How many excuses are there for not doing homework? Let us count the ways: Giant lizards invaded the neighbour-hood. Elves hid all the pens. And then there was that problem with carnivorous plants...The excuses go on and on, each more absurd than the next and escalating to hilarious heights. Featuring detail-rich illustrations by illustrator Benjamin Chaud, this book is guaranteed to amuse kids and their parents, not to mention anyone who has experienced a slacker student moment - and isn't that everyone?
Develop powerful study skills that will last a lifetime! When you have strong study habits, you learn more in class, get more out of your homework, and, best of all, have a much easier time completing any type of assignment. How to Study for Success lets you build those habits and master essential study skills that will help you become a better student. Filled with easy-to-follow advice, this hands-on guide includes 7 Keys to Success that will help you improve your school performance: * Get Ready to Study Now * Get Organized * Make the Most of Class Time * Make the Most of Home Study Time * Make the Most of Homework * Put Your Computer to Good Use * Go the Extra Mile So get ready to improve your school performance-and study for success!
Most of the research conducted about homework is based on adults' perspectives. This case study explored the perspectives of 5th and 6th grade students in comparison with 10 teachers' perceptions about homework. The author administered questionnaires and conducted in depth interviews using a stratified purposive sample and extreme case sampling; which educed the participants' perceptions and practices about homework. The students' represented 4 distinct groups: English Language Learners, general education, gifted and talented and special education. The teachers' instruct 5th and 6th grade. The results of the study indicate that students do not complete their homework because they find it too hard, boring, or they do not understand it. Interestingly, students think that worksheets are hard and boring. However, they are not against homework! This book should benefit teachers, parents, school administrators and staff developers. It would also help develop homework practices that would increase homework completion and student learning. This book brings out the voices of the students to the forefront. After all, they are the ones doing the homework. Listen to them!
Robert Kelsey’s What’s Stopping You? has become a self-help classic. His What’s Stopping You? books have helped thousands of people worldwide overcome their limiting beliefs and bash through their barriers to success. Now Robert is back to help us defeat the obstacles that stop us achieving more in our everyday lives. Many of us have the greatest of intentions but find ourselves procrastinating, which results in low attainment and frustrated ambitions. Grounded in solid psychological research Robert helps us examine why we might have these tendencies and how to overcome them in order to feel more together, in control and on-top of everything. Looks at the psychology behind why we procrastinate, in order to understand and change our behaviour, forming new, effective habits Provides practical solutions to help us ‘get things done’ in real life situations including meetings, on the phone, with e-mail, looking for a job and starting a business Includes techniques to improve focus and aid concentration Examines how disorganisation is not innate and how we can learn processes that will allow us to be more effective How to bring control to certain areas of your life and reduce stress and uncertainty Get Things Done is emotional ergonomics for the organisationally-challenged individual – at home, at work, with themselves, and with others.
Writing for publishing especially for novice writers is not easy. Many a time students are usually on their own to navigate their way in the academia. For in the academia, if you do not publish, your future is bleak and desolate. This book takes the reader through the processes of writing for publishing. It addresses issues such as, inter alia, where to publish, how to select a journal, how to interface with reviewers and editors, how to respond to reviewers’ comments, including issues concerning sole authorship and co-authorship. The book emphasizes rigour in academic writing with correct punctuation, correct grammar and correct referencing. This book is not a manual, but an aide to writing for publishing from both the writer’s and editor’s perspectives, as its title insinuates in piercing the veil. It is intended for both novice and seasoned writers.
"Help for Homework Spelling" is a quick and easy reference guide for children to use either at home or at school. "Spelling" covers key rules and facts to help children to spell words correctly and feel motivated and confident in their writing.
Does the sight of your child's maths homework fill you with dread? Do you look for any excuse when they ask you to explain equations, fractions or multiplication? Maths can often leave children - and parents - perplexed. How to do Maths so Your Children Can Too works through maths topics with a simple step-by-step approach, explaining the new ways of teaching maths that confuse so many parents. This book will show you how to: - Master 'number bonds' and 'number lines' - Divide by 'chunking' - Multiply using 'the grid method' - Work with fractions, percentages and ratios - Understand number and place value Bridging the gap between primary and secondary school - when children often struggle - and packed full of simple, accessible examples, this essential guide will banish your maths phobia and take the pain out of homework time.
