New Release Books by David Booth

David Booth is the author of What Is a "Good" Teacher? (2017), Strategy Journeys (2016), The Psychology of Nutrition (2016), Too Bright to See (2020) and other 143 books.

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What Is a "Good" Teacher?

release date: Nov 01, 2017
What Is a "Good" Teacher?
Drawn from the classrooms of real teachers, the latest research, and over 70 years of combined teaching experience, this book offers valuable insights on being the best teacher you can be for your students. Beginning with developing your teacher identity and getting to know your students, What Is a "Good" Teacher? goes on to show you how to implement effective strategies and techniques in your classrooms, and gain a better understanding of how effective schools work. 35 compelling characteristics of "good" teachers offer inspiration and guidance, along with tangible ways of continuing to grow and develop into your own best teacher.

Strategy Journeys

release date: Sep 14, 2016
Strategy Journeys
Strategy Journeys starts from the premise that strategic planning suffers from a bad press: it can be seen as complex, technical, remote from the day-to-day reality of an organisation, undertaken by an elite specialist executive group, producing threatening changes whose rationale is barely understood – or, perhaps worse still, having no worthwhile impact at all. For many senior executives, strategic planning is too daunting a task, which is why they often seek help from those with the expertise to guide the process: they have a severe lack of confidence in their own ability to design, plan and implement such an important and major project. Yet organisations have never had greater need for a flexible, resilient and engaging approach to strategic planning than now. How do those leading an organisation know where to start, what approach to take and how to go about the process of strategic planning? David Booth aims to help them by demystifying the concept and propounding a ‘first principles’ approach to developing a strategic plan within the context of the individual organisation and with the flexibility to adapt the process to focus on what really matters. He suggests the key questions that should be asked when considering embarking on a strategic planning ‘journey’ to help design and guide the process.

The Psychology of Nutrition

release date: May 06, 2016
The Psychology of Nutrition
This title explores the psychological processes involved in the selection and consumption of foods and drink. The exposition is firmly linked to research evidence on the cognitive, socio-economic and physiological influences on the desire to eat and drink. The basic theory is that appetite is a learned response to a recognized complex of cues from foods, the body and the social and physical environment.; The volume starts with infant-care giver interactions in feeding, then moves on to consider how physical and social maturation in Western culture affects attitudes to foods, concentrating on the phenomena of ordinary dieting and the extremes of disordered eating. The concluding chapters deal with the process within the lives of individual consumers which causes the same eating habits to form in different segments of society. It also looks at food technology, marketing and governmental regulation.; "The Psychology of Nutrition" tackles questions about what goes on in eaters' and drinkers' minds about the foods and beverages they are consuming, and about the cultural meaning of the eating occasion in industrialized cultures.

Too Bright to See

release date: Nov 16, 2020
Too Bright to See
A short book of poems by Bay Area writer and teacher David Booth.

State Department Counterintelligence

release date: Dec 05, 2014
State Department Counterintelligence
A veteran counterintelligence agent presents a revealing chronicle of his State Department investigations into intelligence leaks and spying on US soil. On October 7th, 1974, Robert D. Booth swore an oath to support and uphold the United States Constitution as a special agent of the State Department’s Office of Security. As a member of the Special Investigations Branch, he investigated numerous information leaks, losses of classified documents, and instances of espionage. Now, in State Department Counterintelligence, Booth reveals some of the most egregious leaks, spies, and lies that have adversely affected national security over his decades-long career. Booth tells the story of his pivotal role in three major counterespionage assignments as well as numerous investigations into unauthorized disclosures—including the unmasking of Fidel Castro’s most damaging US citizen spy. With the narrative style of a political thriller, Booth brings readers inside the real world of counterintelligence.

