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release date: Oct 31, 2017
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Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit
New York Times Bestseller

A revealing new portrait of Robert F. Kennedy that gets closer to the man than any book before, by bestselling author Chris Matthews, an esteemed Kennedy expert and anchor of MSNBC’s Hardball.

With his bestselling biography Jack Kennedy, Chris Matthews shared a new look of one of America’s most beloved Presidents and the patriotic spirit that defined him. Now, with Bobby Kennedy, Matthews returns with a gripping, in-depth, behind-the-scenes portrait of one of the great figures of the American twentieth century.

Overlooked by his father, and overshadowed by his war-hero brother, Bobby Kennedy was the perpetual underdog. When he had the chance to become a naval officer like Jack, Bobby turned it down, choosing instead to join the Navy as a common sailor. It was a life changing experience that led him to connect with voters from all walks of life: young or old, black or white, rich or poor. They were the people who turned out for him in his 1968 campaign. RFK would prove himself to be the rarest of politicians—both a pragmatist who knew how to get the job done and an unwavering idealist who could inspire millions.

Drawing on extensive research and interviews, Matthews pulls back the curtain on the public and private worlds of Robert Francis Kennedy. He shines a light on all the important moments of his life, from his early years and his start in politics to his crucial role as attorney general in his brother’s administration and his tragic run for president. This definitive book brings Bobby Kennedy to life like never before and is destined to become a political classic.
release date: Sep 29, 2017
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Effective School Interventions, Third Edition: Evidence-Based Strategies for Improving Student Outcomes
This indispensable course text and practitioner resource, now fully revised, has helped tens of thousands of readers implement evidence-based interventions to improve students' academic achievement and behavior in PreK–12. The volume presents best-practice guidelines and step-by-step procedures for 83 interventions that can easily be implemented by teachers and other school-based professionals. It is a go-to book for those working in a multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) or response-to-intervention (RTI) framework. User-friendly features include recommended print and online resources and 10 reproducible forms. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

New to This Edition:
*Updated throughout to reflect current research-based best practices.
*20 new interventions.
*Chapter on important skills for intervention success.
*The intensity of each intervention (classwide, small-group, and/or individual) is now specified.
*Behavior chapter has been reorganized for easier use.
*Downloadable reproducible tools.
release date: May 02, 2012
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Molecular Cell Biology
Molecular Cell Biology presents the key concepts in cell biology and their experimental underpinnings. The authors, all world-class researchers and teachers, incorporate medically relevant examples where appropriate to help illustrate the connections between cell biology and health and human disease. As always, a hallmark of MCB is the use of experiments to engage students in the history of cell biology and the research that has contributed to the field.

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release date: Nov 06, 2012
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JACK KENNEDY: Elusive Hero
The critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling biography of John F. Kennedy, by Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s Hardball.

“What was he like?”

Jack Kennedy said the reason people read biography is to answer that basic question. What was he like, this man whose own wife called him “that elusive, unforgettable man?” In this New York Times bestselling biography, Chris Matthews answers that question with the verve of a novelist. We see this most beloved president in the company of friends. We see and feel him close-up, having fun and giving off that restlessness of his. We watch him navigate his life from privileged, rebellious youth to gutsy American president. We witness his bravery in war and selfless rescue of his PT boat crew. We watch JFK as a young politician learning to play hardball and watch him grow into the leader who averts a nuclear war. Matthews’s extraordinary biography is based on personal interviews with those closest to JFK, oral histories by top political aide Kenneth O’Donnell and others, documents from his years as a student at Choate, and notes from Jacqueline Kennedy’s first interview after Dallas. As Matthews writes: “I found a fighting prince never free of pain, never far from trouble, never accepting the world he found, never wanting to be his father’s son. He was a far greater hero than he ever wished us to know.”

“Filled with the vitality and spirit that made Jack Kennedy such a magical figure. Chris Matthews shows the cunning and determination beneath that magic. It’s an awesome and delightful book.” —Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs
release date: Feb 09, 2012
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RTI Applications, Volume 1: Academic and Behavioral Interventions (The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series)

This book addresses a crucial aspect of sustaining a response-to-intervention (RTI) framework in a school: selecting interventions with the greatest likelihood of success and implementing them with integrity. Leading RTI experts explain how to match interventions to students' proficiency levels, drawing on cutting-edge research about the stages of learning. Effective academic and behavioral interventions for all three tiers of RTI are described in step-by-step detail and illustrated with vivid case examples. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book features more than 40 reproducible planning tools and other helpful forms. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.
 
This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.

