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Effective awk Programming,3rd Edition, focuses entirely on awk, exploring it in the greatest depth of the three awk titles we carry. It's an excellent companion piece to the more broadly focused second edition. This book provides complete coverage of the gawk 3.1 language as well as the most up-to-date coverage of the POSIX standard for awk available anywhere. Author Arnold Robbins clearly distinguishes standard awk features from GNU awk (gawk)-specific features, shines light into many of the "dark corners" of the language (areas to watch out for when programming), and devotes two full chapters to example programs. A brand new chapter is devoted to TCP/IP networking with gawk. He includes a summary of how the awk language evolved. The book also covers: Internationalization of gawk Interfacing to i18n at the awk level Two-way pipes TCP/IP networking via the two-way pipe interface The new PROCINFO array, which provides information about running gawk Profiling and pretty-printing awk programs In addition to covering the awk language, this book serves as the official "User's Guide" for the GNU implementation of awk (gawk), describing in an integrated fashion the extensions available to the System V Release 4 version of awk that are also available in gawk. As the official gawk User's Guide, this book will also be available electronically, and can be freely copied and distributed under the terms of the Free Software Foundation's Free Documentation License (FDL). A portion of the proceeds from sales of this book will go to the Free Software Foundation to support further development of free and open source software. The third edition of Effective awk Programming is a GNU Manual and is published by O'Reilly & Associates under the Free Software Foundation's Free Documentation License (FDL). A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book is donated to the Free Software Foundation to further development of GNU software. This book is also available in electronic form; you have the freedom to modify this GNU Manual, like GNU software. Copies published by the Free Software Foundation raise funds for GNU development.
Shows teachers how to develop the "big idea" of a passage, improve their classroom skills, and allow the text itself to suggest creative teaching methods.
How to effectively communicate in a business setting, as well as the value of good communication.
This core text for a course on classroom management can also be used for staff development programs for teachers at all levels. The goal is to help teachers develop an individualized classroom management plan that suits each reader's unique educational philosophy. The book begins by reviewing the research base on classroom management, then examines different models of classroom management as discipline, as a system, and as instruction, showing how each of the models addresses current INTASC standards. Some of the models covered include positive behavior support (new to this edition), logical consequences, and peer mediation. The final section provides guidelines for developing a personal system based on research-based best practices, with a new chapter offering nine proven strategies. Chapters feature scenarios, summaries, reflection questions, and activities, plus links to MyEducationLab, which includes cases and interactive simulations. This third edition presents new advice on dealing with difficult students and new tips provided by state teachers of the year. Hardin teaches education at Austin Peay State University. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
The measure of the executive, Peter Drucker reminds us, is the ability to "get the right things done." This usually involves doing what other people have overlooked as well as avoiding what is unproductive. Intelligence, imagination, and knowledge may all be wasted in an executive job without the acquired habits of mind that mold them into results. Drucker identifies five practices essential to business effectiveness that can, and must, be learned: Management of time Choosing what to contribute to the practical organization Knowing where and how to mobilize strength for best effect Setting up the right priorities And Knitting all of them together with effective decision makingRanging widely through the annals of business and government, Peter Drucker demonstrates the distinctive skill of the executive and offers fresh insights into old and seemingly obvious business situations.
Management books usually deal with managing other people. The subject of this book is managing oneself for effectiveness. That one can truly manage other people is by no means adequately proven. But one can always manage oneself. Indeed, executives who do not manage themselves for effectiveness cannot possibly expect to manage their associates and subordinates. Management is largely by example. Executives who do not know how to make themselves effective in their own job and work set the wrong example. To be reasonably effective it is not enough for the individual to be intelligent, to work hard or to be knowledgeable. Effectiveness is something separate, something different. But to be effective also does not require special gifts, special aptitude, or special training. Effectiveness as an executive demands doing certain-and fairly simple-things. It consists of a small number of practices, the practices that are presented and discussed in this book.
