Browse Results

Help

Select your format based upon: 1) how you want to read your book, and 2) compatibility with your reading tool. To learn more about using Bookshare with your device, visit the Help Center.

Here is an overview of the specialized formats that Bookshare offers its members with links that go to the Help Center for more information.

  • Bookshare Web Reader - A customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
  • DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - A digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
  • BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - Digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
  • MP3 (MPEG audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
  • DAISY Audio - Similar to the DAISY option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivonas Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.
  • EPUB - A standard e-book format that can be read on many tools, such as iBooks, Readium or others.
  • Word - Accessible Word output, which can be unzipped and opened in any tool that allows .docx files
Showing 2,976 through 3,000 of 16,975 results

Using Equity Audits in the Classroom to Reach and Teach All Students

by Linda E. Skrla Kathryn B. Mckenzie

Raise your equity awareness quotient In this time of changing demographics and increased diversity, many teachers find that existing strategies to promote equity are only successful with some of the students in their classes. This book provides teachers with new strategies and tools that will work for all children, including those with diverse needs. The authors offer a wide range of methods to help teachers: Assess their competency in teaching all students Embrace self-reflection and be open to change Evaluate and assess student achievement Develop high-quality teaching skills and an equity consciousness that leads to success with all students

Working with Difficult People

by Michael Dobson William Lundin

Mastering the ability to handle difficult people and disruptive behaviors has always been a critical career skill. Working with Difficult People defines nine fundamental types of difficult people and gives readers a complete system for opening lines of communication, resolving differences, and avoiding office headaches. Readers will learn how to: understand their own reactions to different kinds of difficult people • explore the interrelationship between themselves and the problematic employee • practice healthier responses to those who make their lives miserable This revised edition includes an action plan for preparing for encounters and confrontations as well as all-new verbal self-defense tips, guidance on how to master power dynamics, and ways to differentiate between situational issues and psychological ones. Packed with new, updated information, this is an indispensable guide for dealing with the most difficult people in the workplace.

Be a Recruiting Superstar: The Fast Track to Network Marketing Millions

by Mary Christensen

Network marketing-also known as direct selling and multilevel marketing-has turned millions of people into successful business owners. But to truly reach their earning potential, network marketers need to successfully grow their businesses by recruiting the right people. Written by a true network marketing superstar who personally enlisted over 1,000 people in her first year, the book reveals a proven, innovative approach to recruiting that gets results fast. Readers will learn how to: * discover their own recruiting style * identify people who will become a great part of their team * do and say the right things to turn prospects into partners * overcome objections with confidence * attract people who never considered network marketing Filled with advice and inspiration, this indispensable guide gives network marketers the know-how and confidence they need to grow their enterprise and become top earners.

How to Tell Anyone Anything: Breakthrough Techniques for Handling Difficult Conversations at Work

by Richard Gallagher

No one likes to be criticized. But when feedback is necessary—whether it’s with a boss, someone we manage, or another co-worker—it takes great communication skills to successfully get the message across with feelings and relationships intact.Drawing from the latest in psychology on how best to connect with others, How to Tell Anyone Anything steers readers away from the common mistake of focusing on what’s wrong, and shows them instead how to provide clear, constructive, positive messages that create real behavior and performance change. Complete with illuminating examples and a unique step-by-step process, the book gives readers powerful insight into how we all react naturally to criticism—and how to transform interactions that might become verbal tugs-of-war into collaborative, problem-solving sessions.

Successful Local Broadcast Sales

by Paul Weyland

For the right person, a career in media sales can be glamorous, rewarding, and lucrative. But without the right guidance, it can also be challenging. Author Paul Weyland has decades of experience working with local direct clients. Now, in Successful Local Broadcast Sales he shares his hard-won wisdom, showing television, radio, and cable salespeople how to get more sales. This invaluable resource gives readers the tools they need to:• get appointments • write great proposals and presentations • sell against other media like newspapers and the Internet • overcome rate resistance • close sales without alienating their clients • create genius creative without being a creative genius • calculate ROI for the client’s advertising dollar • land long-term contracts with local businesses • negotiate more effectivelyHonest, practical, and accessible, this is the one handbook that shows novice and veteran salespeople how to thrive—not just survive—in the media business.

Now What? Confronting and Resolving Ethical Questions: A Handbook for Teachers

by Sarah V. Mackenzie G. Calvin Mackenzie

Written by an educator and a national authority on ethics and featuring detailed real-life case studies, this volume outlines the relationship between ethical practices and school success.

