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§ Why Good Leaders Make Bad Decisions § Leadership That Gets Results § Secrets o

§ Why Good Leaders Make Bad Decisions
§ Leadership That Gets Results
§ Secrets of the Superbosses
§ Power is the great motivator
§ Level 5 Leadership
§ Case Study: Taking Charge: Juergen Klinsmann and The German National Soccer Team


Book Reviews Assignment: To appreciate the quality of story picture books, your

Book Reviews
Assignment: To appreciate the quality of story picture books, your assignment is to read and evaluate six picture books: PixBook4.jpg
at least two must be Caldecott Medal winners and
two must be Caldecott Honor books.
The other two may be your choice.
The Caldecott Medal (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. The Caldecott Honor books are among those books nominated for the award. (You will find a list of Caldecott Medal and Honor books if you follow the link above.)
Try to read books from the100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and Caldecott Medal and Honor lists (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. (Links to an external site.)Links to Books are available online, in the public library, and in the GCC Library Media Center.
Follow the template exactly, please. Do not write all of your answers in paragraph format. Look at the samples provided. Thank you.
Each evaluation/review is worth 17 points [102 total points + 3 points for grammar errors, and mechanics = 105 points] and must include:

A bibliography in MLA format This information should appear right before each review, and it should include the following:
Author’s name (Note precise punctuation on the sample.)
Illustrator’s name (If the author is the illustrator, you may simply put (illustrator) after the author’s name.)
Title of book (Title is underlined or italicized. First, last and all important words are capitalized, regardless of how it appears on the book cover.) (followed by a period)
Publisher (followed by a comma)
Year of publication (followed by a period)
All of this information should be found on the title page of the book. [1 point]
On the top right-hand corner, identify which books are Caldecott Medal and Caldecott Honor books.

Give an introductory summary of the story. Do NOT tell the entire story; tell just enough to make someone want to read the book. If you strive for approximately 25-30 well-chosen words, you will have included only the important information. You should address: who, what, the conflict, and maybe the theme. Do not begin by saying, “This is a story about . . . .” [2 points]
Sample Introductory Summaries
A miller brags that his beautiful daughter can spin gold from straw. The king commands her to do so. She engages the help of a strange man in exchange for her first-born child.
Prince Cinders is a scrawny young man with three older, hairy, macho brothers. He spends his life cleaning up after them. He meets a bumbling, dirty fairy who tries to help him.
An aging grandpa reenacts “the good ole days” as a vaudeville song and dance man for his three grandchildren. Both derive love and pleasure from the sharing.

Appropriate Age/Grade Level Best suited for preschool children, ages 4-5 [1 point]

Book Evaluation Criteria
Evaluate each of the following areas of the book. When reviewing picture books, illustrations are the focus; you must be more detailed and provide examples to support what you say. You do not need to respond to each question listed under the different sections. The questions are there to get you to consider certain things before writing your response. [9 points]
Content – describe and evaluate the book’s content. [2 points]
What is the focus of the book?
Does the book encourage curiosity and wonder about its topic?
Is the book connected to any particular curriculum topic in more than just a superficial way?
What is the quality of the language? Is the vocabulary appropriate?

Illustrations – when reviewing picture books, this area must be more detailed than the others; provide examples to support what you say. Include the front and back cover as part of the illustrations. [5 points]
What are the illustrations like? What medium does the illustrator use?
Do the illustrations extend the text?
Are the words and illustrations woven together in any way? Do they create “rhythm and movement” in any way?
What colors are used and for what purpose?
What does the illustrator try to convey through his/her art?
Do the pictures range in size, cover the whole page, appear too small?
Does the book cover attract attention?

Theme – identify and evaluate the book’s theme (a message that you can glean from the overall story; “an idea that flows through a book and states something about life” [2 points]
What is the theme?
Is the theme worthwhile?
Is it too obvious or overpowering?

Personal Reaction
Try to read the book as a child would. First, just enjoy looking at the pictures. Then, read the story, and write your reaction to the “experience.” [1 point]

Discussion Questions (do not use questions that may be answered by a simple “yes” or “no”)
Finally, you are to create at least three discussion questions that you could use if you read the story to a child. It is important to relate the story to the child’s life, so that s/he may have a vicarious experience. Remember, it is when we have a vicarious experience that our basic needs are fulfilled. You must use “open-ended questions” (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.(questions that require more than a “yes” or “no” answer}. Follow the link for more information. [3 points]
Do not submit your first publish. Rewrite and revise until you have the precise meaning you wish to convey. NOTE: You are graded on your level of college writing. Points are deducted for all English grammar and mechanical errors.
Sample Book Review {Follow this link for an example.}
You may copy and paste this template into a word document and fill it in with your information.
NOTE: When completing your assignments, you should use the following stages: prewriting, writing, revising. The first attempt is not the final product. You must edit and revise. Even Dr. Suess recognized the importance of stages:


