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100 Brain-Friendly Lessons for Unforgettable Teaching and Learning (K-8)

by Marcia L. Tate

Use research- and brain-based teaching to engage students and maximize learning Lessons should be memorable and engaging. When they are, student achievement increases, behavior problems decrease, and teaching and learning are fun! In 100 Brain-Friendly Lessons for Unforgettable Teaching and Learning K-8, best-selling author and renowned educator and consultant Marcia Tate takes her bestselling Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites one step further by providing teachers with ready-to-use lesson plans that take advantage of the way that students really learn. Readers will find 100 cross-curricular sample lessons from each of the four major content areas Plans designed around the most frequently-taught objectives Lessons educators can immediately adapt 20 brain compatible, research-based instructional strategies Questions that teachers should ask and answer when planning lessons Guidance on building relationships with students to maximize learning

100 Brain-Friendly Lessons for Unforgettable Teaching and Learning (K-8)

by Marcia L. Tate

Use research- and brain-based teaching to engage students and maximize learning Lessons should be memorable and engaging. When they are, student achievement increases, behavior problems decrease, and teaching and learning are fun! In 100 Brain-Friendly Lessons for Unforgettable Teaching and Learning K-8, best-selling author and renowned educator and consultant Marcia Tate takes her bestselling Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites one step further by providing teachers with ready-to-use lesson plans that take advantage of the way that students really learn. Readers will find 100 cross-curricular sample lessons from each of the four major content areas Plans designed around the most frequently-taught objectives Lessons educators can immediately adapt 20 brain compatible, research-based instructional strategies Questions that teachers should ask and answer when planning lessons Guidance on building relationships with students to maximize learning

2, 4, 6, 8 Legs (Rigby Leveled Library, Level D #53)

by Patricia Brennan

NIMAC-sourced textbook

2018 Congressional Elections

by Professor Elizabeth A. Theiss-Morse Michael W. Wagner

"What do the 2018 midterm elections mean?" The 2018 Congressional Elections supplement provides the answers, drawing on the most recent National Election Study surveys to offer a close analysis of the key issues and races, including: the outcome of the battle for control; the role of independents in elections, particularly in this era of partisan polarization; the influence of record campaign spending on election outcomes; and Trump's impact on Congressional Elections This essential supplement complements, supports, and updates American Government texts and courses as well as Voting, Election, and Campaigns courses.

2018 Congressional Elections

by Professor Elizabeth A. Theiss-Morse Michael W. Wagner

"What do the 2018 midterm elections mean?" The 2018 Congressional Elections supplement provides the answers, drawing on the most recent National Election Study surveys to offer a close analysis of the key issues and races, including: the outcome of the battle for control; the role of independents in elections, particularly in this era of partisan polarization; the influence of record campaign spending on election outcomes; and Trump's impact on Congressional Elections This essential supplement complements, supports, and updates American Government texts and courses as well as Voting, Election, and Campaigns courses.

50 Years of US Study Abroad Students: Japan as the Gateway to Asia and Beyond (Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education)

by Sarah R. Asada

Since the 1960s, Japan has been a historical leading study abroad destination for US undergraduate students. This book explores the long-term impacts of study abroad through a lens of knowledge diplomacy and the cultivation of individuals with understanding of the host country and world through transformative international experiences. Based on extensive original survey data and interviews with alumni over nearly 50 years of the Japan Study Program, the book provides a historical perspective on the personal impacts of study abroad on academic, professional, and personal development. The author further explores knowledge diplomacy seen as the creation of an in-depth understanding of the host country, familiarity of the host region, and awakened consciousness of the world through subsequent life experiences.

79th Conference on Glass Problems, Ceramic Transactions (Ceramic Transactions Series #267)

by S. K. Sundaram

This proceedings contains a collection of 21 papers presented at the 79th Conference on Glass Problems held November 4-8, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Papers touch on topics critical to glass manufacturers including melting and combustion; refractories; forming; and environmental issues.