A complete and easy to understand guide to the fundamentals of how not-for-profit organizations are formed and run, as well as their structure and the unique accounting and reporting issues they face. Providing you with a comprehensive understanding of how to maintain the «books» of a typical nonprofit entity and comply with numerous reporting requirements, The Simplified Guide to Not-for-Profit Accounting, Formation & Reporting equips you with everything you need to know to form a Not-For-Profit, setup an accounting system, record financial transactions and report to donors and regulatory bodies. Topics include: Step-by-step guide to forming a Not-For-Profit and applying for tax exemption Becoming familiar with unique Not-For-Profit accounting rules such as classifying contributions/grants and recording restrictions, allocation of expenses to programs and supporting services and investment classification and reporting Budget development, payroll processing and accounting for personnel costs Shows how to prepare and understand required Not-For-Profit financial statement and their components Provides you with a broad understanding of the numerous filing requirement required by donors, grantors and government regulatory agencies Practical and comprehensive in scope, The Simplified Guide to Not-for-Profit Accounting, Formation & Reporting offers a wealth of practical information to accountants and non-accountants alike for understanding Not-For-Profit financial transactions, financial statements and the many internal and external reports they must prepare.
It’s not the best companies that prevail in the marketplace, but rather the best brands. The goal of business strategy is not just to be better, but different. Learn how to build a differentiating value proposition by clearly and carefully defining your brand boundaries: Calling, Competencies, Customers, and Culture. Positioning for Professionals shows how a well-defined value proposition can help professional service firms create their own success instead of copying the success of others, including such concepts as: How and why professional service brands become homogenized Why standing for everything is the same as standing for nothing Why there’s no such thing as full service Deep and narrow as a strategic imperative Why it’s better to be a profit leader than a market leader Differentiation and price premiums How to map your brand on the matrix of relevance and differentiation How to define a value proposition that will make your firm intensely appealing to the customers who want you for what you do best Based on the proven premise that the most profitable business strategy is not to aim at the center of the market, but rather at the edges, Positioning for Professionals is written for leaders, managers, and other senior executives of service companies in with a particular emphasis on professional service firms.
Discover how prayer works and why you need it now more than ever. Do you want to pray, but you're not sure how? This friendly guide explains the different kinds of prayer - revealing how and why to pray and how to discern God's answers. You'll see how to overcome hindrances, how to use a journal, and how to pray on your own. Discover what "Thy will be done" means and how to approach prayers that seemingly haven't been answered. Richard Wagner is a veteran church leader, an experienced "For Dummies" author, and the publisher of "Digitalwalk", a Web-based magazine for Christians.
How to live a more productive life by putting a profitable lifestyle ahead of profits With his standout Wall Street line “Greed is good,” Gordon Gekko became pop culture icon for unrestrained greed. But, while greed might be great for one person–especially when that person is fictional–it’s not so great for good people living in the real world. In Goodbye Gordon Gekko: How to Find Your Fortune and Not Lose Your Soul, Anthony Scaramucci describes how a better understanding of people, capital, and culture can be used to enrich one’s life, financially as well as spiritually. With smart and engaging prose, the book: • Discusses how the best manifestations of ambition, entrepreneurship and mentoring can lead to a life that not only fulfills financial obligations, but also leaves a lasting legacy • Describes ways in which Americans and American companies can act to avoid the kind of crisis that crippled the country’s economy • Details how to build a core set of values to discover wealth on one’s own terms Given the turmoil in financial markets over the past few years, many people are reevaluating what it means to be “rich.” Goodbye Gordon Gekko shows how it’s possible to be well-off without all the trappings of wealth.
If you happen to have a dinosaur, lying around your living room, and you don't know what to do with it...why don't you use it as a can opener? It will make a terrific nutcracker too! There are oodles of uses for a dinosaur -- from a fine umbrella to an excellent kite and a dandy pillow, not to mention a reliable burglar alarm and the perfect excuse to forget your homework. This delightfully absurd exploration of the domestic uses of dinosaurs -- and the things dinos just aren'tgood for at all -- is guaranteed to tickle funny bones and spark imaginations. If you read carefully, you'll learn how to make your dinosaur last a very long time.
