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The Wild Card: 7 Steps to an Educator's Creative Breakthrough
by , Hope King

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

January 07, 2018

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Experience a Creative Breakthrough in Your Classroom<br /> <br />Have you ever wished you were more creative… or that your students were more engaged in your lessons? The Wild Card is your step-by-step guide to experiencing a creative breakthrough in your classroom with your students. Even if you’ve never painted a portrait or written a poem, you can create unforgettable lessons that help your learners retain content.<br />In this book, Wade and Hope King show you how to draw on your authentic self—your past experiences, personality quirks, interests, hobbies, and strengths—to deliver your content creatively. The seven steps in The Wild Card will give you the knowledge and the confidence to bring creative teaching strategies into your classroom. You’ll learn...<br />* Why the deck is not stacked against you, no matter what kind of hand you’ve been dealt<br />* Why you should never listen to the Joker<br />* How to identify the “Ace up your sleeve” and use it to create classroom magic<br />* How to apply the “Rules of Rigor” in order to fuse creativity with learning<br />* How to become the Wild Card that changes the game for your students<br /><br />“This book is a teacher wonderland of ideas, inspiration, and mind-blowing magic.” —Ron Clark, New York Times bestselling author and cofounder, Ron Clark Academy <br /><br /> “Hope and Wade provide powerful, proven, practical steps to discovering the creativity inside of us all.” —Kim Bearden, cofounder and executive director, Ron Clark Academy, author of LA Times bestselling Crash Course<br /><br />“Wade and Hope King challenge, equip, and emPOWER you to create lessons that bring light (not dread) to your students’ eyes.” —Jason David Frank, actor, Power Ranger, and eighth-degree black belt martial artist<br /><br />“These pages are full of real-life stories that will pull you in and challenge you to your core.” —Amy Lemons, educator and blogger<br /> <br />SetTheStageToEngage.com<br />
The Case against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste o...
by Bryan Caplan

Language

English

Pages

399

Publication Date

January 16, 2018

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<p><b>Why we need to stop wasting public funds on education</b></p><p>Despite being immensely popular--and immensely lucrative—education is grossly overrated. In this explosive book, Bryan Caplan argues that the primary function of education is not to enhance students' skill but to certify their intelligence, work ethic, and conformity—in other words, to signal the qualities of a good employee. Learn why students hunt for easy As and casually forget most of what they learn after the final exam, why decades of growing access to education have not resulted in better jobs for the average worker but instead in runaway credential inflation, how employers reward workers for costly schooling they rarely if ever use, and why cutting education spending is the best remedy.</p><p>Caplan draws on the latest social science to show how the labor market values grades over knowledge, and why the more education your rivals have, the more you need to impress employers. He explains why graduation is our society's top conformity signal, and why even the most useless degrees can certify employability. He advocates two major policy responses. The first is educational austerity. Government needs to sharply cut education funding to curb this wasteful rat race. The second is more vocational education, because practical skills are more socially valuable than teaching students how to outshine their peers.</p><p>Romantic notions about education being "good for the soul" must yield to careful research and common sense—<i>The Case against Education</i> points the way.</p>
Off the Charts: The Hidden Lives and Lessons of American Child Pr...
by Ann Hulbert

