Awkward

Author: Ty Tashiro
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062429175
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In the vein of Quiet and The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth comes this illuminating look at what it means to be awkward—and how the same traits that make us socially anxious and cause embarrassing faux pas also provide the seeds for extraordinary success. As humans, we all need to belong. While modern social life can make even the best of us feel gawky, for roughly one in five of us, navigating its challenges is consistently overwhelming—an ongoing maze without an exit. Often unable to grasp social cues or master the skills and grace necessary for smooth interaction, we feel out of sync with those around us. Though individuals may recognize their awkward disposition, they rarely understand why they are like this—which makes it hard for them to know how to adjust their behavior. Psychologist and interpersonal relationship expert Ty Tashiro knows what it’s like to be awkward. Growing up, he could do math in his head and memorize the earned run averages of every National League starting pitcher. But he couldn’t pour liquids without spilling and habitually forgot to bring his glove to Little League games. In Awkward, he unpacks decades of research into human intelligence, neuroscience, personality, and sociology to help us better understand this widely shared trait. He explores its nature vs. nurture origins, considers how the awkward view the world, and delivers a welcome counterintuitive message: the same characteristics that make people socially clumsy can be harnessed to produce remarkable achievements. Interweaving the latest research with personal tales and real world examples, Awkward offers reassurance and provides valuable insights into how we can embrace our personal quirks and unique talents to harness our awesome potential—and more comfortably navigate our complex world.

How To Be Yourself

Author: Ellen Hendriksen
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250122236
Size: 67.58 MB
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Picking up where Quiet ended, How to Be Yourself is the best book you’ll ever read about how to conquer social anxiety. “This book is also a groundbreaking road map to finally being your true, authentic self.” —Susan Cain, New York Times, USA Today and nationally bestselling author of Quiet Up to 40% of people consider themselves shy. You might say you’re introverted or awkward, or that you're fine around friends but just can't speak up in a meeting or at a party. Maybe you're usually confident but have recently moved or started a new job, only to feel isolated and unsure. If you get nervous in social situations—meeting your partner's friends, public speaking, standing awkwardly in the elevator with your boss—you've probably been told, “Just be yourself!” But that's easier said than done—especially if you're prone to social anxiety. Weaving together cutting-edge science, concrete tips, and the compelling stories of real people who have risen above their social anxiety, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen proposes a groundbreaking idea: you already have everything you need to succeed in any unfamiliar social situation. As someone who lives with social anxiety, Dr. Hendriksen has devoted her career to helping her clients overcome the same obstacles she has. With familiarity, humor, and authority, Dr. Hendriksen takes the reader through the roots of social anxiety and why it endures, how we can rewire our brains through our behavior, and—at long last—exactly how to quiet your Inner Critic, the pesky voice that whispers, "Everyone will judge you." Using her techniques to develop confidence, think through the buzz of anxiety, and feel comfortable in any situation, you can finally be your true, authentic self.

Teaching Science To Every Child

Author: John Settlage
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415956374
Size: 68.76 MB
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Teaching Science to Every Child proposes a fresh perspective for teaching school science and draws upon an extensive body of classroom research to meaningfully address the achievement gap in science education. Settlage and Southerland begin from the point of view that science can be thought of as a culture, rather than as a fixed body of knowledge. Throughout this book, the idea of culture is used to illustrate how teachers can guide all students to be successful in science while still being respectful of students' ethnic heritages and cultural traditions. By combining a cultural view of science with instructional approaches shown to be effective in a variety of settings, the authors provide elementary and middle school teachers with a conceptual framework as well as pedagogical approaches which support the science learning of a diverse array of students.

The Science Of Making Friends

Author: Elizabeth Laugeson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118416503
Size: 48.28 MB
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The groundbreaking book that puts the focus on teens andyoung adults with social challenges This book offers parents a step-by-step guide to making andkeeping friends for teens and young adults with socialchallenges—such as those diagnosed with autism spectrumdisorder, ADHD, bipolar, or other conditions. With the book’sconcrete rules and steps of social etiquette, parents will be ableto assist in improving conversational skills, expanding socialopportunities, and developing strategies for handling peerrejection. Each chapter provides helpful overview information for parents;lessons with clear bulleted lists of key rules and steps; andexpert advice on how to present the material to a teen or youngadult. Throughout the book are role-playing exercises forpracticing each skill, along with homework assignments to ensurethe newly learned skills can be applied easily to a school, work,or other "real life" setting. The bonus DVD shows role-plays ofskills covered, demonstrating the right and wrong way to enterconversations, schedule get-togethers, deal with conflict, and muchmore. PART ONE: GETTING READY Ch. 1: Why Teach Social Skills to Teens and Young Adults? PART TWO: THE SCIENCE OF DEVELOPING AND MAINTAININGFRIENDSHIPS Ch. 2: Finding and Choosing Good Friends Ch. 3: Good Conversations: The Basics Ch. 4: Starting and Entering Conversations Ch. 5: Exiting Conversations Ch. 6: Managing Electronic Communication Ch. 7: Showing Good Sportsmanship Ch. 8: Enjoying Successful Get-Togethers PART THREE: THE SCIENCE OF HANDLING PEER CONFLICT ANDREJECTION: HELPFUL STRATEGIES Ch. 9: Dealing With Arguments Ch. 10: Handling Verbal Teasing Ch. 11: Addressing Cyber Bullying Ch. 12: Minimizing Rumors and Gossip Ch. 13: Avoiding Physical Bullying Ch. 14: Changing a Bad Reputation Epilogue: Moving Forward

Strategies For Teaching Science Levels 6 12

Author: Barbara Houtz
Publisher: Shell Education
ISBN: 9781425806514
Size: 17.88 MB
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Developed for grades 6-12, this rich resource provides teachers with practical strategies to enhance science instruction. Strategies and model lessons are provided in each of the following overarching topics: inquiry and exploration, critical thinking and questioning, real-world applications, integrating the content areas and technology, and assessment. Research-based information and management techniques are also provided to support teachers as they implement the strategies within this resource. This resource supports core concepts of STEM instruction.