The Ask is a complete resource for teaching anyone—experienced in fundraising or not—how to ask individuals, in person, for a contribution to for a local nonprofit or a special event or community project, an enhanced annual gift, a major or planned gift, or a challenging capital campaign gift. Written by fundraising expert Laura Fredricks, The Ask shows what it takes to prepare yourself and others to make an effective ask and includes over one hundred sample dialogues you can use and adapt. Step by step, the book reveals how to listen, what to say, and how to follow up on each and every ask until you receive a solid and definitive answer. In addition, The Ask covers such topics as how to Examine your views on money before making an ask Learn the ins and outs of asking for money Work with others to make an ask Determine if you should or should not ask a friend, colleague, or peer for money Figure out how many asks you can do given your time constraints Deal effectively with all the responses you will get to an ask
Another wonderfully original addition to the "how to" series, How To Get a Job, by Me, the Boss is packed full of useful information for young jobseekers, such as typical interview questions – "Do you know how to use scissors?" and "Can you dress yourself?" – and advice on what not to bring to interview: "Your whole family", "Your gerbils". With Sue Heap's wonderfully funny illustrations, and Sally Lloyd-Jones's witty no-nonsense approach to job hunting, every toddler should be confidently drafting their CV by the end of the book!
This Help for Homework Times Tables book is a quick and easy reference guide for children to use either at home or at school. Help for Homework Times Tables contains a clear list of all the times tables plus topical number facts and questions.
With an easy-to-follow action plan, professionals learn how to minimize risk, maximize earnings, and enhance job satisfaction while adding to their professional experience portfolio. Its a guide to earning a living while obtaining job satisfaction and diversity as a permanent temporary professional. How to Be a Permanent Temp includes useful information on the pros and cons of the temporary lifestyle, how to seek temporary employment, how the hiring process works, what type of compensation to expect, what healthcare or retirement benefits will or will not be provided and common pitfalls to avoid. It also provides helpful hints on locating agencies that suit your talent using both online and offline methods. For those who want to be more self sufficient this book gives you options on how to find temp work on your own.
Nutrition to plant comes from space and not soil volume six describes how nutrition is coming to plant and also to humans from active atoms in space. How plants do not have excreta because they take as much nutrition as needed by them unlike humans who eat and have excreta. Humans absorb these atoms through lungs like oxygen atoms. It also describes evidence for atoms in space like snow on mountains 12 month a year is by combination of Hydrogen and oxygen atoms. Similarly water under the soil is from combination of hydrogen and oxygen atoms like rain. How insulin transports glucose ion in cell that is why in diabetic keto acidosis insulin deficiency person needs fluid and glucose supplementation which he will not need otherwise and be able to survive on atoms from space.
Felix Dennis is one of Britain's wealthiest self-made entrepreneurs with an estimated fortune of 500 million. And he didn't get there simply by reading about how to get rich. He went out and did it. Appreciating that those intent on becoming rich will not have the time or inclination to read page upon page of guidance and advice on the subject, Felix Dennis has reduced his own business wisdom to 88 tenets of wealth-generation, all written in his inimitable style. How to Make Money is for those determined to get rich, for those who will not confuse reading with doing, for those who seek the narrow road. (First published in hardback as 88 The Narrow Road.)
How to Relax is part of The Mindfulness Essentials series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, introducing beginners and reminding seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. Pocket-sized, with original two color illustrations by Jason DeAntonis, How to Relax shows how critical it is to regularly interrupt the hub-bub and routine of our lives to stop, relax mindfully, and recharge.Thich Nhat Hanh says that when we relax, we "become calm water, and we will reflect reality as it is. If we're not calm, the image we reflect will be distorted. When the image is distorted by our minds, it's not the reality, and it causes lots of suffering." Relaxation is essential for accessing the tranquility and joy that lead to increased personal well-being. With sections on healing, relief from nonstop thinking, transforming unpleasant sounds, solitude, being peace, and more, How to Relax includes meditations you can do to help you achieve the benefits of relaxation no matter where you are.Scientific studies indicate that meditation contributes tremendously to well-being, general health, and longevity. How to Relax is a unique gift for those who want a simple guide to achieving deep relaxation, controlling stress, and renewing mental freshness and clarity, appropriate for those practicing in any spiritual tradition, whether seasoned practitioners or new to meditations.