Exploding the Reading

release date: Nov 05, 2014
Exploding the Reading
One 200-year-old folk tale, 30 teachers, and 1,000 students. Ride along with literacy guru David Booth as he takes the same story to a wide variety of classrooms, from kindergarten all the way through grade 12, and be amazed by the learning generated. David argues that "it takes two to read a book". He reasons that sharing responses and bouncing ideas off others guides students to deeper thinking, and challenges them to reconsider their views and increase their understanding. This intriguing book also shows teachers how to help students discover the world outside the text: the origins, connections, place, values, and the different perceptions that readers have. It illustrates ways to transpose that original text into other forms that let students look at the text with different eyes, to ponder what might have been, to challenge what they read, and to add their new learning to the construct of the world. Throughout the book, authentic student samples and actual transcripts present students experiencing the featured story in a multitude of ways -- from poems and retellings, to visuals and arts, to conversation and blogs -- that will "explode" your definitions of comprehension, response, and engagement, and have you looking at classroom literacy in a whole new way!

An Analytical Dictionary of the English Language, in Which the Words Are Explained in the Order of Their Natural Affinity, Independent of Alphabetical Arrangement

release date: Aug 16, 2019
An Analytical Dictionary of the English Language, in Which the Words Are Explained in the Order of Their Natural Affinity, Independent of Alphabetical Arrangement
This is a reproduction of the original artefact. Generally these books are created from careful scans of the original. This allows us to preserve the book accurately and present it in the way the author intended. Since the original versions are generally quite old, there may occasionally be certain imperfections within these reproductions. We're happy to make these classics available again for future generations to enjoy!

Governance for Development in Africa

release date: Oct 10, 2013
Governance for Development in Africa
Drawing on in-depth empirical research spanning a number of countries in Africa, Booth and Cammack's path-breaking book offers both an accessible overview of issues surrounding governance for development on the continent, whilst also offering a bold new alternative. In doing so, they controversially argue that externally imposed 'good governance' approaches make unrealistic assumptions about the choices leaders and officials are, in practice, able to make. As a result, reform initiatives and assistance programmes supported by donors regularly fail, while ignoring the potential for addressing the causes rather than the symptoms of this situation. In reality, the authors show, anti-developmental behaviours stem from unresolved - yet in principle soluble - collective action problems. Governance for Development in Africa offers a comprehensive and critical examination of the institutional barriers to economic and social progress in Africa, and makes a compelling plea for fresh policy thinking and new ways of envisioning so-called good governance.

Introduction to an Analytical Dictionary of the English Language

release date: Aug 14, 2019
Introduction to an Analytical Dictionary of the English Language
This is a reproduction of the original artefact. Generally these books are created from careful scans of the original. This allows us to preserve the book accurately and present it in the way the author intended. Since the original versions are generally quite old, there may occasionally be certain imperfections within these reproductions. We're happy to make these classics available again for future generations to enjoy!

I've Got Something to Say

release date: Oct 09, 2013
I've Got Something to Say
Inspire your students to get involved in their own learning by giving them a voice in determining, organizing, structuring, and responding to what is happening in the classroom. This thoughtful book offers practical strategies to engage students in dialogue and discussion of all types, as well as collaborative and cooperative classroom events.

A Letter to the Rev. T.R. Malthus ... Being an Answer to the Criticism, on Mr. Godwin's Work on Population, Which Was Inserted in the Lxxth Number of the Edinburgh Review

release date: Oct 12, 2018
A Letter to the Rev. T.R. Malthus ... Being an Answer to the Criticism, on Mr. Godwin's Work on Population, Which Was Inserted in the Lxxth Number of the Edinburgh Review
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Essentials of Paediatrics2

release date: Dec 12, 2012
Essentials of Paediatrics2
2013 BMA Medical Book Awards Highly Commended in Paediatrics! The perfect portable companion for trainees and medical students on clinical placements in paediatrics. Key features: Part of the Kumar & Clark family of revision titles Cases throughout Key points boxes included Includes self-assessment questions Appendices cover resuscitation, practical procedures, prescribing, fluids and electrolytes, and common syndromes Ideal for revision and examination preparation

Essentials of Paediatrics E-Book

release date: Nov 06, 2012
Essentials of Paediatrics E-Book
The perfect portable companion for trainees and medical students on clinical placements in paediatrics. New to this edition: Two new editors Thoroughly updated and revised throughout Key features: Part of the Kumar & Clark family of revision titles Cases throughout Key points boxes included Includes self-assessment questions Appendices cover resuscitation, practical procedures, prescribing, fluids and electrolytes, and common syndromes Ideal for revision and examination preparation The perfect portable companion for trainees and medical students on clinical placements in paediatrics. Key features: Part of the Kumar & Clark family of revision titles Cases throughout Key points boxes included Includes self-assessment questions Appendices cover resuscitation, practical procedures, prescribing, fluids and electrolytes, and common syndromes Ideal for revision and examination preparation

