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September 14, 2011

TV Found to Have Negative Impact on Parent-Child Communication and Early Literacy Compared to Books and Toys

Since the first television screens lit up our living rooms scientists have been studying its affect on young children. Now scientists in Ohio have compared mother-child communication while watching TV to reading books or playing with Toys to reveal the impact on children’s development. The results, published in Human Communication Research, show that watching TV can lead to less interaction between parents and children, with a detrimental impact on literacy and language skills.

September 06, 2011

MINDHACKER: 60 Tips, Tricks, and Games to Take Your Mind to the Next Level

For those looking to improve their mental skills, authors Ron and Marty Hale-Evans deliver a witty, compelling, and action-oriented cache of personal productivity tips and techniques in Mindhacker: 60 Tips, Tricks, and Games to Take Your Mind to the Next Level

August 31, 2011

Diploma Matters: A Field Guide for College and Career Readiness

A guide to help ensure that a greater number of students are truly ready for college and work.

August 31, 2011

Harness Social Media to Land Your Dream Job

To help navigate the process, Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies covers all of the most popular social media sites, such as Google, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, ZoomInfo, and more

August 31, 2011

Student-Centered Leadership

A book of practical, clear, and powerful ideas to help leaders improve the teaching and learning in their schools. This title is part of the Jossey-Bass Leadership Library in Education series, a collection of books written by experts on various topics within Educational Leadership.

August 25, 2011

Victor Technology announces licensing agreement with Wiley for “For Dummies®” branded Personal Financial Calculator

Victor Technology announces today an agreement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc., to manufacture and distribute the Personal Financial Calculator For Dummies.  The new product is designed to help people take charge of their personal finances.

August 10, 2011

Professional Surveyors and Real Property Descriptions: Composition, Construction, and Comprehension

The only modern guide to interpreting and writing real property descriptions for surveyors

August 08, 2011

The Bee Eater

This book chronicles the life and work of the dynamic and controversial Michelle Rhee -- from her first teaching job in a West Baltimore classroom to her most recent position as chancellor of Washington DC public schools.  It provides an in-depth look at the fundamental problems in our current education system, and -- most of all -- about the politics of leadership.

August 08, 2011

The Innovative University

Authors Clayton Christensen and Henry Eyring discuss their new book, The Innovative University.

August 03, 2011

CHANGE LEADER

From change guru Michael Fullan -- the essential skill-set of the successful leader and the importance of practice in developing powerful leadership.

August 03, 2011

Nowhere to Hide

Jerome Schultz, an expert at Harvard Medical School and sought-after speaker, reveals the real reason kids with ADHD and LD hate school and aren’t achieving at their potential—they’re under constant stress. Offers guidance for parents and teachers to help kids manage stress in ways that will improve learning, behavior, and self-esteem.

August 02, 2011

Economics For Dummies® Covers the Origins and Aftermath of Financial Crises

Why does the recovery from post-bubble recessions tend to take so long and why do government policies that can work well against normal recessions have trouble speeding up the recovery process after an asset-price bubble collapses?

July 27, 2011

Gwinnett County Public Library Celebrates Dummies® Contest

Library Wins More Than 1,800 Dummies Books

July 13, 2011

Learn All about the "Nutrient of the Decade"

Dr. Alan L Rubin’s Vitamin D For Dummies is a timely resource to in understanding how the vitamin works, how much is needed for disease prevention, how and where to get sufficient amounts of the right kind of Vitamin D, and how to maintain healthy levels.

June 28, 2011

(Defensive) Driving A Good Cause

Structure 44, LLC, license owner of Defensive Driving For Dummies™, has partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Texas by committing up to 2 percent of profits annually to the nationally recognized mentoring program.

June 22, 2011

Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies®

For writers looking for tips of the trade, Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies® features essential information and steps necessary to write a fiction book for young adults, from developing an idea to publication. 

June 01, 2011

Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners

Unlock your students' potential to truly understand what they are learning with these easy-to-implement, classroom-tested Thinking Routines developed by Harvard Graduate School of Education's famed Project Zero.

June 01, 2011

STEM CELLS FOR DUMMIES® Answers Common Questions about Stem Cell Study, Research, and Therapy

In Stem Cells For Dummies®, authors Lawrence S.B. Goldstein, PhD, and Meg Schneider present the latest unbiased facts on the science and discuss the hope of what's to come.

May 31, 2011

Stray Dogs, Saints and Saviors

Stray Dogs, Saints, and Saviors tells the real-life story of Locke High School. Locke High– originally known for its excellence–became one of the toughest, most dysfunctional schools in the nation. Then in 2007 teachers voted to bring in an upstart charter school organization called Green Dot to try and restore the Locke Saints' past glory. It was a brave and desperate move. Working in secrecy, the school principal, a small group of teachers, and Green Dot's charismatic founder, Steve Barr, convince Locke teachers to support a petition that will take the school away from the Los Angeles Unified School District. The "new" Locke opened in the fall of 2008.

May 18, 2011

The Seed

In his new book, The Seed: Finding Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work, Jon Gordon, the international and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Energy Bus, takes readers on an enlightening and life-changing quest to finding passion, purpose, and happiness in one’s life and work.