Get Better Faster Book

Get Better Faster


  • Author : Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2016-07-25
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 499
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119278719

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Get Better Faster Excerpt :

Effective and practical coaching strategies for new educators Many teachers are only observed one or two times per year on average—and, even among those who are observed, scarcely any are given feedback as to how they could improve. The bottom line is clear: teachers do not need to be evaluated so much as they need to be developed and coached. In Get Better Faster: A 90-Day Plan for Coaching New Teachers, Paul Bambrick-Santoyo shares instructive tools of how school leaders can effectively guide new teachers to success. Over the course of the book, we break down the most critical actions leaders and teachers must take to achieve exemplary results. Designed for coaches as well as beginning teachers, Get Better Faster is an integral coaching tool for any school leader eager to help their teachers succeed. It’s the book’s focus on what’s practical and actionable that drives its effective approach to coaching. By practicing the concrete actions and micro-skills listed here, teachers will markedly improve their ability to lead a class, producing a steady chain reaction of future teaching success. Though focused heavily on the first 90 days of teacher development, it’s possible to implement this work at any time. Junior and experienced teachers alike can benefit from the guidance of Get Better Faster and close existing instructional gaps. Packed with practical training tools, including agendas, presentation slides, a coach’s guide, handouts, planning templates, and 35 video clips of real teachers at work, Get Better Faster will teach you: The core principles of coaching: Go Granular; Plan, Practice, Follow Up, Repeat; Make Feedback More Frequent Top action steps to launch a teacher’s development in an easy-to-read scope and sequence guide It also walks you through the four phases of skill building: Phase 1 (Pre-Teaching): Dress Rehearsal Phase 2: Instant Immersion Phase 3: Getting into Gear Phase 4: The Power of Discourse Perfect for new educators and those w

Get Better Faster Book

Get Better Faster


  • Author : Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2016-07-13
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119279013

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Get Better Faster Excerpt :

Effective and practical coaching strategies for new educators Many teachers are only observed one or two times per year on average—and, even among those who are observed, scarcely any are given feedback as to how they could improve. The bottom line is clear: teachers do not need to be evaluated so much as they need to be developed and coached. In Get Better Faster: A 90-Day Plan for Coaching New Teachers, Paul Bambrick-Santoyo shares instructive tools of how school leaders can effectively guide new teachers to success. Over the course of the book, we break down the most critical actions leaders and teachers must take to achieve exemplary results. Designed for coaches as well as beginning teachers, Get Better Faster is an integral coaching tool for any school leader eager to help their teachers succeed. It’s the book’s focus on what’s practical and actionable that drives its effective approach to coaching. By practicing the concrete actions and micro-skills listed here, teachers will markedly improve their ability to lead a class, producing a steady chain reaction of future teaching success. Though focused heavily on the first 90 days of teacher development, it’s possible to implement this work at any time. Junior and experienced teachers alike can benefit from the guidance of Get Better Faster and close existing instructional gaps. Packed with practical training tools, including agendas, presentation slides, a coach’s guide, handouts, planning templates, and 35 video clips of real teachers at work, Get Better Faster will teach you: The core principles of coaching: Go Granular; Plan, Practice, Follow Up, Repeat; Make Feedback More Frequent Top action steps to launch a teacher’s development in an easy-to-read scope and sequence guide It also walks you through the four phases of skill building: Phase 1 (Pre-Teaching): Dress Rehearsal Phase 2: Instant Immersion Phase 3: Getting into Gear Phase 4: The Power of Discourse Perfect for new educators and those w

Better  Faster  Lighter Java Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Better Faster Lighter Java


  • Author : Bruce Tate
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Release Date : 2004-05-28
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 9780596552794

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Better Faster Lighter Java Excerpt :

Sometimes the simplest answer is the best. Many Enterprise Java developers, accustomed to dealing with Java's spiraling complexity, have fallen into the habit of choosing overly complicated solutions to problems when simpler options are available. Building server applications with "heavyweight" Java-based architectures, such as WebLogic, JBoss, and WebSphere, can be costly and cumbersome. When you've reached the point where you spend more time writing code to support your chosen framework than to solve your actual problems, it's time to think in terms of simplicity.In Better, Faster, Lighter Java, authors Bruce Tate and Justin Gehtland argue that the old heavyweight architectures are unwieldy, complicated, and contribute to slow and buggy application code. As an alternative means for building better applications, the authors present two "lightweight" open source architectures: Hibernate--a persistence framework that does its job with a minimal API and gets out of the way, and Spring--a container that's not invasive, heavy or complicated.Hibernate and Spring are designed to be fairly simple to learn and use, and place reasonable demands on system resources. Better, Faster, Lighter Java shows you how they can help you create enterprise applications that are easier to maintain, write, and debug, and are ultimately much faster.Written for intermediate to advanced Java developers, Better, Faster, Lighter Java, offers fresh ideas--often unorthodox--to help you rethink the way you work, and techniques and principles you'll use to build simpler applications. You'll learn to spend more time on what's important. When you're finished with this book, you'll find that your Java is better, faster, and lighter than ever before.

