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The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids ...
by , Ned Johnson

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English

Pages

379

Publication Date

February 13, 2018

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<b><b>"It is not an overstatement to say that this is one of the most radical and important books on raising healthy, resilient, purpose-driven kids." - Madeline Levine, author of </b><b><i>The Price of Privilege</i></b><br /><br /><b>"An invaluable resource for the thinking parent." - Lisa Damour, </b><b><i>Untangled</i></b><br /><br /><b>"Compelling, revolutionary, and wise, </b><b><i>The Self-Driven Child's</i></b><b> message is one every parent needs to hear." --Tina Payne Bryson, co-author of </b><b><i>The Whole Brain Child</i></b><br /><br /><b>"Read it. Your children will thank you." - Paul Tough, </b><b><i>How Children Succeed</i></b></b><br /><br />A few years ago, Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson started noticing the same problem from different angles: Even high-performing kids were coming to them acutely stressed and lacking motivation. Many complained they had no control over their lives. Some stumbled in high school or hit college and unraveled. Bill is a clinical neuropsychologist who helps kids gripped by anxiety or struggling to learn. Ned is a motivational coach who runs an elite tutoring service. Together they discovered that the best antidote to stress is to give kids more of a sense of control over their lives. But this <i>doesn't </i>mean giving up your authority as a parent. In this groundbreaking book they reveal how you can actively help your child to sculpt a brain that is resilient, and ready to take on new challenges.<br /><br /><i>The Self-Driven Child</i> offers a combination of cutting-edge brain science, the latest discoveries in behavioral therapy, and case studies drawn from the thousands of kids and teens Bill and Ned have helped over the years to teach you how to set your child on the<i> real</i> road to success. As parents, we can only drive our kids so far. At some point, they will have to take the wheel and map out their own path. But there is a lot you can do before then to help them tackle the road ahead with resilience and imagination.
Advancing Your Animation Beyond The Basics: A Guide To Becoming A...
by Chris Derochie

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English

Pages

127

Publication Date

February 14, 2018

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<p><strong>How To Animate - Book 1 - <em>Advancing Your Animation Beyond The Basics</em></strong><br /><br /></p><p>Did you learn the 12 Principles of Animation, thinking it would make you a great animator, only to discover that there was so much more still to learn after that?</p><p>Have you been frustrated trying to find training on the internet other than just the same old basics?</p><p>Is an animation school too expensive or difficult a prospect for you? Would you prefer not to spend tens of thousands of dollars?</p><p>Are you already working in the industry but you’re feeling like you will never improve? Do you wish that you could just download the brain of a veteran animator?</p><p>This informative and easy to read book will teach you how to become a highly skilled professional animator - without having to spend a fortune going to school! </p><p>By the end of the book, you will have a solid plan for success, including a description of the wide variety of skills you need to learn and how to find the resources to learn it all as inexpensively as possible. </p><p>It covers ways of discovering your own personalized method of learning, daily training techniques, and a method for fast-tracking your learning to cut years off of your training time. </p><p><em>How To Animate</em> is the first of it’s kind - a series of 26 books collecting everything I have learned so far in my 30+ year career. </p><p>It contains all of the advanced techniques that would normally take a lifetime to master! </p><p>The books are broken into three distinct groups - from techniques to specific challenges to career skills.</p><p>The first book, <em>Advancing Your Animation Beyond The Basics</em>, is the gateway to all of the others. </p><p>It will show you what skills you need to learn to become a great animator. The other books in this series will teach you those skills. </p><p>It doesn’t matter what style of animation you do - 3D, 2D, Traditional, Stop Motion - from cartoons to Visual Effects, the techniques, theories and mindset taught in these books directly relate to all of them.</p><p><em>Advancing Your Animation Beyond The Basics </em>will lay the foundation for your career in the industry by:</p><ul><li>Introducing you to the 4 pillars of Learning Animation - the amazing 4 part system that will allow you to learn, absorb and internalize even the most complex animation skills!</li><li>Teaching you all of the important mental skills you will need and how to overcome the mental and emotional roadblocks that are holding you back.</li><li>Describing all of the important internal skills you need to clearly visualize your animation in your head - skills like acting, body language, cinematography, interpreting reference and much more.</li><li>Planning how you will learn these skills in the best possible method for you as an individual, based on the methods that you personally use to absorb information and skills best!</li></ul><p>There is no fluff here to pad out the pages and no “history of animation” or other subjects that have already been covered a thousand times in other books. </p><p><em>Advancing Your Animation Beyond The Basics </em>will give you the info you want quickly, in a way that you can absorb it and use it immediately. </p><p>If you’re like me, then when you read a book, you are constantly checking your progress to see how much longer it’s going to take to get through it. </p><p>This book is as concise as possible so they can pack as much useful info into as small a space as possible! </p><p>What’s stopping you from taking this one simple step that could change your animation career forever?</p><p><strong>Scroll to the top and click the “buy now” button!</strong></p>
The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Fina...
by Dave Ramsey