Schools as Professional Learning Communities: Collaborative Activities and Strategies for Professional Development

by Dr Sylvia M. Roberts Dr Eunice Z. Pruitt

Build a community in your school and improve learning outcomes with this one-stop sourcebook that features the latest educational issues, new research-based strategies and activities, and more!

Leading Curriculum Development

by Dr Jon W. Wiles

Develop a curriculum that can transform an ordinary school into a school of excellence! This resource introduces school leaders to dynamic curriculum leadership and a curriculum development process that leads to highly successful school programs. The author demonstrates how administrators can adapt curriculum to meet their school’s changing needs, incorporate emerging technologies, and reflect new and creative ways of thinking about education. The book walks educational leaders through the curriculum development process, showing them how to: Create a school curriculum team Establish a regular curriculum cycle of analysis, design, implementation, and evaluation Develop a path for curriculum improvement

Coaching: Approaches and Perspectives

by Dr Jim Knight

Practical guidelines for selecting the right type of coaching for your teachers and students! This resource brings together the voices of recognized experts in the field—including Joellen Killion, Cathy Toll, Jane Ellison, Randy Sprick, Jane Kise, Karla Reiss, Lucy West, and Jim Knight—to present unique approaches for coaching teachers and leaders. Chapters review the roles of coaches in schools, examine the research base on coaching, and provide in-depth discussions of specific models, including: Literacy coaching Cognitive coaching Instructional coaching Content-focused coaching Classroom management coaching Leadership coaching

Brain-Based Learning: The New Paradigm of Teaching

by Eric P. Jensen

Adopt a teaching approach aligned with the brain's natural way of learning! An expert in brain research and brain-based teaching strategies, Eric Jensen offers an easy-to-understand explanation of the relationship between learning and the brain. Updated and streamlined, this second edition features in-depth information about the impact of physiological effects, sensory stimuli, and emotions on student learning and includes: A set of brain-based principles for informed decision making Low-cost teaching strategies that teachers can implement immediately Reader-friendly language accessible for both novice and veteran educators Easy-to-follow chapter outlines and helpful text boxes to emphasize key points

Beneath the Apple Leaves

by Harmony Verna

From the author of Daughter of Australia comes a sweeping, heartfelt historical novel that follows a family of German immigrants who trade city living for the harsh realities of Pennsylvania farm life.In 1914, Andrew Houghton’s family is one of hundreds eking out an existence in the coal mines of southwestern Pennsylvania. Though he longs to be a veterinarian, he’s fated for a life underground, picking rock alongside his father.That destiny changes when his aunt, Eveline Kiser, arranges for her husband to secure Andrew an apprenticeship on the railroad. Wilhelm Kiser, a German immigrant, has found his American dream in Pittsburgh, with a well-paying job as a brakeman, and a secure pension. But on Andrew’s first week, an incident goes tragically wrong, leaving him severely injured, his dreams shattered. Wracked with guilt, Wilhelm finally agrees to his wife’s pleas to leave Pittsburgh’s smog behind. With Andrew in tow, they swap their three-story row house for a rough-and-tumble farm.Life in rural Pennsylvania is not as idyllic as Eveline imagined. The soil is slow to yield and their farmhouse is in disrepair. But there is one piece of beauty in this rugged land. Lily Morton is quick-witted and tough on the outside, but bears her own secret scars inside. Andrew’s bond with her will help steer them through all the challenges to come, even as anti-German sentiment spreads across America with the outbreak of World War I.Beneath the Apple Leaves is a vivid, deeply moving portrait of family—its hardships, triumphs, and passions—and a powerfully authentic evocation of life on the land and the hearts that sustain it.Praise for Daughter of Australia“A stunning debut novel that evokes the epic scope of Colleen McCullough’s classic The Thorn Birds, Harmony Verna creates a poignant, beautifully told story of love and courage.” —Library Journal

