserta con una sconosciuta di nome Astrid. Attraverso alcune domande mirate, Astrid apre gli occhi a Francis, lo aiuta a identificare i suoi problemi reali e a perseguire la sua ricerca di felicità per ritrovare la gioia di vivere che era davvero a portata di mano. Il loro dialogo prende la forma di una vera lezione di vita.

A Nation By Design: Immigration Policy In The Fashioning Of America

by Aristide R. Zolberg

According to the national mythology, the United States has long opened its doors to people from across the globe, providing a port in a storm and opportunity for any who seek it. Yet the history of immigration to the United States is far different. Even before the xenophobic reaction against European and Asian immigrants in the late nineteenth century, social and economic interest groups worked to manipulate immigration policy to serve their needs. In A Nation by Design, Aristide Zolberg explores American immigration policy from the colonial period to the present, discussing how it has been used as a tool of nation building. <p><p> A Nation by Design argues that the engineering of immigration policy has been prevalent since early American history. However, it has gone largely unnoticed since it took place primarily on the local and state levels, owing to constitutional limits on federal power during the slavery era. Zolberg profiles the vacillating currents of opinion on immigration throughout American history, examining separately the roles played by business interests, labor unions, ethnic lobbies, and nativist ideologues in shaping policy. He then examines how three different types of migration--legal migration, illegal migration to fill low-wage jobs, and asylum-seeking--are shaping contemporary arguments over immigration to the United States. <p> A Nation by Design is a thorough, authoritative account of American immigration history and the political and social factors that brought it about. With rich detail and impeccable scholarship, Zolberg's book shows how America has struggled to shape the immigration process to construct the kind of population it desires.

La Bête Humaine (Oxford World's Classics Ser.)

by Émile Zola Roger Pearson

Did possessing and killing amount to the same thing deep within the dark recesses of the human beast? La Bete humaine (1890), is one of Zola's most violent and explicit works. On one level a tale of murder, passion and possession, it is also a compassionate study of individuals derailed by atavistic forces beyond their control. Zola considered this his `most finely worked' novel, and in it he powerfully evokes life at the end of the Second Empire in France, where society seemed to be hurtling into the future like the new locomotives and railways it was building. While expressing the hope that human nature evolves through education and gradually frees itself of the burden of inherited evil, he is constantly reminding us that under the veneer of technological progress there remains, always, the beast within. This new translation captures Zola's fast-paced yet deliberately dispassionate style, while the introduction and detailed notes place the novel in its social, historical, and literary context. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

A Manager's Guide to Virtual Teams

by Yael Zofi

Zofi, founder of a human capital consulting firm, shows how to successfully manage virtual teams scattered across the country and around the world. An introduction overviews opportunities and challenges of virtual teams, outlines different types of virtual teams, and lists success factors. Later chapters concentrate on four essential ingredients: creating trust and accountability, communicating across cultures and languages, managing conflict, and improving efficiency. The book offers suggestions for building rapport among virtual team members, assessing performance, delegation, and using e-mail and teleconferencing. Case scenarios and quotes from with real-life virtual team members and leaders demonstrate techniques. The book also includes key point checklists, chapter-ending roadmaps for achieving specific goals, and an appendix of eight characteristics of high-performing virtual teams. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

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