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English

Pages

257

Publication Date

September 17, 2013

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<p><strong>If you will live like no one else, later you can <em>live</em> like no one else.</strong></p><p>Build up your money muscles with America’s favorite finance coach.</p><p>Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There’s one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that’s with <em>The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition.</em></p><p>By now, you’ve heard all the nutty get-rich-quick schemes, the fiscal diet fads that leave you with a lot of kooky ideas but not a penny in your pocket. Hey, if you’re tired of the lies and sick of the false promises, take a look at this—it’s the simplest, most straightforward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it’s based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies. With <em>The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition, </em>you’ll be able to: </p><ul><li>Design a sure-fire plan for paying off all debt—meaning cars, houses, everything</li><li>Recognize the 10 most dangerous money myths (these will kill you)</li><li>Secure a big, fat nest egg for emergencies and retirement!</li></ul><p>Includes new, expanded “Dave Rants” sidebars tackle marriage conflict, college debt, and more. All-new forms and back-of-the-book resources to make Total Money Makeover a reality.</p>
Columbine
by Dave Cullen

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English

Pages

442

Publication Date

April 03, 2009

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<b>EXPANDED WITH A NEW EPILOGUE</b><br /><br /> "The tragedies keep coming. As we reel from the latest horror . . ." <br /><br />So begins a new epilogue, illustrating how Columbine became the template for nearly two decades of "spectacle murders." It is a false script, seized upon by a generation of new killers. In the wake of Newtown, Aurora, and Virginia Tech, the imperative to understand the crime that sparked this plague grows more urgent every year.<br /><br /> What really happened April 20, 1999? The horror left an indelible stamp on the American psyche, but most of what we "know" is wrong. It wasn't about jocks, Goths, or the Trench Coat Mafia. Dave Cullen was one of the first reporters on scene, and spent ten years on this book-widely recognized as the definitive account. With a keen investigative eye and psychological acumen, he draws on mountains of evidence, insight from the world's leading forensic psychologists, and the killers' own words and drawings-several reproduced in a new appendix. Cullen paints raw portraits of two polar opposite killers. They contrast starkly with the flashes of resilience and redemption among the survivors.
Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Ca...
by , Michael Shermer

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English

Pages

296

Publication Date

June 03, 2008

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<b>These simple math secrets and tricks will forever change how you look at the world of numbers.</b><br /><br /> <i>Secrets of Mental Math</i> will have you thinking like a math genius in no time. Get ready to amaze your friends—and yourself—with incredible calculations you never thought you could master, as renowned “mathemagician” Arthur Benjamin shares his techniques for lightning-quick calculations and amazing number tricks. This book will teach you to do math in your head faster than you ever thought possible, dramatically improve your memory for numbers, and—maybe for the first time—make mathematics fun.<br /><br /> Yes, even you can learn to do seemingly complex equations in your head; all you need to learn are a few tricks. You’ll be able to quickly multiply and divide triple digits, compute with fractions, and determine squares, cubes, and roots without blinking an eye. No matter what your age or current math ability, <i>Secrets of Mental Math</i> will allow you to perform fantastic feats of the mind effortlessly. This is the math they never taught you in school.
The Case against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste o...
by Bryan Caplan

