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September 10, 2012

Increasing Persistence: What Really Works In Student Retention

This comprehensive, practical book provides the most up-to-date research on the factors that contribute to retention and strategies for increasing student persistence and retention in higher education.

September 10, 2012

The Handbook of College Athletics and Recreation Administration

This is a practical, comprehensive professional handbook for those working in and administrating college athletics, recreation, and fitness programs. It also serves as a textbook for graduate students in courses or programs on intercollegiate athletics and recreation administration.

September 05, 2012

Educators Organize Their Classroom With The Together Teacher Plan

An accessible guide to help classroom teachers manage their stuff, their time, and their energy. Author Maia Heyck-Merlin is the teacher time management and organizational guru and in this book she clearly explains her highly-customizable system. The templates and tutorials are also included on a CD. 

August 13, 2012

Meeting Derailed! Robert’s Rules For Dummies®, 2nd Edition Reveals Some Common Myths About Proper Meeting Procedures

The problem isn’t that Robert’s Rules don’t work. It’s that people don’t really understand them.

August 01, 2012

EMI Classics Announces Licensing Agreement with Wiley for the Release of “Classical Music For Dummies®”

The series will consist of five single albums dedicated to different composers, as well as a box set with 6 CDs of music and a 48-page booklet. All releases will also be available as digital downloads.

July 31, 2012

How Washington Actually Works For Dummies® Demystifies Policymaking and Reveals Key Political Influencers

In an election year where the economy is king, along with a head-to-head matchup for the presidential race, timing could not be better for an insiders’ guide to Washington, D.C.

July 19, 2012

Mission Possible: How the Secrets of the Success Academies Can Work in Any School, Enhanced Edition

The Success Academies, charter schools in New York City featured in the documentaries Waiting for Superman and The Lottery, have in just a few years become some of the top schools not just in New York city, but in the entire state, with students' test scores besting even some of the most prestigious suburban public schools.  What's their secret?  Find out in this practical book from CEO and founder Eva Moskowitz and the schools' director of literacy, Arin Lavinia.

July 18, 2012

Social Media for Educators: Strategies and Best Practices

A practical yet theoretically driven book with solutions for educators and institutions for implementing social media tools to better meet pedagogical needs and increase learning.

July 10, 2012

How Reading Apprenticeship Improves Disciplinary Learning in Secondary and College Classrooms

The long-awaited second edition of best-selling education title and landmark book in field of adolescent literacy. Helps teachers support underperforming students in reading complex academic texts across the content areas.

June 21, 2012

How Acting a Little Crazy Can Help Candidates Stand Out in Job Interviews

In Crazy Good Interviewing: How Acting A Little Crazy Can Get You The Job Dr. John B. Molidor and Barbara Parus aim to help those who are looking for work in this tough economy.  The book, which was called one of the best career books for 2012 by The Wall Street Journal’s professional career site FINS.com, addresses how slightly eccentric behaviors can tip the scales in the applicant’s favor.  

June 21, 2012

When Can You Trust The Experts?

Best-selling author and popular blogger Dan Willingham lays out clear, easy principles to spot what’s nonsense and what’s reliable.

June 05, 2012

How To Build Exceptional Schools With Great Leadership

Levearge Leadership shows leaders how they can raise their schools to greatness by following a care set of seven princples, or "lever," that allow for consistent, transformational, and replicable growth.

June 03, 2012

Artificial Maturity: Helping Kids Meet the Challenge of Becoming Authentic Adults

Artificial Maturity explains how our Generation iY and Homelander kids are growing up over-exposed to information and under-exposed to real-life experiences, causing them to be stressed out and confused, and offers solutions for how parents, teachers, and other youth leaders can help them acheive real maturity.

May 31, 2012

Prevalence of Chronic Hepatitis B May Exceed Two Million, Higher in U.S. than Previously Reported

The prevalence of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in the U.S. may be as high as 2.2 million cases according to a new study now available in Hepatology, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. Findings suggest the higher prevalence of chronic HBV can be attributed to foreign-born persons who were infected in their country of origin prior to arrival in the U.S. Emigrants from Asia and Africa, where infection with hepatitis B is highly endemic, represent close to 70% of the 1.32 million foreign-born persons living with chronic HBV in the U.S. in 2009.

May 30, 2012

Exercise and a Healthy Diet of Fruits and Vegetables Extends Life Expectancy in Women in their 70s

Women in their seventies who exercise and eat healthy amounts of fruits and vegetables have a longer life expectancy, according to research published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

May 18, 2012

Engage O'Neill-Blackwell Engage

Book trailer for Engage: A Trainer's Guide to Learning Styles.

May 09, 2012

For Dummies® Expands with “In a Day” Series to Provide Unique and Quick Information

Dummies “In a Day” e-books include unique elements specifically created for this series, such as directions to online practice tutorials and quick 5-minute exercises designed to help readers get a better grasp of the topic.

May 02, 2012

Eli Broad, One of America’s Leading Entrepreneurs and Most Generous Philanthropists, Shares How to Master The Art of Being Unreasonable and Create Extraordinary Success

In his new book, The Art of Being Unreasonable: Lessons in Unconventional Thinking, Eli Broad reveals the secrets behind the unreasonable principles that have made him a success. From understanding the “value of being second” to embracing the thrill of taking a risk, to his insights into investing to his tips on effective negotiation, Broad shares the insights and practices that have propelled him to the top. See the video tab for his interview with Bloomberg BusinessWeek at the Milken Global Conference about the housing market, the economy and his book. 

April 23, 2012

Go Lean or Go Home

Eleven Pitfalls to Avoid When Engaging Your Organization in a Lean Transformation