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Rookie Teaching Technique: Choosing a Seating Arrangement

Deciding how to arrange your seats isn't as difficult as you may anticipate; the shape and size of your classroom usually dictate how your classroom must be arranged. Before you get to the business of [more…]

Obtaining an ISBN for Your Self-Published Book

If you look at any commercially available book, the back cover lists the book's International Standard Book Number (ISBN) and barcode, along with the book's price. Any book that's sold anywhere in the [more…]

Adding Humor to Training

Thomas Edison once said that he had never worked a day in his life. It was all fun! Wouldn't it be great if you could always say that? Adding humor to your training is one way in which you can add fun [more…]

Knowing When to Follow Up a Sale

In today's market, more and more professional salespeople are practicing aggressive, thorough follow-up methods that even a few years ago would have been considered unnecessary on some of their marginal [more…]

Knowing What to Take to a Real Estate License Exam

The big day is almost here. You've passed whatever prelicensing course you had to take with flying colors, and you've filled out and sent in your application for the exam and gotten something back in the [more…]

The Realtor's Role in a Residential Real Estate Transaction

Buying and selling houses is the primary business of real estate brokers and salespeople. Here's an overview of a typical house sale involving real estate agents. [more…]

Honing Your Performance as a Rookie Teacher

After you've created organized lesson plans, you still haven't accomplished anything concrete yet. Everyone will evaluate you based on how well you teach the material in the classroom, not on how neatly [more…]

Understanding Truths that Rule Every Real Estate Market

Whether you're in a major metro market or a small town and regardless of the country, the economy, or even the day and age in which you're doing business, when you're in the field of real estate, three [more…]

Planning for Employees' Growth, Development, and Education

Employee education is where many organizations get it wrong. Financial, customer, and process metrics are put into place, with strategies clearly laid out to achieve them. [more…]

Choosing the Right Content for Your Self-Published Book

To ensure that your book targets the appropriate audience, provides information of interest, and stays on target in terms of the content, ask yourself these questions: [more…]

Challenges in Rookie Teaching: Facing Bad Behavior Head On

Eventually, it has to happen. One of your kids is going to break a rule, and you'll have no doubt in your mind that it was intentional and a direct challenge to your authority. No matter how fantastic [more…]

Rookie Teaching: Looking at Changes in Classroom Education

You may be young, eager, and willing to bend over backwards to identify with your kids' needs, but you're going to find that the kids you're teaching will little resemble the kid you were at their age [more…]

Traversing the Course Control Panel in Blackboard

In your Blackboard course, you have access to the Control Panel — and your learners don't. You therefore have the power to add, modify, copy, and remove content; turn course tools on or off; and decide [more…]

Easing the Learning Assessment with Blackboard

The Blackboard online environment offers many ways to incorporate both formative and summative assessment techniques in your courses. Consider the following ideas. [more…]

Taking Your First Look at Blackboard

What you will love about Blackboard may also be the source of some frustration, much like in other Web-based applications you may be using. Remember that you're working on the Web, and keep in mind the [more…]

How to Ace Your Personal Training Certification Exam

Being hired as a personal trainer requires a certification if you want to be taken seriously by potential employers and clients. These tips will help you hit the books and prepare for your certification [more…]

How to Handle Minor Behavior Problems as a Rookie Teacher

Any teacher’s toughest problem is maintaining discipline in the classroom. As a rookie teacher, you can benefit by using the tips in the following list to help solve minor problems without involving the [more…]

Must-Have References for Copyediting and Proofreading

If you’re a copyeditor or proofreader, you know the importance of good reference sources. Much of the information in desk references can be found on the Internet, but a good copyeditor or proofreader should [more…]

Web Sites for Proofreaders and Copyeditors

Whether you’re a copyeditor or a proofreader, you probably do a lot of your work electronically. And the Internet is a great place to find helpful and interesting resources, such as those in the following [more…]

The Proofreading Symbols

As copyeditor or proofreader, you need to become familiar with the proofreading symbols so that you can make your edits understood. The following tables list proofreading symbols every proofreader and [more…]

How to Manage Time by Prioritizing Daily Tasks

Prioritizing daily tasks is key to successful time management. When you prioritize, you make sure you accomplish the most important tasks first. Make time management a habit — your stress level [more…]

Thriving in the Workplace All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Thriving in today's workplace — despite longer workdays, larger workloads, and less job security — is possible. To survive (and thrive) at work, take stock of the qualities that your employer values and [more…]

Common Firefighting Acronyms and Abbreviations

There are some firefighting acronyms and abbreviations every potential firefighter should know. Firefighters have a unique way of speaking, from their alphabet [more…]

Complete MBA For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Before you earn an MBA (Master of Business Administration) degree, you can still apply MBA-level knowledge in your career: Be a better business manager by efficiently delegating responsibilities among [more…]

Finding Your Way around the Blackboard Course Control Panel

In your Blackboard course, you have access to the Control Panel — your learners don't. You therefore have the power to add, modify, copy, and remove content; turn course tools on and off; decide how to [more…]

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