The Steps from Text to Narrative SermonPresenting biblically centered sermons in a new,creative genrePastors and teachers are always on the lookout for newways to expand the effectiveness of their preaching. Sermons delivered in the first-person point of view canweave the power of story and drama into the biblicalteaching, making familiar-and not-so-familiar-characters and situations come to life. This book helpsstudents and pastors understand how first-personsermons can be preached with biblical integrity. Itextends Haddon Robinson's "big idea" philosophy ofpreaching to this new genre. J. Kent Edwards takes a practical approach as he walksreaders through the steps needed for creating sermonsthat are faithful to the text and engaging to the listener. Examples and worksheets enable readers to apply thisunique approach to one of their own sermons. The bookincludes a CD-ROM with a video sample of first-personnarrative preaching.
Getting tax-exempt status for your nonprofit organization is just the first step -- whether its mission will succeed depends entirely on your ability to raise money. Fortunately, Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits will show you how. Featuring advice and stories from over 40 experienced fundraisers, foundation staffers, journalists and more, the 2nd edition of Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits explains how to: work with individual donors plan special events solicit grants from foundations and corporations get media coverage use the Web to further fundraising goals start a side business to raise funds and much more The 3rd edition is updated to reflect the latest studies on who gives the most and why. It also contains new tax figures, the new IRS Form 990, updated resource recommendations and contact information and offers tips for "greening" one's special events.
A state-of-the-art guide for developing grants witha strong emphasis on using program outcome measurement to underscore need and accountability Based on the authors' many years of experience in the public and nonprofit sectors, Effective Grant Writing and Program Evaluation for Human Service Professionals integrates the topics of grant proposal writing and program evaluation, offering grant seekers the practical guidance they need to develop quality proposals, obtain funding, and demonstrate service results and accountability. The authors clearly and succinctly illustrate and describe each stage of the grant writing and evaluation process. Problems or issues that arise frequently are highlighted and followed by specific advice. In addition, numerous real-world examples and exercises are included throughout the book to give readers the opportunity for reflection and practice. This timely reference incorporates a strengths perspective, providing: An inside look at the grant writing and evaluation processes, with insights from experienced grant writers, agency administrators, foundation program managers, and grant reviewers Specific examples of successful grant proposals and evaluation plans and instruments serving as models for learning and practice Field-tested individual and group exercises that facilitate the development of grant writing and evaluation skills Discussion of electronic technology in grant writing and evaluation, including writing and submitting grant proposals online, and identifying funding sources This grant writing and program evaluation guide follows a needs-driven, evidence-based, result-oriented, and client-centered perspective. Its authoritative discussion equips human service professionals to effectively develop grants with a strong emphasis on measuring program outcomes.
Group coaching is rapidly becoming the preferred coaching option for businesses and individuals. Effective Group Coaching is a practical, resource rich, hands-on guide for the group coaching facilitator in one of the fastest growing new disciplines. Organizations, community groups and individuals are discovering that group coaching is an exciting and sustainable model and process for learning and growth. Written for internal and external coaches, HR professionals, trainers and facilitators wanting to expand their work into this area, this book provides tested methodologies and tools and tips. Both new and seasoned coaches will find the book a practical roadmap and go-to guide when designing, implementing and marketing their own group coaching programs. Case studies highlight how group coaching programs are being delivered globally through corporate and public prgrams, virtually and in person. Also, the author's dedicated web site offers resources and articles available for downloading.
Written for undergraduate and graduate students studying to enter helping professions or others wishing to learn more about the human relations counseling model, Okun (Northeastern U. ) and Kantowitz (Westfield State College) describe how counselors, health care providers, educators, human service workers and others are called upon to provide services that seem to be expanding exponentially as the new millennium grinds on. They detail the nature of the helping relationship, the communication skills helpers need to make connections and maintain helping relationships that meet goals, classical theories such as the psychodynamic, phenomenological, behavioral and cognitive, and current theories such as the feminist and the multicultural. They turn to the main strategies of human relations counseling, apply those strategies, describe crisis theory and intervention, and analyze issues affecting helping such as ethics, personal values and other issues such as reluctant clients. They include material reflecting current practice and new exercises. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
This comprehensive text covers the key human relation skills students need to be successful managers in the workplace. Ideal for both two- and four-year programs, Effective Human Relations uses an organizational perspective to help students understand the disparate factors that influence employee behavior. The Tenth Edition focuses more directly on chapter objectives, establishing them around the seven themes of the text--communication, self-awareness, self-acceptance, motivation, trust, self-disclosure, and conflict resolution--so that the students absorb and connect the concepts. New areas of coverage include goal-setting principles; root causes of negative attitudes; introduction of the Reiss Profile instrument used to classify our basic desires; the use of "branding" to achieve greater visibility in a crowded job market; discrimination based on a person's religious preference; new ways to classify various forms of technostress; and new support for the importance of emotional intelligence. Throughout the text, major themes are supported by a multitude of real-world examples and emotional intelligence checkpoints.
