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Building A Professional Teaching Identity On Social Media

RRP $302.99

As social media use explodes in popularity, teachers can now share resources and interact with a broad international audience of colleagues, scholars, students, and the general public. Teachers use sites such as Twitter to develop and hone their professional identities and manage others' impressions of them and their work. This text draws on extensive research to provide guidance about teachers' use of social media for professional development and identity formation. A conceptual framework drawing on Goffman's Theory of the Presentation of Self in Everyday Life and research into how users interact online informed the case studies of preservice teachers' experiences with social media. A secondary function of the book is to guide teachers through the process of conducting action research projects in their own classrooms. Use of social media involves more than just sharing links or scattered thoughts; savvy users consider a wide variety of methods and forms of interaction. This text shares research-based best practices for these forms of information sharing, including the effects of these practices on different audiences. Twitter and other forms of social media offer an easily accessible, free mode of communication; however, while asking a question and obtaining answers from people all over the globe is exciting, and while this process can be empowering for both the questioner and the responder, it can also be problematic as viewed from a quality control perspective. Is the information accurate? Does it reflect research-based best practices? What are some of the ways that teachers can and should form personae and identities on social media? What are the risks? This text chips away at these crucial questions.


The Professional Practice Of Architectural Working Drawings

RRP $284.99

The detailed, highly illustrated, comprehensive guide to architectural working drawings

The Professional Practice of Architectural Working Drawings is a complete guide to the skills you need to create a set of drawings that clearly and effectively communicate your design. Covering everything from site, floor, framing, and foundation plans to building sections and elevations, this book presents crucial concepts and real-world techniques architects rely on every day. You'll learn the standards, customs, regulations, and symbols, alongside computer-generated drawings, 3D modeling, Building Information Modeling, and other architectural technology. This new fifth edition includes updated information on sustainability concepts, layering systems in line with AIA standards, deeper explorations of dimensioning, more sample ADA drawings, and a new selection of case studies that offer a real-world glimpse into how these topics relate to the architect's everyday work. Hundreds of drawings demonstrate important skills and concepts, and online ancillary materials offer a robust set of resources to students and instructors.

Architectural drawings must be precise, accurate, and complete; they must follow certain standards that make them universally understood in the proper context. This book teaches you how to produce professional-level drawings that leave no room for questions or confusion.

  • Create architectural drawings that effectively communicate your design
  • Learn techniques used in both residential and light commercial projects
  • Investigate BIM, 3D modeling, and other architectural technologies
  • Understand dimensioning, sustainability, ADA standards, and more

Architects use drawings as a second language, to effectively communicate ideas to clients, contractors, builders, and other design professionals throughout all stages of the project.The Professional Practice of Architectural Working Drawings teaches you how to become fluent in the visual language of architecture, to communicate more effectively with all project stakeholders.


The Professional Counseling

RRP $224.95

For courses in Counseling Interventions; Counseling Process; and Introduction to Counseling.

 

Practical with a wealth of examples, this text shows readers to how to be effective counselors in each aspect of the counseling process.

The Professional Counselor is organized, first and foremost, around the process of counseling–from the first session through termination. Individual chapters look at assessment, at goal setting, at treatment planning, and, finally, at termination. One of the key features that sets this text apart from a standard counseling process text is that it also examines and presents interventions from theoretical perspectives such as Affective Interventions, Cognitive Interventions, Behavioral Interventions, and Systemic Interventions (Chapters 8-11). As a result, interventions are presented not just as techniques, but they are rooted in theory and foundational theraputic perspectives.

 

From reviews of the text:

 

“[A] very clearly written text that the first-semester Master of Counseling students can easily grasp . . . . [C]hapters are structured in a manner that provides concreteness and continuity within the content. Therefore, it is easy to follow and understand for entry-level students.  The written language of the book is very clear. The content is supported by good examples that help with the comprehension . . . .  [T]he interventions (affective, cognitive, behavioral, and systemic) chapters are very well described.”

                —Gulsah Kemer, University of Arizona State University

 

“[Key strengths are:] The authors include the multicultural perspectives in many chapters. The structure and organization for each chapter are well planned. [And] the writing style is easy to understand for the readers.”

                —Yu-Fen Lin, University of North Texas Dallas

 

“[P]rovides the beginning counselor the opportunity for a comprehensive overview of the process of counseling while further delivering specific interventions and approaches (i.e. fundamental counseling skills) . . . . The key strengths of this text are the concise explanations of counseling concepts with practical clinical applications . . . .  [M]any of my students comment on how helpful the text is in understanding the concepts of counseling . . . .  This text is superior to others that I have used in that it explains practical applications of interventions and how to deliver those to the client.”

                —Oscar Sida, University of Nevada Las Vegas    

 

Also available with MyCounselingLab®

This title is also available with MyCounselingLab—an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with the text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students see key concepts demonstrated through video clips, practice what they learn, test their understanding, and receive feedback to guide their learning and ensure they master key learning outcomes.


Nonlinear Multiobjective Optimization

RRP $409.99

Arguably, many industrial optimization problems are of the multiobjective type. The present work, after providing a survey of the state of the art in multiobjective optimization, gives new insight into this important mathematical field by consequently taking up the viewpoint of differential geometry. This approach, unprecedented in the literature, very naturally results in a generalized homotopy method for multiobjective optimization which is theoretically well-founded and numerically efficient. The power of the new method is demonstrated by solving two real-life problems of industrial optimization.
The book presents recent results obtained by the author and is aimed at mathematicians, scientists, students and practitioners interested in optimization and numerical homotopy methods.


The Professional Medical Assistant

RRP $282.99

This new textbook uses a multidisciplinary, integrated approach to learning that truly reflects the real world in which MAs practice, whether they're focused on the front or back office. From beginning to end, it offers comprehensive, competency-based coverage, complemented by an emphasis on multiple learning styles to better meet the needs of your students.

Mastery of all the knowledge and skills that lead to CMA(AAMA) or RMA certification, plus flexibility, versatility, teamwork, and professionalism in the workplace, are the hallmarks of a successful and rewarding career as a Medical Assistant.

Our integrated front- and back-office approach provides the foundation for success

Classroom building blocks-medical terminology, body structure and function, and pharmacology.

Lab and clinical-building skills through hands-on practice.

How it Works

Integrated Approach - Teamwork based - Multiple Learning Styles

Unique approach helps students better understand how front-office duties affect back-office decisions, and vice versa.

Geared to all students and all learning styles:

  • Solitary Learners
  • Social Learners
  • Auditory Learners
  • Visual Learners
  • Kinesthetic Learners
  • Oral-Dependent Learners
  • Writing-Dependent Learners

A comprehensive approach that addresses all competences required by the AAMA and AMT

Special focus on the attributes of a successful employee, need for teamwork and flexibility in the workplace, and importance of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

Assessment exercises help students identify their own learning styles, and suggested study strategies for each style are included.

Organized into three main sections:

  • General/Transdisciplinary
  • Administrative
  • Clinical

A step-by-step, chapter-by-chapter, body systems approach to clinical competencies that includes relevant examinations and procedures.

FREE for Students and Instructors, from F.A. Davis and Amazing Charts


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EMR Software to accompany The Professional Medical Assistant

Patient data embedded in user-friendly, Windows-based EMR software
Patients come directly from The Professional Medical Assistant

Software package includes...

  • More than 100 documentation templates
  • Complete ICD-9 database for coding</



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