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📒The Smartest Kids In The World ✍ Amanda Ripley
📝The Smartest Kids in the World Book Synopsis : Following three teenagers who chose to spend one school year living in Finland, South Korea, and Poland, a literary journalist recounts how attitudes, parenting, and rigorous teaching have revolutionized these countries' education results.
📒An Executive Summary Of Amanda Ripley S The Smartest Kids In The World ✍ A. D. Thibeault
📝An Executive Summary of Amanda Ripley s The Smartest Kids in the World Book Synopsis : A full executive summary of 'The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way' by Amanda Ripley. This is not a chapter-by-chapter summary. Rather, the author takes an holistic approach, reorganizing and breaking down the content for easier understanding where necessary, and cutting out the repetition.
📒The Smartest Kid In The World ✍ Stan Schatt
📝The Smartest Kid in the World Book Synopsis : With a rocket scientist for a father and a scientist for a mother, everyone knew Miranda Moon would be smart, but who would guess that she would become the smartest kid in the entire world? Miranda finds that she can move objects using her brainpower. She can even hear people’s thoughts. Tommy, Miranda’s older brother, has friends who don’t want the strange little girl tagging along. On top of all that, Miranda finds herself battling bullies in elementary school and middle school. Along the way, she manages to help a teacher save her job and nab a man holding two children for ransom. Miranda finds more challenges in high school when a group of popular cheerleaders decide Miranda is their enemy. Miranda even finds time to save the world from aliens who have decided to destroy the Earth. Still, the question is can Miranda find happiness and a place where she feels she belongs? This chapter book is written for children ages 7-12. Miranda is a heroine who struggles with many of the same problems her readers do. She longs for friends, but she has trouble fitting in wherever she goes. Whether it’s battling a millionaire who kidnaps her or dealing with a snobbish preschool principal who does think she is good enough for her school, Miranda demonstrates her grit, determination, and humor.
📝Building a Better Teacher How Teaching Works and How to Teach It to Everyone Book Synopsis : A New York Times Notable Book "A must-read book for every American teacher and taxpayer." —Amanda Ripley, author of The Smartest Kids in the World Launched with a hugely popular New York Times Magazine cover story, Building a Better Teacher sparked a national conversation about teacher quality and established Elizabeth Green as a leading voice in education. Green's fascinating and accessible narrative dispels the common myth of the "natural-born teacher" and introduces maverick educators exploring the science behind their art. Her dramatic account reveals that great teaching is not magic, but a skill—a skill that can be taught. Now with a new afterword that offers a guide on how to identify—and support—great teachers, this provocative and hopeful book "should be part of every new teacher’s education" (Washington Post).
📒The Unthinkable ✍ Amanda Ripley
📝The Unthinkable Book Synopsis : Have you ever wondered how you would react to a disaster? Do you think you would be paralysed with fear, like the diplomat who froze, drink still in hand, as terrorists invaded the Dominican Republic's embassy in Colombia in 1980? Or might you find yourself pretending it hadn't happened, like the 9/11 survivor whose first instinct on feeling the shockwaves of the plane crashing into her building was to stay put? Or then again might you suddenly find hidden strengths in yourself, like Joe Stiley, who not only escaped from a dreadful plane wreck, but also managed to survive thirty minutes in the freezing Potomac river waiting for rescue vehicles to arrive? InThe Unthinkable,award-winning journalist Amanda Ripley talks to risk analysts, psychologists and survivors of some of the most harrowing catastrophes in history in order to piece together how people react in a crisis and why they behave the way they do. She demonstrates that responses ranging from paralysed shock through to frenzied action can be clearly categorised and explained, as can the stages through which most people go when suddenly faced with a disaster - initial denial, cautious deliberation, final decision. She compellingly shows how the rational and irrational parts of our brains interact when put under pressure, and she also reveals the physical effects of sudden stress. And finally she demonstrates that while our reactions are often instinctive and inbuilt, we can also be taught how to master or control them. We all have a 'disaster personality' that reveals itself at moments of crisis. InThe Unthinkableyou can become acquainted with yours. Who knows? One day, understanding how it works may save your life.