Murder in an Irish Village (An Irish Village Mystery #1)

by Carlene O'Connor

A little slice of Heaven on the Emerald Isle…In the small village of Kilbane, County Cork, Ireland, Naomi’s Bistro has always been a warm and welcoming spot to visit with neighbors, enjoy some brown bread and tea, and get the local gossip. Nowadays twenty-two-year-old Siobhán O’Sullivan runs the family bistro named for her mother, along with her five siblings, after the death of their parents in a car crash almost a year ago.It’s been a rough year for the O’Sullivans, but it’s about to get rougher. One morning, as they’re opening the bistro, they discover a man seated at a table, dressed in a suit as if for his own funeral, a pair of hot pink barber scissors protruding from his chest.With the local garda suspecting the O’Sullivans, and their business in danger of being shunned—murder tends to spoil the appetite—it’s up to feisty redheaded Siobhán to solve the crime and save her beloved brood.ADVANCE PRAISE FOR CARLENE O’CONNOR AND MURDER IN AN IRISH VILLAGE“If Janet Evanovich and Maeve Binchy wrote a book together, Murder in an Irish Village would be the result. The Irish setting rings with authenticity and Siobhan O'Sullivan is a character to savor. She's funny, feisty, and fearless. I want her to be my new best friend. I also want another book by Carlene O’Connor to read. This one is delicious fun.”—Laurien Berenson, author of Live and Let Growl“A smart whodunnit in an idyllic locale. I dare you not to be charmed by sleuth Siobhan and her siblings, the O’Sullivan Six.”—Barbara Ross, author of Musseled Out“A delightful, funny, fast-paced romp of a book. O’Connor has written a vivid evocation of life in a small Irish town, an evocation replete with sharp characterizations and dialogue real enough to make you believe you’re sitting in an Irish pub. A satisfying read that will keep you entertained from the first to the last page.”—Isis Crawford, author of A Catered Tea Party

Finding Hope (A Nugget Romance #2)

by Stacy Finz

The small mountain town of Nugget, California, is way off the beaten path. But somehow it helps the lost and lonely find a new beginning in life--and in love. . . One solitary day at a time is the only way cookbook writer Emily Mathews can restart her life--and cope with consuming loss. Still, the former city girl is finding all kinds of odd inspiration and advice from Nugget's proudly eccentric residents on everything from new recipes to opening her heart again. Especially when it comes to her rugged rancher landlord . . .His no-drama new tenant is the first break Clay McCreedy has had in a long time. He's got his hands full enough dealing with his wife's scandalous death and his sons' unresolved grief. Clay can't help but be drawn to Emily's quiet understanding and strength. When their fragile trust turns into passionate healing, he longs for much more. And when both their pasts come calling, he's determined not to walk away. . .Praise For Stacy Finz"Finz is a unique new voice. Nugget, California is a charming small town filled with inventive characters and sweet romance."--Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author of the Lucky Harbor Series"Tender and touching, Stacy Finz writes romance with heart."--Marina Adair, #1 National bestselling author of Summer in Napa101,000 Words

Marked (Dark Protectors #7)

by Rebecca Zanetti

Janie Kayrs has known Zane almost her whole life. He was her friend in the dream world. She trusted him. But that was before he kidnapped her, spiriting her away to an isolated cabin to learn what her dreams never told her. Like how dangerous he looks. How he got on the wrong side of the negotiating table. And how much sexier he is in real life...Zane is a battle-hardened warrior, used to command and solitude. But Janie has drawn him from the minute they met. His need for her could destroy everything he's worked for, but the risk is too sweet not to take it. They call her the Chosen One. But when it comes down to the questions of peace or war, life or death, safety or passion, it will be Janie who makes the choice...Love is about to start conquering... "Paranormal romance at its best!" --Cynthia Eden "Hot and fast from beginning to end." --Kate Douglas on Fated "Sizzling sex scenes and a memorable cast." --Publishers Weekly on Claimed87,300 Words

The Girls' Guide to Building a Million-Dollar Business

by Susan Solovic

We’ve all been told that nice girls don’t get the corner office. And they certainly don’t strike out on their own to start a million-dollar company. . . Fortunately, we all know better. As the head of the highly successful SBTV.com (Small Business Television), author Susan Solovic is an authority on making money and building a thriving business. Now inThe Girls’ Guide to Building a Million-Dollar Business, she shows women how to gain the confidence and knowledge they need to become successful entrepreneurs. Featuring interviews with daring, powerhouse women like Gayle Martz, President & CEO, Sherpa’s Pet Training Company, and Taryn Rose of Taryn Rose International, Solovic offers frank advice and hard-won lessons including:• Taking emotions out of the workplace. Make business decisions based on what is best for the company, not on your personal feelings.• Thinking big and bold. Believe that you can be successful and be willing to announce your intentions to the world.• Managing for growth. Hire the right people and discover the best ways to keep them.• Never being afraid to take a chance. Boost profits by taking financial risks.Inspiring and and unflinching, The Girls’ Guide to Building a Million-Dollar Businessshows women that not only do they have the power to earn more money and control their financial destinies—they deserve to.