Revise your Week 8 Assignment to produce a 5- to 6-page paper: Introduce the con

Revise your Week 8 Assignment to produce a 5- to 6-page paper:
Introduce the contemporary family issue, defining key terms and sharing relevant background.
Based on what you have learned about this issue, public attitudes toward it, laws and policies related to it, and coverage in the media, identify a subtopic, or narrowed focus, of the contemporary family issue that needs advocacy.
Justify why thi subtopic or narrowed focus requires advocacy.
Describe your plan for change related to this subtopic or narrowed focus by explaining what you will do, deliver, or produce to advocate on behalf of families affected by the issue.
Identify at least one (1) organization you could partner with as part of this advocacy in order to affect change. Justify why this organization is an appropriate choice.
Explain how advocating for this subtopic, or narrowed
Refer to, and properly cite, sources to support your ideas throughout this Assignment.
Include the screenshot from your submission to the Career Hub portfolio.
Create and record a PowerPoint presentation based on the advocacy paper with at least 7 slides:
Introduce the contemporary family issue.
Identify the subtopic, or narrowed focus, related to this issue that requires advocacy, and then justify why advocacy is needed.
Describe the advocacy and plan for change.
Identify an appropriate organization to partner with, and then explain why.
Explain how this advocacy can create positive social change.
Include a References List.
The presentation should be easy to read, interesting to look at, and professional appearing.
Your recording should feature the slides and your narration along with yourself on camera. The narration should be clear and easy to understand.


Be sure to answer all questions, explain your answers thoroughly, and provide ex

Be sure to answer all questions, explain your answers thoroughly, and provide examples and reflection on class materials and your own experiences. At least one paragraph each.
Reflecting on the Introduction of the book: Discuss how the ‘trickling down’ of high heels over time changed their role as status symbols. How does this blur your/our gender binary glasses, so to speak?
Looking at the cover of the book: How does this image both align with, and defy, gender ideologies currently dominated in Western/U.S. culture? How might this image be viewed by someone in another culture? Give an example.


Please write and expand on what I began writing or pick another suitable challen

Please write and expand on what I began writing or pick another suitable challenge. I need a total of 750 to 800 words approximately. I want the writing to be about how rigorous a medical masters program is and how the rigor can be navigated.
This is what I have already
Discuss what aspect of graduate study you expect to present the greatest challenge? 4000 character
One aspect of graduate study that I expect to present the greatest challenge is the rigorous academic workload. Graduate level courses are often more intense and require a greater level of critical thinking and self-directed learning. Additionally, the expectation for independent research and the creation of original work can be a significant challenge, as it requires a high degree of initiative and self-motivation. Furthermore, the high level of competition and the need to constantly strive for academic excellence can be mentally and emotionally demanding. Overall, I anticipate that the demands of graduate study will challenge me to push myself academically and personally. I am eager to undertake this challenge in order to attain my master’s degree.
In order to combat the rigorous workload, I employ a system of setting learning goals, identifying resources and actively seeking out opportunities to acquire new knowledge or skills. This includes attending learning workshops and small group study sessions. I value these resources as they help reinforce self-accountability by identifying areas of improvement while tracking my academic progress. On a daily basis, I find it beneficial to make a plan, prioritize important tasks and eliminate potential distractions in order to meet deadlines. Making significant progress towards my goal each day helps to ensure that my workload is managed effectively.
I find my motivation in surrounding myself with positive people from *medically related clubs* (can this be worded better?), attending seminars and learning directly from other medical professionals including EMTs, doctors and professors. Being in the presence of accomplished professionals in the medical field through activities such as shadowing and scribing, as well as attending conferences, drives me to achieve my career aspirations while reflecting on current practices.
Further to this, having a work-life balance contributes to mental and emotional wellbeing. I am passionate about rugby and use a stress buster reward system where I allow myself an exercise session in the weight room. A phone call with friends also allows me to destress and archive my weekly goals.


Overview: In a 2017 study ranking insurance companies based on advertising spend

Overview: In a 2017 study ranking insurance companies based on advertising spending, GEICO, Progressive, and State Farm took the top three spots with 1.4 billion U.S.dollars, 622 million dollars and 521 million dollars in ad expenditures respectively. The
remaining contestants spent less than 300 million U.S. dollars that year on advertising their services. This expenditure disparity is present in many industries.
Paper Instructions:
First, evaluate and discuss why companies have such differences in their advertising expenditures and how they
ultimately select their advertising budget. Second, address from a managerial perspective, what actions should be recommended if a company cannot meet or exceed the marketing/advertising expenditures of its competition?


