From Master Student to Master Employee,
5th Edition

Dave Ellis

ISBN-13: 9781305500532 | ISBN-10: 1305500539

Copyright 2017

| Published 2016

| 376 pages

List Price USD $124.95


FROM MASTER STUDENT TO MASTER EMPLOYEE improves students' abilities to develop and apply the most relevant skills and strategies to both the classroom and the workplace. Each chapter integrates health content and shows students how to recognize and bring the skills they learn in the classroom, such as time-management, to the workplace. Through tools such as the Kolb Learning Style Inventory (LSI), journal entries, and hands-on activities, students gain a deeper understanding of themselves and learn to continually apply new skills as lifelong learners. The fifth edition includes new learning tools, new technology information, and a new feature with actions students can take in just one minute to make a positive change in their life. With this edition, Cengage's MindTap course brings all of these assets to one place with an integrated technology solution. New for 2021: Empower your students to connect the dots between what they’re learning now and their current or future careers with “How Transferable Are Your Skills?” – a new MindTap activity that challenges students to identify how their personal and academic experiences can help them become career-ready.

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Meet the Authors

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Dave Ellis is a leadership coach, author, educator and philanthropist. A respected lecturer and electrifying workshop leader, he has captivated audiences worldwide since first sharing his principles in 1979. Ellis got started in education in 1976, when he taught junior high school math. After earning a master's degree in mathematics, he taught computer science for six years at National American University, where he became assistant dean of student services. In 1979, he designed a course to improve student retention and then traveled the country for a decade conducting workshops for teachers on ways to improve student retention and test scores. He began training coaches in 1983 and started a public course for coaches in 1993. He puts into practice the principles he teaches, utilizing his remarkable system in his own life. Friends and colleagues often describe him as the happiest person they know with an amazingly wonderful life. He is president of Breakthrough Enterprises, a publishing and consulting company, as well as founder and president of The Brande Foundation, a nonprofit organization offering assistance to organizations working toward world sufficiency, environmental integrity, human rights and personal transformation. Ellis has contributed millions of dollars to the work of his foundation and other organizations. You can visit his website at www.fallingawake.com. Ellis lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Trisha. They have four daughters and six grandchildren.

  • NEW - Two new Power Processes, "Persist" (Chapter 2) and "Embrace the new" (Chapter 8), encourage students to be open to new things that may be unfamiliar and to refine their ability to be both patient and persistent.
  • NEW - Chapter 3: Time is dedicated to the important time-management skills that all students need in the classroom and all employers want in their employees. From numerous strategies for setting and achieving goals, getting organized, and staying on task, students will learn the skills necessary to excel in school and work without feeling overwhelmed.
  • NEW - The Introduction teaches students about five kinds of transferable skills: basic, complex problem, resource management, social, and systems. From the recurring article "Transferable Skills for Your Career," which appears at the end of every chapter, students will learn about skills in all five categories to help them stand out in their courses and the workplace. Discovery, Intention, and Action journal entries within these articles allow students to develop and utilize the skills that will launch them into any number of careers.
  • NEW - FROM MASTER STUDENT TO MASTER EMPLOYEE, 5th Edition, has a deeper career focus in every chapter. Students are shown how skills and strategies presented within the articles apply to both the classroom and the workplace, and they are taught how to hone these skills to become master students and master employees.
  • NEW - Six new Master Student Profiles focus on individuals whose stories are relevant to today’s students. These profiles feature Joshua Williams (Chapter 1), S.L Young (Chapter 3), Matias Manzano (Chapter 4), Teresa Amabile (Chapter 5), Lalita Booth (Chapter 7), and Leo Babauta (Chapter 10).
  • NEW - "Do you have a minute?" boxes in each chapter include specific actions relevant to the chapter or article that students can take to make a positive change in just one minute.
  • JOURNAL ASSIGNMENTS. The Discovery and Intention journal entry system prompts students to explain the whys, whats, and hows of applying the chapter skills to themselves in writing, and offers instructors a more specific and measurable form of journal writing than any other text. Students have an opportunity to reflect on their discoveries while setting a plan for action by writing their intentions.
  • DO YOU HAVE A MINUTE? "Do you have a minute?" boxes throughout the book help students to put the skills they are learning into practice right away -- in one minute or less.
  • DISCOVERY WHEEL. The Discovery Wheel is an activity that makes students think about the kind of person they are and the kind of person that they want to become. Assigned at the outset of the course, this exercise helps students assess their strengths and weaknesses in areas that apply to each chapter of the text. At the end of the course, students will be able to measure their progress by retaking the Discovery Wheel. This popular exercise is available for students to complete in the textbook or online.
  • MASTER STUDENT PROFILES. Master Student Profiles in every chapter are brief articles about a real person who encompasses the qualities of successful students and employees, including S.L. Young (a business owner and author of 13 books), Matias Manzano (a teacher in Florida), and Lalita Booth (a once-homeless student who was accepted to Harvard University Business School).
  • KOLB LEARNING STYLES INVENTORY. The Kolb Learning Styles Inventory (LSI) helps students discover their preferred learning style. While every individual is capable of employing all four modes in the LSI, most people have a preferred way of learning. Students can use their preferred style to find new options for achieving goals, solving problems, listening more fully, speaking more persuasively, and resolving interpersonal conflicts.
  • MASTER STUDENT METACOGNITIVE APPLICATION PROCESS. Each chapter opens with a Master Student Metacognitive Application Process (MAP) that guides students in monitoring thinking and learning. A reasoning model based on the Learning Style Inventory, the map helps students understand why the chapter matters, what is included in the chapter, how they can use the chapter, and what to think about as they read ("What if . . . "). By utilizing the strengths of each learning style, students can implement the monitoring aspect of metacognition so they are aware of their own learning.
  • POWER PROCESSES. Short, unique motivational articles called Power Processes appear in the beginning of every chapter and emphasize success in terms of life skills and behaviors. The Power Process strategies empower students to achieve success not only in their academics but also their work and their lives. Two new Power Processes, "Persist" (Chapter 2) and "Embrace the new" (Chapter 8), encourage students to be open to new things that may be unfamiliar and to refine their ability to be both patient and persistent.

Table of Contents

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Introduction: From Master Student to Master Employee.
1. First Steps.
2. Character.
3. Time.
4. Memory.
5. Reading.
6. Notes.
7. Tests.
8. Creative and Critical Thinking.
9. Communicating and Collaborating.
10. Career and Money Management.

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From Master Student to Master Employee

  • ISBN-10: 1305500539
  • ISBN-13: 9781305500532

Price USD$ 124.95

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