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Canine communication Titles

A Dog in the House! Experts Offer Advice About Living With (and Loving) Dogs

By Liz Palika

Liz-with-her-Aussies-1This book from award winning author and dog trainer, Liz Palika, answers many of the questions you may have about dog ownership from breed selection to caring for your older dog. A must read for those considering a dog or pup as well as those who already have one and aren’t sure what to do next.

Communication Titles

By Lisa Stefani

Cultural Encounters in Cyberspace: A Workbook For Global Communication

1199054198002883027718This interactive e-book offers activities and virtual travels to other countries via the InternetThe improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others. Locke The goal of this book has two ends:first, to help students better understand global communication by offering specific cultural assignments that send them on virtual travels to other countries via the Internet; secondly to aid teachers in enhancing their student’s understanding of global communication through specific cultural assignments that incorporate Internet technology into their classrooms.

Organization: This book is divided into seven chapters that are common to all global and Intercultural books. It begins with a basic understanding of how and why the world has become a Global Community. From there alternative cultural perspectives on values, history, worldview and family are explored. Then the impact of culture on language and nonverbal behavior is examined. With this background knowledge in hand, the workbook becomes outwardly focused examining the role that culture plays in the learning environment, the business context, and the healthcare setting.

Finally, the book closes with an active and interactive chapter that includes activities designed to encourage you to take your place as a global citizen and to practice your newly learned global communication skills. Assignments Assignments are grouped into three categories: Web Quests, Cultural Profiles, and Favorite Links. Web Quests are cultural assignments that take you to specific places on the Internet to explore cultural components.

The format offers an introduction to the assignment/activity, describes the task in general, offers specific directions in the process section, provides online resources to complete the assignment, gives clear evaluation standards that fit any point scale or percentage grading system, and lastly a conclusion that summarizes the importance of understanding the concept in the assignment.

Cultural Profiles Cultural Profiles introduce/define/explain a cultural concept that is of current importance that directly impacts you or your possible future. You are sent to a website(s) to explore this concept. You will then write a profile of what you discovered as well as how the concept impacts you. Favorite Links Favorite links are websites that offer further information about the chapter content. Participants can use these for further exploration and to aid in the assignments. Teachers can use these to create assignments tailored to their specific class or as a part of classroom instruction.

Global Communication: Interaction Within the Cultural Merge

1199053178057615049943This textbook is generally used in conjunction with a book entitled, “Cultural Encounters in Cyberspace: Virtual Travels and Activities Around the World.” While this book offers you a view of broad cultural foundations that are relatively stable, the Cultural Encounters book applies this cultural infrastructure to the “real” world by allowing you to vicariously, via the Internet, experience the effects of culture through Web Quest assignments that will take you to other cultures.

You will be able to experience the impact of culture on personal relationships, the educational arena, the business environment and the healthcare context. These two books operate hand in hand affording you a dual learning experience. Chapter One, Making Connections, establishes a base for the numerous global connections that are occurring throughout the world. Chapter Two, A Quadratic Theoretical Base, sets the theoretical footings of global communication. From there, we turn our attention to the underpinnings of culture.

Chapter Three, Alternative Perspectives: Values, History, Worldview and Family, provides a look at how different cultures hold different values, how the culture’s history and worldview help establish these values, and how the family, along with other societal institutions transmit these values to their members. Chapter Four, Senders and Receivers, is an exploration of language and nonverbal behaviors and their cultural manifestations

. Chapter Five, The Influence of Culture on Classroom Communication, covers the roots of knowledge acquisition — learning styles — and language diversity and acculturation levels in diverse societies. Chapter Six, Culture’s Impact on Business, offers insight into the significant role that culture plays in the conduct of business around the globe. Chapter Sever, Culture and Health, illustrates the various healthcare traditions that are steeped in cultural beliefs.

Finally, Chapter Eight, Becoming a Global Citizen, Delivers suggestions for improving global communication and transfers the responsibility to act into your individual hands. Hopefully you will apply and act on the information offered in this chapter and throughout this book and take your place as an effective communicator in our global society.

Making Your Point 4th Edition: A Workbook For Effective Public Speaking

1223815029470-1684357860This e-book is designed to facilitate the writing and delivery of effective public speeches.How to Use This Workbook “The improvement of the understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.” (Locke) The goal of this workbook is to aid instructors in enhancing student understanding of oral communication.

The material in this workbook may be modified or adapted to any oral communication course and the information is designed to be serve both instructors and students. Organization This workbook is organized into four chapters. It begins by setting up the foundations and general information for speech preparation. Self-disclosure, audience analysis, and introductory speech exercises acclimate the student to the speech class. A library and Internet overview as well as a website criteria check list guide the students to become discriminating information seekers.

Instructions on source citations and the proper use of APA and MLA styles prepare the students for documenting sources in outline. An outlining exercise allows the students to perfect outlining skills before graded outline assignments. Instructions on note cards, practice, and delivery aid students in transferring the outline to a speech. The remaining chapters of this workbook are designed to facilitate instruction in four major speech assignments; the Supporting Evidence Outline and Speech, the Informative Outline and Speech, the Persuasive Outline and Speech and the Group Discussion.

Each of these chapters provides material to assist in every step of the outline and speech assignments. Instructions for selecting a topic are followed by sample topics. Guidelines for planning each outline and speech are included as well as two sample outlines. Grade sheets are provided for both the outline and the speech. Student evaluation forms are included in each chapter. Good luck with your outlines and speeches. Best regards, Lisa Stefani

Education Titles

From My Bag of Tricks to Yours

By Debra J. Webb

MBOTcover3From My Bag of Tricks to Yours is an indispensible tool for helping teachers teach to improve their learners outcomes. It provides organization and development of instructional practices to help you become the most effective elementary teacher.

On Teaching Well: Using Classroom Instructional Strategies to Increase Your Teaching Effectiveness

By Dee L. Fabry

image002This fundamental approach to engaged secondary education is only $14.95! Price includes 2 downloads – one for your PC, laptop, or Mac and one for your e-reader such as Kindle, Nook, iPad (from same ip address).

Relationship Titles

Now That’s Ridiculous!

By Joanne Sandlin

P1000222(1)This book is a non exhaustive list of 19 things that we do to ourselves that cause self victimization and relational casualties. Lean why we do such things and the communication strategies to combat them.

Human Sexuality Series

By Joanne Sandlin

Understanding Sexual Desire

SDCoverSexual desire is a complex feeling composed of several elements. These elements all interact and result in what is called desire. Learn what these elements are and ways to enhance them.

Talking With Your Sex Partner

SPcoverSometimes it is not easy to talk about sex with your partner. We may joke about sex with friends, gossip about the sex adventures of others, and even brag about our own adventures. But when we have to talk about sex with our partner . . . well, that is another issue. Learn sex talk strategies and ideas for communicating intimacy so that you both can have what you want.

The G-Spot

GcoverWomen can have orgasims in a variety of different ways. Learn about the G-Spot as a source of sexual pleasure.

Keeping it Tight

KTCoverOne of the most important muscles in your body is one you cannot see and may not be aware of, the PC muscle. Learn how to keep the major muscle of the pelvic floor tight for enhanced sexual pleasure.

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