Starting a Movement: Building Culture From the Inside Out in Professional Learning Communities ignites the energy and purpose to support schools as they transform into professional learning communities (PLCs). Authors Kenneth C. Williams and Tom Hierck's authentic alignment model bridges the gulf between principles and practice to cultivate an environment where a PLC soars rather than stalls. This inspiring guide, aligned with the four foundational pillars of a PLC, will show K-12 educators, teachers, staff, and other stakeholders how their school can stay aligned with their mission and actually live the PLC vision.
Do your students arrive every morning to a welcoming, supportive school environment? Do they trust you and your teachers to keep them safe? Learn how you and your teachers can nurture supportive relationships with students, develop conflict management strategies, prevent different forms of bullying, establish high expectations for students and staff, and encourage celebration. You’ll also see why parent involvement creates a positive and welcoming school atmosphere.
Increasingly, political scientists use the term 'experiment' or 'experimental' to describe their empirical research. One of the primary reasons for doing so is the advantage of experiments in establishing causal inferences. In this book, Rebecca B. Morton and Kenneth C. Williams discuss in detail how experiments and experimental reasoning with observational data can help researchers determine causality. They explore how control and random assignment mechanisms work, examining both the Rubin causal model and the formal theory approaches to causality. They also cover general topics in experimentation such as the history of experimentation in political science; internal and external validity of experimental research; types of experiments - field, laboratory, virtual, and survey - and how to choose, recruit, and motivate subjects in experiments. They investigate ethical issues in experimentation, the process of securing approval from institutional review boards for human subject research, and the use of deception in experimentation.
Following the bestselling publication of THE KENNETH WILLIAMS DIARIES, the devastating self-portrait of one of our most loved and complex performers is completed with this marvellous selection of his letters. This is a wonderful treasure trove of correspondence with all manner of people, including Alec Guinness, Maggie Smith, Joe Orton, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, and the Stokers' Mess of HMS Leverton. Kenneth Williams took letters very seriously, and he was always disgusted by a morning that failed to provide him with some material to pore over. Letters called forth the performer in Williams in a way that his diaries never did: many of them are virtual comic monologues, and in general they suggest more strongly than the diaries the likeable and constructive side of a man who remains, nevertheless, as outrageous and 'difficult' as ever.
This manual provides an organized reference to aid in management of clinical problems and preparation for board exams. A standardized outline format is used in order to emphasize relevant information and allow rapid retrieval of key points. Each section starts with anatomy and physiology—the essential framework for understanding the basis for the related diseases—and then summarizes specific disease entities in outline format, with major features highlighted. For quick reference over 200 specific disease entities are listed, along with corresponding page numbers, on the inside front cover of the book. Figures have been selected to demonstrate classic findings and to highlight important relationships. The manual covers all material listed in the OKAP Subject Outline published by the AAO.
To mark the 20th anniversary of Kenneth Williams' death, a beautiful coffee table book celebrating his life, including never-before-seen photographs, sketches and personal testimony from Williams' closest friends, for the very first time.
Updated for its Second Edition, this question-and-answer review book offers a concise review of ophthalmology. It combines a review of basic ophthalmology with real-life clinical cases and multiple-choice questions with answers and explanations. More than 400 clinical photographs, fluorescein angiograms, and CT, MRI, and ultrasound images help readers master this visually oriented specialty. This edition has over 100 new full-color illustrations. Focusing on common diseases, the book covers all specialty rotations, plus key areas such as embryology, anatomy, pediatrics, plastics, and lenses. This edition includes new cases and information on new drugs, especially glaucoma drugs.
In a culture of shared leadership, the administrator’s role is more important than ever. How do you maintain the right balance of loose and tight leadership? How do you establish profound, lasting trust? What principles strengthen principal leadership? This book answers these questions and more in compelling chapters that deliver the strategies and heartfelt inspiration essential to being the best administrator you can be.