Working Smart

Problem-Solving Strategies for School Leaders

Working Smart

Effective problem solving contributes to school leaders' ability to create lasting improvement in classroom and organizational practice. By addressing the practice of school leaders as a first concern, this book focuses on the skills required for smart, effective problem solving. Kruse first focuses on the tasks of problem solving (identifying problems, initiating actions, and evaluating results) and describes three areas (employing effective communication, designing constructive policies, and developing supportive systems ) on which school leaders should concentrate. By linking the tasks of problem solving to the work leaders do, the book provides strategies for school leaders to accomplish their goals.

Puppet Talk

Ideas for Making Puppets - and Their Use in the Development of Language Skills with Children from Four to Nine Years

Puppet Talk

Presents numerous ways of making puppets, and ideas for using these to develop speaking and listening skills with young children.

Toys and Play for the Handicapped Child

Toys and Play for the Handicapped Child

First published in 1982. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

O'Brien's Collecting Toy Cars & Trucks

Identification & Value Guide

O'Brien's Collecting Toy Cars & Trucks

This indispensable identification and price guide for toy car and truck collectors is now more comprehensive and easier to use than ever. The completely revised 3rd edition features a new alphabetical organisation, a more in-depth table of contents, expanded categories and many new photos for easier identification. Collectors will find over 300 categories and more than 15,000 listings, some of which are listed no where else. Listings are usually priced in three grades of condition for a largest-ever total of nearly 45,000 current market value prices.

House Of 7's

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House Of 7's

Ever wonder about the day to day operations working on a fire department? If you do, then this book is for you. See what really happens in a 24 hour shift with a brand new firefighter. The House of 7's follows Anthony on his first day living his life-long dream. Working construction has given him the basic understanding of hard work; however, starting his new career as a firefighter is better and harder than anything he could have imagined. Full of anxious excitement, Anthony's enthusiasm only strengthens as each minute to his first 24 hour shift draws closer. He meets his exceptional co-workers and soon wants to mirror their dedication for helping the citizens of his town. He learns what it takes to become a professional. He starts to learn there is more to being a firefighter that he thought. What he learned from the Fire Academy gave him the tools, but now he learns how to use them. After his first shift, he knows he did not make a mistake following his dream. Now, his new adventure begins.

One Careful Owner

One Careful Owner

One Careful Owner blends travel writing and motoring journalism to bring a unique perspective to the world of car and motoring enthusiasm. The book follows the author's journey from the moment he decides to embrace his latent passion for cars, through his journey across Europe in a mid 90s Ferrari, and beyond.

The Man from St. Petersburg

The Man from St. Petersburg

"Ken Follett has done it once more . . . goes down with the ease and impact of a well-prepared martini." —New York Times Book Review His name was Feliks. He came to London to commit a murder that would change history. A master manipulator, he had many weapons at his command, but against him were ranged the whole of the English police, a brilliant and powerful lord, and the young Winston Churchill himself. These odds would have stopped any man in the world—except the man from St. Petersburg. Look out for Ken Follett's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.