The Affordable Care Act is now a reality, and it holds implications for all Americans. If you don't obtain minimum essential coverage, you'll find yourself penalized when you file a tax return, and there are other rules you need to follow regarding income tax. In this guidebook to understanding the ACA--also known as Obamacare--certified public accountant and insurance agent Joseph A. Gabra walks you through what you need to know to make an informed decision about the costs and benefits of obtaining insurance coverage. There's important information for people trying to make decisions about health care, for insurance agents seeking to provide wise counsel to clients, and for those who are self prepare their own tax return. Learn how to: understand the tax penalty calculation and its exemption; calculate the true cost of health insurance; keep more money in your pocket without breaking any laws. With a glossary of key terms, practical case studies in a question-and-answer format, and key insights about a misunderstood law, this guidebook helps you make critical decisions about some of the most important things in life: your health, the health of your loved ones, and your money.
How can teachers deal with the growing pastoral needs of pupils aged 11-16 in schools?
This critical guide explores the pastoral role which teachers play in schools, and argues that today's schools continue to offer children an invaluable source of support. This guide explores a number of serious pastoral issues, drawing on contemporary research to outline the impact which these issues can have on children aged 11-16 and offering practical strategies for providing support on a whole-school and individual classroom level. Consideration is also given to how schools can use the curriculum proactively to help pupils be more prepared to deal with serious pastoral issues.
Topics dealt with include:
- supporting children who are experiencing separation or divorce
This is the essential guide for those training to teach in the secondary sector and for practicing teachers who have recently taken on pastoral responsibilities.
A volume in Peace Education Series Editors Ian Harris, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Edward J. Brantmeier, James Madison University, and Jing Lin, University of Maryland Committed to teaching for peace and justice, the author brings to life a teaching approach that empowers youth: / to think critically and creatively about historical, current, and future issues, / to care about classmates and neighbors as well as the global community, / to act-locally and globally-for the greater good. Think, Care, Act: Teaching for a Peaceful Future is readable, practical, conversational, and intimate. It will inspire readers to build a just and peaceful world. Think, Care, Act depicts the daily successes and struggles a peace educator undergoes in encouraging students to envision peace and gain tools to build a culture of peace. The author uses three imperatives-think, care, act-to infuse required curricula with peace, character, and multicultural concepts in daily activities throughout the year. Chapters address critical and creative thinking; media and political literacy; compassionate classroom and school climate; explorations of racism, gender issues, civil discourse, global citizenship, war, and peace; and school, community, and global social-action projects. Chapters include rationales, lesson expectations, and classroom "play-by-play." Students' feedback about the impact of lessons is also featured. With its combination of theory and practice Think, Care, Act is unique. It will motivate teachers, education students, and scholars to employ "think, care, act" frameworks to empower students to build a peaceful future.
The pack has been specially written for the A2 course beginning in September 2009 and will help to prepare students for the extra demands of the new specification. Topics 1 to 3 introduce students to moral issues and concepts and how to apply criteria to a range of choices, as required for Unit 3: Ethical reasoning and decision making (F503). Ethical principles and positions are explored gradually over the next two topics as there is a considerable amount of material to absorb. Plenty of practice exercises are provided, with advice and model answers, and then a practice examination paper is supplied so that students can consolidate their learning under timed conditions. Unit 4: Critical reasoning (F504) begins with the analysis of complex arguments in Topic 6, building on students' knowledge of the structure of arguments gained in Units 1 and 2. Rhetorical devices are discussed next and then Topics 8 and 9 are devoted to evaluation skills, focusing on the new area of deductive reasoning and then on assessment of whole strands of argument required by the more holistic approach of A2. Topic 10 provides advice on how to write arguments of greater length and sophistication than at AS. This is followed as before by a practice examination paper and mark scheme. The accompanying free CD-ROM gives teachers the opportunity to present the information sheets in sections as PowerPoints, so students can consider some of the questions posed in a more dynamic, interactive format.
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to win your dream job and be the first in line for a promotion.
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