Audio Books by David Booth

David Booth is the author of What Is a "Good" Teacher? (2017), Strategy Journeys (2016), The Psychology of Nutrition (2016), Exploding the Reading (2014) and other 122 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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Principles of English Composition

release date: Apr 24, 2020
The Principles of English Composition
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!

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!

A Letter to the Rev. T. R. Malthus, M. A. F. R. S

release date: Feb 26, 2019
A Letter to the Rev. T. R. Malthus, M. A. F. R. S
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 was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. 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. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

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.

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.

Eura And Zephyra. With Poetical Pieces

release date: Feb 08, 2018
Eura And Zephyra. With Poetical Pieces
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 was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. 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. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

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.

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

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.

Literacy Techniques for Building Successful Readers and Writers

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Literacy Techniques for Building Successful Readers and Writers
"This revised handbook will be even more useful to elementary teachers who want to explore the best techniques for teaching reading and writing. Totally re-written, the second edition of this popular guide offers one hundred procedures and activities based on the latest research. A collection of proven strategies, teachers will find old favorites as well as new approaches they will want to try - from using reading comprehension strategies and the writing process to working with information texts and technology." "Literacy Techniques for Building Successful Readers and Writers includes checklists and guidelines, many in reproducible form, for easy classroom use. This flexible and adaptable resource for the busy teacher is also useful for supply teachers and other teaching partners - buddies, volunteers, and parents."--BOOK JACKET.

Poems Please! 2nd Edition

release date: Jan 01, 2003
Poems Please! 2nd Edition
This innovative resource includes tools for classroom management that range from assessment techniques to tips for choosing and displaying poems.

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.

State Department Counterintelligence

release date: Jan 01, 2014
State Department Counterintelligence
State Department Counterintelligence reveals a world of government leaks, spies and lies, and the bureaucratic machinations that accompany them and adversely affect national security. Robert Booth gives an insider's account of his pivotal role in counterespionage and unauthorized disclosure investigations, including Fidel Castro's most ...

Even Hockey Players Read

release date: Jan 01, 2002
Even Hockey Players Read
Looks at how literacy affects the development of boys as readers and includes strategies to help boys select reading material and develop their literary potential.

Reading and Writing in the Middle Years

release date: Jan 01, 2001
Reading and Writing in the Middle Years
This comprehensive book explores the basic information teachers need in order to understand the reading and writing processes. You will find tips on how to demonstrate and model reading and writing strategies, conduct mini-lessons, and confer with students. The book includes ideas for making all forms of nonfiction more meaningful to students, helping them explore their own identities, and write down stories from their own lives.
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