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Improving teaching is the key to genuine and sustainable school improvement. Improvement involves persuading teachers to change and develop their practice but, as anyone who has ever tried will testify, this is far from easy. The focus of Tweak to Transform is what head teachers and school leaders can do to manage the change process and improve the quality of teaching in a school. Essentially, Tweak to Transform is a practical handbook that seeks to address three questions. What do we know about change? What do we know about learning? What do we know about leading and managing the improvement process? While there is no single successful recipe for improving teaching in a school, this book attempts to establish some key principles. The result is a collection of thoughts, activities strategies and models that have been developed and successfully implemented in a wide range of schools. >

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Genre: Education
Author: Mike Hughes
Publisher: A&C Black
Release: 2002-08-01
File: 264 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781855391406

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NOW A MAJOR FILM, STARRING STEVE CARELL AND BAFTA AND GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATED TIMOTHEE CHALAMET ‘It was like being in a car with the gas pedal slammed down to the floor and nothing to do but hold on and pretend to have some semblance of control. But control was something I'd lost a long time ago.’ Nic Sheff was drunk for the first time at age 11. In the years that followed, he would regularly smoke pot, do cocaine and ecstasy, and develop addictions to crystal meth and heroin. Even so, he felt like he would always be able to quit and put his life together whenever he needed to. It took a violent relapse one summer to convince him otherwise. In a voice that is raw and honest, Nic spares no detail in telling us the compelling true story of his relapse and the road to recovery. He paints an extraordinary picture for us of a person at odds with his past, with his family, with his substances, and with himself. Tweak is a raw, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful tale of the road from relapse to recovery and complements his father’s parallel memoir, Beautiful Boy. Praise for Nic Sheff:- ‘Difficult to read and impossible to put down.’Chicago Tribune 'Nic Sheff's wrenching tale is told with electrifying honesty and insight.' Armistead Maupin

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Nic Sheff
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2012-12-11
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781471109737

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As the demands of work grow more intense, personal life can get shoved to the side. But resolving the job-versus-life conflict doesn't require the kind of big, disruptive, scary transformation that so many time-management "experts" recommend. In TWEAK IT, Cali Williams Yost proves that a comfortable work+life fit can be achieved through making small, consistent, everyday changes--tweaks--that, cumulatively, will optimize job performance and well-being. This engaging, practical book, filled with case studies of people who've tweaked their way to professional success and personal satisfaction, guides readers through an easy-to-implement program that can be tailored to suit any individual's life, both on off the job.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Cali Williams Yost
Publisher: Center Street
Release: 2013-01-08
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781455517862

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The immune system mediates tissue responses under both physiological and pathological conditions, impacting the inflammatory, fibrogenic and regenerative components. In addition to various leukocyte subsets, it is now recognized that epithelial, endothelial and other non-hematopoietic tissue cell types actively contribute to the interplay shaping tissue responses. Further understanding the molecular pathways and mechanisms mediating these tissue responses is of great interest. In the past decade, TNF-like weak inducer of apoptosis (TWEAK) and its receptor, FGF-inducible molecule-14 (Fn14), members of the TNF/TNFR superfamily, have emerged as a prominent molecular axis regulating tissue responses. Generally leukocyte-derived, TWEAK signals through Fn14 which is highly induced in injured and diseased tissues on the surface of parenchymal, stromal and progenitor cells, thereby orchestrating a host of tissue-shaping responses, including inflammation, angiogenesis, cell proliferation or death, and the regulation of progenitor cells. Compelling preclinical results indicate that whereas transient TWEAK/Fn14 activation promotes productive tissue responses after acute injury, excessive or persistent TWEAK/Fn14 activation drives pathological tissue responses, leading to progressive damage and degeneration in target organs of injury, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases and cancer. Given that the highly inducible pattern of Fn14 expression is well conserved between mouse and man, the role of TWEAK/Fn14 in human disease is an area of intense investigation. Recent findings have also begun to shed light on how the TWEAK/Fn14 pathway fits into the immune network, interplaying with other well-established pathways, including TNFa, IL-17, IL-13 and TGFb, in regulating tissue responses. The noncanonical nuclear factor kB (NF?B) pathway plays a role in immunity and disease pathologies and appears to be activated by only a subset of TNF/ TNFR superfamily members. Of the various signaling pathways downstream of TWEAK/Fn14, particular attention has been placed on the noncanonical NF?B pathway given that given that TWEAK induces acute activation of canonical NF?B but prolonged activation of noncanonical pathway. Thus dovetailing of the TWEAK/Fn14 axis with noncanonical NF?B pathway activation may be a key mechanism underlying tissue responses. Also of great interest is a deeper understanding of where, when and how tissue responses are regulated by other TNF/ TNFR superfamily members that can signal through noncanonical NF?B. This Research Topic issue will cover: 1. TWEAK/Fn14 pathway biology, role in tissue responses, injury, and disease pathogenesis 2. Role of noncanonical NFkB signaling cascade in tissue responses 3. Translational studies of relevance of TWEAK/Fn14 and noncanonical NFkB in human disease 4. Other TNF superfamily members’ signaling through noncanonical NFkB in the regulation of tissue responses 5. Reviews and Perspectives on the above