Disagreements, Disputes, and All-Out War: Three Simple Steps for Dealing with Any Kind of Conflict

by Gini Scott

The potential for conflict exists in every interaction. But when one doesn't know how to deal with these disagreements constructively, they can escalate into unproductive and even destructive situations. The key is not to avoid conflict, but to recognize and manage it skillfully to produce the best possible outcome. In this powerful and practical guide, author Gini Graham Scott shows readers how to identify the reason for the conflict, recognize and control the emotional factors, and find the best solution. Written in an accessible, conversational style, packed with real-life examples, and including simple exercises and tools to help assess conflict situations, this indispensable guide shows readers how to handle whatever life throws at them.

The Language of Success: Business Writing That Informs, Persuades, And Gets Results

by Tom Sant

Language is the medium of business. To be successful, we need to communicate effectively in writing. That’s true whether we are providing instructions to our colleagues, communicating with our customers, or advising our direct reports. We must be able to deliver clear, accurate messages that inform, persuade and motivate. Unfortunately, people lapse into habits that interfere with their ability to communicate. The Language of Success shows readers ho to avoid these mistakes, and to write lucid, concise, and accurate e-mails, letters, performance appraisals, and presentations. Now anyone can master the lost art of clear writing and: * eliminate ambiguities, jargon and grandiose claims * master proper paragraph structure so the message doesn’t get muddled * avoid wishy-washy or misleading terms like "world class" or "state of the art" * write clear concise sentences that follow the "first time right rule" * use e-mail professionally and efficiently * create career-enhancing reports Honest and authoritative, The Language of Success will gives readers practical techniques to help readers cut through the fluff, guff, geek, and hyperbole, write exceptional business documents, and get their message heard.

Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning: Leadership

by Shirley M. Hord Valerie Von Frank Dr Karen Seashore Louis

Make your school a place where professional learning thrives This volume, part of Learning Forward’s series on its seven Standards for Professional Learning, shows school leaders how to orchestrate a learning environment that empowers teachers to take charge of their own development. Features include: An original essay by Karen Seashore Louis on creating a school culture where all adults are part of the enterprise of continuous learning Strategies, tools, and examples focused on the leader’s role in promoting professional learning A case study of one district’s success in improving outcomes for students by building trust, developing collaborative capacity, and fostering leadership at all levels

Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning: Resources

by Valerie Von Frank Patricia A. Roy Karen Hawley Miles Anna Sommers

Part of a series on Learning Forward’s seven Standards for Professional Learning, this volume offers creative strategies for prioritizing, monitoring, and coordinating the resources required for educator learning and student success. This book includes: An original essay on how school systems can reconfigure people, time, technology, and money to improve and sustain educator growth Implementation strategies, practical tools, and specific examples for maximizing resources—especially time—for teacher learning A case study of how Dearborn Public Schools, Michigan, shifted existing resources to drive professional learning despite tough economic times

Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning: Outcomes

by Shirley M. Hord Delores B. Lindsey Randall B. Lindsey Valerie Von Frank

Professional development that increases educator effectiveness and student success! This volume gives teachers and administrators a detailed roadmap for implementing the Outcomes standard. Deepen you knowledge of this standard with: An original essay by Delores B. Lindsey and Randall B. Lindsey on using the lens of Cultural Proficiency to highlight the theme of educational equity that is embedded in the standard Practical tools that guide leaders in finding coherence between performance standards for educators and curriculum standards for students A powerful case study to illustrate how the standard was enacted across a major urban school district With this book, educators will reach new heights in professional growth and students will reap the benefits!