Absolute Essentials of Strategic Management (Absolute Essentials of Business and Economics)

by Barry J. Witcher

Strategy is a foundational aspect of management education, whilst strategic thinking is an essential business skill. This shortform textbook provides the absolute essentials of the field, focusing on how strategy works as a managed process. The author, an experienced management educator, provides a clear and concise structure that enables readers to understand and excel in the core strategic skills that are essential to contemporary business globally. This concise and coherent text is a unique alternative to bloated strategic management textbooks and will be welcomed by students and reflective practitioners around the world.

Academic Irregularities: Language and Neoliberalism in Higher Education (Routledge Critical Studies in Discourse)

by Helen Sauntson Liz Morrish

This volume serves as a critical examination of the discourses at play in the higher education system and the ways in which these discourses underpin the transmission of neoliberal values in 21st century universities. Situated within a Critical Discourse Analysis-based framework, the book also draws upon other linguistic approaches, including corpus linguistics and appraisal analysis, to unpack the construction and development of the management style known as managerialism, emergent in the 1990s US and UK higher education systems, and the social dynamics and power relations embedded within the discourses at the heart of managerialism in today’s universities. Each chapter introduces a particular aspect of neoliberal discourse in higher education and uses these multiple linguistic approaches to analyze linguistic data in two case studies and demonstrate these principles at work. This multi-layered systematic linguistic framework allows for a nuanced exploration of neoliberal institutional discourse and its implications for academic labor, offering a critique of the managerial system in higher education but also a larger voice for alternative discursive narratives within the academic community. This important work is a key resource for students and scholars in applied linguistics, Critical Discourse Analysis, sociology, business and management studies, education, and cultural studies.

Acquiring Card Payments

by Ilya Dubinsky

This book delves into the essential concepts and technologies of acquiring systems. It fills the gap left by manuals and standards and provides practical knowledge and insight that allow engineers to navigate systems as well as the massive tomes containing standards and manuals. Dedicated to card acquiring exclusively, the book covers: Payment cards and protocols EMV contact chip and contactless transactions Disputes, arbitration, and compliance Data security standards in the payment card industry Validation algorithms Code tables Basic cryptography Pin block formats and algorithms When necessary the book discusses issuer-side features or standards insomuch as they are required for the sake of completeness. For example, protocols such as EMV 3-D Secure are not covered to the last exhaustive detail. Instead, this book provides an overview, justification, and logic behind each message of the protocol and leaves the task of listing all fields and their formats to the standard document itself. The chapter on EMV contact transactions is comprehensive to fully explain this complex topic in order to provide a basis for understanding EMV contactless transaction. A guide to behind-the-scenes business processes, relevant industry standards, best practices, and cryptographic algorithms, Acquiring Card Payments covers the essentials so readers can master the standards and latest developments of card payment systems and technology

ADAMTS Proteases: Methods and Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology #2043)

by Suneel S. Apte

This volume provides a variety of methods used to analyze ADAMTS proteases and ADAMTS-like proteins, including their structure, substrate profile, tissue and cell distribution, post-translational modification and biological pathways. Chapters discuss genetic, cell biology, biochemical and proteomics techniques applicable to the analysis of all the members of the ADAMTS superfamily. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Cutting-edge and thorough, ADAMTS Proteases: Methods and Protocols is a valuable tool for researchers to study both simple and sophisticated methodologies that are often difficult to locate in primary research literature.

Adaptations of Coastal Cities to Global Warming, Sea Level Rise, Climate Change and Endemic Hazards (SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science)

by Frederic R. Siegel

This book discusses the identification of, solutions to, and management of threats to high population coastal cities and their seaports from global warming, climate change and endemic hazards. These include prevention of sea water intrusion of freshwater coastal aquifers, emplacement of barriers that mitigate the threats from sea level rise, and inundation of urban centers plus those from storm surges that cause flooding and salination of inshore terrain. The book assesses mitigation of the effects of extreme weather events such as drought, and major flooding from heavy rainfall on coastal urban centers, or on associated drainage basins. It also considers how coastal cities can counter vulnerabilities from other physical hazards (e.g., earthquakes - building codes) and health hazards (e.g., pollution, public health response - preparedness) that may be related to a city’s geological/geographical location and service as a port of entry for goods and travelers (regional and international). The book also cites the high costs of safeguarding citizen and municipal assets, but notes possible sources of potential funding especially from less developed and developing nations. The book is written to give strong background information to students majoring in environmental sciences or those in other majors with interests in the effects of global warming/climate change, and will be of interest to social scientists, think tank personnel, government planners, and lay persons in environmentally oriented organizations.