Display Advertising

release date: Sep 11, 2012
Display Advertising
A complete guide to developing, implementing, monitoring, andoptimizing an online display ad campaign The display business is online advertising's fastest growingfield. Google and others are starting to provide easy tools toenable small- and medium-sized businesses to take advantage of thisopportunity. This guide provides marketers, consultants, andsmall-business owners with the knowledge and skills to create andoptimize a display advertising campaign. It covers concepts,trends, and best practices, and presents a day-to-day plan fordeveloping, managing, and measuring a successful campaign. Online display advertising is a hot topic, and this hands-onguide helps marketing professionals and small-business owners gainthe skills to create and manage their own campaigns Provides an overview of display advertising concepts, includingtypes, formats, and how they're placed on websites Explains how to plan a campaign, including defining goals andplanning resources, contextual and placement targeting, and keyworduse Covers campaign launch and measurement, ad creation, socialmedia advertising, how to optimize a campaign, and much more Display Advertising: An Hour a Day helps anyone promote abusiness successfully with effective online display adcampaigns.

Bird Guy

release date: Aug 20, 2018
Bird Guy
In his new anthology of poems for young adolescents in the Middle Years of school, David Booth creates images and stories of the mystical yet natural world of birds. In his writings, these winged creatures, large and small, leave the pages and appear on nearby branches, window sills, parking lots, and feeders, sometimes filling the skies and the dreams of prowling cats everywhere. Using a variety of poetic forms, Booth paints his word pictures with detail and whimsy, sadness and delight, and represents the ecological power of these feathered beings. The sketches by Maya Ishiura, illuminate the poems, and remind us of the complexity of capturing the momentary magic inherent in spotting these freed-from-earth creatures. Perhaps as they read, young people will recognize that they, too, are part of these poems, that their responses may reveal their own attitudes and feelings about life's issues, generated by the feathered words flying by. We stare in wonder at these dozens of birds pictured in the poems, until we realize that others of them may be listening, just outside the window. This anthology, part poems, part science, part memoir, tells the story of Wally Karr, an ninth-grade student, who had to create a year-long integrated unit for his science teacher, Mr. Moore. Wally was encouraged to spend his year observing actual birds as a bird watcher would, and to record his observations as poems. You will come to recognize Wally's passion for both birds and poetry, his unique attitude, and his talent, all under the watchful eye of the bird master, his teacher W. H. Moore, and all through the poems he has written. The author, David Booth, has crafted his poems and narratives in the voice of a ninth-grade student, and readers will discover valuable information about the world of birds, alongside discovering Wally's own world. As well, the sketches by Maya Ishimura add a feathered personality to each bird depicted. Readers will find ideas and styles in these poems to support their own writings about topics that interest them. This book weaves together information about many birds, both familiar and strange, along with a variety of poetic structures that will work as mentor texts for writing. Seventh, eighth and ninth grade adolescents will recognize their own school lives in Wally Karr's observations about his year-long school project, and connect to the emotional revelations that emerge about his personal world at school and at home. This book may motivate young people to begin to notice their natural surroundings, especially in urban environments, and to consider the implications of our treatment of this natural resource in an always changing world.

This Book Is Not about Drama...

release date: Jan 01, 2012
This Book Is Not about Drama...
" Part food for thought, part instruction manual, part stories and scripts to explore, and part encouragement to recharge, this practical book offers a comprehensive approach to using role play and discussion to build meaningful language experiences. It explores issues around storytelling, silent speech, writing, and imagination and shows teachers how to be effective observers and support the deeper meaning that comes from working inside and outside the text. This authoritative resource is full of simple strategies and texts that have been chosen for their ability to engage students, get them out of their chairs, and let them learn actively and socially. The strategies begin with simple games, and evolve into more complex learning opportunities. The model texts give teachers a great place to start, and anecdotes from real classrooms put them into context. These classroom glimpses illustrate the real power that students can bring to their learning as they share within groups and find ways to involve their audience."--Publisher.

