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release date: May 03, 2016
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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, students, and business people—both seasoned and new—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called “grit.”

Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur “genius” Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitments.

Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently bemoaned her lack of smarts, Duckworth describes her winding path through teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not “genius” but a special blend of passion and long-term perseverance. As a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Duckworth created her own “character lab” and set out to test her theory.

Here, she takes readers into the field to visit teachers working in some of the toughest schools, cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, 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 the cartoon editor of The New Yorker to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.

Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference.
release date: Nov 08, 2013
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Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics Audio Book
The new 4th Edition of John Norman's best-selling book, Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics, is available on audio CD! Perfect for playing on any standard CD-player or uploading to your MP3 player for on-the-go training! 

Narrated by Chief Norman. 
Approx. 26 hrs./Standard Format CD (22 discs)
release date: Jan 02, 2018
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Complete Software Developer's Career Guide, The: How To Learn Your Next Programming Language, Ace Your Programming Interview, and Land The Coding...
Early in his software-developer career, John Sonmez discovered that technical knowledge alone isn't enough to break through to the next income level: developers need soft skills like the ability to learn new technologies just in time, communicate clearly with management and consulting clients, negotiate a fair hourly rate, and unite teammates and coworkers in working toward a common goal. As John invested in these skills, his career took off, and he became a highly paid, highly sought-after developer and consultant. Today, he helps more than 1.4 million programmers every year increase their income by developing this unique blend of skills, and now, with this book, he can help you too. If you're a developer, green or a veteran, you owe it to yourself to read The Complete Software Developer's Career Guide. - Jason Down, Platform Developer, Ontario, Canada
release date: Aug 01, 2012
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Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School
[Read by John Pruden]

The future of learning depends absolutely on the future of teaching. In their latest and most important collaboration, renowned educators Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan speak out against policies that result in a teaching force that is inexperienced, inexpensive, and exhausted in short order. These two international authorities--who know teaching and leadership inside out--set out a groundbreaking new agenda to transform the future of teaching and public education.

Idea driven, evidence based, and strategically powerful, Professional Capital combats the tired arguments and stereotypes of teachers and teaching and shows us how to change them by demanding more of the profession and the systems that support it. The book includes action guidelines for classroom teachers, administrators, schools and districts, and state and federal leaders. No one connected with schools can afford to ignore this insightful book.
release date: Jun 01, 2013
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release date: Jul 11, 2011
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Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College (Your Coach in a Box)
Author Doug Lemov offers the essential tools of the teaching craft so that you can unlock the talent and skill waiting in your students, no matter how many previous classrooms, schools, or teachers have been unsuccessful. This must-have resource is filled with concrete, specific, and actionable classroom teaching techniques that you can start using in your classroom tomorrow.

Among the techniques:

� Technique #1: No Opt Out. How to move students from the blank stare or stubborn shrug to giving the right answer every time.
� Technique #35: Do It Again. When students fail to successfully complete a basic task� from entering the classroom quietly to passing papers around�doing it again, doing it right, and doing it perfectly, results in the best consequences.
� Technique #38: No Warnings. If you're angry with your students, it usually means you should be angry with yourself. This technique shows how to effectively address misbehaviors in your classroom.

The audio book includes a DVD of 25 video clips of teachers demonstrating the techniques in the classroom.
release date: Jun 20, 2011
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Echo Burning (Jack Reacher Series)
Jack Reacher, hailed as "a wonderfully epic hero" by People, confronts Texan hatred and hidden crimes in this superb new thriller. Ex-military cop Jack Reacher returns in this latest in the award-winning series critics call "spectacular" (The Seattle Times), "relentless" (Denver Post), and "perfect" (The New York Times Book Review). Reacher is hitching through the heat of West Texas and getting desperate for a ride. The last thing he's worried about is exactly who picks him up. She's called Carmen. She's a good-looking young woman, she has a beautiful little girl . . .and she has married into the wrong family. They're called the Greers. They're a bitter and miserly clan, and they've made her life a living hell. Worse, her monster of a husband is soon due out of prison. So she needs protection, and she needs it now. Lawyers can't help. Cops can't be trusted. So Reacher goes home with her to the lonely ranch where nothing is as it seems, and where evil swirls around them like dust in a storm. Within days, Carmen's husband is dead - and simmering secrets send Echo, Texas, up in flames.
release date: Feb 23, 2009
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release date: Jan 06, 2015
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Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone)

[Read by Karen Saltus]

We've all had great teachers who opened new worlds and maybe even changed our lives. What made them so great?

Everyone agrees that a great teacher can have an enormous impact. Yet we still don't know what, precisely, makes a teacher great. Is it a matter of natural-born charisma? Or does exceptional teaching require something more?

Building a Better Teacher introduces a new generation of educators exploring the intricate science underlying their art. A former principal studies the country's star teachers and discovers a set of common techniques that help children pay attention. Two math teachers videotape a year of lessons and develop an approach that has nine-year-olds writing sophisticated mathematical proofs. A former high school teacher works with a top English instructor to pinpoint the key interactions a teacher must foster to initiate a rich classroom discussion. Through their stories, and the hilarious and heartbreaking theater that unfolds in the classroom every day, Elizabeth Green takes us on a journey into the heart of a profession that impacts every child in America.

What happens in the classroom of a great teacher? Opening with a moment-by-moment portrait of an everyday math lesson - a drama of urgent decisions and artful maneuvers - Building a Better Teacher demonstrates the unexpected complexity of teaching. Green focuses on the questions that really matter: How do we prepare teachers, and what should they know before they enter the classroom? How does one get young minds to reason, conjecture, prove, and understand? What are the keys to good discipline? Incorporating new research from cognitive psychologists and education specialists as well as intrepid classroom entrepreneurs, Green provides a new way for parents to judge what their children need in the classroom and considers how to scale good ideas. Ultimately, Green discovers that good teaching is a skill - a skill that can be taught.

A provocative and hopeful book, Building a Better Teacher shows that legendary teachers are more than inspiring; they are perhaps the greatest craftspeople of all.

[Includes bonus PDF with images]
release date: Aug 28, 2006
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The New Rules of College Admissions
An educational consulting firm counsels parents and students on how to select, successfully apply to, and finance college, offering recommendations for every step of the process, from writing essays and preparing for standardized tests to performing wellat interviews and navigating financial aid options.
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