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English

Pages

399

Publication Date

January 16, 2018

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<p><b>Why we need to stop wasting public funds on education</b></p><p>Despite being immensely popular--and immensely lucrative—education is grossly overrated. In this explosive book, Bryan Caplan argues that the primary function of education is not to enhance students' skill but to certify their intelligence, work ethic, and conformity—in other words, to signal the qualities of a good employee. Learn why students hunt for easy As and casually forget most of what they learn after the final exam, why decades of growing access to education have not resulted in better jobs for the average worker but instead in runaway credential inflation, how employers reward workers for costly schooling they rarely if ever use, and why cutting education spending is the best remedy.</p><p>Caplan draws on the latest social science to show how the labor market values grades over knowledge, and why the more education your rivals have, the more you need to impress employers. He explains why graduation is our society's top conformity signal, and why even the most useless degrees can certify employability. He advocates two major policy responses. The first is educational austerity. Government needs to sharply cut education funding to curb this wasteful rat race. The second is more vocational education, because practical skills are more socially valuable than teaching students how to outshine their peers.</p><p>Romantic notions about education being "good for the soul" must yield to careful research and common sense—<i>The Case against Education</i> points the way.</p>
The Tyranny of Metrics
by Jerry Z. Muller

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English

Pages

227

Publication Date

January 23, 2018

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<p><b>How the obsession with quantifying human performance threatens our schools, medical care, businesses, and government</b></p><p>Today, organizations of all kinds are ruled by the belief that the path to success is quantifying human performance, publicizing the results, and dividing up the rewards based on the numbers. But in our zeal to instill the evaluation process with scientific rigor, we've gone from measuring performance to fixating on measuring itself. The result is a tyranny of metrics that threatens the quality of our lives and most important institutions. In this timely and powerful book, Jerry Muller uncovers the damage our obsession with metrics is causing--and shows how we can begin to fix the problem.</p><p>Filled with examples from education, medicine, business and finance, government, the police and military, and philanthropy and foreign aid, this brief and accessible book explains why the seemingly irresistible pressure to quantify performance distorts and distracts, whether by encouraging "gaming the stats" or "teaching to the test." That's because what can and does get measured is not always worth measuring, may not be what we really want to know, and may draw effort away from the things we care about. Along the way, we learn why paying for measured performance doesn't work, why surgical scorecards may increase deaths, and much more. But metrics can be good when used as a complement to—rather than a replacement for—judgment based on personal experience, and Muller also gives examples of when metrics have been beneficial.</p><p>Complete with a checklist of when and how to use metrics, <i>The Tyranny of Metrics</i>is an essential corrective to a rarely questioned trend that increasingly affects us all.</p>
Accelerated Learning: The Most Effective Techniques: How to Learn...
by Ian Tuhovsky