Every Pointed Star

release date: Apr 23, 2010
Every Pointed Star
In Every Pointed Star, David Booth tells the interesting, sometimes funny, oddly moving story of J.D., a gifted football player who goofs his way through high school and expects to do the same in college. But J.D.s questionable choices provoke a violent event with wide-ranging aftershocks that force him to look deep into himself and into the lives of his parents. Without recognizing whats happening, he begins to develop an inkling of the depth and significance in the silent lives of others and perhaps even in himself; simultaneously, circumstances may be turning J.D. in the direction of finding his voice as a writer. a rich, many dimensional story. J.D., its eighteen-year-old narrator is flawed, yet compelling and wonderful, one of the most intriguing characters Ive met in a long time. Joyce Engelson, veteran editor of Richard Condon, Norman Cousins, and others beautifully written and tight in its construction; Every Pointed Stars themes of muteness, secrecy, and fear of revelation are subtly presented Good unraveling of the plot and very nice finish. Richard Marek, former President and Publisher of E.P. Dutton There are not many true voices of eighteen-year-old boys in current young adult fiction, but in J.D., David Booth has created a memorable one. Full of moral confusion and self doubt, forced to make critical choices without input or support from his cold and secretive parents, J.D. stumbles toward maturity. Along the way he finds (for the first time) friends, perhaps a girl and something like a life of the mind. A good read with a satisfying conclusion. Jim Tolbert, Full Circle Bookstore, Oklahoma City the best literary sports fiction Ive read since Irwin Shaws 1955 classic, 'The Eighty-Yard Run'; but Every Pointed Star is far more than sports fiction. It's for anyone looking for a smart, creative, insightful novel thats fun to read. Gene Knight, longtime English teacher and coach, former defensive back at the University of Oklahoma, Inductee into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Foreword Clarion Reviews says 5 stars out of 5 and: "Moving and consistently enjoyable, Every Pointed Star follows eighteen-year-old J.D. Johnson as he struggles along his particularly rocky road to young adulthood. Secrets, lies and self-doubt are just some of the obstacles in his path, and his journey to overcome them results in a memorable and rewarding read. An only child, J.D. is largely ignored by his parents. His mother is selectively deaf, his father purposely oblivious. They are so removed and distant from him and each other that he never even receives a good night from his father, who shares his room. I always figured that I mustve done something to disappoint him, and her too, but I couldnt remember what it was, J.D. says. Maybe it was something so bad I wouldnt let myself remember it. Or something that happened so long ago I couldnt remember it. A loner in high school, J.D.s only outlet is football, at which he succeeds primarily through cunning deception, a method carefully (if unethically) encouraged by his coach. A scholarship leads J.D. to college where his penchant for deception proves an unreliable crutch both athletically and academically. A violent consequence of his actions leaves him with a wired-shut jaw and a great deal of time to reconsider his choices in the past and discover who he truly wants to be in the future. Forced into silence, he learns to listen, and as his body heals, his soul begins to heal along with it. Mysteries are soon solved much as they are in life, leading to a better understanding though not necessarily instantaneous resolution. By turns as charming and exasperating as any teenager, J.D.s narrative voice is wholly genuine, drawing the reader in and propelling the story. Through authentic use of language and believable actions, author David Booth deftly builds J.D.s character into someone we feel we could both know and like, despite his flaws. Two new friends who are there for him when he most needs theman English professor who inspires subtly and brooks no nonsense from his students, and a mysterious former college football starplay roles in J.D.s eventual metamorphosis into a young man with the courage to face difficult truths and become who hes meant to be. With a clever first-page hook that grabs the readers attention, Booth skillfully crafts an affecting and satisfying coming-of-age story filled with humor, angst and hope. Readers will find themselves deeply invested, hoping that J.D.s parents will be there for him, or that he chooses to do the right thing this time, or that the girl hes been admiring in class will turn around and smile at him. Its a rare book that achieves such full engagement of the reader, and a truly exceptional storyteller who can inspire it. With Every Pointed Star, Booth does so to perfection. Readers looking for a compelling and sensitive book that can move them to both laughter and tears with equal enjoyment would be wise to choose Every Pointed Star. Very highly recommended." Jeannine Chartier Hanscom