For this assignment, you will analyze factors affecting public and community hea

For this assignment, you will analyze factors affecting public and community health by writing about the effect of a specific disease or health condition on your community. You will demonstrate your community-assessment skill using data to drive health improvements in community and public health.
Preparing for This Assignment:
Identify 1 disease or health condition that you think is related to SDOH to analyze for this assignment.
Review the Research, Evaluation and Learning page on the Robert Johnson Wood Foundation website and the National Center for Health Statistics section on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.
Assignment Directions:
Write a 700- to 1,050-word article in which you summarize your analysis and support it with data findings, evidence-based intervention, and a plan to improve community health. In your article:
Describe the selected disease or health condition and efforts to control it.
Explain the SDOH for your community related to this disease or health condition.
Identify any health disparity in your community for this disease or health condition.
Describe what the public health department, local organizations, or others are doing to reduce the threat of the disease or health condition.
Identify gaps in local services and education and how you might connect to other resources to meet needs that are not locally available.
Recommend ways to increase health equity and improve community health as it relates to this disease or health condition.
Format your references according to APA guidelines.


After reading and viewing the assigned material: Select and Share a “popular”,

After reading and viewing the assigned material:
Select and Share a “popular”, well regarded, or your favorite example of Modern Fantasy. (Be sure the book meets the criteria of Modern Fantasy. )
Provide a picture of the book cover, the author and copyright date.
Explain why you chose this particular book. Why do you think this is a popular (or highly regarded, or favorite) book? What is the appropriate age level? Fully describe a “specific” idea for using it with children. Specify the age/grade level.


OVERVIEW Thus far, you have defined your responsibility to maintain your profess

Thus far, you have defined your responsibility to maintain your professional growth and justified
this responsibility through scriipture. Next, you will consider how you can pursue your
professional growth; this assignment is designed to help you. For this assignment, you will
review the ISTE website and create a presentation to define the benefits of joining a professional
Using the link provided with this assignment, carefully review the ISTE website and select a
minimum of three resources (such as ISTE-affiliated journal articles, podcast presentations,
conferences, videos, or blog sites) that promote professional growth. Ensure that at least one
selected resource focuses on professional growth in addressing special needs learners or assistive
technologies. Also, review the website’s information on the most recent ISTE EdTech
Once you have selected your resources, create a narrated slideshow presentation that describes
why one should join a professional organization, how an association, such as ISTE, benefits
teachers, and, more specifically, how it could benefit you. You may use any presentation
program that allows for audio recordings, such as PowerPoint, Google Slides, Prezi, PowToon,
etc. Your presentation must have 10 – 15 slides (including the required title and reference slides).
Format your presentation accordingly:
1. Provide a title slide with the title of your presentation and your name.
2. Describe why teachers should join a professional organization.
3. Discuss the three ISTE resources you selected by providing the following:
a. Name of the resource.
b. What can a teacher expect to learn from it?
c. How does this resource help you to serve your students?
d. What student population do you see benefiting the most?
4. Review the latest ISTE EdTech Conference. Provide a brief summary of the speakers or
presentations that were offered. Select two sessions you would have been interested in
attending and describe why you selected them.
In addition to your audio narrations of each slide, include a transcriipt of your narrations either in
the notes section of each slide or in a separate Word document. Your audio recordings must be
clear; you must speak in complete, clear, and concise sentences. Provide spoken citations of your
sources in your narrations and in-text citations in your slides. List your references on the
references slide in current APA format.
Submit your presentation to your blog and Canvas.
Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool.

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Hi, this is a critical thinking course. below is the discussion post. Every day

Hi, this is a critical thinking course. below is the discussion post.
Every day we engage in arguments. This is another instance where defining our words is important. When we talk about critical thinking, the “arguments” we refer to are not the conflicts or squabbles we have with others in daily interactions. In critical thinking, arguments are acts of persuading others about the value of an action or point of view. Whether we want to convince someone to join our view, or they want us to agree with them, the exchange, or argument, is a place where the use of critical thinking is beneficial.
After completing the Learning Activities for the week, please respond to all the inquires below. Your response should be a minimum of 175 words total (approx. 50 words per question).
Describe two factors we should consider when evaluating an argument (discussed in Ch. 6 of THiNK: Critical Thinking and Logic Skills for Everyday Life). Why are they important?
After reading Ch. 7 and 8 in THiNK: Critical Thinking and Logic Skills for Everyday Life, describe in your own words how inductive and deductive arguments are different.
After reading the facial recognition articles from the University Library, what did you think about the things you considered in reading these articles related to currency of the information, reliability and accuracy, the sources, and the purpose of the articles?
Reflect on the learning activities, concepts, ideas, and topics covered this week and discuss the most interesting activity or concept you learned this week as well as if there are any concepts that are still a bit confusing to you or that you have questions on.