Better and Faster Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Better and Faster


  • Author : Jeremy Gutsche
  • Publisher : Currency
  • Release Date : 2015-03-17
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385346559

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Better and Faster Excerpt :

Out-innovate, outsmart and outmaneuver your competitors with tactics from the CEO of TrendHunter.com, Jeremy Gutsche. In our world of chaos and change, what are you overlooking? If you knew the answer, you’d be a better innovator, better manager, and better investor. This book will make you better by teaching you how to overcome neurological traps that block successful people, like you, from realizing your full potential. Then, it will make you faster by teaching you 6 patterns of opportunity: Convergence, Divergence, Cyclicality, Redirection, Reduction and Acceleration. Each pattern you’ll learn is a repeatable shortcut that has created fortunes for ex-criminals, reclusive billionaires, disruptive CEOs and ordinary people who unexpectedly made it big. In an unparalleled study of 250,000 ideas, Jeremy and his TrendHunter.com team have leveraged their 100,000,000 person audience to study what actually causes opportunity: data-driven research that was never before possible. The result is a series of frameworks battle-tested with several hundred brands, and top executives at some of the most successful companies in the world who rely on Jeremy to accelerate their hunt for ideas. Better and Faster will help you learn to see patterns and clues wherever you look that will put you on the smarter, easier path to finding those breakthrough ideas, faster.

Feel Better Fast and Make It Last Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Feel Better Fast and Make It Last


  • Author : Dr. Daniel G. Amen
  • Publisher : NavPress
  • Release Date : 2018-11-13
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496425683

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Feel Better Fast and Make It Last Excerpt :

If you want to feel happier, more optimistic, more joyful, and resilient, Dr. Amen’s groundbreaking new book is for you. We’ve all felt anxious, sad, traumatized, grief-stricken, stressed, angry, or hopeless at some point in life. It’s perfectly normal to go through emotional crises or have periods when you feel panicked or out of sorts. It is how you respond to these challenges that will make all the difference in how you feel—not just immediately, but also in the long run. Unfortunately, many people turn to self-medicating behaviors, such as overeating, drugs, alcohol, risky sexual behavior, anger, or wasting time on mindless TV, video games, Internet surfing, or shopping. And even though these behaviors may give temporary relief from feeling bad, they usually only prolong and exacerbate the problems—or cause other, more serious ones. Is it possible to feel better—and make it last? Renowned physician, psychiatrist, brain-imaging researcher, and founder of Amen Clinics Dr. Daniel Amen understands how critical it is for you to know what will help you feel better fast, now and later. In Feel Better Fast and Make It Last, you’ll discover new, powerful brain-based strategies to quickly gain control over anxiety, worry, sadness, stress and anger, strengthening your resilience and giving you joy and purpose for a lifetime.

Leverage Leadership 2 0 Book

Leverage Leadership 2 0


  • Author : Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2018-07-09
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119496625

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Leverage Leadership 2 0 Excerpt :

Cut through the mystique to learn the real drivers of great school leadership Leverage Leadership 2.0 answers the basic question: what do great school leaders do that separates them from the rest? Rooted in the observation and training of over 20,000 school leaders worldwide, Leverage Leadership 2.0 offers a practical, updated and easier-to-use follow-up to the original, with field-tested techniques and actionable advice. As educational leaders around the world implement Leverage Leadership ideas, their collective stories have revealed a simple framework by which the seven levers may be implemented: See It, Name It, Do It. This book aligns classic Leverage Leadership principles with this proven framework to streamline implementation and help good leaders become great. Expert discussion and real-life success stories prove that effective leadership is not about innate charisma, charm, or personality—it’s about how a leader uses their time. Aimed at all levels of school leadership, this book shows you what to do, and how and when to do it. The companion DVD includes 30 real-world videos that showcase effective leadership happening in our schools right now, and all templates, tools, and other professional development materials have been fully refreshed with a renewed focus on real-world implementation. Informational, inspirational, and highly motivational, this book explores both the separate components of success and what it looks like as a whole. Learn the core principles of effective leadership Understand what success looks like on the ground Practice the seven levers of leadership that allow transformational growth Adopt the tools and techniques that facilitate a schoolwide transformation Educational leaders from a diverse array of schools around the world have found unprecedented success using the key principles detailed in Leverage Leadership, and this book is inspired — and informed — by their stories. Leverage Leadership 2.0 is the practical resource sch

