Most Likely to Succeed

Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era

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Author: Tony Wagner,Ted Dintersmith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501104322

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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The basis for a major documentary, two leading experts sound an urgent call for the radical reimagining of American education so we can equip students for the realities of the twenty-first-century economy. We prize academic achievement, pressuring our children to get into the "right" colleges, have the highest GPAs, and pursue advanced degrees. But while students may graduate with credentials, by and large they lack the competencies needed to be thoughtful, engaged citizens and to get good jobs in our rapidly evolving economy. Alarmingly, our methods of schooling crush the creativity and initiative young people really need to thrive in the twenty-first century. Now bestselling author and education expert Tony Wagner and venture capitalist Ted Dintersmith call for a complete overhaul of American schools, sharing insights and stories from the front lines. Their powerful, urgent message identifies the growing gap between credentials and competence--and offers a framework for change. Most Likely to Succeed presents a new vision of American education, one that puts wonder, creativity, and initiative at the very heart of the learning process and prepares students for today's economy.

Most Likely to Succeed

Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era

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Author: Tony Wagner,Ted Dintersmith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501104314

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 3743

"Tony Wagner and venture capitalist Ted Dintersmith call for a complete overhaul of the function and focus of American schools, sharing insights and stories from the front lines, including profiles of successful students, teachers, parents, and business leaders. [The book proposes] a new vision of American education, one that puts wonder, creativity, and initiative at the very heart of the learning process and prepares students for today's economy"--

Most Likely to Succeed

Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era

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Author: Tony Wagner,Ted Dintersmith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501104330

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 9454

The basis for a major documentary, two leading experts sound an urgent call for the radical reimagining of American education so we can equip students for the realities of the twenty-first-century economy. “If you read one book about education this decade, make it this one” (Adam Braun, bestselling author and founder of Pencils of Promise). Today more than ever, we prize academic achievement, pressuring our children to get into the “right” colleges, have the highest GPAs, and pursue advanced degrees. But while students may graduate with credentials, by and large they lack the competencies needed to be thoughtful, engaged citizens and to get good jobs in our rapidly evolving economy. Our school system was engineered a century ago to produce a workforce for a world that no longer exists. Alarmingly, our methods of schooling crush the creativity and initiative young people really need to thrive in the twenty-first century. Now bestselling author and education expert Tony Wagner and venture capitalist Ted Dintersmith call for a complete overhaul of the function and focus of American schools, sharing insights and stories from the front lines, including profiles of successful students, teachers, parents, and business leaders. Their powerful, urgent message identifies the growing gap between credentials and competence—and offers a framework for change. Most Likely to Succeed presents a new vision of American education, one that puts wonder, creativity, and initiative at the very heart of the learning process and prepares students for today’s economy. “In this excellent book...Wagner and Dintersmith argue...that success and happiness will depend increasingly on having the ability to innovate” (Chicago Tribune), and this crucial guide offers policymakers and opinion leaders a roadmap for getting the best for our future entrepreneurs.

Creating Innovators

The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World

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Author: Tony Wagner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451611498

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

View: 2853

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.

What School Could Be

Insights and Inspiration from Teachers across America

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Author: Ted Dintersmith

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400890373

Category: Education

Page: 264

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An inspiring account of ordinary teachers who are doing extraordinary things that could 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.

The Global Achievement Gap

Why Even Our Best Schools Don't Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need and What We Can Do About It

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Author: Tony Wagner

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465055966

Category: Education

Page: 360

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“In this persuasive book, Wagner delineates what skills are needed in a globalized era, why most American schools can't nurture them, and how today's schools could be transformed to cultivate tomorrow's skills.”—Howard Gardner

MAKING THE GRADE

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Author: Tony Wagner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135957975

Category: Education

Page: 288

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This book provides a guide for a long-overdue public dialogue about why and how we need to reinvent our nation's schools. How has the world changed for our children; what do all students need to know in light of these changes; how do we hold students and schools accountable for results; what do good schools look like; and what must leaders do to create more of these schools? These are some of the questions that drive this book. The answers emerging to these questions may surprise many. The most successful public schools of the 21st century look a lot more like our 19th century village schools than our current factory model of schooling. This book describes these "new village schools" that have been created in the last decade and suggests that they are a prototype for the schools of the future.

Change Leadership

A Practical Guide to Transforming Our Schools

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Author: Tony Wagner,Robert Kegan,Lisa Laskow Lahey,Richard W. Lemons,Jude Garnier,Deborah Helsing,Annie Howell,Harriette Thurber Rasmussen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118429516

Category: Education

Page: 304

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The Change Leadership Group at the Harvard School of Education has, through its work with educators, developed a thoughtful approach to the transformation of schools in the face of increasing demands for accountability. This book brings the work of the Change Leadership Group to a broader audience, providing a framework to analyze the work of school change and exercises that guide educators through the development of their practice as agents of change. It exemplifies a new and powerful approach to leadership in schools.

The Leader's Guide to 21st Century Education

7 Steps for Schools and Districts

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Author: Ken Kay,Valerie Greenhill

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132117593

Category: Education

Page: 192

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In this all-new resource, educational leaders get a 7-Steps guide to moving their schools and districts forward in the quest to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century teaching and learning of critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. This guide focuses on presenting an implementation-oriented resource for education leaders at all stages of implementation, from early through advanced.

Getting Smart

How Digital Learning is Changing the World

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Author: Tom Vander Ark

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118007239

Category: Education

Page: 213

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A leading global education expert examines innovations in the United States and abroad to explain how dramatically new approaches must be implemented to prepare today's students for a future idea economy, sharing illustrative case stories and arguments in favor of a blend of online and onsite methods.