The Year S Best Science Fiction Thirty First Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466865296
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In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world in the year's best short stories. This venerable collection brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley and John Barnes. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre.

Decision Science And Social Risk Management

Author: M.W Merkhofer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400946988
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Economists, decision analysts, management scientists, and others have long argued that government should take a more scientific approach to decision making. Pointing to various theories for prescribing and rational izing choices, they have maintained that social goals could be achieved more effectively and at lower costs if government decisions were routinely subjected to analysis. Now, government policy makers are putting decision science to the test. Recent government actions encourage and in some cases require government decisions to be evaluated using formally defined principles 01' rationality. Will decision science pass tbis test? The answer depends on whether analysts can quickly and successfully translate their theories into practical approaches and whether these approaches promote the solution of the complex, highly uncertain, and politically sensitive problems that are of greatest concern to government decision makers. The future of decision science, perhaps even the nation's well-being, depends on the outcome. A major difficulty for the analysts who are being called upon by government to apply decision-aiding approaches is that decision science has not yet evolved a universally accepted methodology for analyzing social decisions involving risk. Numerous approaches have been proposed, including variations of cost-benefit analysis, decision analysis, and applied social welfare theory. Each of these, however, has its limitations and deficiencies and none has a proven track record for application to govern ment decisions involving risk. Cost-benefit approaches have been exten sively applied by the government, but most applications have been for decisions that were largely risk-free.

Embracing The Awkward

Author: Joshua Rodriguez
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
ISBN: 1633537374
Size: 75.34 MB
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Feeling awkward and alone? — Learn how to win friends and build confidence and self-esteem Find your untapped potential: Young adults struggle with lots of issues — finishing up school, finding a career, finding a partner to be with and most importantly figuring out who they are. But who are you? That can often be an overwhelming question to ask, especially when you feel like the people all around you have it figured out and you’re just falling behind them. In fact, you may even have questions that you would NEVER feel comfortable talking to other people about for fear of being judged or even rejected by them. Don’t worry though, you don’t have to navigate life alone, in fact there’s so much untapped potential in you that the world has yet to see. Build your self-esteem and become your best self: It can be hard to see the potential we have to do really wonderful things in this world. Figuring out how to make friends, develop relationships and to be confident is a step-by-step process. Now help is available in Embracing the Awkward, written by the popular teen-advice-YouTuber, The Josh Speaks. This down-to-earth guide will help you feel comfortable taking small steps towards being somebody great. In this book Josh walks through the step-by-step process for sorting out the confusion around teen questions. This isn’t another dry instructional book written by a boring adult who is disconnected from the millennial reality, it’s a guide, a workbook, an empowering step towards trying things out, discovering who you are and truly becoming your best self. Embracing the Awkward gives teens materials for developing their own unique style of speaking and engaging with others. The book contains infographics and workbook elements that offer a step-by-step checklist of activities to follow, along with examples of things to say, topics to talk about and ways to lead into situations. Learn how to: • Approach people • Determine when you’ve hit the point of highest attraction • Lead into conversations with groups of people • Make strong friendships in school • Approach your crushes and ask them out • Deal with failure and rejection • Maintain your family relationships Popular books on social skills: Young adult self-help books such as 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, Living With Intensity, The Science of Making Friends, and The Gifted Teen Survival Guide have helped people navigate the teen years and build self-esteem. Now Embracing the Awkward is here to take you to a new level of confidence, self-esteem and success.

At The Movies With Trilbee A Year In Film

Author: William "Trilbee" Carlisle
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1291506632
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Trilbee is an amateur online film critic. He may love the medium, but that doesn't mean he's easy to impress. His first book 'At the Movies with Trilbee: A Year in Film' has Trilbee review more than 70 movies from 2012. Including: Avengers Assemble, Skyfall, The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man, Chronicle, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2, The Hobbit, The Hunger Games, Ice Age 4, Brave, Ted, Men in Black 3, The Imposter, Dredd, Prometheus, Life of Pi, Looper and many many more! All these reviews offer in-depth, insightful and honest analysis and gives the reader a comprehensive guide for what movies to watch (and avoid) from one of the biggest years in movie history!

The Demon Haunted World

Author: Carl Sagan
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307801047
Size: 15.54 MB
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A prescient warning of a future we now inhabit, where fake news stories and Internet conspiracy theories play to a disaffected American populace “A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought.”—Los Angeles Times How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don’t understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions. Casting a wide net through history and culture, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the past as witchcraft, faith healing, demons, and UFOs. And yet, disturbingly, in today's so-called information age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with stories of alien abduction, channeling past lives, and communal hallucinations commanding growing attention and respect. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren song of unreason is not just a cultural wrong turn but a dangerous plunge into darkness that threatens our most basic freedoms. Praise for The Demon-Haunted World “Powerful . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing.”—The Washington Post Book World “Compelling.”—USA Today “A clear vision of what good science means and why it makes a difference. . . . A testimonial to the power of science and a warning of the dangers of unrestrained credulity.”—The Sciences “Passionate.”—San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle