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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>
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

Language

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>
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

227

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 />
How to Win Wimbledon in Pajamas: Mental Toughness for Kids (Grow ...
by , Mary Nhin

Language

English

Pages

34

Publication Date

May 06, 2019

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<p><b>Mental toughness is the most important life skill we can teach our kids.</b><br /> Follow Will as he shares 5 mental toughness tips where your child will learn how easy it can be to overcome negative self-talk, anxiety, and frustration so that they can succeed!<br /><br /></b></p><p><b>The best book for raising mentally tough children </b><br />Give your child the gift of mental toughness at an early age, empowering them with patience, grit, and a perseverance.<br /><br /></b></p><p><b>Empowers your child with the knowledge and skill set to embrace challenges. </b><br />How to Win Wimbledon in Pajamas is based on studies showing that mental toughness can combat bullying and positively impact childrens' minds.<br /><br /> The guide teaches positive self talk skills, encourages visualization, and cultivates intrinsic motivation by goal setting.<br /><br /> These same techniques have been used by business leaders and top athletes of the world. Authors Kobe and Mary Nhin were inspired by the acclaimed works of Angela Duckworth (Grit), Shakti Gawain (Creative Visualization), and Timothy Gallwey (The Inner Game of Tennis) on the power of resilience and willpower in our daily lives.<br /><br /></b></p><p><b>Overcome bullying by developing mental toughness </b><li>Supports families, educators and children dealing with bullying <li>Teaches mindfulness for kids <li>Helps children face difficult situations with confidence and a strong mind <br /><li>This book will compliment a collection of titles from authors like Laurie Wright (I Can Handle It), Gabi Garcia (I Can Do Hard Things), Esther Cordova (I Can’t Do That Yet), and Niels van Hove (My Strong Mind) <br /><br /></b></p><p><b>Bonus: </b><br /><br /> * Includes a Grit Growth Plan where kids can rate current skills and state goals <br /> * Free resources to accompany this book can be found at kobenhin.com/mental-toughness-growth-plan1.html<br /><br /></b></p><p><b>The fun doesn't stop! Check out more Grow Grit Press sports books:</b><br /> How to Win the Gold Medal in Pajamas <br /> How to Win Wimbledon in Pajamas<br /><br /></b></p><p><b>Get your copy today and get the ebook free.</b><br />  <br /><li>Wonderful resource for counselors, coaches, and teachers.  <br /><li>Perfect for ages 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and up. <br /><li> Ideal for preschool, kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, soccer fanatics, and sports players</p><p><br /><em>"When I was a little girl, and Serena and I played matches together, we often pretended that we were in the final of a famous tournament. We imagined we were playing on Centre Court. We were Wimbledon champions many times, years before our dreams of playing there became reality." - Venus Williams</em></p><em></em>
Unlimited Memory: How to Use Advanced Learning Strategies to Lear...
by Kevin Horsley

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English

Pages

143

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 />With over 200,000 copies sold, <i>Unlimited Memory</i> is a Wall Street Journal Best Seller and has been the #1 memory book on Amazon for more than two years. It has been translated into more than a dozen languages including French, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Ukrainian, and Lithuanian.<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.
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>
Think Like a Psychologist: How to Analyze Emotions, Read Body Lan...
by Patrick King

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English

Pages

262

Publication Date

November 03, 2019

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<h2><b>Understand personality traits, character, emotions, and values through pure observation or simple questions.</b></h2><br />Analyzing people in a flash - it’s not easy, and it’s not simple. But that’s because you don’t know the tools inside this book.<br /><br /><h2><b>People give us more information than they realize. Learn to decipher all of it to further your goals.</b></h2><br /><b><u>Think Like a Psychologist</u></b> is about working backwards from the person in front of you. You will learn to draw conclusions about people’s emotions, behavior, past experiences, and overall personality and temperament based on small yet important pieces of information. From this analysis, you will gain enormous insight into the people around you, new and old. <br /><br />You may not be able to read people’s minds, but armed with knowledge about behavioral tendencies, developmental psychology, motivation and personality theories, and nature versus nurture, you will always possess deeper comprehension that others may not even have about themselves. And of course, there is an element of lie detection.<br /><br /><h2><b>Understanding others is an opening to understanding yourself and self-awareness.</b></h2><br />Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and social skills coach. He has sold over a million books. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience.<br /><br /><H2><b>Analyze people for better social interactions, less conflict, more likability, and the ability to open people up.</b></h2><br />•Learn the most widespread personality evaluation methods.<br />•<b>Unlock the power of analyzing simple answers to simple questions.</b><br />•How motivation theories drive our behaviors.<br />•<b>Read people’s emotions and social cues.</b><br />•Scientific body language and facial expressions.<br /><br /><h2><b>Understand people inside and out; quickly upgrade your emotional and social intelligence.</b></h2><br /><h1><b>Gain intuition about everyone around by scrolling up and clicking the BUY NOW button.</b></h2> <br />
Hacking School Discipline: 9 Ways to Create a Culture of Empathy ...
by , Brad Weinstein

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English

Pages

154

Publication Date

March 14, 2019

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<p><b>Eliminate old-school punishments and create a community of responsible, productive learners</b></p><p>Are you or your teachers frustrated with carrots and sticks, detention rooms, and suspension--antiquated school discipline practices that simply do not work with the students entering our classrooms today? Our kids have complex needs, and we must empower and embrace them with restorative practices that not only change behaviors but transform students into productive citizens, accountable for their own actions.</p><p><b>Replace traditional school discipline with a proven  system, founded on restorative justice </b></p><p>In a book that should become your new blueprint for school discipline, teachers, presenters, and school leaders Nathan Maynard and Brad Weinstein demonstrate how to eliminate punishment and build a culture of responsible students and independent learners. In Hack Learning Series Book 22, you learn to:</p><ul><li>Reduce repeated negative behaviors</li><li>Build student self-regulation and empathy</li><li>Enhance communication and collaboration</li><li>Identify the true cause of negative behaviors</li><li>Use restorative circles to reflect on behaviors and discuss impactful change</li></ul><p>"Maynard and Weinstein provide practical tips and strategies in the context of real-world examples, guided by the imperatives of changing the behavior and preserving the relationship. An important read for teachers and administrators." -Danny Steele, award-winning principal and co-author of<i> Essential Truths for Principals </i>and <i>Essential Truths for Teachers </i></p><p><b>Before you suspend another student ...</b></p><p>read <i>Hacking School Discipline</i>, and build a school environment that promotes responsible learners, who never need to be punished. Then watch learning soar, teachers smile, and your entire community rejoice.</p>

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