📝Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education World Class How to Build a 21st Century School System Book Synopsis : Andreas Schleicher - initiator of PISA and an international authority on education policy - offers a unique perspective on education reform.
📒Quiz Kids ✍ Martin A. Gardner
📝Quiz Kids Book Synopsis : ""Quiz Kids" was a network radio program aired from 1940 to 1953 featuring smart children answering difficult questions submitted by listeners throughout America. "Quiz Kids" thrived during this period spanning a time from home delivery of milk by horse and wagon to the nuclear age. The show went beyond the producers' wildest expectations to be a national phenomenon"--
📒Little Soldiers ✍ Lenora Chu
📝Little Soldiers Book Synopsis : New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice; Real Simple Best of the Month; Library Journal Editors’ Pick In the spirit of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Bringing up Bébé, and The Smartest Kids in the World, a hard-hitting exploration of China’s widely acclaimed yet insular education system—held up as a model of academic and behavioral excellence—that raises important questions for the future of American parenting and education. When students in Shanghai rose to the top of international rankings in 2009, Americans feared that they were being "out-educated" by the rising super power. An American journalist of Chinese descent raising a young family in Shanghai, Lenora Chu noticed how well-behaved Chinese children were compared to her boisterous toddler. How did the Chinese create their academic super-achievers? Would their little boy benefit from Chinese school? Chu and her husband decided to enroll three-year-old Rainer in China’s state-run public school system. The results were positive—her son quickly settled down, became fluent in Mandarin, and enjoyed his friends—but she also began to notice troubling new behaviors. Wondering what was happening behind closed classroom doors, she embarked on an exploratory journey, interviewing Chinese parents, teachers and education professors, and following students at all stages of their education. What she discovered is a military-like education system driven by high-stakes testing, with teachers posting rankings in public, using bribes to reward students who comply, and shaming to isolate those who do not. At the same time, she uncovered a years-long desire by government to alleviate its students’ crushing academic burden and make education friendlier for all. The more she learns, the more she wonders: Are Chinese children—and her son—paying too high a price for their obedience and the promise of future academic prowess? Is there a way to appropriate the excellence of the system but dispense with the bad? What, if anything, could Westerners learn from China’s education journey? Chu’s eye-opening investigation challenges our assumptions and asks us to consider the true value and purpose of education.
📒Writing ✍ Marc Tyler Nobleman
📝Writing Book Synopsis : Help kids succeed in class and on tests with these fun, super-quick daily exercises that provide essential practice in math, reading and writting, social studies, and test taking-and help meet that standards. All it takes is 5 minutes a day! Perfect for starting the day, engaging fast finishers, or reviewing skills.
📒Leaders Eat Last ✍ Simon Sinek
📝Leaders Eat Last Book Synopsis : The New York Times bestseller by the acclaimed, bestselling author of Start With Why and Together is Better. Now with an expanded chapter and appendix on leading millennials, based on Simon Sinek's viral video "Millenials in the workplace" (150+ million views). Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders create environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things. In his work with organizations around the world, Simon Sinek noticed that some teams trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other teams, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why? The answer became clear during a conversation with a Marine Corps general. "Officers eat last," he said. Sinek watched as the most junior Marines ate first while the most senior Marines took their place at the back of the line. What's symbolic in the chow hall is deadly serious on the battlefield: Great leaders sacrifice their own comfort--even their own survival--for the good of those in their care. Too many workplaces are driven by cynicism, paranoia, and self-interest. But the best ones foster trust and cooperation because their leaders build what Sinek calls a "Circle of Safety" that separates the security inside the team from the challenges outside. Sinek illustrates his ideas with fascinating true stories that range from the military to big business, from government to investment banking.