Urlaub auf Krankenschein: Die geheimen Tricks der Blaumacher

Der Titel spiegelt nur eine Facette der Krankschreibung. Blaumacher kannte ich aus der Schulzeit und war selbst auch ab und zu mal einer. Pubertäres ausprobieren. Ganz einfach. Am Arbeitsplatz sieht es anders aus. Der Arzt ist qualifiziert zu entscheiden wann der Arbeitnehmer krank geschrieben wird. Was ist wenn der Arzt sich vertut, und der Patient die Vorstufen seiner Krankheit schon früher als der Arzt erkennen kann. Außerdem weiß...

Inside Graduate Admissions: Merit, Diversity, and Faculty Gatekeeping

An invigorating read on the process of graduate school selection. A must read for any graduate student, would-be graduate student, or faculty member involved in admissions. It offers a frustrating evaluation of how the system currently works, but offers some ways we can change it for the better. This is the type of critical evaluation needed for higher education.

Multiplying Menace: The Revenge of Rumpelstiltskin (A Math Adventure)

Calvert has created an interesting vehicle for teaching children the differences between multiplying with whole numbers and with fractions. Geehan's expressive paintings provide a perfect backdrop for this fairytale, complete with a wholly menacing Rumpelstiltskin. This book provides multiple opportunities for children to reason about the effect of Rumpelstiltskin's multiplication stick. The idea that multiplication as scaling is an ...

Border crossings : cultural workers and the politics of education

With this work Giroux names his desire to meet across boundaries, declaring his political solidarity with postmodern feminist thought, anti-racist theory, and all who think critically about pedagogy. With clarity and insight, he writes about the points of connection, expanding the scope of critical pedagogy and inviting us to engage in a broad political project that is fundamentally radical--fundamentally democratic. Border Crossings...

Willa Cather and the Politics of Criticism

Expanding on her absorbing and controversial 1995 New Yorker article, Joan Acocella examines the politics of Willa Cather criticism: how Cather’s work has been seized upon and often distorted by critics on both the left and the right. Acocella argues that the central element of Cather’s works was not a political agenda but rather a tragic vision of life. This beautifully written book makes a significant contribution to Cather studies...

Every Patient Tells a Story

"Lisa Sanders has written a beautiful, thought-provoking book about the sine qua non of medical care–diagnosis. She tells stories about great diagnostic triumphs and explains both the pitfalls and successes of diagnosis. Her patient stories captivate the reader as we try to solve the unfolding mystery. Through these stories we understand and remember the importance of accurate diagnosis." "Not ‘whodunit’ so much as ‘whatdunit,’ Lisa ...

Designing for Emotion

This was by far my favorite design book among peers like The Design of Everyday Things and Design for Hackers. In terms of bang for the buck, it definitely made me think more and understand more about design than its contemporaries. I am probably going to get the rest of the List Apart books after this. This book is a must read for any designer. Aarron Walter, lead UX designer for MailChimp, cuts to the heart of the matter in this ve...

How to Build a Successful Blog Business

I realized by reading Collis's book that blogging at its core a Publishing act. And with that, if I fulfil the requirements of absorbing Publishing as a job, it makes my life much easier to become the blogger I want to be. This book is the sign of a road cross between amateur and blogging as a professional.

Library Security: Better Communication, Safer Facilities

His expertise in law enforcement and conflict resolution in libraries offers positive leadership responses. This experience combines with his sense of humor to produce a literary contribution that is helpful, unique, and timely. Readers will enthusiastically determine that the pages address essential learning lessons for library administrative personnel and staff. Law enforcement agencies will also gain an awareness of related librar...