Not just another how-to book, this book goes beyond teaching how to use Excel by demonstrating how to use it for problem solving. From basics through the advanced, it explains the concepts that underlie the keystrokes and emphasizes how they can be used to solve real problems. Pencil and paper exercises enable readers to gain experience with spreadsheets before getting to the computer.
Hotels are wonderful places to look not only for great design ideas, but for real-life design solutions. Even the chicest hotels have the same issues as we all do--awkward spaces, ho-hum architecture, lackluster views, or dark rooms. The difference is that hoteliers have figured out how to use design to solve those dilemmas--after all, they have to book every room, every night. Hotel Chic at Home breaks down those clever ideas that offer real answers for our own homes--how to maximize a teeny room with a smart layout; how to enhance a dark space with pattern, color, and lighting; or how to jazz up cookie-cutter architecture with unique details. Hotel Chic at Home is the first book to showcase how hotel design can inspire and transform home design. Hotel Chic at Home has accessible ideas for all budgets. Obsessed with the cool contemporary art at the Hotel Pulitzer in Barcelona? Hotel Chic at Home will show how to copy the look for less than $100. Revive a vintage chair with color-blocked upholstery like at The Dorset in London, or transform a blah piece of furniture with a jolt of bright paint color inspired by the Pantone Hotel in Brussels. Hotel style can be reinterpreted at all price points.Chapters are divided by room, so a reader looking for inspiration for their kitchen, child's room, or terrace can turn to the appropriate chapter. In the chapter on foyers, for example, Hotel Chic at Home not only walks readers through how to recreate the graphic black-and-white, striped floors of The Mark Hotel with paint, but also advises on how to customize the palette to their own favorite hues. From cool color schemes to clever furniture layouts to intriguing global design ideas, Hotel Chic at Home is packed with innovative design.
How to make strategic plan to help your nonprofit navigate turbulent financial waters and achieve strengthened revenues During this time of upheaval and instability with the country's financial markets and economy, you might be wondering how your nonprofit can emerge stronger from this unprecedented turmoil and prepare for future economic cycles. Practical and timely, Nonprofit Finance for Hard Times: Leadership Strategies When Economies Falter helps your nonproft get strategic in the weak economy. Nonprofit Finance for Hard Times shows you how surviving the current economic conditions means dedicating yourself to understanding the details of the current financial crisis and identifying those Board members and other leaders who can give you deep analysis on the crisis and act as your analysts of the winners and losers in real time. Emphasizes that the core of all strategy is engagement Helps you reassess your nonprofit's communications tools for both messages and markets Asserts that the operative need is for strategy, not panic Revisits all assumptions Explains how to sort and cull past supporters for those who will emerge from the turmoil first and strongest Reveals how to identify new audiences Providing the guidance your nonprofit needs-not to just hang on for the white-knuckle ride, but to plan their best strategy to survive and succeed-Nonprofit Finance for Hard Times equips you with the tools you need to get started.
This manual on the theory and practice of the use of the body in action guides us in restoring its proper working and how to become more aware and mindful in action. Not just a set of exercises, the study of neurodynamics provides the student with a complete theory of how the body works in action, how to restore this system, and how to gain awareness and control in action--an educational process that can be applied to all activities and forms the foundation for a truly holistic approach to mind-body health.