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Author: Linda C. Burkly
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Release: 2016-01-21
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9782889197002

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Author: Edward Caplan
Publisher: Lulu.com
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ISBN-13: 9781300685708

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Little Elephant and Mama Elephant are going for a walk. “Hold on to my tail,” says Mama. “If you want to ask me a question, tweak twice.” Tweak, tweak! “Mama, what is that?” Little Elephant is curious about the frog, the monkey, the songbird, the butterfly, and the crocodile—and especially about what a little elephant can do. Mama knows just how to answer, to help her cherished Little Elephant grow. Eve Bunting’s tender text and Sergio Ruzzier’s whimsical illustrations make this walk with Mama an excursion any little elephant would enjoy.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Eve Bunting
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release: 2011-05-23
File: 40 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780547573632

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Author: Turk Allcott
Publisher: Lulu.com
Release: 2012
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781300130338

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You want a different perspective on old ideas. Youre open to a new way of thinking about your business, and youd like to be creatively provoked. Perhaps youve hit a roadblock in your communications, or you want something entertaining but relevant to help you see your career through another lens. Tweak Your Flash is simply about perspective; viewing your surroundings from a different angle will uncover nuances that otherwise go unnoticed. Looking at how a bird approaches a landing, or why a day with a favorite uncle holds such fond memories, can be applied to your professional life and make you more effective and fulfilled in your work. This is a book to be read and used over time; keep it handy, and reference it every now and then. Accepting for a moment that youre not as good at your job as youll ever be, use these ideas to ensure youre flashing the right message, at the right frequency, to the right people.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Thomas E. Beames, Jr.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release: 2012-05-07
File: 133 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781469190990

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Tweak It and Freak It A Killer Guide to Making Windows Run Your Way Hundreds of millions of people use Windows every day, and it’s a safe bet that some of them would not describe themselves as happy campers. Regardless of skill level, most people have something they dislike about Windows, and they often have a whole laundry list of Windows gripes. “Why can’t Windows do this rather than that?” “Why does Windows do X instead of Y?” “Wouldn’t it be great if Windows could do Z?” Most people think Windows is set in stone, but it isn’t! Strip off that veneer and a whole world comes into view, one that’s hackable, moddable, tweakable, customizable, and personalizable. This book shows you the tools and technologies that anyone can use to hack almost every aspect of Windows, from startup to shutdown, from the interface to the Internet, from security to scripting. • Speed up your tired PC with a fistful of easy-to-do, but oh so powerful tweaks! • Tired of looking at the same old Windows day in and day out? So are we! That’s why we show you how to give Windows a makeover! • Want to be more productive at work or home? This book is full of productivity tweaks that not only make Windows more fun to use, but also save you tons of time. • Create custom backup routines that safeguard your precious data. • Tighten the security of your PC and your network to stop would-be thieves in their tracks. • Dual-boot Windows XP and Vista on the same machine, or dare we say it, run MacOS on your PC! We won’t tell. Paul McFedries is a passionate computer tinkerer and Windows expert. He is the author of more than 60 computer books that have sold more than 3 million copies worldwide. His recent titles include the Sams Publishing books Windows Vista Unleashed, Second Edition, and Windows Home Server Unleashed, and the Que Publishing books Build It. Fix It. Own It. : Networking with Windows Vista, Formulas and Functions with Microsoft Excel 2007, Tricks of the Microsoft Office 2007 Gurus, and Microsoft Access 2007 Forms, Reports, and Queries. Paul is also the proprietor of Word Spy (www.wordspy.com), a website devoted to tracking new words and phrases as they enter the English language. CATEGORY: Windows Operating System COVERS: Windows Vista and XP USER LEVEL: Beginning-Intermediate

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Genre: Computers
Author: Paul McFedries
Publisher: Pearson Education
Release: 2009-03-27
File: 480 Pages
ISBN-13: 0768686717

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This is an adventure story set in the People's Republic of China in the early eighties before the nation was opened to the Western world. An engineer, Toby, from Hong Kong follows his mentally disturbed brother who has entered China. He fears the worst: illegal entry without a passport to be sure but perhaps also an act against China itself. Toby's colleague, Donna, his lover, helps in his quest while a mysterious college student, Kathy, invades the scene. The path leads deep into China. The story is a vivid picture of what the country and its people were like in the seventies: full of intrigue under a totalitarian regime. Guangzhou, Guilin, the Yangtze, and Chongking lead to Beijing and a triple-whammy ending.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: John Graham
Publisher: CreateSpace
Release: 2008-03-21
File: 296 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781434897541

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