Better Faster Book

Better Faster


  • Author : Corey Lundberg
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2017-04-03
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN 10 : 1545286426

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Better Faster Excerpt :

Every player wants to get better at the range and take that improvement to the course. But how do you actually shoot lower scores? In Better Faster, two of the game's top young coaches will show you the step-by-step process they have used to help the best players in the world get the most out of their practice-and build on-course scoring skills. Whether you have an hour a day or an hour a week, Better Faster will help you assess your own game and build a personalized improvement blueprint. You'll know what to practice and when, and do it using the same cutting edge practice tasks used by major champions. You'll never practice the same way again. Corey Lundberg and Matt Wilson have built a devoted following both in their roles as golf coaches in Texas, California and Canada and at their blog, CuriousCoaches.com. Lundberg is COO and High Performance Coach at Altus Performance in Dallas, while Wilson is the Director of Next Generation Performance for Golf Canada in Toronto. At CuriousCoaches.com, they share research and insight into the worlds of coaching and golf science. Praise for Better Faster: "Better, Faster has ideas you can incorporate into your practice routine immediately, and you'll finally see some carryover from what you learn how to do and what you actually do when you play."-Cameron McCormick, 2015 PGA National Teacher of the Year "Corey and Matt represent the brightest of young minds in the coaching business. They understand that effective learning leads to effective performance. If you want to make the time you invest count, Better Faster is a book for you."-James Sieckmann, PGA Tour Coach and Short Game Guru "Corey and Matt have taken the most advanced research in motor learning and translated into real, concrete practice plans spoken in the language of the golfer."-Dr. Tim Lee, Professor Emeritus at McMaster University and co-author of Motor Learning and Performance "Corey and Matt have shown the courage to do things differently if it's good for the

Smarter Faster Better Book
Score: 3.5
From 705 Ratings

Smarter Faster Better


  • Author : Charles Duhigg
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2016-03-08
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385680929

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Smarter Faster Better Excerpt :

From the bestselling author of The Power of Habit comes a fascinating new book exploring the science of productivity, and why, in today's world, managing how you think--rather than what you think about--can transform your life. Productivity, recent studies suggest, isn't always about driving ourselves harder, working faster and pushing ourselves toward greater "efficiency." Rather, real productivity relies on managing how we think, identify goals, construct teams and make decisions. The most productive people, companies and organizations don't merely act differently--they envision the world and their choices in profoundly different ways. This book explores eight concepts that are critical to increasing productivity. It takes you into the cockpit of two passenger jets (one crashes) to understand the importance of constructing mental models--telling yourself stories about yourself in order to subconsciously focus on what really matters. It introduces us to basic training in the U.S. Marine Corps, where the internal locus of control is exploited to increase self-motivation. It chronicles the outbreak of Israel's Yom Kippur War to examine cognitive closure--a dangerous trap that stems from our natural desire to feel productive and check every last thing off our to-do lists, causing us to miss obvious risks and bigger opportunities. It uses a high-achieving public school in Cincinnati to illuminate the concept of disfluency, which holds that we learn faster and more deeply when we make the data harder to absorb. It shows how the principles of lean manufacturing--in which decision-making power is pushed to the lowest levels of the hierarchy--allowed the FBI to produce a software system that had eluded them for years. It explores how Disney made Frozen into a record success by encouraging tension among animation teams--a version of what biologists refer to as the Intermediate Disturbance Hypothesis, which posits that nature is most creative when crises occur. With the comb

Leverage Leadership Book

Leverage Leadership


  • Author : Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-06-06
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118238929

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Leverage Leadership Excerpt :

Paul Bambrick-Santoyo (Managing Director of Uncommon Schools) shows leaders how they can raise their schools to greatness by following a core set of principles. These seven principles, or "levers," allow for consistent, transformational, and replicable growth. With intentional focus on these areas, leaders will leverage much more learning from the same amount of time investment. Fundamentally, each of these seven levers answers the core questions of school leadership: What should an effective leader do, and how and when should they do it. Aimed at all levels of school leadership, the book is for any principal, superintendent, or educator who wants to be a transformational leader. The book includes 30 video clips of top-tier leaders in action. These videos bring great schools to you, and support a deeper understanding of both the components of success and how it looks as a whole. There are also many helpful rubrics, extensive professional development tools, calendars, and templates. Explores the core principles of effective leadership Author's charter school, North Star Academy in Newark, New Jersey, received the highest possible award given by the U.S. Department of Education; the National Blue Ribbon Print version includes an instructive DVD with 30 video clips to show how it looks in real life. E-book customers: please note that details on how to access the content from the DVD may be found in the e-book Table of Contents. Please see the section: "How to Access DVD Contents" Bambrick-Santoyo has trained more than 1,800 school leaders nationwide in his work at Uncommon Schools and is a recognized expert on transforming schools to achieve extraordinary results.

