Shifting the Monkey

Shifting the Monkey
Author: Todd Whitaker
Release: 2014-03-17
Editor: Solution Tree Press
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781936763115
Language: en
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Poor employees get a disproportionate amount of attention. Why? Because they complain the loudest, create the greatest disruptions, and rely on others to assume the responsibilities that they shirk. Learn how to focus on your good employees first, and help them shift these “monkeys” back to the underperformers. Through a simple but brilliant metaphor, the author helps you reinvigorate your staff and transform your organization.

Year of the Monkey

Year of the Monkey
Author: Patti Smith
Release: 2019-09-24
Editor: Knopf Canada
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780735279292
Language: en
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From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year. Following a run of New Year's concerts at San Francisco's legendary Fillmore, Patti Smith finds herself tramping the coast of Santa Cruz, about to embark on a year of solitary wandering. Unfettered by logic or time, she draws us into her private wonderland with no design, yet heeding signs--including a talking sign that looms above her, prodding and sparring like the Cheshire Cat. In February, a surreal lunar year begins, bringing with it unexpected turns, heightened mischief, and inescapable sorrow. In a stranger's words, "Anything is possible: after all, it's the Year of the Monkey." For Smith--inveterately curious, always exploring, tracking thoughts, writing--the year evolves as one of reckoning with the changes in life's gyre: with loss, aging, and a dramatic shift in the political landscape of America. Smith melds the western landscape with her own dreamscape. Taking us from California to the Arizona desert; to a Kentucky farm as the amanuensis of a friend in crisis; to the hospital room of a valued mentor; and by turns to remembered and imagined places, this haunting memoir blends fact and fiction with poetic mastery. The unexpected happens; grief and disillusionment set in. But as Smith heads toward a new decade in her own life, she offers this balm to the reader: her wisdom, wit, gimlet eye, and above all, a rugged hope for a better world. Riveting, elegant, often humorous, illustrated by Smith's signature Polaroids, Year of the Monkey is a moving and original work, a touchstone for our turbulent times.

Get That Monkey Off Your Back

Get That Monkey Off Your Back
Author: Debra J. Fleming
Release: 2005-12-05
Editor: Author House
Pages: 56
ISBN: 9781467074032
Language: en
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This book was designed to be a helpful guide to a new healthier and happier you. In it you will find different ways to help you get started on a healthy diet. there is helpful information on how you can get started on your diet. Included is samples of recipes, exercising tips, stress reducing steps, and a way to help with your self-esteem. All of what you will be reading is based on my own personal experiences and how I found a way to over come the fears of dieting and be a healthier and happier person. This book is dedicated to all the people who need some help and guidance, to let them know that their not alone in there search for a better way of life.

What Great Principals Do Differently

What Great Principals Do Differently
Author: Todd Whitaker
Release: 2013-10-02
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781317925842
Language: en
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Inspire yourself and others with the second edition of this best-selling book. With heartfelt advice, practical wisdom, and examples from the field, Todd Whitaker explains the qualities and practices that distinguish great principals. New features include: Developing an accurate sense of self Understanding the dynamics of change Dealing with negative or ineffective staff members One of the nation’s leading experts on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness, Todd Whitaker has written over 20 powerful books for educators of every level. Discover what you can do differently.

What Great Principals Do Differently

What Great Principals Do Differently
Author: Todd Whitaker
Release: 2020-04-02
Editor: CRC Press
Pages: 182
ISBN: 9781000064179
Language: en
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What are the attitudes and actions that make great principals stand out? In this internationally renowned bestseller, Todd Whitaker reveals the 20 keys to effective school leadership. This essential third edition features helpful new strategies for recruiting talent through better interview and reference questions, as well as tips for retaining talent. It also offers a new section on how leadership is not an event, but rather requires a consistent approach to affect the climate and eventually shape the culture of your school. Perfect for new and experienced principals, for independent professional reading or for leadership courses, this practical book will leave you feeling inspired and ready to do the things that matter most for the people who ultimately matter most—the students.

Yes I Know the Monkey Man

Yes  I Know the Monkey Man
Author: Dori Hillestad Butler
Release: 2013-12-31
Editor: Open Road Media
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781480467071
Language: en
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What happens when everything you thought was true about your life turns out to be a lie? Thirteen-year-old T.J. always believed that her twin sister and her mother were dead—because that’s what her father had told her. But Mom and Sam are very much alive. And now they want T.J. to be part of their family. Life with Joe, her troubled but well-intentioned father, is all T.J. has ever known. Joe’s erratic lifestyle has meant lying to social workers and searching through garbage cans for food. But T.J. loves him and the grandmother who has provided stability in her life. When T.J. reluctantly visits her mom and Sam for the first time, she is stunned by how similar she is to her twin sister in many ways, even though their lives have been very different. But while she is drawn to her new family, she is also wary of becoming attached to them and hurting her father’s feelings. When Joe suffers a debilitating accident and tries to ensnare T.J. in another web of lies, however, her loyalties are finally tested. Now she must confront the truth about her family, even if it hurts the people she loves. In this thought-provoking companion to the popular Do You Know the Monkey Man?, author Dori Hillestad Butler has created a highly readable, complex portrait of a family in crisis. Her skillful portrayal of T.J., a conflicted adolescent struggling with her identity and reacting to family pressures, will resonate with readers.

