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|Author||: Tony Wagner,Ted Dintersmith|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
An urgent call for the radical re-imagining of American education so that we better equip students for the realities of the twenty-first century.
|Author||: Ted Dintersmith|
|Editor||: Princeton University Press|
An inspiring account of teachers in ordinary circumstances doing extraordinary things, showing us how to transform education What School Could Be offers an inspiring vision of what our teachers and students can accomplish if trusted with the challenge of developing the skills and ways of thinking needed to thrive in a world of dizzying technological change. Innovation expert Ted Dintersmith took an unprecedented trip across America, visiting all fifty states in a single school year. He originally set out to raise awareness about the urgent need to reimagine education to prepare students for a world marked by innovation--but America's teachers one-upped him. All across the country, he met teachers in ordinary settings doing extraordinary things, creating innovative classrooms where children learn deeply and joyously as they gain purpose, agency, essential skillsets and mindsets, and real knowledge. Together, these new ways of teaching and learning offer a vision of what school could be—and a model for transforming schools throughout the United States and beyond. Better yet, teachers and parents don't have to wait for the revolution to come from above. They can readily implement small changes that can make a big difference. America's clock is ticking. Our archaic model of education trains our kids for a world that no longer exists, and accelerating advances in technology are eliminating millions of jobs. But the trailblazing of many American educators gives us reasons for hope. Capturing bold ideas from teachers and classrooms across America, What School Could Be provides a realistic and profoundly optimistic roadmap for creating cultures of innovation and real learning in all our schools.
|Author||: Nelson Lauver|
|Editor||: Nelson Lauver|
Set in rural America, this gripping memoir reveals the heart and mind of a boy struggling through the 1970s and 80s school system. His education goes terribly wrong as he endures brutal punishments, while dyslexia goes undiagnosed. At 18, he enters society as a functionally illiterate adult. A powerful and inspirational story that speaks eloquently and profoundly to anyone who has ever struggled to be heard, understood or to make their way in the world. Original.
|Author||: Alissa C. Grosso|
|Editor||: Glitter Pigeon Press Thrillers|
Members of the Gray Valley class of 1994 are dying at a frightening rate, and Katrina Parker may be the only one who can save them. Is this the curse that was placed on them twenty-five years ago finally coming true? To find the answers Katrina is forced tot confront her painful past and the role she played in the tragic events that occurred in her senior year of high school. Though it won't be easy, she feels confident in her plan. After all, she was once voted the girl most likely to succeed. But somebody seems determined to stop her and they just might know the truth about Katrina and what she did. As the body count grows and haunting coincidences abound, Katrina fears her dark secret may be connected to the deaths of her old friends. Now with her twenty-fifth high school reunion looming, she's in a race against time to save the surviving members of the class of '94 before it's too late. Girl Most Likely To Succeedis a fast-paced psychological thriller full of twists and turns that you won't want to put down. Read Alissa Grosso's debut adult novel today.
|Author||: Mark Rutland|
|Editor||: Charisma Media|
DIVJust in time for the graduation season, Mark Rutland provides graduates with nine timeless keys to prosperity and success in life. Rutland takes a fresh look at essential characteristics such as courage, loyalty, diligence, honesty, reverence, and gratitude, and reveals why each of these qualities is so necessary in today's postmodern era. Rutland skillfully guides today's graduate to begin developing these characteristics that lead to succss now and throughout life./div
|Author||: Paul Tough|
|Editor||: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
Challenges conventional views about standardized testing to argue that success is more determined by self-discipline, and describes the work of pioneering researchers and educators who have enabled effective new teaching methods.
|Author||: Jennifer Echols|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
When Tia and Will are named Biggest Flirts, she starts to reconsider what she wants. When Harper and Brody are named the Perfect Couple that Never Was, they find they have more in common than they anticipated. Friends of supposedly polar opposites Kaye and Sawyer conspire to bring them together.
|Author||: Shawn L. Holland|
|Editor||: America Star Books|
GOD KNOWS/Matt. 28:20 "Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you! and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen."I believe that in everything I went through and experienced was for a reason. God doesn't make mistakes. Looking back I can see God's hand in my life even when I was doing wrong. This doesn't have to be you even when people "VOTE YOU MOST LIKELY NOT TO SUCCEED BUT GODA[a¬A]"
|Author||: Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.|
Read Heidi Grant Halvorson's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community. Just in time for New Year's resolutions, learn how to reach your goals-finally-by overcoming the many hurdles that have defeated you before. Most of us have no idea why we fail to reach our goals. Now Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson, a rising star in the field of social psychology shows us how to overcome the hurdles that have defeated us before. Dr. Grant Halvorson offers insights-many surprising-that readers can use immediately, including how to: • Set a goal so that you will persist even in the face of adversity • Build willpower, which can be strengthened like a muscle • Avoid the kind of positive thinking that makes people fail The strategies outlined in this book will not only help everyone reach their own goals but will also prove invaluable to parents, teachers, coaches, and employers. Dr. Grant Halvorson shows readers a new approach to problem solving that will change the way they approach their entire lives. Watch a Video
|Author||: Donald Whitehead|
“Most Unlikely to Succeed” chronicles one man’s journey through poverty, addiction and homeless. Donald Whitehead faced incredible challenges and was able to overcome those challenges with the help of a very caring community of social workers, families, advocates and front line workers. Since that time Donald has assisted thousands of people experiencing homelessness through policy, direct service and advocacy. A message of hope for all that suffer.