Total Immersion Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

Total Immersion


  • Author : Terry Laughlin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-03-13
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451688337

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Total Immersion Excerpt :

Swim better—and enjoy every lap—with Total Immersion, a guide to improving your swimming from an expert with more than thirty years of experience in the water. Terry Laughlin, the world’s #1 authority on swimming success, has made his unique approach even easier for anyone to master. Whether you’re an accomplished swimmer or have always found swimming to be a struggle, Total Immersion will show you that it’s mindful fluid movement—not athletic ability—that will turn you into an efficient swimmer. This new edition of the bestselling Total Immersion features: · A thoughtfully choreographed series of skill drills—practiced in the mindful spirit of yoga—that can help anyone swim more enjoyably · A holistic approach to becoming one with the water and to developing a swimming style that’s always comfortable · Simple but thorough guidance on how to improve fitness and form · A complementary land-and-water program for achieving a strong and supple body at any age Based on more than thirty years of teaching, coaching, and research, Total Immersion has dramatically improved the physical and mental experience of swimming for thousands of people of all ages and abilities.

Driven by Data Book

Driven by Data


  • Author : Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-04-12
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470548745

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Driven by Data Excerpt :

Offers a practical guide for improving schools dramatically that will enable all students from all backgrounds to achieve at high levels. Includes assessment forms, an index, and a DVD.

Cheaper  Better  Faster Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Cheaper Better Faster


  • Author : Mary Hunt
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2013-01-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441240880

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Cheaper Better Faster Excerpt :

What if there were one book that could help you do nearly everything in life cheaper, better, and faster? Show you how to remove hairspray baked onto a curling iron. How to make white shoes look like new. How to make gourmet coffee without the gourmet price. How to keep your cat out of your houseplants. And hundreds of other things. Cheaper, Better, Faster is all the best advice you've ever heard, collected into one handy volume. Every tip is short, to the point, and helps you make the most of your money and your time, making everyday life less hectic and more enjoyable.

Faster  Better  Stronger Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Faster Better Stronger


  • Author : Eric Heiden
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2008-08-05
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061215230

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Faster Better Stronger Excerpt :

Are you one of the millions of people out there who feel like they've read everything there is to read on fitness and have spent an enormous amount of time and money trying to get fit—and still failed? Until you know how your body really works and reacts to physical activity, you may never succeed. Eric Heiden, M.D., and Massimo Testa, M.D., two preeminent sports physicians who know the training needs of beginners as intimately as those of elite athletes, want to fix this problem. They know there has been an entire field of training science and medicine that has never been translated for the general public—until now. In a program that is designed for everyday people, Heiden and Testa bring us Faster, Better, Stronger, a customized, science-based program designed to guide you into a lifelong fitness habit, giving you step-by-step instructions on how to make the most of your body through exercise—physically, mentally, biomechanically, and nutritionally. In Part I, the doctors detail the solid science behind your body's responses to exercise. They share the same philosophy and medical expertise they have shared with world-class athletes and give scientific "secrets" in several areas of fitness: the prescriptive aspects of exercise; the biology of movement; the importance of fueling your body with the right food and water; what rest really accomplishes; and motivation. They also debug and clarify some all-too-often misunderstood medical and biological truths about training, and offer you ways to find your hidden talents and strengths. These doctors know that the luxuries of time and access are significant factors in getting fit, and thus Part II helps you design your own unique, individualized exercise program no matter your age, ability, experience, or schedule. Once you have assessed your current fitness level, the doctors guide you through assembling blocks of activities into a twelve-week program that will get you started on the road to lifelong health.

Cardio Strength Training Book

Cardio Strength Training


  • Author : Robert Dos Remedios
  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Release Date : 2009-12-22
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781605292236

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Cardio Strength Training Excerpt :

Cut workout time in half and get double the results! If you're a guy with little time to work out and pounds of fat to burn, the thought of having to spend hours in the gym lifting weights and doing cardio can be a daunting proposition. Cardio Strength Training solves both problems with simple, fast, and effective workouts that incorporate challenging, muscle-building combination moves and fat-frying cardio exercises to help you kill two birds with one stone. Built on the same principles Robert Dos Remedios uses to train Division I collegiate athletes, Cardio Strength Training provides safe and innovative workouts and nutritional advice for anyone looking to drop pounds of flab and build a functionally strong physique. Every workout is no longer than 15 minutes and is built on the same training methods outlined in the highly successful book, Men's Health Power Training.