Written in a very reader-friendly style with many examples and suggestions, Effective Inclusion Strategies for Elementary Teachers addresses some of the very important issues elementary school teachers face when working with students with disabilities. Topics include an overview of disability laws and definition of inclusion, followed by chapters on students with specific disabilities (autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, speech and language impairments, hearing impairments, visual impairments, orthopedic impairments, and intellectual disabilities).The remaining chapters in this book discuss the very important topics of technology, collaborating with families, and Response to Intervention. This guide for elementary school teachers is a resource they can come back to over and over again!
How to raise the achievement of all kids, from gifted to those with severe disabilities This book presents lessons learned from in-depth case studies of some of our most effective inclusive public schools. The authors conclusively demonstrate that schools can educate students with mild and severe disabilities in general education classrooms by providing special education services that link to and bolster general education instruction. This goes beyond complying with Special Education law; having a truly inclusive environment raises the achievement level for all students and results in more committed and satisfied teachers. Insights shared from teachers, school leaders, parents, and the students themselves provide a path forward for anyone striving to Improve special education services. The authors reveal what these exemplary schools do that makes them so successful, and provide advice for readers who want to incorporate these practices themselves. Hehir, former U. S. Office of Special Education (OSEP) Director, is a leading name in Special Education Highlights the important relationships between administrators, teachers, and parents to foster maximum collaboration between general and special education Includes information on committing to Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Positive Behavior Supports This vital resource zeroes in on what excellent public schools do differently to ensure all students succeed.
This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the areas of leadership, management and supervision for line managers, supervisors and senior practitioners Taking a problem-solving approach, the book explores different aspects of leadership and management including personal effectiveness, managing and leading supervision, managing training and development, managing resources and leading and developing a team. A precise review of each project area is linked to a set of audit tools that a manager can mobilise in order to review team and personal effectiveness and develop practice.
Let your words reach the WorldIf you are a writer who wants to have an impact with your words in the Christian magazine market, this book is for you. The former editor of Decision magazine, Palms helps you take stock of your gifts and use the to creatively minister to others. Giving a clear understanding of each step in the magazine process, Palm describes how to work with editors, write a query letter, and conduct interviews. He demonstrates how to find ideas, develop each draft, and overcome problems with grammar, tenses, story line, and voice. The book also addresses the ethical and legal side of writing, as well as understanding the diversity of readers in our every-changing culture.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Classical computable model theory is most naturally concerned with countable domains. There are, however, several methods - some old, some new - that have extended its basic concepts to uncountable structures. Unlike in the classical case, however, no single dominant approach has emerged, and different methods reveal different aspects of the computable content of uncountable mathematics. This book contains introductions to eight major approaches to computable uncountable mathematics: descriptive set theory; infinite time Turing machines; Blum-Shub-Smale computability; Sigma-definability; computability theory on admissible ordinals; E-recursion theory; local computability; and uncountable reverse mathematics. This book provides an authoritative and multifaceted introduction to this exciting new area of research that is still in its early stages. It is ideal as both an introductory text for graduate and advanced undergraduate students, and a source of interesting new approaches for researchers in computability theory and related areas.
The modern hospital represents a complex community in which life and death decisions are made on the front lines of patient care, and difficult operational and strategic initiatives are developed in the offices of institutional leaders. Effective Medical Leadership describes the unusual position of a medical leader in an organization often administered by non-medical managers.Through extensive and situational examples in the complex hospital setting, Dr. Bryce Taylor illuminates the principles of leadership, focusing on the challenges, the solutions, and the daily life of the head of a division, department, or program. In hospitals, just as in other large organizations, effective leaders must appreciate the big picture, pay attention to detail, and, above all, care about the careers of their constituents in addition to patient health. Here, Taylor outlines successes as well as failures, emphasizing that leadership, while an imperfect science, is based on common sense, integrity, an orientation to the welfare of colleagues, and a passionate and consistent commitment to the mission of an organization.