|Author||: Paul Tough|
A NOW READ THIS PBS NewsHour and New York Times Book Review selection From the New York Times best-selling author of How Children Succeed comes an essential handbook of successful strategies to help kids overcome issues, learn, and thrive in today’s chaotic learning environments. In How Children Succeed, Paul Tough introduced us to research showing that personal qualities like perseverance, self-control, and conscientiousness play a critical role in children’s success. Now, in Helping Children Succeed, Tough takes on a new set of pressing questions: What does growing up with economic and other stresses do to children’s mental and physical development? How does adversity at home affect their success in the classroom, from preschool to high school? And what practical steps can the adults who are responsible for them take to improve their chances for a positive future? Tough once again encourages us to think in a new way about the challenges of childhood. Mining the latest research in psychology and neuroscience, he provides us with insights and strategies for a new approach to childhood adversity, one designed to help many more children succeed.
|Author||: Thomas R. Klassen,John A. Dwyer|
|Editor||: UBC Press|
Going to university is exciting, but it can also be stressful. What courses should I take? What program should I choose? Will I get a job after graduation? This book shows that the best preparation for success on the job, and in life, is succeeding at university. Teamwork, meeting deadlines, overcoming challenges, writing well, and dealing with people are essential in any professional job. These same skills are also vital to becoming a strong student. This practical guide shows you how to master the critical skills and strategies for success at school, work, and in life.
|Author||: John C. Maxwell|
|Editor||: Grupo Nelson|
Who cares about a person’s attitude? As long as someone can do the job, you shouldn’t worry too much about it, right? If John Maxwell believed that, you wouldn’t have Attitude 101 in your hands right now. As America’s leadership expert, Dr. Maxwell has devoted his life to helping people become more successful. His books and seminars teach that anyone can be a REAL success if they master skills in four areas: Relationships, Equipping, Attitude, and Leadership. This book is designed to give you the essentials of attitude. People’s lives are so hectic. Their time is valuable, and yet, they are also on information overload. More new information has been produced in the last thirty years than in the previous five thousand. A weekday edition of the New York Times contains more information than average people in seventeenth-century England were likely to come across in their lifetime. The amount of information available in the world has doubled in the last five years, and it will keep doubling. So this book, a companion to Leadership 101, Relationships 101 (available January 2004), and Equipping 101 (available January 2004), is the short course on attitude. Dr. Maxwell recognizes that as an individual, your attitude has a profound impact on your life. As a leader, you cannot ignore the attitudes of the people you lead and expect to achieve success—whether you’re leading a business, a family, a sports team, or a group of volunteers. A person’s attitude impacts their relationships, colors their view of failure, and defines their approach to success. Attitude can make or break you.
|Author||: Amanda Ripley|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
How do other countries create “smarter” kids? What is it like to be a child in the world’s new education superpowers? The Smartest Kids in the World “gets well beneath the glossy surfaces of these foreign cultures and manages to make our own culture look newly strange....The question is whether the startling perspective provided by this masterly book can also generate the will to make changes” (The New York Times Book Review). In a handful of nations, virtually all children are learning to make complex arguments and solve problems they’ve never seen before. They are learning to think, in other words, and to thrive in the modern economy. Inspired to find answers for our own children, author and Time magazine journalist Amanda Ripley follows three Americans embedded in these countries for one year. Kim, fifteen, raises $10,000 so she can move from Oklahoma to Finland; Eric, eighteen, trades his high-achieving Minnesota suburb for a booming city in South Korea; and Tom, seventeen, leaves a historic Pennsylvania village for Poland. Through these young informants, Ripley meets battle-scarred reformers, sleep-deprived zombie students, and a teacher who earns $4 million a year. Their stories, along with groundbreaking research into learning in other cultures, reveal a pattern of startling transformation: none of these countries had many “smart” kids a few decades ago. Things had changed. Teaching had become more rigorous; parents had focused on things that mattered; and children had bought into the promise of education.