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

January 09, 2018

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<b>From the author of the widely praised <i>Raising America</i>--a compelling exploration of child genius told through the gripping stories of fifteen exceptionally gifted boys and girls, from a math wonder a century ago to young jazz and classical piano virtuosos today. A thought-provoking book for a time when parents anxiously aspire to raise "super children" and experts worry the nation is wasting the brilliant young minds it needs.</b> <br /><br />Ann Hulbert examines the lives of children whose rare accomplishments have raised hopes about untapped human potential and questions about how best to nurture it. She probes the changing role of parents and teachers, as well as of psychologists and a curious press. Above all, she delves into the feelings of the prodigies themselves, who push back against adults more as the decades proceed. Among the children are the math genius Norbert Wiener, founder of cybernetics, a Harvard graduate student at age fifteen; two girls, a poet and a novelist, whose published work stirred debate in the 1920s; the movie superstar Shirley Temple and the African American pianist and composer Philippa Schuyler; the chess champion Bobby Fischer; computer pioneers and autistic "prodigious savants"; and musical prodigies, present and past. <i>Off the Charts</i> also tells the surprising inside stories of Lewis Terman's prewar study of high-IQ children and of the postwar talent search begun at Johns Hopkins, and discovers what Tiger Mom Amy Chua really has to tell us. But in these moving stories, it is the children who deliver the most important messages.
Go Go Yoga for Kids: Yoga Lessons for Children
by Sara J. Weis

Language

English

Pages

143

Publication Date

January 14, 2018

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If you are looking for ways to effectively teach yoga to children and increase their mindfulness, self-confidence, stress management, and self-control, Go Go Yoga for Kids: Yoga Lessons for Children provides all the tools and resources you will need. Parents, teachers, children’s yoga instructors, counselors, and health care professionals will find this guide introduces yoga to children at a whole new level. <br /><br />Go Go Yoga for Kids: Yoga Lessons for Children includes:<br /><br />•    Benefits of yoga for children<br />•    Secrets to teaching yoga to children<br />•    Breathing exercises that can help kids become calm and relaxed<br />•    Over 150 fun and creative yoga games, activities, and challenges for all ages<br />•    Kids yoga lesson planning guides and templates<br />•    35 ready-to-use unique yoga lesson plans that engage kids from the start<br />•    The best yoga props and how to easily use them with children<br />•    Ways to build mindfulness through meditation and mantras<br />•    Yoga pose illustrations<br />•    Suggestions of read-aloud books and ways to incorporate yoga and movement<br />•    Quick and Easy No-Time-To-Plan Kids Yoga Lesson Plans<br />•    Downloadable yoga bingo cards<br /><br />This book details everything in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step format that will help you successfully teach yoga to kids of all ages. Go Go Yoga for Kids: Yoga Lessons for Children is the resource you will need to inspire children in life-long healthy ways.
The Science of Accelerated Learning: Advanced Strategies for Quic...
by Peter Hollins

Language

English

Pages

220

Publication Date

December 01, 2017

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<h2><u>Make learning: painless, exciting, habitual, and self-motivating</u>. Absorb info like a <b>human sponge</b>.</h2><br /><b>We’ve never been taught how to learn, and that’s a shame. This book is the key to reversing all the misconceptions you have and making learning fun again.</b><br /><br /><h2>Scientifically-proven, step-by-step methods for effective learning.</h2><br /><b><u>The Science of Accelerated Learning</u></b> is not a textbook - it’s a guidebook for your journeys in learning. It will show you the most effective methods, the pitfalls we must avoid, and the habits we must cultivate. This book is highly organized and addresses all phases of the learning process, from creating a positive environment, to the biological basis of memory, to learning theories, and more. <i>It borrows from multiple scientific disciplines to present comprehensive techniques to simply learn more, faster.</i><br /><br /><h2>Master your approach and save countless hours.</h2> <br /><i>Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author.</i> He has worked with a multitude of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.<br /><br /><h2>Smarter, faster, and better ways to achieve expertise.</h2><br />•The physical and psychological pre-conditions to effective learning.<br />•<b>How our memory works and how to make it work for you.</b><br />•The learning techniques that work - with evidence.<br />•<b>How to never need to cram again.</b><br /><br /><h2>Tame distractions and procrastination through specialized habits.</h2> <br />•Why Einstein loved to play violin while working.<br />•<b>The learning mistakes you are probably committing right now.</b><br />•Steps to building true expertise.<br />•<b>How to teach effectively, and teach to learn.</b><br /><br /><h2>Outpace others, beat the competition, and get where you want to go in record time.</h2><br /><b>Learning to learn is one of the most valuable skills you will ever possess because it unlocks everything you want in life.</b> You will achieve: better grades, better work product, better relationships, more enjoyable hobbies, and each day you will grow closer to the life you truly want. <br /><br />It unlocks the paths you can take, and it unlocks the happiness you can potentially feel. <b>Learning is growing, and life without growing is not a life worth living.</b><br /><br /><h1><u>Save your valuable time by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page.</u></h1><br />
The Whole Truth & Nothing But the Truth, So Help Me Teachers!
by , Carole Cramer-Banks

