UPDATE: Finalist, 2012 Readers' Choice Awards, in its category. Going to College or University? First Year? Want to know what to expect? A quick search on Google or Amazon will reveal plenty of material, mostly written by profs, or deans, or counselors, or trusted experts, or graduating students. Not this book. Here, you'll find hundreds of students, mostly in their first year, telling stories about how it feels, as it happens. Some wise, some crazy. Some funny, some serious. Some sad, some scary. Advice: well yes, but like everything in this book, actually written by students for students, from their own experiences. Hundreds of stories in their own words. More than 200 voices. A worthwhile read for students, parents, teachers, counselors. The accompanying website has 130 more pieces, accessible from inside the book.
About to start varsity? Just started college? Then this book is for you! Beginning academic life after high school is exciting - a fresh start that will set foundations for the rest of your life. You'll discover new ideas, meet new people and try new things. You'll also have to become an independent adult, and that can be scary. Shelagh Foster and Lehlohonolo Mofokeng will lead you through all the rules, demands, behaviours, skills and culture shifts that will turn you from a schoolkid into a viable player in higher education. Learn how to: · Write clearly and study smartly · Have safe relationships · Balance your responsibilities, your health and your social life · Manage your time, your money and all those academic demands · Not get kicked out! Let Shelagh and Lehlohonolo help you understand this new world, and how to adapt, grow - and graduate. Ignorance is not bliss. Being prepared is.
How do you know which college is right for you? What happens if you don't get on with your roommate? And what on earth is the Greek system all about? As a university student with High-Functioning Autism, Haley Moss offers essential tips and advice in this insider's guide to surviving the Freshman year of college. Chatty, honest and full of really useful information, Haley's first-hand account of the college experience covers everything students with Autism Spectrum Disorders need to know. She talks through getting ready for college, dorm life and living away from parents, what to expect from classes, professors and exams, and how to cope in new social situations and make friends. This book is a must-read for all students on the autism spectrum who are about to begin their first year of college, parents and teachers who are helping them prepare, and college faculty and staff.
Are you in your first job? Are you trying to find your first job? Are you stressing about entering the workplace? Are your parents stressing about you finding your first job? Shelagh Foster has seen so many people just like you, battling to get ahead once they've finished matric, college or university. This is a daunting time, but you don't need to go it alone -- let Shelagh guide you through the do's and don'ts of entering the workplace. This survival guide will give you answers to your workplace questions, and to questions you didn't even know to ask! - Write the email that gets you an internship interview - Make a great impression in an interview - Crack the unwritten codes of office culture - Know how your body language impacts on your colleagues' impressions of your performance - Win respect in written and spoken communication - Be professional, no matter how humble your role might be - Interpret the office dress code ... Shelagh will show you the ropes and set you on the road to career success.
In recent years, the number of students who struggle or fail in their first year of university has climbed. Professor David Wang uses his varied background as an educator, researcher, coach, musician and father of nine to give useful advice to help the stressed-out freshman navigate the transition from secondary school to successful undergrad! From putting setbacks into perspective to increasing work ethic (grit) to practical hints for study effectiveness, this book is full of suggestions and stories to inspire the student. This is a highly recommended book for in-coming first year students as well as for parents who are concerned about the transition from high school to university.
A Classroom Survival Guide for Middle and High School Teachers
Author: Robert L. Wyatt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
You’ve completed the course work, student teaching, and interviewing. The job is yours. Now what? The first weeks and months of a new teaching position can be the most demanding of your entire career. In this new edition of their bestseller, veteran educators Robert L. Wyatt III and J. Elaine White share a combined 50 years of teaching experience as well as insight and advice from hundreds of teachers in the field they have personally trained. Comprehensive yet concise, Making Your First Year a Success is expressly tailored to assist secondary teachers. Updated topics in this thoroughly revised second edition include: • Integrating technology into classroom activities • Connecting lesson planning and standards • Incorporating differentiation into the secondary classroom • Dealing with stress and nurturing yourself emotionally and physically Whether starting fresh with your first group of students or revitalizing your commitment to the profession you entered many years ago, this handbook will easily become the well-worn reference you turn to again and again for quick tips, practical applications, and words of encouragement.
A survival guide for the first 12 months of being a dad
Author: Vincent Iannelli
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
Change a diaper? Soothe a crying baby? Function on just a few hours of sleep? Anything moms can do, dads can do--with a little help! Becoming a father is a colossal event in a man's life. For nine months, he thought about, worried about, and dreamed about his new child, and finally his little bundle of joy is here. So, now what? This all-in-one guide shows new dads how to: Bond with their new baby Interpret baby's cries Be supportive to their partner Handle the changes to their relationship and sex life Childproof the house Plus, this new edition features updated advice on safety issues like vaccinations, financial issues like health insurance and retirement, and cool high-tech gadgets to track and treasure each moment of their new baby's life. Complete with medical advice and practical information, this is the new dad's key to raising a happy and healthy baby.
"The work is a compilation of advice and stories from hundreds of students at more than 100 colleges across the US, regarding all the important aspects of life as a first-year college student, based on interviews with those students. Topics covered include: leaving home, dormitory life, studying, choosing classes and majors, fraternities, extra-curricular activities, campus food, etc. The work also includes short "expert articles" written by professionals who work with college students. This is the 5th edition of How to Survive Your Freshman Year"--
Based on her successful book Starting Teaching, Sue Cowley here offers ways of dealing with all the typical issues that arise during the first year of teaching, including how to plan for, control and teach classes; how to cope with the administrative workload; how to develop positive relationships with students, colleagues and parents and how to prepare for mentoring sessions, inspection and promotion.