What Is a 'Good' Teacher?

release date: Oct 01, 2017
What Is a 'Good' Teacher?
Drawn from the classrooms of real teachers, the latest research, and over 70 years of combined teaching experience, this book offers valuable insights on being the best teacher you can be for your students

Own the Room: Business Presentations that Persuade, Engage, and Get Results

release date: Sep 18, 2009
Own the Room: Business Presentations that Persuade, Engage, and Get Results
Don't Just Present. Persuade, Inspire, and Perform! Powerhouse presentations that engage and move your audience Imagine if every presentation received rapt attention and buy-in from the audience. Start getting these results with Own the Room, featuring the renowned Eloqui Method-innovative techniques that leave boring behind. Research shows a memorable presentation is a combination of stirring your audience's emotions while appealing to its intellect. This team of authors has developed techniques that tap into the persuasive, expressive aspects of presentations-employed over the past ten years by Fortune 500 companies such as TD Ameritrade, Mattel, Fisher-Price, Merrill Lynch, Siemens, and Pfizer. This effective method brings you: An award-winning actor who applies performance techniques from the stage to engage and move an audience A television and film director who demonstrates how to craft and deliver your message with authority, credibility, and authenticity A psychologist who specializes in memory and stage fright and reveals how to overcome fear and activate an audience's attention and memory Own the Room is written by a unique set of authors with the expertise perfect for creating vivid narratives. Own the Room shares how to excite your audience's emotions and intellect. And Own the Room will give you a communication toolkit to make any presentation lively, compelling, and memorable.

It's Critical!

release date: Jan 01, 2008
It's Critical!
All text comes with layers of meaning influenced by the background knowledge and attitudes of readers. This valuable resource examines the power of language and persuasion helps students critically examine and negotiate the underlying meaning in all that they read and see. It asks them to consider the author's purpose, and to appreciate that each text is written from a particular point of view.

The Literacy Principal, 2nd Edition

release date: Jan 01, 2007
The Literacy Principal, 2nd Edition
As the education community struggles with literacy achievement, skillful leadership has emerged as a distinguishing feature of successful schools. Since The Literacy Principal was first published, it has helped shape the discussion around accountability and successful practices that support both teachers and students. This revised and expanded second edition challenges principals to become even more involved in championing literacy in their schools. It examines the role of school leaders at both the elementary and secondary levels. Commentaries from teachers, principals, and consultants who have been involved in developing strong school-wide and district-wide literacy programs are included to demonstrate the strides that many schools have made in the last few years. The increasingly important role of school literacy coaches and mentoring teams are presented as models of the power of cooperative approaches to successful literacy programs. David Booth and Jennifer Rowsell offer an overview of the most successful strategies for creating a support network that will nurture and build a powerful reading environment. They help administrators: introduce and support cooperative approaches to literacy that involve coaches and mentoring teams; understand exemplary reading and writing programs and school-wide strategies for promoting literacy growth among students; demonstrate a commitment to literacy among teachers, parents, students, and the community; appreciate the many forms of assessment and evaluation including intervention programs for improving student performance. Rooted in the latest research and real-world experience, this new edition provides tried-and-true frameworks that principals can use in their quest to create schools where literacy thrives.

Living Harbour. Dynamic Science. a Systematic Review of the Science of Sydney Harbour

release date: Jan 30, 2014
Living Harbour. Dynamic Science. a Systematic Review of the Science of Sydney Harbour
This report comprehensively reviews the current science concerning the natural systems of Sydney Harbour. We systematically review the published literature, and we also include many of the easily accessible non-published technical literature (so-called 'Grey Literature'). An attempt is therefore made to include most of the relevant studies that can be accessed easily by managers, scientists, the public and other stakeholders. All of the information is synthesised and presented in a structure that incorporates our current knowledge of all habitat types in Sydney Harbour, the natural drivers of these systems and the distribution of the flora and fauna.

Picking Up the Pieces

release date: Jan 01, 2005

Story Drama

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Story Drama
Part memoir and part guide, this book shows teachers how they can connect story and drama as they help students build their own imaginary worlds, drawn from their own real-life attitudes and understandings. Each chapter features effective frameworks and workshop lessons that can be easily implemented in any classroom.
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