Advanced Computing and Systems for Security: Volume Nine (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing #995)

by Khalid Saeed Nabendu Chaki Agostino Cortesi Rituparna Chaki

This book features extended versions of selected papers that were presented and discussed at the 6th International Doctoral Symposium on Applied Computation and Security Systems (ACSS 2019) held in Kolkata, India on 12–13 March, 2019. Organized by the Departments of Computer Science & Engineering and A. K. Choudhury School of Information Technology, both from the University of Calcutta, the symposium’s international partners were Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy and Bialystok University of Technology, Poland. The chapters cover topics such as biometrics, image processing, pattern recognition, algorithms, cloud computing, wireless sensor networks and security systems, reflecting the various symposium sessions.

Advanced Computing and Systems for Security: Volume Ten (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing #996)

by Khalid Saeed Nabendu Chaki Agostino Cortesi Rituparna Chaki

This book features extended versions of selected papers that were presented and discussed at the 6th International Doctoral Symposium on Applied Computation and Security Systems (ACSS 2019) held in Kolkata, India on 12–13 March, 2019. Organized by the Departments of Computer Science & Engineering and A.K. Choudhury School of Information Technology, both from the University of Calcutta, the symposium’s international partners were Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy and Bialystok University of Technology, Poland. The chapters cover topics such as biometrics, image processing, pattern recognition, algorithms, cloud computing, wireless sensor networks and security systems, reflecting the various symposium sessions.

Advanced Engineering Optimization Through Intelligent Techniques: Select Proceedings of AEOTIT 2018 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing #949)

by R. Venkata Rao Jan Taler

This book comprises select peer-reviewed papers presented at the International Conference on Advanced Engineering Optimization Through Intelligent Techniques (AEOTIT) 2018. The book combines contributions from academics and industry professionals, and covers advanced optimization techniques across all major engineering disciplines like mechanical, manufacturing, civil, automobile, electrical, chemical, computer and electronics engineering. Different optimization techniques and algorithms such as genetic algorithm (GA), differential evolution (DE), simulated annealing (SA), particle swarm optimization (PSO), artificial bee colony (ABC) algorithm, artificial immune algorithm (AIA), teaching-learning-based optimization (TLBO) algorithm and many other latest meta-heuristic techniques and their applications are discussed. This book will serve as a valuable reference for students, researchers and practitioners and help them in solving a wide range of optimization problems.

Advanced Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering: MUE/FutureTech 2019 (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering #590)

by Young-Sik Jeong Laurence T. Yang James J. Park Fei Hao

This book presents the combined proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering (MUE 2019) and the 14th International Conference on Future Information Technology (Future Tech 2019), both held in Xi'an, China, April 24 - 26, 2019. The aim of these two meetings was to promote discussion and interaction among academics, researchers and professionals in the field of ubiquitous computing technologies. These proceedings reflect the state of the art in the development of computational methods, involving theory, algorithms, numerical simulation, error and uncertainty analysis and novel applications of new processing techniques in engineering, science, and other disciplines related to ubiquitous computing.

Advanced Placement United States History

by John Newman John Schmalbach

<p>Equip your students to excel on the current AP United States History Exam. This new edition is correlated to the 2019 course exam description framework in the areas of historical thinking skills, reasoning processes, themes, and content. The book is divided into nine units following chronological periods, mirroring the most current AP U.S. History framework. Featuring eight historical themes that address broad recurring patterns and topics in U.S. history, helping students connect historical developments in different times and places. Updates put recent political events in context, including events since 2016. <p>This edition also includes more short-answer questions that use secondary sources, matching a change to the 2020 exam. Chapters conclude with a thematically organized list of key terms, people, and events for comprehensive review. The Historical Perspectives features address how historians have interpreted historical events in diverse ways. Each Think As a Historian feature focuses on one of the historical thinking skills or reasoning skills tested on the AP exam.</p>

