'Jargon-free and concise. This is a very readable, thorough and practical book of use to young people, parents and in particular to school staff in preventing and dealing with bullying' - "Counselling Children and Young People (CCYP)". 'The authors drive home the strong message that bullying 'should never be accepted' and how it can be life threatening. There is clear evidence that the training is based on current research. I found the format innovative, with the excellent add-on of being able to download PowerPoint training slides from the publisher's website' - "Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties". 'Highly readable and practical, this is a book that provides details of specific ways in which members of the school community can collaborate to reduce the incidence of bullying in their school' - "Teacher". 'This is a clearly written and well designed resource. It is likely to be of value to anyone wishing to develop active anti-bullying policies in schools and is designed for use as a staff development tool over a period of time, but is also focused on the needs of parents, children and young people themselves. It providers some excellent guidance on writing an anti-bullying policy, a useful overview of practical strategies to prevent and counter bullying, helpful advice for parents of children who are being bullied, or children who are involved in bullying others ' - SENCO Update. 'I like the book's message: Bullying is an activity rather than a stereotypical role. It's no blame approach aims to modify behaviour to avoid provoking a cycle of escalating violence' - "The Psychologist". 'This excellent book begins by dispelling some myths, hoping to offer schools constructive ways to tackle this deep-seated problem. Clear courses of action are set out, including some for parents whose children are bullying others, and there are photocopiable training resources in the appendices' - "TES Special Needs". 'This is a carefully considered and road-tested book that could be an invaluable resource to staff seeking to develop their school's response to bullying'- "Journal of In-Service Education". '"Dealing with Bullying in Schools" is a very readable book and should be available in every school in the country. What the book emphasizes is that bullying is everyone's problem not merely teacher. This includes the Head of the school, parents and everyone who is part of the community within the school' - Dr L F Lowenstein, Educational, Clinical and Forensic Psychological Consultant. 'The book is strong on practical information, including handouts and overhead projector sheets, for training staff, students and parents' - Geoff Barton, "Times Educational Supplement, Friday Magazine". Developed from training courses run by the two authors on the subject of dealing with bullying in schools, this book is designed to work as a training manual. It is geared towards the needs of the class teacher, the school management team, the bullied, the bullies and the parents of both parties. Each chapter offers a set of resources with commentaries for these different groups, so that the reader is provided with a complete pack of advice, guidance and resources. The book includes: a step-by-step guide to formulating an anti-bullying policy for your school; suggested strategies for countering and preventing bullying; detailed advice on working with parents; clear guidance for parents on what to do if their child is being bullied or is doing the bullying; tailor-made presentations to use with colleagues and parents. Anyone involved in this issue in a school setting should find this book invaluable.
A Complete Oscar Wilde Classic Play
Set in London in 1895, An Ideal Husband is considered to be Oscar Wilde's dramatic masterpiece
An Ideal Husband
By Oscar Wilde
An Ideal Husband is an 1895 comedic stage play by Oscar Wilde which revolves around blackmail and political corruption, and touches on the themes of public and private honour. The action is set in London, in "the present", and takes place over the course of twenty-four hours. "Sooner or later," Wilde notes, "we shall all have to pay for what we do." But he adds that, "No one should be entirely judged by their past." Together with The Importance of Being Earnest, it is often considered Wilde's dramatic masterpiece. After Earnest it is his most popularly produced play.
Many of the themes of An Ideal Husband were influenced by the situation Oscar Wilde found himself in during the early 1890s. Stressing the need to be forgiven of past sins, and the irrationality of ruining lives of great value to society because of people's hypocritical reactions to those sins, Wilde may have been speaking to his own situation, and his own fears regarding his affair (still secret). Other themes include the position of women in society. In a climactic moment Gertrude Chiltern "learns her lesson" and repeats LORD GORING's advice "A man's life is of more value than a woman's." Often criticized by contemporary theatre analyzers as overt sexism, the idea being expressed in the monologue is that women, despite serving as the source of morality in Victorian era marriages, should be less judgemental of their husband's mistakes because of complexities surrounding the balance that husbands of that era had to keep between their domestic and their worldly obligations. Further, the script plays against both sides of feminism/sexism as, for example, Lord Caversham, exclaims near the end that Mabel displays "a good deal of common sense" after concluding earlier that "Common sense is the privilege of our sex."
A third theme expresses anti-upper class sentiments. Lady Basildon, and Lady Markby are consistently portrayed as absurdly two-faced, saying one thing one moment, then turning around to say the exact opposite (to great comic effect) to someone else. The overall portrayal of the upper class in England displays an attitude of hypocrisy and strict observance of silly rules.
Our bosses often have a significant impact on our careers. They have the ability to seriously affect our job satisfaction, efficiency, personal development and career advancement. Some bosses unfortunately have a particularly challenging personality and make our work-life a struggle. This guidebook provides the tools to help you deal with difficult bosses and the techniques to handle five key tough boss personalities: the bully boss, unappreciative boss, control freak, indecisive boss and self-centered boss. Thrive's A to B guidebook series is written for managers and executives who wish to develop their core skills and those of their teams. Thrive's guidebooks aim to support and challenge you in your learning and development with a blend of coaching and mentoring approaches. The workbook style of the guides, combined with advice and resources derived from the in-depth experience of top business leaders and executive coaches, allows you to make lasting improvements to your career.
This highly visual handbook integrates cardiac anatomy and the state-of-the-art imaging techniques used in today's catheter or electrophysiology laboratory, guiding readers to a comprehensive understanding of both normal cardiac anatomy and the structures associated with complex heart disease. Well organized, easily navigable, and superbly illustrated in a landscape format, this unique text invites the reader on a visual intracardiac journey via stunning images and schematic illustrations, including such imaging modalities as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, radiography, and 3D mapping.Each chapter couples the electrophysiology perspective with detailed descriptions of the anatomic features relevant to a wide variety of arrhythmias, including: Supraventricular tachycardias Atrial fibrillation Ventricular arrhythmias With an overview of general cardiac anatomy, congenital malformations, standard catheter positioning, and potential pitfalls, Anatomy for Cardiac Electrophysiologists provides a solid foundation and quick reference for trainees as they prepare for the realities of the catheter laboratory as well as an excellent refresher for experienced operators. "The anatomic figures that are provided are spectacular...This gem of a book stands alone as a brilliant starting point to meld interventional techniques such as ablation with the intricacies of cardiac anatomy - I highly recommend this eminently readable and superb contribution not only to the beginning trainee in cardiac electrophysiology but also to my more experienced colleagues." - From the Foreword by Melvin M. Scheinman, MD
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