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Prepared: What Kids Need for a Fulfilled Life
by Diane Tavenner

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English

Pages

306

Publication Date

September 17, 2019

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<b>A blueprint for how parents can stop worrying about their children’s future and start helping them prepare for it, from the cofounder and CEO of one of America’s most innovative public-school networks</b><br /><b> </b><br /><b>“A treasure trove of deeply practical wisdom that accords with everything I know about how children thrive.”—Angela Duckworth, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Grit</i></b><br /><b> </b><br />An educator and mother, Diane Tavenner cofounded the first Summit school in 2003. Summit Public Schools has won national recognition because 99 percent of Summit students get into a four-year college, and Summit students finish college at twice the national average. But in a radical departure from the environments created by the college admissions arms race, Summit students aren’t focused on competing with their classmates for rankings or test scores. Instead, students spend their days solving real-world problems and developing the skills of self-direction, collaboration, and reflection, all of which prepare them to succeed in college, thrive in today’s workplace, and lead a secure and fulfilled life. <br /><br />Today, thousands of educators, tens of thousands of students, and hundreds of schools across thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia have embraced the Summit model. <br /><br />Through personal stories and the hard-earned lessons of Summit’s exceptional team of educators and diverse students, Diane Tavenner shares the underlying learning philosophies and unconventional wisdom that lead to all children being prepared for school and life.<br /><br /><b>Advance praise for <i>Prepared</i></b><br /><br />“In a world filled with lots of parenting advice, <i>Prepared </i>cuts through the noise, offering a no-nonsense guide for raising curious, confident kids. Diane shares the secret sauce behind Summit’s success and how we can make sure that all kids can have the same opportunity.”<b>—Jon Deane, CEO of GreatSchools</b><br /><br /> “<i>Prepared</i> is compelling and actionable. It tells the story of why we all <i>must</i> do this work. We must prepare every child, not allow luck or circumstance to dictate their future—and ours.”<b>—Dr. Priscilla Chan, CEO of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, pediatrician, and mother</b><br /><br />“Diane Tavenner is one of the leading thinkers in education today—her energy and insights are infectious. There is no one better to think big about what kids need, and who can roll up her sleeves to make it happen.”<b>—Sal Khan, founder and CEO of Khan Academy</b>
The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Id...
by , Jonathan Haidt

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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<b>Something is going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and afraid to speak honestly. How did this happen?</b><br />  <br /> First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt show how the new problems on campus have their origins in three terrible ideas that have become increasingly woven into American childhood and education: what doesn’t kill you makes you weaker; always trust your feelings; and life is a battle between good people and evil people. These three Great Untruths are incompatible with basic psychological principles, as well as ancient wisdom from many cultures. They interfere with healthy development. Anyone who embraces these untruths—and the resulting culture of safetyism—is less likely to become an autonomous adult able to navigate the bumpy road of life. <br />  <br /> Lukianoff and Haidt investigate the many social trends that have intersected to produce these untruths. They situate the conflicts on campus in the context of America’s rapidly rising political polarization, including a rise in hate crimes and off-campus provocation. They explore changes in childhood including the rise of fearful parenting, the decline of unsupervised play, and the new world of social media that has engulfed teenagers in the last decade. <br />  <br /> This is a book for anyone who is confused by what is happening on college campuses today, or has children, or is concerned about the growing inability of Americans to live, work, and cooperate across party lines.
The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Fina...
by Dave Ramsey

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

September 17, 2013

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<p><strong>New York Times best seller! More than five million copies sold!*</strong></p><p><strong>You CAN take control of your money. Build up your money muscles with America’s favorite finance coach.</strong></p><p>Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There’s one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that’s with <em>The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition.</em></p><p>By now, you’ve heard all the nutty get-rich-quick schemes, the fiscal diet fads that leave you with a lot of kooky ideas but not a penny in your pocket. Hey, if you’re tired of the lies and sick of the false promises, take a look at this—it’s the simplest, most straightforward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it’s based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies. With <em>The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition, </em>you’ll be able to: </p><ul><li>Design a sure-fire plan for paying off all debt—meaning cars, houses, everything</li><li>Recognize the 10 most dangerous money myths (these will kill you)</li><li>Secure a big, fat nest egg for emergencies and retirement!</li></ul><p> </p><p>Includes new, expanded “Dave Rants” sidebars tackle marriage conflict, college debt, and more. All-new forms and back-of-the-book resources to make Total Money Makeover a reality.</p><p> </p><p>Dive deeper into Dave’s game plan with <em>The Total Money Makeover Workbook: Classic Edition</em>. <em>The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition </em>is also available in Spanish, transformación total de su dinero.</p>
Point Count: From Image to Influence
by , David Corbin

