Mistress of the Vatican: The True Story of Olimpia by Eleanor Herman

By Eleanor Herman

Born with out a dowry, approximately compelled right into a convent, and later married off to a guy she didn't love, Olimpia Maidalchini vowed by no means to be negative, powerless, or beholden to any guy back. in its place, utilizing her wits, Olimpia turned the unofficial ruler of the main robust establishment on the earth: the Roman Catholic Church.

The Church firmly states that ladies has to be excluded from church management positions—but for greater than a decade within the 17th century, Olimpia ran the Vatican. As sister-in-law and reputed mistress of the indecisive Pope blameless X, she appointed cardinals, negotiated with international ambassadors, and helped herself to a heaping section of the Papal States' treasury.

In Mistress of the Vatican, New York Times bestselling writer Eleanor Herman brings to existence not just a rare girl misplaced in background yet a complete civilization in all its greatness . . . and ignominy. this is often the unforgettable tale of a girl prior to her time.

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Action Research for Educators by Daniel R. Tomal

By Daniel R. Tomal

This booklet is a simple, no-nonsense consultant to a examine procedure that may be utilized by educators to extend pupil studying, pupil vanity, and caliber of faculty lifestyles within the lecture room. This basic booklet covers the foundations and background of motion study, moral and felony concerns, equipment for accomplishing either formal and casual motion learn, info assortment tools, research and interpretation, motion making plans and initiation, and effects assessment. the writer contains a variety of examples, suggestions, and illustrations that may be utilized to common and secondary colleges in addition to collage settings.

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The Roman Inquisition: A Papal Bureaucracy and Its Laws in by Thomas F. Mayer

By Thomas F. Mayer

While the Spanish Inquisition has laid the best declare to either scholarly recognition and the preferred mind's eye, the Roman Inquisition, verified in 1542 and a key software of papal authority, used to be extra strong, vital, and long-lived. based via Paul III and initially aimed to eliminate Protestant heresy, it medieval antecedents yet went past them by way of turning into a hugely articulated centralized organ without delay depending on the pope. by means of the past due 16th century the Roman Inquisition had constructed its personal certain methods, criminal strategy, and body of workers, the congregation of cardinals and a pro employees. Its felony method grew out of the means of inquisitio formulated via blameless III within the early 13th century, it turned the main precocious papal forms at the street to the 1st "absolutist" state.

As Thomas F. Mayer demonstrates, the Inquisition underwent consistent amendment because it accelerated. the recent establishment modeled its case administration and different tactics on these of one other medieval ancestor, the Roman best courtroom, the Rota. With exceptional consciousness to archival assets and aspect, Mayer portrays a hugely articulated company forms with the pope at its head. He profiles the Cardinal Inquisitors, together with those that could play a tremendous position in Galileo's trials, and information their social and geographical origins, their schooling, financial prestige, past careers within the Church, and networks of patronage. on the element this examine ends, circa 1640, Pope city VIII had made the Roman Inquisition his own tool and ruled it to a point none of his predecessors had approached.

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See Me After Class: Advice for Teachers by Teachers by Roxanna Elden

By Roxanna Elden

Now in paperback! The must-have survival booklet for brand new teachers. “You know the way you’ve regularly inspiration that in the event you have been a instructor, you’d cross insane? good, this very humorous publication proves that you simply certainly could. yet in an outstanding way.”—Dave Barry Teaching, a occupation with one of many maximum attrition charges within the country, is frequently demanding and relentlessly demanding—but it doesn’t must be. In See Me After category, veteran instructor Roxanna Elden evokes with no-nonsense recommendation, hang-in-there encouragement, and a hearty dose of humor, whereas without delay addressing the demanding situations academics face. Elden stocks anecdotes and horror tales from greater than a hundred long-time educators from around the nation that may have lecturers guffawing and crying. Teachers in any respect levels in their profession could be thankful for Elden’s plentiful tips about facing very unlikely workloads, tough mom and dad, and plenty of different frustrations. entire with FAQs, school room buying lists, association and time administration counsel and traps, and useful suggestion on what to do whilst every thing seems going flawed, See Me After classification is the only publication no instructor might be with out.