Language

English

Pages

135

Publication Date

January 15, 2018

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Who will be the voice of Truth in a world where jobs are few and low-paying? Who will boldly say, “I am not getting the proper resources to do my job, yet everyone expects me to perform at the highest level with the lowest support.” Education has become the dumping ground for all of society’s issues. Teachers are the lowest paid yet responsible for our most precious resources: humans.<br /><br />In this riveting, authentic and timely anthology, eleven courageous educators come together to share their truths in and outside of the classroom. Teachers are people too. They have lives too. They have demands as well. But as a nation, their truths are often hidden, pushed aside, forgotten about and ignored. <br /><br />Here’s the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth: our future, our education, our economic system, our world depends on the education system. And teachers are the nucleus of this system that produces engineers, doctors, lawyers, soldiers, professors, and any and every other profession that keeps this world operational. It is high time for us as a society to pay homage to those who literally give their all and their last for the sake and safety of our children.<br /><br />Hear our truth. Hear our pain. Hear our voice. Hear our cry. We are Teachers. We are You. You are Us. And together, we can heal nations. Only if and when we tell the TRUTH.
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
by Angela Duckworth

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

May 03, 2016

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In this instant <i>New York Times </i>bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”<BR><BR>Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Duckworth, now a celebrated researcher and professor, describes her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not “genius” but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.<BR> <BR>In <i>Grit</i>, she takes readers 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 New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.<BR> <BR>Among <i>Grit</i>’s most valuable insights:<BR> <BR> *Why any effort you make ultimately counts twice toward your goal<BR> *How grit can be learned, regardless of I.Q. or circumstances<BR> *How lifelong interest is triggered<BR> *How much of optimal practice is suffering and how much ecstasy<BR> *Which is better for your child—a warm embrace or high standards<BR> *The magic of the Hard Thing Rule<BR> <BR>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 that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference.
Waking Up White: and Finding Myself in the Story of Race
by Debby Irving

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

January 16, 2014

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Waking Up White is the book Irving wishes someone had handed her decades ago. By sharing her sometimes cringe-worthy struggle to understand racism and racial tensions, she offers a fresh perspective on bias, stereotypes, manners, and tolerance. As Irving unpacks her own long-held beliefs about colorblindness, being a good person, and wanting to help people of color, she reveals how each of these well-intentioned mindsets actually perpetuated her ill-conceived ideas about race. She also explains why and how she's changed the way she talks about racism, works in racially mixed groups, and understands the antiracism movement as a whole. Exercises at the end of each chapter prompt readers to explore their own racialized ideas. Waking Up White's personal narrative is designed to work well as a rapid read, a book group book, or support reading for courses exploring racial and cultural issues.
The True Story of Fake News: How Mainstream Media Manipulates Mil...
by Mark Dice