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English

Pages

139

Publication Date

December 20, 2017

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Based on direct conversations between our Founding Fathers, there are clear qualities, characteristics and skills associated with the small minority of people who greatly influence the majority. Influencers rule every aspect of life. And life, at its most basic core, is every individual on the planet keeping score on every individual with whom they have any form of contact. Whether done at the conscious or sub-conscious level, it is the core of determining every aspect of relationship. Your score, as evaluated by any other human being determines the nature of your relationship and the degree of influence you will have over them. The same thing is happening in reverse, with you “scoring them”. There are many Point Count criteria that you have no control over such as the statistics on the effect of a person's height. POINT COUNT teaches you how to maximize your score in all those areas that you have total control over; learnable, practicable, develop-able skills. Read it, and put it into practice, and your PointCount and your influence will soar.
Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County: A Family, a Vi...
by Kristen Green

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English

Pages

349

Publication Date

June 09, 2015

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<p><em>NEW YORK TIMES</em> BESTSELLER</p><p>Combining hard-hitting investigative journalism and a sweeping family narrative, this provocative true story reveals a little-known chapter of American history: the period after the <em>Brown v. Board of Education</em> decision when one Virginia school system refused to integrate.</p><p>In the wake of the Supreme Court’s unanimous <em>Brown v. Board of Education</em> decision, Virginia’s Prince Edward County refused to obey the law. Rather than desegregate, the county closed its public schools, locking and chaining the doors. The community’s white leaders quickly established a private academy, commandeering supplies from the shuttered public schools to use in their all-white classrooms. Meanwhile, black parents had few options: keep their kids at home, move across county lines, or send them to live with relatives in other states. For five years, the schools remained closed.</p><p>Kristen Green, a longtime newspaper reporter, grew up in Farmville and attended Prince Edward Academy, which did not admit black students until 1986. In her journey to uncover what happened in her hometown before she was born, Green tells the stories of families divided by the school closures and of 1,700 black children denied an education. As she peels back the layers of this haunting period in our nation’s past, her own family’s role—no less complex and painful—comes to light.</p><p>At once gripping, enlightening, and deeply moving, <em>Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County </em>is a dramatic chronicle that explores our troubled racial past and its reverberations today, and a timeless story about compassion, forgiveness, and the meaning of home.</p>
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
by Angela Duckworth

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English

Pages

353

Publication Date

May 03, 2016

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<b>In this instant <i>New York Times </i>bestseller, Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” “Inspiration for non-geniuses everywhere” (<i>People</i>).</b><br /><br />The daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Angela Duckworth is now a celebrated researcher and professor. It was her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience that led to her hypothesis about what really drives success: not genius, but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.<br /> <br /> In <i>Grit</i>, she takes us into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers—from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to <i>New Yorker</i> cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.<br /> <br /> “Duckworth’s ideas about the cultivation of tenacity have clearly changed some lives for the better” (<i>The New York Times Book Review</i>). Among <i>Grit</i>’s most valuable insights: any effort you make ultimately counts <i>twice </i>toward your goal; grit can be <i>learned</i>, regardless of IQ or circumstances; when it comes to child-rearing, neither a warm embrace nor high standards will work by themselves; how to trigger lifelong interest; the magic of the Hard Thing Rule; and so much more. Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, <i>Grit</i> is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how<i> that</i>—not talent or luck—makes all the difference. This is “a fascinating tour of the psychological research on success” (<i>The Wall Street Journal)</i>.
Neuro-Discipline: Everyday Neuroscience for Self-Discipline, Focu...
by Peter Hollins