With downloadable electronic resources Offering practical advice and guidance on how to establish and maintain effective multi-agency partnership working in your setting, this book will tell you how to meet the Every Child Matters outcomes for children and young people. It clarifies the skills and knowledge required in order to form productive partnerships, and shows you how to set up and maintain good collaborative practice. The following are provided: - useful checklists; - examples of best practice in multi-agency working; - a range of activities to support team building; - reflective questions, to facilitate training and improvement; - practical tools for evaluating the impact of multi-agency working; - photocopiable materials to use with each chapter of the book. It is an invaluable resource for leaders and managers in any early years setting, Children's Centre, primary, secondary or special school or Pupil Referral Unit, and will support anyone responsible for coordinating and managing multi-agency partnership working. Lecturers in higher education responsible for training members of the children's workforce will value this book, as well as Local Authority officers and Workforce Remodelling Advisers.
Effective Negotiation is a task-oriented and practical resource that provides the skills needed to reach a good agreement. It examines how negotiations work and covers key issues such as trust, power and information exchange. Ray Fells draws on his extensive teaching and research experience to present useful, applicable strategies and advice on managing workplace and business negotiations. Fully revised and updated, this comprehensive second edition boasts new features including chapter summaries, fundamental skills tips and a complete Negotiator's Toolkit. It incorporates up-to-date case studies, new material on mediation and on multiparty negotiations and a new concluding chapter on being an effective negotiator. The companion website, at www.cambridge.edu.au/academic/effective, includes a comprehensive set of lecturer resources, including PowerPoint summaries, negotiation role plays and expanded case material. Effective Negotiation remains an essential resource for students and professionals in the fields of business and management, law, human resource management and employment relations.
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) is one of the most powerful communication tools available. It helps you understand what makes people tick, helps you to influence and persuade people and gives you an insight into what really happens when we communicate. Effective NLP Skills, 2nd edition, covers all the NLP models, tools, skills and behaviours you need, and teaches you how to channel this knowledge into improving your performance at work. You will discover how to manage yourself and others, how to use language to get what you want, outcome thinking, how to build rapport and how to motivate others. With crucial insight into the workings of the brain and essential techniques to enhance your learning, Effective NLP Skills is for anyone who wants to utilise the NLP model to get ahead in their career.
Introducing the concept of observation to social work students can be a complex and challenging task. Assessing their observation skills and assignments can be even harder, especially if much of this work takes place implicitly, throughout their training and placements. This book will help students to grasp the fundamentals of social work observation, from the theories and methods to how these can be demonstrated in everyday practice. Skills are covered throughout, as well as effective observation work with different client groups and in different settings. The authors argue that an observant social worker is an effective and resilient one, and demonstrate this through case study material and research summaries.
In order to enable the widespread adoption of online education, faculty must be trained in the pedagogy of teaching in this medium. This book offers an understanding of how cognition and learning theory applies to an online learning environment. Through behaviorist, constructivist, and cognitive approaches it provides strategies for incorporating this knowledge into effective learner-centered teaching practice. Each chapter contains reflection and discussion questions which can be used for self-directed learning. It is ideal for new instructors or those new to online teaching.
"A great deal of confusion exists today as to what pastors are to be," Lawrence writes. "Are they chaplains, CEO's, preachers, managers, or counselors? Paul gave us the answer long ago: They are to be equippers, disciple-makers." Just as the great artist Michelangelo took a chipped and flawed piece of marble and transformed it into a masterful sculpture of David, so does a pastor with his flock. "This is pastoring", writes Lawrence, "serving as sculptors of souls."
Therapeutic massage, so appreciated by humans, also benefits our canine companions. Jonathan Rudinger, RN, LMT, explains and demonstrates how to give a complete massage to your canine friend. Massage: Helps you bond with your dog, Improves circulation and muscle tone, Increases flexibility of joints, shoulders, back and tail, Increases body awareness, Eases mental stress and physical discomfort.
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