|Author||: Tom Eisenmann|
If you want your startup to succeed, you need to understand why startups fail. “Whether you’re a first-time founder or looking to bring innovation into a corporate environment, Why Startups Fail is essential reading.”—Eric Ries, founder and CEO, LTSE, and New York Times bestselling author of The Lean Startup and The Startup Way Why do startups fail? That question caught Harvard Business School professor Tom Eisenmann by surprise when he realized he couldn’t answer it. So he launched a multiyear research project to find out. In Why Startups Fail, Eisenmann reveals his findings: six distinct patterns that account for the vast majority of startup failures. • Bad Bedfellows. Startup success is thought to rest largely on the founder’s talents and instincts. But the wrong team, investors, or partners can sink a venture just as quickly. • False Starts. In following the oft-cited advice to “fail fast” and to “launch before you’re ready,” founders risk wasting time and capital on the wrong solutions. • False Promises. Success with early adopters can be misleading and give founders unwarranted confidence to expand. • Speed Traps. Despite the pressure to “get big fast,” hypergrowth can spell disaster for even the most promising ventures. • Help Wanted. Rapidly scaling startups need lots of capital and talent, but they can make mistakes that leave them suddenly in short supply of both. • Cascading Miracles. Silicon Valley exhorts entrepreneurs to dream big. But the bigger the vision, the more things that can go wrong. Drawing on fascinating stories of ventures that failed to fulfill their early promise—from a home-furnishings retailer to a concierge dog-walking service, from a dating app to the inventor of a sophisticated social robot, from a fashion brand to a startup deploying a vast network of charging stations for electric vehicles—Eisenmann offers frameworks for detecting when a venture is vulnerable to these patterns, along with a wealth of strategies and tactics for avoiding them. A must-read for founders at any stage of their entrepreneurial journey, Why Startups Fail is not merely a guide to preventing failure but also a roadmap charting the path to startup success.
|Author||: Tony Wagner|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Reveals the importance of innovation in American global competitiveness, profiling some of today's most compelling young innovators while explaining how they have succeeded through the unconventional methods of parents, teachers, and mentors.
|Author||: Jack Clifford|
|Editor||: Lone Wolfe Press|
Have you watched The Food Network? If so, you'll love this book which details how one of the most successful TV channels ever came to fruition thanks to the creativity, perseverance and genius of Jack Clifford. Follow Clifford from humble beginnings in Michigan on a nation-wide odyssey. Cook with Emeril, go out to dinner with Robin Leach, walk backstage at "Dancing with The Stars..".you'll love the behind the scenes stories!" From Kalamazoo to Coronado, from the bottom of his class to the top of the American business world, Jack Clifford has seen it all and done most of it. Long before he founded The Food Network, fortunate timing and untold hours of hard work made Clifford a pioneer in the early days of television, cable TV and cellular phones.
|Author||: Kendal Netmaker|
|Editor||: Made For Success Publishing|
Driven to Succeed is an incredible story of success from one of the most unlikely places on the planet. The story develops on a First Nation reservation, in northern Canada. The child of a single mom of 4, living on welfare, was forever changed through a simple act service. Never has a detailed story been told of life on the rez, set in a backdrop where diabetes and alcoholism is common. You will be inspired as you witness how one child chose to rise above his circumstances to achieve extraordinary success through the power of the mind. If you feel that the odds of success are stacked against you, this story will change your perspective. It is a masterpiece of success, teaching you how to re-shape your circumstances to accomplish dreams that you never thought possible. Kendal’s Simple 5-Step strategy will prepare you for amazing outcomes. The 5-Steps to Succeed include: Making a Simple Choice Plan, Prepare and Expect to Win Using the Power of Your Story Turning Your Pain into Gain Elevating Your Circle of Influence This detailed story, utilizing the 5-step strategy, will inspire you to do great things with your life —A life story you’ll want to read to shape your destiny.
|Author||: Dennis Ross|
|Editor||: Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
A necessary and unprecedented account of America's changing relationship with Israel When it comes to Israel, U.S. policy has always emphasized the unbreakable bond between the two countries and our ironclad commitment to Israel's security. Today our ties to Israel are close—so close that when there are differences, they tend to make the news. But it was not always this way. Dennis Ross has been a direct participant in shaping U.S. policy toward the Middle East, and Israel specifically, for nearly thirty years. He served in senior roles, including as Bill Clinton's envoy for Arab-Israeli peace, and was an active player in the debates over how Israel fit into the region and what should guide our policies. In Doomed to Succeed, he takes us through every administration from Truman to Obama, throwing into dramatic relief each president's attitudes toward Israel and the region, the often tumultuous debates between key advisers, and the events that drove the policies and at times led to a shift in approach. Ross points out how rarely lessons were learned and how distancing the United States from Israel in the Eisenhower, Nixon, Bush, and Obama administrations never yielded any benefits and why that lesson has never been learned. Doomed to Succeed offers compelling advice for how to understand the priorities of Arab leaders and how future administrations might best shape U.S. policy in that light.