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English

Pages

229

Publication Date

October 18, 2019

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<h2><b>Control your brain so it doesn’t control you. A science-based approach to getting things done and avoiding laziness and procrastination.</b></h2><br />Our brains are not wired for goal achievement. They are wired only for speed, survival, and the present moment. It’s time to defeat this primal tendency and make self-discipline your new normal.<br /><br /><h2><b>Stop leaving tasks unstarted and/or unfinished. You’re better than that.</b></h2><br /><u><b>Neuro-Discipline</b></u> tells the tale of two battling brains, and why we are predisposed to laziness and energy conservation. Time after time, we take the path of least resistance to our detriment. The key to beating this is understanding the brain’s imperatives and working with them. <u><b>Neuro-Discipline</b></u> is your layperson’s guide to self-discipline success - just enough biology and psychology to give important context, while ensuring that you don’t get stuck in the minutiae. <br /><br /><h2><b>This isn’t a textbook; it has over 20 actionable tips you can use TODAY.</b></h2><br />Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author. He has worked with dozens of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.<br /><br /><h2><b>Learn to beat your temptations, excuses, and weaknesses.</b></h2><br />•Learn about the two brains and the two versions of you that are always locked in battle.<br />•<b>How to trick the brain for action and productivity without working against it.</b><br />•The role of dopamine and how we can simulate it for our own purposes.<br />•<b>How to talk to yourself and design your environment to stay on track.</b><br />•Reframing excuses and dissecting your emotional reactions.<br />•<b>How to create a calm mind for ruthless execution. </b><br /><br /><h2><b>Discomfort, boredom, frustration, and laziness are temporary. Self-discipline is forever.</b></h2><br />We aren’t meant to lie in bed and relax. We are meant to pursue our goals and find satisfaction and fulfillment. Along the way, self-discipline is the most required ingredient. The ability to do unpleasant and uncomfortable things is what determines how our lives play out. How will you live your life?<br /><br /><h1>Take control of your life by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page.</h1><br /><br />This is the third book in the “Live a Disciplined Life” series, as listed below:<br /><br />1.The Science of Self-Discipline: The Willpower, Mental Toughness, and Self-Control to Resist Temptation and Achieve Your Goals <br />2.Finish What You Start: The Art of Following Through, Taking Action, Executing, & Self-Discipline<br />3.Neuro-Discipline: Everyday Neuroscience for Self-Discipline, Focus, and Defeating Your Brain’s Impulsive and Distracted Nature<br />4.Mind Over Matter: The Self-Discipline to Execute Without Excuses, Control Your Impulses, and Keep Going When You Want to Give Up<br />
Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World
by Maryanne Wolf

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English

Pages

277

Publication Date

August 14, 2018

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<p><strong>The author of the acclaimed <em>Proust and the Squid</em> follows up with a lively, ambitious, and deeply informative book that considers the future of the reading brain and our capacity for critical thinking, empathy, and reflection as we become increasingly dependent on digital technologies.</strong><br /></p><p>A decade ago, Maryanne Wolf’s <em>Proust and the Squid</em> revealed what we know about how the brain learns to read and how reading changes the way we think and feel. Since then, the ways we process written language have changed dramatically with many concerned about both their own changes and that of children. New research on the reading brain chronicles these changes in the brains of children and adults as they learn to read while immersed in a digitally dominated medium.</p><p>Drawing deeply on this research, this book comprises a series of letters Wolf writes to us—her beloved readers—to describe her concerns and her hopes about what is happening to the reading brain as it unavoidably changes to adapt to digital mediums. Wolf raises difficult questions, including:</p><ul><li>Will children learn to incorporate the full range of "deep reading" processes that are at the core of the expert reading brain?</li><li>Will the mix of a seemingly infinite set of distractions for children’s attention and their quick access to immediate, voluminous information alter their ability to think for themselves?</li><li>With information at their fingertips, will the next generation learn to build their own storehouse of knowledge, which could impede the ability to make analogies and draw inferences from what they know?</li><li>Will all these influences, in turn, change the formation in children and the use in adults of "slower" cognitive processes like critical thinking, personal reflection, imagination, and empathy that comprise deep reading and that influence both how we think and how we live our lives?</li><li>Will the chain of digital influences ultimately influence the use of the critical analytical and empathic capacities necessary for a democratic society?</li><li>How can we preserve deep reading processes in future iterations of the reading brain?</li><li>Who are the "good readers" of every epoch?</li></ul><p>Concerns about attention span, critical reasoning, and over-reliance on technology are never just about children—Wolf herself has found that, though she is a reading expert, her ability to read deeply has been impacted as she has become, inevitably, increasingly dependent on screens.</p><p>Wolf draws on neuroscience, literature, education, technology, and philosophy and blends historical, literary, and scientific facts with down-to-earth examples and warm anecdotes to illuminate complex ideas that culminate in a proposal for a biliterate reading brain. Provocative and intriguing, <em>Reader, Come Home</em> is a roadmap that provides a cautionary but hopeful perspective on the impact of technology on our brains and our most essential intellectual capacities—and what this could mean for our future.</p>
Endless Energy: A Blueprint for Productivity, Focus, and Self-Dis...
by Peter Hollins