Advanced Structural Safety Studies: With Extreme Conditions and Accidents (Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality #37)

by Jeom Kee Paik

This book describes principles, industry practices and evolutionary methodologies for advanced safety studies, which are helpful in effectively managing volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) environments within the framework of quantitative risk assessment and management and associated with the safety and resilience of structures and infrastructures with tolerance against various types of extreme conditions and accidents such as fires, explosions, collisions and grounding. It presents advanced computational models for characterizing structural actions and their effects in extreme and accidental conditions, which are highly nonlinear and non-Gaussian in association with multiple physical processes, multiple scales, and multiple criteria. Probabilistic scenario selection practices and applications are presented. Engineering practices for structural crashworthiness analysis in extreme conditions and accidents are described. Multidisciplinary approaches involving advanced computational models and large-scale physical model testing are emphasized. The book will be useful to students at a post-graduate level as well as researchers and practicing engineers.

Advanced Surface Enhancement: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Advanced Surface Enhancement (INCASE 2019)—Research Towards Industrialisation (Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering)

by Sho Itoh Shashwat Shukla

This book presents the proceedings of the first INCASE conference, organised by ARTC at A*STAR, Singapore. It provides a comprehensive review of recent advances in surface enhancement processes and strategies employed to assess their impact on materials properties and performance. As cyber-physical systems are becoming more and more relevant in manufacturing, it focuses on assessing the readiness of current technologies for future transformations, such as Industry 4.0, identifying the opportunities and challenges, and exploring ways to address them. Written by researchers, practising engineering and industry experts, the book bridges the gap between research and manufacturing, promoting technology adoption in industry and innovative ideas to prepare it for the future.

Advanced Thermal Stress Analysis of Smart Materials and Structures (Structural Integrity #10)

by Zengtao Chen Abdolhamid Akbarzadeh

This is the first single volume monograph that systematically summarizes the recent progress in using non-Fourier heat conduction theories to deal with the multiphysical behaviour of smart materials and structures. The book contains six chapters and starts with a brief introduction to Fourier and non-Fourier heat conduction theories. Non-Fourier heat conduction theories include Cattaneo-Vernotte, dual-phase-lag (DPL), three-phase-lag (TPL), fractional phase-lag, and nonlocal phase-lag heat theories. Then, the fundamentals of thermal wave characteristics are introduced through reviewing the methods for solving non-Fourier heat conduction theories and by presenting transient heat transport in representative homogeneous and advanced heterogeneous materials. The book provides the fundamentals of smart materials and structures, including the background, application, and governing equations. In particular, functionally-graded smart structures made of piezoelectric, piezomagnetic, and magnetoelectroelastic materials are introduced as they represent the recent development in the industry.A series of uncoupled thermal stress analyses on one-dimensional structures are also included. The volume ends with coupled thermal stress analyses of one-dimensional homogenous and heterogeneous smart piezoelectric structures considering different coupled thermopiezoelectric theories. Last but not least, fracture behavior of smart structures under thermal disturbance is investigated and the authors propose directions for future research on the topic of multiphysical analysis of smart materials.

Advances in Computational Intelligence Systems: Contributions Presented at the 19th UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence, September 4-6, 2019, Portsmouth, UK (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing #1043)

by Chenguang Yang Alexander Gegov Zhaojie Ju Dalin Zhou Longzhi Yang

This book highlights the latest research in computational intelligence and its applications. It covers both conventional and trending approaches in individual chapters on Fuzzy Systems, Intelligence in Robotics, Deep Learning Approaches, Optimization and Classification, Detection, Inference and Prediction, Hybrid Methods, Emerging Intelligence, Intelligent Health Care, and Engineering Data- and Model-Driven Applications. All chapters are based on peer-reviewed contributions presented at the 19th Annual UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence, held in Portsmouth, UK, on 4–6 September 2019. The book offers a valuable reference guide for readers with expertise in computational intelligence or who are seeking a comprehensive and timely review of the latest trends in computational intelligence. Special emphasis is placed on novel methods and their use in a wide range of application areas, updating both academics and professionals on the state of the art.