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English

Pages

139

Publication Date

November 06, 2017

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<h1>Unleash the awesome power of your brain to achieve your true potential, learn anything, <u>and enjoy greater success than you ever thought possible.</u></h1><br /><br />Packed with proven methods that help you significantly improve your memory and develop simple-yet-powerful learning methods, <u>Accelerated Learning: The Most Effective Techniques</u> is the only brain training manual you'll ever need to master new skills, become an expert in any subject, and achieve your goals, whatever they may be. <br /><br /><b>Easy Step-by-Step Instructions Anyone Can Use Immediately</b><br /><br />●Student preparing for crucial exams?<br /><br />●Parent looking to better understand, encourage, and support your child's learning?<br /><br />●Career professional hoping to develop new skills to land that dream job?<br /><br />Whoever you are and whatever your reason for wanting to improve your memory, <u>Accelerated Learning: The Most Effective Techniques</u> will show you exactly how to do it with simple, actionable tasks that you can use to help you:<br /><br />●Destroy your misconceptions that learning is difficult - leaving you free to fairly pursue your biggest passions. <br /><br />●Stop procrastinating forever, eliminate distractions entirely, and supercharge your focus, no matter what the task at hand.<br /><br />●Cut the amount of time it takes you to study effectively and enjoy more time away from your textbooks.<br /><br />●Give yourself the best chance of success by creating your own optimal learning environment. <br /><br />Everything you’ll learn in this book can be implemented immediately regardless of your academic background, age, or circumstances, so no matter who you are, you can start changing your life for the better RIGHT NOW.<br /><br /><h1>Take control of your future with life-changing learning skills.</h1><br /><u>Self-doubt is often one of the biggest barriers people face in realizing their full potential and enjoying true success.</u><br /><br />In <u>Accelerated Learning: The Most Effective Techniques</u>, you'll not only find out how to overcome that self-doubt, but also how to thrive in any learning environment with scientifically-proven tools and techniques. <br /><br /><br /><br /><u><b>You'll also discover:</b></u><br />●How to use an ancient Roman method for flawless memorization of long speeches and complex information<br /><br />●The secret to never forgetting anyone's name ever again. <br /><br />●The easy way to learn an entirely new language, no matter how complex. <br /><br />●The reason why flashcards, mind maps, and mnemonic devices haven't worked for you in the past - and how to change that. <br /><br />●The simple speed-reading techniques you can use to absorb information faster.<br /><br />●How to cut the amount of time it takes you to study effectively and enjoy more time away from your textbooks.<br /><br />●The truth about binaural beats and whether they can help you focus. <br /><br />●How to effectively cram any exam (in case of emergencies!).<br /><br /><b>And much more!<br /><br />Discover the hidden secrets of accelerated learning and unleash your true potential by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page. </b><br />
Google Apps for Littles: Believe They CAn
by , Alice Keeler

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

February 15, 2018

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Are Littles ‘big enough’ to use technology in the classroom? Yes!<br /><br />Pre-K and elementary school-aged children are naturally curious about the world around them. They love to explore and play, in fact, that’s how they learn. That innate drive to discover and willingness to try is also what makes Littles great at embracing new opportunities. <br /><br />In Google Apps for Littles, author-educators Christine Pinto and Alice Keeler encourage teachers to tap into their young students’ curiosity, particularly when it comes to technology. The authors share a wealth of innovative ways to integrate digital tools in the primary classroom to make learning engaging and relevant for even the youngest of today’s twenty-first-century learners. <br /><br />Google Apps for Littles equips you with . . . <br />Practical ways to approach technology with young learners<br />Activities for integrating Google Apps in the primary classroom<br />Easy-to-implement ideas for using G Suite as an educator<br />Exercises that build important skills, such as critical thinking and collaboration<br /><br />Children already know that they don’t need to wait for a grown-up to give them information, and many are already familiar with smartphones and tables. By helping them understand how to use these amazing digital tools to learn and create, rather than just consume information, you are equipping them for their future education. <br /><br />Empower your Littles with experiences that place learning at their fingertips! It is time to shift your mindset and believe that the youngest kids on an elementary school campus can do more.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />“Google Apps for Littles is jam packed with practical and innovative ideas and projects you can use with you littles tomorrow!” —Eric Curts, ControlAltAchieve.com<br /><br />“Inside this book, created by the dynamic duo of Alice Keeler and Christine Pinto, you will find nothing short of transformation. No matter what grade you teach, you will gain new ideas and insight by reading this book. Add this book to your reading list now!” —Kasey Bell, ShakeUpLearning.com<br /><br /><br />“I love this all-encompassing guide to support teachers and students. Awesome!” —Lavonna Roth, creator and founder of Ignite Your S.H.I.N.E.®<br /><br /><br />#GAfE4Littles<br />
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
by Angela Duckworth

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English

Pages

353

Publication Date

May 03, 2016

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In this instant <i>New York Times </i>bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”<BR><BR>Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Duckworth, now a celebrated researcher and professor, describes her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not “genius” but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.<BR> <BR>In <i>Grit</i>, she takes readers into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers—from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.<BR> <BR>Among <i>Grit</i>’s most valuable insights:<BR> <BR> *Why any effort you make ultimately counts twice toward your goal<BR> *How grit can be learned, regardless of I.Q. or circumstances<BR> *How lifelong interest is triggered<BR> *How much of optimal practice is suffering and how much ecstasy<BR> *Which is better for your child—a warm embrace or high standards<BR> *The magic of the Hard Thing Rule<BR> <BR>Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, <i>Grit</i> is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference.

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