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English

Pages

214

Publication Date

November 23, 2019

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<h2><b>All of your best intentions will fail without the energy to execute them. Become more energetic: biologically and psychologically.</b></h2><br />Want to create new habits? Become more disciplined? Change your life in any way whatsoever? Strategy comes later. First and foremost, you need the energy to take these challenges on. Learn to become your own battery.<br /><br /><h2><b>Fix fatigue, laziness, apathy, and sloth.</b></h2><br /><b><u>Endless Energy</u></b> is a guide to becoming insanely energetic. It addresses what drains you, what energizes you, and everything in between. It goes deep into the psychology and physiology of energy to make sure that symptoms as well as root causes are addressed. In the end, you will have all the tools to jumpstart your life in any direction you choose.<br /><br /><h2><b>Biohack the science of high energy and productivity.</b></h2> <br />Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author. He has worked with dozens of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.<br /><br /><h2><b>Long-term and short-term solutions for instant energy to accomplish your goals.</b></h2><br />•One energy pyramid to rule them all.<br />•<b>Diagnose the emotional, psychological, and biological costs to your energy.</b><br />•Understand cellular biology and how it impacts your energy.<br />•<B>How to institute a diet and sleep routine that helps you.</b><br />•How to optimize your work schedule and other tips for energy management.<br />•<b>Why coffee and caffeine are not the answer.</b><br /><br /><H2><b>Stop struggling in vain and address what really matters: your energy levels. Wake up and start seizing your life by scrolling up and clicking the BUY NOW BUTTON.</b></h2><br /><br />This is the second book in the “Think Smarter, Not Harder” series as listed below:<br /><br />1.Build a Better Brain: Using Everyday Neuroscience to Train Your Brain for Motivation, Discipline, Courage, and Mental Sharpness <br />2.Endless Energy: A Blueprint for Productivity, Focus, and Self-Discipline - for the Perpetually Tired and Lazy<br />3.Think Like Sherlock: Creatively Solve Problems, Think with Clarity, Make Insightful Observations & Deductions, and Develop Quick & Accurate Instincts <br />4.The Science of Intelligent Decision Making: An Actionable Guide to Clearer Thinking, Destroying Indecision, Improving Insight, & Making Complex Decisions with Speed and Confidence<br />5.Think Like da Vinci: Practical Everyday Creativity for Idea Generation, New Perspectives, and Innovative Thinking<br /><br />
The Montessori Toddler: A Parent's Guide to Raising a Curious and...
by Simone Davies

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

March 19, 2019

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<b>Turn your home into a Montessori home—and become a more mindful, attentive, and easygoing parent.</b><br /><br /> It’s time to change the way we see toddlers. Using the principles developed by the educator Dr. Maria Montessori, Simone Davies shows how to turn life with a “terrible two” into a mutually rich and rewarding time of curiosity, learning, respect, and discovery.<br /><br /> With hundreds of practical ideas for every aspect of living with a toddler, here are five principles for feeding your child’s natural curiosity, from “Trust in the child” to “Fostering a sense of wonder.” Step-by-step ways to cultivate daily routines with ease, like brushing teeth, toilet-training, dealing with siblings, losing the pacifier. Plus learn how to: <ul><li>Stay composed when your toddler is not and set limits with love and respect—without resorting to bribes or punishment</li><li>Set up your home and get rid of the chaos</li><li>Create Montessori activities that are just right for your one-to-three-year-old</li><li>Raise an inquisitive learner who loves exploring the world around them</li><li>See the world through your toddler’s eyes and be surprised and delighted by their perspective</li><li>Be your child’s guide—and truly celebrate every stage</li></ul>

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