It's becoming more common for organisations to use assessment centres as part of their recruitment drive. So if you've recently been invited to one, and you're not sure what to expect or how to excel, then this is the book for you. You'll be guided through how each activity is conducted and how to prepare for each part of the selection process. You'll find expert advice on how to shine in every activity – and get the career you want. Succeeding at Assessment Centres For Dummies covers: Standing Out in Group Exercises Impressing in Oral Presentations Achieving in Analysis Exercises Performing in Planning and Scheduling Exercises Perfecting Your Approach to Psychometrics
Detailed, practical coverage of GAAP, tailored to not-for-profit organizations Wiley Not-for-Profit GAAP 2016 is a thorough examination of the authoritative standards for measurement, presentation and disclosure as applied to not-for-profit organizations. Due to these organizations' unique characteristics, not-for-profit accountants must adhere to specific Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). These requirements are complex and ever evolving, but this single volume brings them together, providing the most up-to-date information available. Flowcharts and diagrams are used to assist the reader's understanding of the material. Additionally, a financial statement disclosure checklist facilitates GAAP adherence. Designed specifically for accountants in public practice and industry, this guide covers requirements from all relevant organizations, including the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and Accounting Principles Board (APB). Technical and accounting research bulletins are clearly and concisely summarized, as are all statements of position important to not-for-profit organizations. Together, these resources make Wiley Not-for-Profit GAAP 2016 a complete reference tool for auditors and financial personnel in the not-for-profit sector. Refine basic financial statements, including Financial Position, Activities and Cash Flow Tackle not-for-profit-specific issues like fundraising, noncash contributions, affiliations and pledges Tailor accounting methods to the specific type of organization, with budgeting, tax reporting and regulatory advice Discover how general accounting topics like assets, mergers and liabilities are applied to not-for-profit organizations Preparers and auditors of not-for-profit accounts must stay up-to-date on the latest GAAP practices to best serve the organization, while complying with all disclosure, reporting and regulatory requirements. Wiley Not-for-Profit GAAP 2016 provides extensive coverage and practical advice on the latest GAAP, tailored to the not-for-profit organization's unique needs.
Is your eyesight failing, are you not very good at driving yourself, or are you simply blind drunk? These are just a few of the reasons why it would make perfect sense to teach your dog to be your new chauffeur. Here, for the first time, is a complete guide to canine driving instruction: how to get your dog acquainted with the controls; how to take the step from first journey to qualified dog driver; which breeds are the safest drivers; and answers to many other frequently asked questions.
The essential not-for-profit GAAP reference, updated with the latest standards Wiley Not-for-Profit GAAP 2017 is the essential accounting resource for not-for-profit organizations, providing quick access to the most up-to-date standards and practical tools for implementation. Designed help you find the answers you need quickly and easily, this guide features helpful visual aids alongside detailed explanations tailored to the not-for-profit sector. Authoritative discussion covers Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards Codification, which includes the standards originally issued in the Statements, Interpretations and Technical Bulletins; Accounting Principles Board Opinions, Accounting Research Bulletins, AICPA Statements of Position and FASB Emerging Issues Task Force statements relevant to the not-for-profit organization. The unique characteristics of the not-for-profit organization demand adherence to specific GAAP; auditors and preparers must understand these standards, stay up-to-date as they continue to evolve and know how to apply them in the course of real-world financial statement preparation. This book provides the guidance you need in a user-friendly format. Get up to date on the latest changes to GAAP affecting not-for-profit organizations Reference authoritative standards for measurement, presentation and disclosure Consult flowcharts, diagrams and charts to find answers at a glance Double-check disclosures against a checklist of GAAP requirements Accounting standards are constantly changing, and the special requirements targeting not-for-profits add an additional challenge to full compliance. Instead of wading through dozens of volumes of official pronouncements to locate relevant information, consult an all-in-one resource targeted specifically to not-for-profit GAAP – one that is updated annually to bring you the most current information available. Wiley Not-for-Profit GAAP 2017 provides clear answers and practical guidance to help you streamline GAAP implementation and ensure compliance.
Homework has always been a controversial issue since the beginning of education. Teachers have always considered it as one of the major educational tools; homework has been used in various forms. Doing homework has always been difficult for students. They have always suffered from doing homework especially in the initial years of their education. Even they sometimes ask their parents to do it for them. Gradually, they will face more problems. Homework has been given various names. Some call it the factor of activity, practice, internalization, and educational creativity; some others call it as disaster; a group consider it as the factor for instability of the family and the dispute between parents; some extremists call it an educational monster that ruins learners’ talents, tendencies and motivations in the era of the third wave; they consider it as a psychological torture for students.