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From Master Student to Master Employee / Edition 3 available in Paperback
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Now in its Third Edition, FROM MASTER STUDENT TO MASTER EMPLOYEE will help today's students develop core skills to excel in the classroom and in the workplace. The purpose of this book is to build two kinds of bridges between the classroom experiences and career. One is the bridge of skills--the ability to perform tasks that are valued by employers. Second is the bridge of learning--the ability to update skills and acquire new ones as a lifelong learner. FROM MASTER STUDENT TO MASTER EMPLOYEE helps your students discover what skills they already have, what skills they already use in school are most applicable to the workplace, and how best to apply them. The Third Edition focuses on transferable skills that promote success in the classroom and in a global, knowledge-based economy. Tools like the Discovery Wheel, Discovery and Intention Journal, Power Process articles, Master Student Profiles, and the Kolb Learning Style Inventory (LSI) deepen students' knowledge of themselves and the world around them. Enhancements include new chapters on Memory and Health; additional coverage of online and adult learning throughout the text; new Master Employees in Action; and a new end of chapter feature titled Focus on Transferable Skills.
About the Author
Dave Ellis is a leadership coach, author, educator, and philanthropist. He is a respected lecturer and electrifying workshop leader who 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 getting 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. From Master Student to Master Employee is based on Ellis's best-selling textbook Becoming a Master Student. He puts into practice the principles he teaches, utilizing his remarkable system in his own life. His 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 to other organizations. You can visit Ellis's website at http://www.daveellisleadership.com. Dave Ellis resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Trisha. Together they have four daughters and four grandchildren.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION: MASTERING TRANSITIONS. Master Student Map. From master student to master employee. Critical Thinking Exercise 1: Textbook reconnaissance. This book is worthless--if you just read it. Get the most out of this book. Critical Thinking Exercise 2: Commitment. Link to the Work World. The Discovery and Intention Journal Entry system. Discovery and Intention Statement guidelines. Journal Entry 1: Discovery Statement. The value of higher education. Make the transition to higher education. Leading the way -- succeeding as a first-generation student. Connect to resources. Succeeding in higher education--at any age. Journal Entry 2: Discovery Statement. Power Processes: User Guide. Power Process: Discover what you want. 1. FIRST STEPS. Master Student Map. First Step: Truth is a key to mastery. Journal Entry 3: Discovery/Intention Statement. Critical Thinking Exercise 3: Taking the First Step Critical Thinking Exercise 4: The Discovery Wheel. Journal Entry 4: Discovery/Intention Statement. Learning styles: Discovering how you learn. Learning Style Inventory. Take a snapshot of your learning styles. Scoring your Inventory. Learning styles across the curriculum. Learning Style Graph. Returning to the big picture about learning styles. Balancing your preferences. Using your learning style profile to succeed. Claim your multiple intelligences. Learning by seeing hearing, and moving: The VAK system. The Master Student. Motivation. Ways to change a habit. Critical Thinking Exercise 5: Demonstrating Mastery. Master Student Profiles. Power Process: Ideas are tools. Career Application. Quiz. Focus on Transferable Skills. Master Student Profile: Jerry Yang. 2. CAREERS. Master Student Map. Choosing who you want to be. Journal Entry 6: Discovery/Intention Statement. You've got a world of choices. The world of work: An overview. Jumpstart your education with transferable skills. 100 transferable skills. Critical Thinking Exercise 6: Inventory your skills. Critical Thinking Exercise 7: Use informal ways to discover yourself Ways to learn about careers. Critical Thinking Exercise 8: Dig out the "life story" of a product. Create your career. Critical Thinking Exercise 9: Create a support team. Critical Thinking Exercise 10: Brainstorm career options. Sample formats for career plans. Critical Thinking Exercise 11: Choose your career--now. Gearing up for a global economy. Explore vocational assessments. Testing your career plan--jump into the job market. Gaining experience as an intern. Service learning: Career planning as contribution. Choosing your major. Critical Thinking Exercise 13: Make a trial choice of major. Journal Entry 7: Discovery/Intention Statement. Power Process: Love your problems (and experience your barriers). Career Application. Quiz. Focus on Transferable Skills. Master Student Profile: Lisa Price. 3. TIME. Master Student Map. You've got the time. Journal Entry 8: Discovery/Intention Statement. Critical Thinking Exercise 14: The Time Monitor/Time Plan process. Journal Entry 9: Discovery Statement. Setting and achieving goals. Critical Thinking Exercise 12: Get real with your goals. The ABC daily to-do list. Critical Thinking Exercise 15: Choose strategies to manage time and tasks. Stop procrastination now. 25 ways to get the most out of now Organizing time and tasks at work. Beyond time management: Staying focused on what matters. Critical Thinking Exercise 16: Master monthly calendar. Gearing up: Using a long-term planner. Power Process: Be here now. Career Application. Quiz. Focus on Transferable Skills. Master Student Profile: Richard Anderson. 