Monkey Beach

Monkey Beach
Author: Eden Robinson
Release: 2011-10-05
Editor: Vintage Canada
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780307363930
Language: en
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“Monkey Beach creates a vivid contemporary landscape that draws the reader deep into a traditional world, a hidden universe of premonition, pain and power.” --Thomas King Tragedy strikes a Native community when the Hill family’s handsome seventeen-year-old son, Jimmy, mysteriously vanishes at sea. Left behind to cope during the search-and-rescue effort is his sister, Lisamarie, a wayward teenager with a dark secret. She sets off alone in search of Jimmy through the Douglas Channel and heads for Monkey Beach—a shore famed for its sasquatch sightings. Infused by turns with darkness and humour, Monkey Beach is a spellbinding voyage into the long, cool shadows of B.C.’s Coast Mountains, blending teen culture, Haisla lore, nature spirits and human tenderness into a multi-layered story of loss and redemption.

The Monkey s Voyage

The Monkey s Voyage
Author: Alan de Queiroz
Release: 2014-01-07
Editor: Basic Books
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780465069767
Language: en
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How did species wind up where they are today? Scientists have long conjectured that plants and animals dispersed throughout the world by drifting on large landmasses as they broke up, but in The Monkey's Voyage, biologist Alan de Queiroz offers a radical new theory that displaces this passive view. He describes how species as diverse as monkeys, baobab trees, and burrowing lizards made incredible long-distance ocean crossings: pregnant animals and wind-blown plants rode rafts and icebergs and even stowed away on the legs of sea-going birds to create the map of life we see today. In the tradition of John McPhee's Basin and Range and David Quammen's The Song of the Dodo, The Monkey's Voyage is a beautifully told narrative of a profound investigation into the importance of contingency in history and the nature of scientific discovery.

The Ten Minute Inservice

The Ten Minute Inservice
Author: Todd Whitaker,Annette Breaux
Release: 2013-02-20
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781118551172
Language: en
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Quick, easy, specific steps that make a difference in teaching and learning Busy school leaders need an easy-to-apply resource to increase teacher effectiveness quickly and efficiently. This book shows principals and staff developers how to improve teaching school-wide through high-impact inservices lasting only ten minutes—incorporated easily into weekly staff meetings. Written by popular education consultants Todd Whitaker and Annette Breaux, this important book offers 40 teacher-tested, mini-workshops that can improve teaching in every classroom. The book covers a range of topics, from behavior challenges and parent engagement to motivating students and making lessons meaningful. Offers school leaders a proven plan to help every teacher improve on a weekly basis by conducting simple 10-minute inservice workshops Offers staff developers, new teacher induction coordinators, mentors, and Professional Learning Communities ideas for effective training sessions Each of the 40 mini-training sessions offered include tips on how to introduce the topic, sample scripts to follow, and implementation activities to ensure lasting learning Whitaker and Breaux are bestselling education authors with a proven track record improving teacher effectiveness This handy resource contains a simple and effective method for improving teacher effectiveness school wide.

Dealing with Difficult Teachers

Dealing with Difficult Teachers
Author: Todd Whitaker
Release: 2014-08-01
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 241
ISBN: 9781317820734
Language: en
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This book provides tips and strategies to help school leaders improve, neutralize, or eliminate resistant and negative teachers. Learn how to handle staff members who gossip in the teacher's lounge, consistently say "it won't work" when any new idea is suggested, send an excessive number of student to your office for disciplinary reasons, undermine your efforts toward school improvement, or negatively influence other staff members. Don’t miss the revised and expanded third edition of this best-seller!

Addicted to the Monkey Mind

Addicted to the Monkey Mind
Author: Jean-Francois Benoist
Release: 2018-09-14
Editor: Power-On Coaching IncorporatedDBA Pakalana Publishing
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0692978593
Language: en
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Addicted to the Monkey Mind offers a toolbox of practical skills to shift self-sabotaging, programmed ways of thinking. J.F. Benoist, a visionary thought leader in the fields of addiction treatment and personal development, uses the journeys of two relatable characters to teach you how to develop a powerful new mindset and finally break the cycle of debilitating habits.