Language

English

Pages

332

Publication Date

November 02, 2017

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Is fake news being spread through social media as part of an information war? Are political operatives publishing disinformation to smear the opposition and help their own agendas? Who creates fake news, how does it spread, and can it be stopped? <br /><br />What are the real world effects of fake news stories that go viral? Did it affect the outcome of the 2016 presidential election? Or is ‘fake news’ a fake problem, designed to justify tighter control over the mechanisms of sharing information online to drive audiences back to brand name media outlets because their audiences and influence are dwindling? <br /><br />Media analyst Mark Dice takes a close look at the fake news phenomenon and the implications of mega-corporations like Facebook, Google, and Twitter becoming the ultimate gatekeepers and distributors of news and information. <br /><br />You will see the powerful and deceptive methods of manipulation that affect us all, as numerous organizations and political activists cunningly plot to have their stories seen, heard, and believed by as many people as possible. <br /><br />The depths of lies, distortions, and omissions from traditional mainstream media will shock you; and now they’re colluding with the top tech companies trying to maintain their information monopolies. This is The True Story of Fake News. <br />
Unlimited Memory: How to Use Advanced Learning Strategies to Lear...
by Kevin Horsley

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English

Pages

188

Publication Date

January 26, 2014

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<h2>Kevin Horsley Broke a World Memory Record in 2013...</h2><br /><b>And You're About to Learn How to Use His Memory Strategies to Learn Faster, Be More Productive and Achieve More Success</b><br /><br />Most people never tap into 10% of their potential for memory.<br /><br />In this book, you're about to learn:<br /><br /><h2>How the World's Top Memory Experts Concentrate and Remember Any Information at Will, and How You Can Too</h2><br />Do you ever feel like you're too busy, too stressed or just too distracted to concentrate and get work done?<br /><br />In Unlimited Memory, you'll learn how the world's best memory masters get themselves to concentrate at will, anytime they want. When you can easily focus and concentrate on the task at hand, and store and recall useful information, you can easily double your productivity and eliminate wasted time, stress and mistakes at work.<br /><br />In this book, you'll find all the tools, strategies and techniques you need to improve your memory.<br /><br />Here’s just a taste of the memory methods you'll learn in this book:<br /> <ul><br /> <li> The 3 bad habits that keep you from easily remembering important information</li><br /> <li> How a simple pattern of thinking can stop you from imprinting and remembering key facts, figures and ideas, and how to break this old pattern so you’ll never again be known as someone with a “bad memory”</li><br /> <li> How to <b>master your attention</b> so you can focus and concentrate longer, even during challenging or stressful situations</li><br /> <li> How to use your car to remember anything you want (like long lists or information you need to remember for your studies or personal life) <b>without writing anything down</b></li><br /> <li> Simple methods that allow you to nail down tough information or complex concepts quickly and easily</li><br /><li> How to combine your long-term memory (things you already know and will never forget) and short-term memory (information you want to remember right now) to <b>create instant recall</b> for tests, presentations and important projects</li><br /><li> The simple, invisible mental <b>technique for remembering names</b> without social awkwardness or anxiety</li><br /><li> How using your imagination to bring boring information to life can help you <i>dramatically improve your attention span and recall</i></li><br /><li> An incredible strategy for remembering numbers (the same system Kevin used to remember Pi to 10,000 digits and beat the world memory record by 14 minutes)</li><br /><li> How to use a mental map to <b>lock in and connect hundreds or even thousands of ideas in your long-term memory</b> (this method will allow you to become a leading expert in your field faster than you ever dreamed possible)</li></ul><br />If you're ready to harness the incredible power of your mind to remember more in less time, this book is for you.<br /><br /><b>About the Author</b><br /><br />For over 25 years, Kevin Horsley has been analyzing the mind and memory and its capacity for brilliance. He is one of only a few people in the world to have received the title of International Grandmaster of Memory. He is a World Memory Championship medalist, and a two-time World Record holder for The Everest of memory tests. Kevin is also an author of four books, and the designer of a mathematics game with the Serious Games Institute at North-West University Vaal Campus.<br /><br />His work has been featured in The Oprah Magazine, Time, Forbes, Inc., The Huffington Post, ELLE, Longevity and on numerous TV and radio shows. <br /><br />Kevin is an International professional speaker and has spoken in many different countries. He assists organizations in improving their learning, motivation, creativity and thinking.

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