4. MEMORY. Master Student Map. Take your memory out of the closet. Journal Entry 8: Discovery/Intention Statement. The memory jungle. Memory techniques. Critical Thinking Exercise: Remembering your car keys--or anything else. Mnemonic devices. Critical Thinking Exercise: Get creative. Critical Thinking Exercise: Move from problems to solutions. Power Process: Love your problems [and experience your barriers]. Career Application. Chapter 3 Quiz. Focus on Transferable Skills. Master Student Profile: Scott Heiferman. 5. READING. Master Student Map. Muscle Reading. Journal Entry 10: Discovery/Intention Statement. How Muscle Reading works. Phase 1: Before you read. Phase 2: While you read. Phase 3: After you read. When reading is tough. Building your vocabulary. Reading fast. Critical Thinking Exercise 17: Relax. Becoming an online learner. Gaining information literacy English as a second language. Reading with children underfoot. Critical Thinking Exercise 18: Revisit your goals. Power Process: Notice your pictures and let them go. Career. Application. Quiz. Focus on Transferable Skills. Master Student Profile: Bert and John Jacobs. 6. NOTES. Master Student Map. The note-taking process flows. Observe. Record. Review. Journal Entry 11: Discovery Statement. Observe, record and review at work. Get to the bones of your book with concept maps. Journal Entry 14: Discovery/Intention Statement. Taking notes while reading. Enroll your instructor in your education. When a speaker talks fast Journal Entry 15: Discovery/Intention Statement. Critical Thinking Exercise 19: Television note taking. Power Process: I create it all. Career Application. Quiz. Focus on Transferable Skills. Master Student Profile: Faye Wattleton. 7. TESTS. Master Student Map. Disarm tests. Journal Entry 16: Discovery/Intention Statement. What to do before the test. Ways to predict test questions. Cooperative learning: Working in teams. Journal Entry 17: Intention Statement. What to do during the test. The test isn't over until . . . Let go of test anxiety. Critical Thinking Exercise 21: 20 things I like to do. Journal Entry 18: Discovery/Intention Statement, 200. Journal Entry 19: Discovery Statement. Getting ready for math tests. Exercise 19: Use learning styles for math success Make performance reviews work for you. Journal Entry 20: Intention Statement. Celebrate mistakes. Power Process: Detach. Career Application. Quiz. Focus on Transferable Skills. Master Student Profile: Al Gore. 8. THINKING. Master Student Map. Critical thinking: A survival skill. Journal Entry 21: Discovery/Intention Statement. Becoming a critical thinker. Attitudes, affirmations, and visualizations. Critical Thinking Exercise 22: Reprogram your attitude. Ways to create ideas. Critical Thinking Exercise 25: Fix-the-world brainstorm. Uncovering assumptions. Ways to fool yourself: Common mistakes in logic. Critical Thinking Exercise: Explore emotional reactions. Think critically about information on the Internet. Critical Thinking Exercise 23. Overcome stereotypes with critical thinking. Critical Thinking Exercise 24: Examine assumptions about diversity. Gaining skill at decision making. Four ways to solve problems. Define your values. Making ethical decisions. Power Process: Find a bigger problem. Career Application. Quiz. Focus on Transferable Skills. Master Student Profile: Irshad Manji. 9. COMMUNICATING. Master Student Map. Communicating in a diverse world. Journal Entry 22: Discovery/Intention Statement. Choosing to listen. Choosing to speak. Journal Entry 25: Discovery/Intention Statement. Thriving with diversity. Developing emotional intelligence Managing conflict. Critical Thinking Exercise 26: Write an "I" message. Join a diverse workplace. Critical Thinking Exercise 28: V.I.P.S [Very Important Persons]. Create high-performing teams. Three paths to clear writing. Mastering public speaking. Safe social networking. Power Process: Employ your word. Career Application. Quiz. Focus on Transferable Skills. Master Student Profile: Cesar Chavez. 10. MONEY. Master Student Map. Three paths to financial freedom. Journal Entry 24: Discovery/Intention Statement. Critical Thinking Exercise: The Money Monitor. Critical Thinking Exercise: The No-Fear Budget. Make more money. Spend less money. Critical Thinking Exercise 30: Show me the money. Journal Entry 25: Discovery/Intention Statement. Take charge of your credit. You can pay for school. Using technology to manage money. Critical Thinking Exercise 32: Education by the hour. Practicing money skills at work. Power Process: Risk being a fool. Career Application. Quiz. Focus on Transferable Skills. Master Student Profile: Kat James. 11. HEALTH. Master Student Map. Wake up to health. Journal Entry 34: Discovery Statement. Choose your fuel. Choose to exercise. Choose freedom from stress. Living in balance. Choose to stay safe. Critical Thinking Exercise: Addiction: How do I know . . .? From dependence to recovery. Power Process: Surrender. Career Application. Chapter Quiz. Focus on Transferable Skills. Master Student Profile: Randy Pausch. 12. WORKING. Master Student Map. The master employee. Journal Entry 26: Discovery/Intention Statement. Use power tools for finding work. Critical Thinking Exercise 32: Rehearse your job search. Tell everyone you know: The art of networking. Write a resume that gets noticed in the digital world. Sample resumes. Sell your resume with an effective cover letter. Sample cover letters. Use interviews to hire yourself an employer. Critical Thinking Exercise 36: Practice answering and asking interview questions. Finding work in a tough job market. Succeeding as a new employee. Learning on the job. Working with a mentor Adapting to styles in the workplace. Dealing with sexism and sexual harassment. Loving your next job. Leadership in a diverse world. Journal Entry 27: Discovery/Intention Statement. Critical Thinking Exercise 34: Discovery Wheel--coming full circle. Journal Entry 28: Discovery/Intention Statement. Keep your career plan alive. Critical Thinking Exercise 35: Translate your career goals into action. Critical Thinking Exercise 36: Create your next semester. Journal Entry 29: Discovery/Intention Statement 341. Power Process: Be it. Career Application. Quiz. Focus on Transferable SkillsMaster Student Profile: Ruth Handler.