Monkey Boy

Monkey Boy
Author: Francisco Goldman
Release: 2021-05-10
Editor: Grove Press
Pages: 323
ISBN: 9780802157690
Language: en
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"Full of rebellious comedy and vitality. . . Goldman’s autobiographical immersion answers the urgent cry of memory. . . [He] is a natural storyteller―funny, intimate, sarcastic, all-noticing.” ―James Wood, New Yorker In Monkey Boy, Francisco Goldman’s “brilliantly constructed auto-fiction” (NPR), we meet Francisco Goldberg, a middle-aged writer grappling with the challenges of family and love, legacies of violence and war, and growing up as the son of immigrants—a Guatemalan Catholic mother and a Russian Jewish father—in a predominantly white, working-class Boston suburb. Told in an irresistibly funny, tender and passionate voice, this extraordinary portrait of family explores the pressures of living between worlds. “A family portrait that is funny, loving and fierce, all at the same time.”—NPR

Chinese Myths and Legends

Chinese Myths and Legends
Author: Shelley Fu
Release: 2018-06-05
Editor: Tuttle Publishing
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781462919956
Language: en
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This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Chinese fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a vibrant literary culture. Chinese Myths and Legends is a delightful collection of seven classic Chinese stories that make for great reading adventures. From the stories of Pan Gu and Nu Wo, creators of the world, to Bai Su-Tzin, a snake who took on human form and found true love, this mesmerizing book includes myths of creation, mortality, and love. More than just a Chinese children's storybook, Chinese Myths and Legends also explores the origins of each tale, as well as its impact on Chinese culture and history, inviting you and the children you love to enjoy the many layers of meaning. The included pronunciation guide, as well as information for further reading, makes this a perfect tool for educators, librarians, and parents.

Tripmaster Monkey

Tripmaster Monkey
Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Release: 2011-02-09
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780307787903
Language: en
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Driven by his dream to write and stage an epic stage production of interwoven Chinese novelsWittman Ah Sing, a Chinese-American hippie in the late '60s.

Crick Crack Monkey

Crick Crack  Monkey
Author: Merle Hodge
Release: 2000
Editor: Heinemann
Pages: 148
ISBN: 0435989510
Language: en
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After losing their parents, Tee and her brother Toddan are taken in by their exuberant aunt Tantie, but when Tee wins a scholarship and moves in with Aunt Beatrice, she finds herself challenged by race and class conscious middle class values.

What Great Teachers Do Differently

What Great Teachers Do Differently
Author: Todd Whitaker
Release: 2020-04-02
Editor: CRC Press
Pages: 150
ISBN: 9781000064162
Language: en
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What are the beliefs and behaviors that set great teachers apart? In this internationally renowned bestseller, Todd Whitaker reveals 19 keys to becoming more effective in the classroom. This essential third edition features new sections on why it’s about more than relationships, how to focus on a consistent, engaging learning environment, and the importance of choosing the right mode—business, parent, child—to improve your classroom management. Perfect for educators at any level of experience, for independent reading or for schoolwide book studies, this practical book will leave you feeling inspired and ready to do the things that matter most for the people who matter most—your students.

The Signifying Monkey

The Signifying Monkey
Author: Henry Louis Gates, Jr
Release: 2014
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 353
ISBN: 9780195136470
Language: en
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"First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback, 1989"--Title page verso.

I Am the Monkey

I Am the Monkey
Author: Jürg Wittwer
Release: 2016-06-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 278
ISBN: 1508933588
Language: en
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"A thorough, thoughtful look at cross-cultural understanding from an experienced expatriate author." Kirkus Reviews - The internationally expanding business world makes multicultural skills all the more essential to successful management. Today's leaders must understand how culture deeply influences daily life and business, how it colors interpretations of the world, and how it can shape group and individual identity and mentality. Understanding these aspects of culture is exactly what this book enables readers to do. I am the Monkey! examines behavioral differences across cultures and, more importantly, offers an applicable methodology to help professionals identify and minimize cross-cultural issues encountered during assignments abroad. Certain personalities may find the process of becoming culturally competent easier than others, but anyone with a willingness to step outside their comfort zone and the know-how to do it can improve this skill. The five A's of cross cultural integration can guide you. They are Awareness, Accepting, Adapting, Adopting and taking Action. This fun and easy must-read is full of valuable insight from experts with extensive experience in multicultural management. As a potential or current international manager, the information in this book will provide you with the edge needed to win in a globalized economy.

Monkey Sonatas

Monkey Sonatas
Author: Orson Scott Card
Release: 1993-03-15
Editor: Macmillan
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781429958233
Language: en
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A collection of science fiction and fantasy tales by the acclaimed author offers readers ten excursions into the realm of the fantastic and the mythic At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey

The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey
Author: Kenneth H. Blanchard,William Oncken,Hal Burrows
Release: 2000-11-29
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Pages: 146
ISBN: 9780007116980
Language: en
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The latest addition to the very successful one-minute manager series cuts to the very essence of management. A monkey is a problem to be solved, and the message of the book is "don't take on other peoples' problems"--Put the monkey back on the shoulders where it belongs.