See also RTI Applications, Volume 2: Assessment, Analysis, and Decision Making, which provides tools for assessing the effectiveness of RTI practices.

release date: Aug 21, 2014
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Individual Positive Behavior Supports: A Standards-Based Guide to Practices in School and Community Settings

Aligned with the Association for Positive Behavior Support's Standards of Practice, this graduate-level text is an authoritative PBS primer for professionals preparing for work in educational and community-based settings. More than 60 leading scholars present the critical skills and knowledge professionals need to translate the principles and science of PBS into person-centered interventions that improve lives. Covering a broad range of ages, disabilities, and settings, this comprehensive textbook fully prepares professionals to support all people with challenging behavior, effectively and respectfully.


PREPARE PROFESSIONALS TO
  • Use the foundations of PBS and applied behavior analysis (ABA) in everyday practice
  • Conduct person-centered functional behavior assessments
  • Select and design effective behavior interventions and curricular modifications
  • Develop comprehensive, multielement PBS plans tailored to individual needs and goals
  • Ensure fidelity of behavior-plan implementation
  • Facilitate generalization and maintenance of behavior changes

PRACTICAL MATERIALS: Vignettes that illustrate effective approaches; online companion materials for instructors, including PowerPoints that enhance teaching and learning and study questions for discussion and reflection.

TOPICS COVERED:
  • antecedent strategies
  • consequence strategies
  • functional behavior assessments
  • person-centered planning teams
  • data-based decision making
  • single-subject research methodology
  • systematic instruction
  • self-determination
  • quality of life
  • visual supports
  • partnering with families
  • curricular modifications
  • self-management strategies
  • behavior assessment and data analysis
  • systemic change
  • culturally responsive PBS
  • future directions for PBS
  • and more!
release date: Nov 02, 1999
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Hardball: How Politics Is Played, Told by One Who Knows the Game
How politics is played by one who knows the game...host of MSNBC's Hardball, Chris Matthews.

Chris Matthews has spent a quarter century on the playing field of American politics—from right-hand man of Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill to host of NBC's highest rated cable talk show Hardball. In this revised and updated edition of his political classic, he offers fascinating new stories of raw ambition, brutal rivalry, and exquisite seduction and reveals the inside rules that govern the game of power.
release date: Feb 17, 2009
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Evaluating Educational Interventions: Single-Case Design for Measuring Response to Intervention (The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series)

This user-friendly, practical book is the first guide to single-case design written specifically for practitioners using response-to-intervention (RTI) models in schools. It provides essential skills for analyzing and presenting data to support valid educational decision making. Step-by-step explanations and many illustrative examples render complex concepts accessible and applicable to day-to-day work with elementary and secondary students. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for ease of photocopying, the book includes reproducible graphs and forms. Two hands-on appendices offer clear instructions for summarizing and analyzing data using computer spreadsheets.

This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.

release date: Jun 15, 2007
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Molecular Cell Biology
With its acclaimed author team, cutting-edge content, emphasis on medical relevance, and coverage based on landmark experiments, Molecular Cell Biology has justly earned an impeccable reputation as an authoritative and exciting text. The new Sixth Edition features two new coauthors, expanded coverage of immunology and development, and new media tools for students and instructors.
release date: Dec 15, 2016
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At Mama's Knee: Mothers and Race in Black and White
Winner of the African American Literary Show Award for Best Non-Fiction

In her first book, The Presidency in Black and White, journalist April Ryan examined race in America through her experience as a White House reporter. In this book, she shifts the conversation from the White House to every home in America. At Mama’s Knee looks at race and race relations through the lessons that mothers transmit to their children. As a single African American mother in Baltimore, Ryan has struggled with each gut wrenching, race related news story to find the words to convey the right lessons to her daughters. To better understand how mothers transfer to their children wisdom on race and race relations, she reached out to other mothers—prominent political leaders like Hillary Clinton and Valerie Jarrett, celebrities like Cindy Williams, and others like Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother, whose lives have been impacted by prominent race related events. At a time when Americans still struggle to address racial division and prejudice, their stories remind us that attitudes change from one generation to the next and one child at a time.

Features interviews with:
Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin; John Lewis, congressman; Hillary Clinton, former First Lady, Secretary of State, Presidential candidate; Cindy Williams, actress known for role of Shirley on Laverne & Shirley; Cory Booker, United States senator; Christopher Darden, OJ Simpson prosecutor; Michael Cole, actor best known for role of Pete on The Mod Squad; Valerie Jarrett, presidential advisor; Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert and Ethel Kennedy; Iyanla Vansant, author, life coach and television personality; Harry Belafonte, singer, songwriter, actor, and social activist; President Barack Obama; and President Jimmy Carter.
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