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Research On and Activities For Mathematically Gifted by Florence Mihaela Singer, Linda Jensen Sheffield, Viktor

By Florence Mihaela Singer, Linda Jensen Sheffield, Viktor Freiman, Matthias Brandl

This Topical Survey deals a short assessment of the present country of study on and actions for mathematically talented scholars around the globe. this is often of curiosity to a extensive readership, together with academic researchers, examine mathematicians, arithmetic academics, instructor educators, curriculum designers, doctoral scholars, and different stakeholders. It first discusses study about the nature of mathematical giftedness, together with theoretical frameworks and methodologies which are precious in picking out and/or growing mathematically talented scholars, that is defined during this part. It additionally specializes in learn on and the improvement of mathematical expertise and innovation in scholars, together with connections among cognitive, social and affective features of mathematically talented scholars. Exemplary educating and studying practices, curricula and various courses that give a contribution to the advance of mathematical expertise, presents, and fervour are defined in addition to the pedagogy and arithmetic content material compatible for teaching pre-service and in-service academics of mathematically proficient scholars. the ultimate part offers a quick precis of the paper in addition to feedback for the study, actions, and assets that are meant to be to be had to help mathematically proficient scholars and their academics, mom and dad, and different stakeholders.

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Protocols for Professional Learning (The Professional by Lois Brown Easton

By Lois Brown Easton

Welcome to an experience! while you're a instructor who's attracted to constructing a qualified studying group to advance your school room repertoire and bring up your scholars fulfillment and motivation, you're in for a deal with. a qualified studying group (PLC) is a small team of academics or directors that meets frequently and works among conferences to complete shared targets. PLCs are cars for connecting instructor perform and pupil results, bettering either. approximately this book:Protocols for pro studying is your advisor to supporting PLCs effectively discover any subject. You ll locate step by step directions for imposing sixteen assorted protocols that may be used to ascertain pupil paintings or specialist perform, tackle issues of scholars or between school, and facilitate potent discussions.

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Certifiable: Teaching, Learning, and National Board by David Lustick

By David Lustick

For a person who was once a candidate for nationwide Board certification or can be a candidate sooner or later, Certifiable: educating, studying, and nationwide Board Certification is a must-read e-book. Dr. Lustick (NBCT, 1998 & 2008) explores all features of the certification technique in an obtainable and significant sort. Lustick makes use of his personal huge stories as a technological know-how instructor, nationwide Board candidate, nationwide Board assessor, and academic researcher to supply facts of NBPTS as a chance for pro progress. What are academics studying from nationwide Board certification? Dr. Lustick interviewed greater than one hundred forty academics from forty two states to discover a solution. In a report back to congress, the nationwide study Council defined Dr. Lustick's paintings as certainly one of in basic terms reports 'that objectively evaluated the effect of [certification] on academics' practices.' no matter if a candidate used to be finally pointed out as entire or now not, David Lustick's learn shows that certification deals all applicants an opportunity to enhance their perform. This publication presents academic stakeholders a tremendous source for figuring out NBPTS as a way to enhance instructor caliber in an atmosphere of excessive stakes trying out.

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Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Catholicism by Mary Faulkner, Bob O'Gorman

By Mary Faulkner, Bob O'Gorman

The entire Idiot's advisor To Catholicism explores the world's greatest non secular denomination and brought you to the Catholic perform. It provide you with a brand new method of studying Catholicism, protecting the rituals and logos of the faith, reminiscent of Mass, the Seven Sacraments, and the holy days and their that means. The authors inform you how Catholicism has unfold through the global, its roots, and the way it has grown and adjusted over the process this century. It's a precious instrument for someone drawn to examining--or reexamining--this huge and intricate religion.

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