It might be the style of the attack, the geographic location, the position of the body, a scrupulous cover-up – in almost every instance, the offender who thinks he vanished without a trace has in fact left behind a multitude of clues. Profilers apply a range of techniques, from diagnostic evaluations to behavioral evidence analysis, in order to study patterns of behavior that emerge from crime scene investigations. Piece by piece, they build a portrait of the type of person who committed the crime, and it is this profile that helps police find their needle in a haystack, Criminal Profile offers insight into the professional’s casebook, including the most cutting-edge profiling techniques, the origins and limitations of the practice, as well as the way some of history’s most infamous criminals have been caught.
Watch Biff and Chip look after the hens, go on two space adventures with Kipper and find out how Wilf’s dad saves the day!
This Read with Oxford: Biff, Chip and Kipper collection contains two phonics books and two stories for wider reading. There are tips for parents and fun activities throughout the book for you and your child to enjoy together.
Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy the dog are the well-loved characters from Oxford Reading Tree, used in schools around the world. With exciting stories, humorous illustrations, tips for parents and after-reading activities, this series is the perfect companion from your child’s very first steps in phonics all the way to reading independence.
Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully-levelled reading books to build your child’s reading confidence.
n this 2nd edition of Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning, Mike Schmoker extends and updates the case that our schools could be on the cusp of swift, unparalleled improvements. But we are stymied by a systemwide failure to simplify and prioritize; we have yet to focus our limited time and energy on the most essential, widely acknowledged, evidence-based practices that could have more impact than all other initiatives combined. They are: simple, coherent curricula; straightforward, traditional literacy practices; and lessons built around just a few hugely effective elements of good teaching. As Schmoker demonstrates, the case for these practices—and the need for them—has grown prodigiously.
In every chapter, you’ll find late-breaking discoveries and practical advice on how to simplify the implementation of new state standards in the subject areas; on the hidden pitfalls of our most popular, but unproven instructional fads and programs; and on simple, versatile strategies for building curriculum, planning lessons, and integrating literacy into every discipline. All of these strategies and findings are supported with exciting new evidence from actual schools. Their success confirms, as Michael Fullan writes, that a focus on the best “high-leverage practices” won’t only improve student performance; they will produce “stunningly powerful consequences” in our schools.
This bestselling Japanese textbook is a user-friendly guide for beginners designed for use either in a classroom or self-study. It adopts a very different approach from other Japanese books—teaching you the underlying sentence structures and patterns of Japanese along with essential vocabulary and phrases so you can attain basic fluency quickly. The emphasis is on acquiring a working knowledge of simple, often-used Japanese sentences.
This new edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded to reflect the way the language is actually spoken in Japan today. Manga drawings have been added to each dialogue to help with recall. Along with the latest jargon for the internet, social media, cellphones and IT, a bidirectional dictionary is included at the back.