Advances in Energy and Built Environment: Select Proceedings of TRACE 2018 (Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering #36)

by N. D. Kaushika Guoqiang Zhang S. C. Kaushik R. K. Tomar

This book comprises select papers presented at the International Conference on Trends and Recent Advances in Civil Engineering (TRACE 2018). The book presents results of experimental investigations into the latest topics related to energy and built environment. The topics covered include green and clean technologies, zero energy buildings, solar energy, energy conservation and heat recovery, and solar architecture. The contents of this book will be beneficial to students, researchers and professionals working in the area of energy and built environment engineering.

Advances in Geomorphology and Quaternary Studies in Argentina: Special Symposium from the Argentine Association of Geomorphology and Quaternary Studies, October 2017 (Springer Earth System Sciences)

by Jorge Rabassa Mirian M. Collantes Laura Perucca Adriana Niz

These proceedings contain selected papers from the Special Symposium, organised by the Argentine Association of Geomorphology and Quaternary Studies in October 2017. This Symposium was held within the frame of the 20th Argentine Geological Congress in Tucumán, Argentina. The papers describe detailed research on quaternary stratigraphy and geochronology, paleontology (diatoms, mollusks, foraminifera, palynology, phytoliths, paleobotany, vertebrates), dendrochronology, climate change, paleoclimate, pampeano quaternary paleolimnology, paleomagnetism, environmental magnetism, hydrogeochemical processes, geoarchaeology, geomorphology, structural geology and neotectonics, paleosurfaces, volcanism, risks, assets, geomorphosites, and digital mapping.This book follows the precedent book “Advances in Geomorphology and Quaternary Studies in Argentina” on the 6th Argentine Geomorphology and Quaternary Studies Congress, which was edited by Jorge Rabassa and published by Springer in 2017. It precedes a similar volume on the 7th Congreso Argentino de Cuaternario y Geomorfología, “Geocuar 2018”, as organized by Argentine Association of Geomorphology and Quaternary Studies (AACG). This conference was held in Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina, from 18 to 21 September 2018.

Advances in Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems: The 11th International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems (INCoS-2019) (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing #1035)

by Leonard Barolli Hiroaki Nishino Hiroyoshi Miwa

This book presents the latest innovative research findings, methods, and development techniques related to intelligent social networks and collaborative systems, intelligent networking systems, mobile collaborative systems, and secure intelligent cloud systems. Offering both theoretical and practical perspectives, it also reveals synergies among various paradigms in the multi-disciplinary field of intelligent collaborative systems. With the rapid development of the Internet, we are experiencing a shift from the traditional sharing of information and applications as the main purpose of the Web to an emergent paradigm that places people at the very centre of networks, making full use of their connections, relations, and collaboration. Social networks also play a major role in the dynamics and structure of intelligent Web-based networking and collaborative systems.Virtual campuses, communities and organizations strongly leverage intelligent networking and collaborative systems through a wide variety of formal and informal electronic relations, such as business-to-business, peer-to-peer, and many types of online collaborative learning interactions, including the emerging e-learning systems. This has resulted in entangled systems that need to be managed efficiently and autonomously. In addition, while the latest powerful technologies based on grid and wireless infrastructures as well as cloud computing are currently greatly enhancing collaborative and networking applications, they are also facing new challenges. The principal purpose of the research and development community is to stimulate research that will lead to the creation of responsive environments for networking and, in the long term, the development of adaptive, secure, mobile, and intuitive intelligent systems for collaborative work and learning.

Advances in Neural Computation, Machine Learning, and Cognitive Research III: Selected Papers from the XXI International Conference on Neuroinformatics, October 7-11, 2019, Dolgoprudny, Moscow Region, Russia (Studies in Computational Intelligence #856)

by Boris Kryzhanovsky Witali Dunin-Barkowski Vladimir Redko Yury Tiumentsev

This book describes new theories and applications of artificial neural networks, with a special focus on answering questions in neuroscience, biology and biophysics and cognitive research. It covers a wide range of methods and technologies, including deep neural networks, large scale neural models, brain computer interface, signal processing methods, as well as models of perception, studies on emotion recognition, self-organization and many more. The book includes both selected and invited papers presented at the XXI International Conference on Neuroinformatics, held on October 7-11, 2019, in Dolgoprudny, a town in Moscow region, Russia.

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