Author: Don Philpott,Michael Kuenstle
Publisher: Government Institutes
View: 1429In the last decade, more than 300 violent deaths have occurred in or near school campuses. The killers, their motivations and backgrounds, and levels of damage inflicted vary, but our response and our goal remains singular: to protect our schools and keep those within them safe. This handbook seeks to help administrators, school boards, contractors, teachers_anyone connected with the design, construction, or administration of schools_achieve this goal by providing easy-to-follow guidelines for building safer school environments. Drawing from various government resources, including the Centers for Disease Control, Department of Education, Department of Defense, and Department of Health and Human Services, this one-of-a-kind handbook takes a two-part approach to protecting schools from threats. The first part addresses how to design and build a safe school. It provides a basic security overview and discusses how to identify critical assets and conduct risk-threat assessments. The second part of the book shifts from infrastructure to inhabitants. Here, you'll learn how to produce a detailed crisis management plan to help your facility prevent incidents from happening and to deal with them swiftly and effectively should one occur. You'll also learn various 'people' policies and practices you can implement to reduce drug and alcohol abuse, bullying, vandalism, and other violence and crime.
A Financial Handbook of $cholar$hip Opportunities and Education Loan Options for Students from Middle School Through Graduate School
Author: Naveen Krishnan
View: 6390The poetry within this book is an epitaph of love and friendship. The simplicity of these poems are reflections of people, current events and history. Poetry of hope and written with insight. I hope you enjoy the read.
A Handbook for Senior High School Teachers
Author: Stephen Krulik,Jesse A. Rudnick
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
View: 8857The teaching of problem solving begins the moment a child first enters school and the senior high school plays a major role in the development of this skill since a number of students terminate their formal education at the end of this period. This book combines suggestions for the teaching of problem solving with activities, problems, and strategy games that students find interesting as they gain valuable experiences in problem solving. Over 120 classroom-tested problems are included. Discussions in this volume include a definition of problem solving, heuristics, and how to teach problem solving. Also provided are collections of strategy games and nonroutine problems, including 35 reproducible blackline masters for selected problems and game boards; and a bibliography of 51 resources on problem solving. (CW)
A Handbook for Journalists
Author: Charles Livingston,Paul S. Voakes
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
View: 999Working With Numbers and Statistics: A Handbook for Journalists will bolster math skills and improve math confidence for journalists at all skill levels. Authors Charles Livingston and Paul Voakes developed this resource book to improve journalistic writing and reporting, enabling journalists to: *make accurate, reliable computations, which in turn enables one to make relevant comparisons, put facts into perspective, and lend important context to stories; *recognize inaccurate presentations, whether willfully spun or just carelessly relayed; *ask appropriate questions about numerical matters; *translate complicated numbers for viewers and readers in ways they can readily understand; *understand computer-assisted reporting; and *write livelier, more precise pieces through the use of numbers. The math is presented in a journalistic context throughout, enabling readers to see how the procedures will come into play in their work. Working With Numbers and Statistics is designed as a reference work for journalism students developing their writing and reporting skills. It will also serve professionals as a useful tool to improve their understanding and use of numbers in news stories.
A Guide to Building Character
Author: Barbara A. Lewis
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
View: 9004Young people need guidance from caring adults to build strong, positive character traits—but they can also build their own. This book by the best-selling author of The Kid’s Guide to Social Action invites children and teens to explore and practice honesty, kindness, empathy, integrity, tolerance, patience, respect, and more. Quotations and background information set the stage. Dilemmas challenge readers to think about, discuss, and debate positive traits. Activities invite them to explore what they stand for at school, at home, and in their communities. True stories profile real kids who exemplify positive traits; resources point the way toward character-building books, organizations, programs, and Web sites.
A Comprehensive Handbook
Author: Virginia N. Gordon,Wesley R. Habley,Thomas J. Grites
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
View: 5358One of the challenges in higher education is helping students toachieve academic success while ensuring their personal andvocational needs are fulfilled. In this updated edition more thanthirty experts offer their knowledge in what has become the mostcomprehensive, classic reference on academic advising. They explorethe critical aspects of academic advising and provide insights forfull-time advisors, counselors, and those who oversee studentadvising or have daily contact with advisors and students. New chapters on advising administration and collaboration withother campus services A new section on perspectives on advising including those ofCEOs, CAOs (chief academic officers), and CSAOs (chief studentaffairs officers) More emphasis on two-year colleges and the importance ofresearch to the future of academic advising New case studies demonstrate how advising practices havebeen put to use.
Advising, Career Development, and Field Placement
Author: Mark E. Ware,Richard J. Millard
Publisher: Psychology Press
View: 7903Because this book's main objective is to foster and promote student development, it should appeal to those who advise, counsel, and teach undergraduate and graduate students, particularly those in psychology, education, and other social sciences. Along with a plethora of stimulating ideas for practice and research, the book contains the results of research having immediate applications to students' educational and career direction needs. Readers will find more than 90 articles in this book distributed across three significant challenges to students' development: the academic, occupational, and personal. Further, the material presented has been organized around three distinct approaches to these challenges: advising, career development, and field placement activities. The source for these articles is the official journal, Teaching of Psychology, of Division Two of the American Psychological Association.