Shadowed: The Scorpius Syndrome 2 (ebook) (Dark Protectors #6)

by Rebecca Zanetti

Danger signs rise off Jase Kayrs like steam-the scars, the secrets, the strength. He's got a mission, and he's not interested in much outside of it. Except Brenna Dunne. Brenna was an ass-kicking, name-taking witch-before the poison that's killing her sapped her powers too. She knows there's more to Jase than a handsome face and an ugly history. But there's no time to find out what. Taking him as her mate might save her life. But once she unleashes the force of his desire, there will be no turning back. . . Ready or not, here they come. . . "Hot and fast from beginning to end. " -Kate Douglas on "Fated"90,000 Words

Cinders to Satin (Famous Authors Ser.)

by Fern Michaels

An unforgettable novel from the national bestselling sensation Fern Michaels, about a young woman's journey into the heart of the unknown...Callie James learned to survive in the squalid back alleys of Dublin. Tough, spirited, and possessed of a singular beauty, she was sent to New York to find her fortune. But everywhere she turned there were men who saw only what they wanted to see in her. Byrch Kenyon offered friendship and encouragement, but he also saw the desirable woman she would one day become. Rossiter Powers, the rich son of a respected family, saw something else in Callie--and nearly destroyed her. Hugh MacDuff, rich only in love and compassion, did his best to save her. But Callie--strong, smart and determined to succeed--insisted on taking charge of her own destiny. Praise for Fern Michaels and Her Novels "Heartbreaking, suspenseful, and tender." --Booklist on Return to Sender"A big, rich book in every way....I think Fern Michaels has struck oil with this one." --Patricia Matthews on Texas Rich220,000 Words

Consumed (Dark Protectors #4)

by Rebecca Zanetti

SOMETIMES YOU MATE FOR LIFEKatie Smith is the best of her class, part of an elite hunting force trained to eliminate werewolves from the hills of Western Virginia. She's good at it because she has the kind of focus and drive that won't back down no matter how steep the odds. Call it southern sass. Whatever it is, there's no denying her willingness to risk everything for the only man she's ever cared about—a man on the verge of losing his very humanity. . . SOMETIMES YOU MATE TO STAY ALIVEFor the past ten years Jordan Pride has dedicated his life to protecting his people from a deadly shifter virus. But in a rare moment of distraction, Jordan's guard drops just long enough for his fate to take an irreversible twist. Unless the woman he loves surrenders everything to him, again and again, under a full moon rising. . . "Hot and fast from beginning to end. "—Kate Douglas on Fated

Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory

by Deena Kastor Michelle Hamilton

Deena Kastor was a star youth runner with tremendous promise, yet her career almost ended after college, when her competitive method—run as hard as possible, for fear of losing—fostered a frustration and negativity and brought her to the brink of burnout. On the verge of quitting, she took a chance and moved to the high altitudes of Alamosa, Colorado, where legendary coach Joe Vigil had started the first professional distance-running team. There she encountered the idea that would transform her running career: the notion that changing her thinking—shaping her mind to be more encouraging, kind, and resilient—could make her faster than she’d ever imagined possible. Building a mind so strong would take years of effort and discipline, but it would propel Kastor to the pinnacle of running—to American records in every distance from the 5K to the marathon—and to the accomplishment of earning America’s first Olympic medal in the marathon in twenty years.Let Your Mind Run is a fascinating intimate look inside the mind of an elite athlete, a remarkable story of achievement, and an insightful primer on how the small steps of cultivating positivity can give anyone a competitive edge.

Bonfire: A Novel

by Krysten Ritter

Can you ever outrun your past?From actress, producer, and writer Krysten Ritter, a gripping, tightly wound suspense novel about a woman forced to confront her past in the wake of small-town corruption It has been ten years since Abby Williams left home and scrubbed away all visible evidence of her small-town roots. Now working as an environmental lawyer in Chicago, she has a thriving career, a modern apartment, and her pick of meaningless one-night stands.But when a new case takes her back home to Barrens, Indiana, the life Abby painstakingly created begins to crack. Tasked with investigating Optimal Plastics, the town’s most high-profile company and economic heart, Abby begins to find strange connections to Barrens’s biggest scandal from more than a decade ago, involving the popular Kaycee Mitchell and her closest friends—just before Kaycee disappeared for good.Abby knows the key to solving any case lies in the weak spots, the unanswered questions. But as she tries desperately to find out what really happened to Kaycee, troubling memories begin to resurface and she begins to doubt her own observations. And when she unearths an even more disturbing secret—a ritual called “The Game”—it will threaten reputations, and lives, in the community and risk exposing a darkness that may consume her.With tantalizing twists, slow-burning suspense, and a remote rural town of just five claustrophobic square miles, Bonfire is a dark exploration of what happens when your past and present collide.

Refine Search

Showing 2,976 through 3,000 of 16,975 results