The Smartest Kids in the World

And How They Got That Way

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Author: Amanda Ripley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 145165443X

Category: Education

Page: 320

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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.

Education to Better Their World

Unleashing the Power of 21st-Century Kids

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Author: Marc Prensky

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 080775790X

Category: Education

Page: 134

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In his latest book, internationally renowned educator and futurist Marc Prensky presents a compelling alternative to how and what we teach our children. Prensky argues that a routinely taught combination of mathematics, language arts, science, and social studies increasingly leaves the bulk of our students woefully unprepared for the future. Drawing on emerging world trends, he elaborates a comprehensive vision for K-12 education that includes new goals, new means, a new curriculum, a new kind of teaching, and a new use of technology. This is a book ultimately about developing young people's capacity to accomplish things that will make the world a better place, using means never before available. It offers an innovative and achievable vision for a Global Future Education that will better prepare all students from diverse backgrounds. Following the author's original ideas about Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants, this volume promises to have an important impact on the educational conversations over the coming years. Visit the book website at Bettertheirworld.org.

Off the Clock

Moving Education From Time to Competency

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Author: Fred Bramante,Rose Colby

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452284032

Category: Education

Page: 192

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How to base learning on mastery instead of time The authors not only suggest that student achievement should be based on mastering competencies instead of “seat time,” they have implemented it in New Hampshire—and this book tells you how. Fred Bramante and Rose Colby describe their successful 21st century model in which: Every student is engaged Parents and students have more control over learning Dropouts are all but eliminated Curriculum becomes virtually limitless, project-based, and interdisciplinary This text for educators, policymakers, parents, and community members provides a comprehensive approach to implementing a large-scale competency-based reform initiative.

Raising Global IQ

Preparing Our Students for a Shrinking Planet

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Author: Carl Hobert

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807032905

Category: Education

Page: 232

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A groundbreaking roadmap for improving global literacy and conflict-resolution skills in middle and high schools across the United States In Raising Global IQ, Carl Hobert calls on K–12 teachers, administrators, parents, and students alike to transform the educational system by giving students the tools they need to become responsible citizens in a shrinking, increasingly interdependent world. Drawing on his nearly thirty years teaching, developing curricula, and leading conflict-resolution workshops here and around the world, he offers creative, well-tested, and understandable pedagogical ideas to help improve our children’s GIQ— Global Intelligence Quotient. Cognizant of many U.S. schools’ limited budgets and time, Hobert advocates teaching foreign languages early in life, honing students’ conflict-resolution skills, providing creative-service learning opportunities, and offering cultural-exchange possibilities in students’ own communities, as well as nationally and abroad—all before they graduate from high school.

Curriculum

From Theory to Practice

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Author: Wesley Null

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475821832

Category: Education

Page: 368

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Curriculum introduces readers to curriculum theory and how it relates to classroom practice.

Creative Schools

The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education

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Author: Ken Robinson,Lou Aronica

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 0143108069

Category: Education

Page: 320

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At a time when standardized testing businesses are raking in huge profits, when many schools are struggling, and students and educators everywhere are suffering under the strain, Ken Robinson argues for an end to our outmoded industrial educational system. He proposes instead a highly personalized, organic approach that draws on today's unprecedented technological and professional resources to engage all students, develop their love of learning, and enable them to face the real challenges of the twenty-first century. Filled with anecdotes, observations, and recommendations from professionals on the front line of transformative education, case histories, and groundbreaking research, Creative Schools aims to inspire teachers, parents, and policy makers alike to rethink the real nature and purpose of education.

Rac(e)ing to Class

Confronting Poverty and Race in Schools and Classrooms

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Author: Richard Milner IV

Publisher: Harvard Education Press

ISBN: 9781612507866

Category: Education

Page: 232

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The Cage-Busting Teacher adopts the logic of Cage-Busting Leadership and applies it to the challenges and opportunities of classroom teachers. Based on hundreds of interviews, it recommends concrete solutions and ways to put them in place.

Most Likely to Succeed

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Author: Jennifer Echols

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442474513

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1025

"Sawyer and Kaye fall in love despite hating each other"--

When the Adults Change, Everything Changes

Seismic Shifts in School Behaviour

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Author: Paul Dix

Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1781352895

Category: Education

Page: 208

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In When the Adults Change, Everything Changes: Seismic Shifts in School Behaviour, Paul Dix upends the debate on behaviour management in schools and offers effective tips and strategies that serve to end the search for change in children and turn the focus back on the adults. You can buy in the best behaviour tracking software, introduce 24/7 detentions or scream ‘NO EXCUSES’ as often as you want – but ultimately the solution lies with the behaviour of the adults. It is the only behaviour over which we have absolute control. Drawing on anecdotal case studies, scripted interventions and approaches which have been tried and tested in a range of contexts, from the most challenging urban comprehensives to the most privileged international schools, behaviour training expert and Pivotal Education director Paul Dix advocates an inclusive approach that is practical, transformative and rippling with respect for staff and learners. An approach in which behavioural expectations and boundaries are exemplified by people, not by a thousand rules that nobody can recall. When the Adults Change, Everything Changes illustrates how, with their traditional sanction- and exclusion-led methods, the ‘punishment brigade’ are losing the argument. It outlines how each school can build authentic practice on a stable platform, resulting in shifts in daily rules and routines, in how we deal with the angriest learners, in restorative practice and in how we appreciate positive behaviour. Each chapter is themed and concludes with three helpful checklists – Testing, Watch out for and Nuggets – designed to help you form your own behaviour blueprint. Throughout the book both class teachers and school leaders will find indispensable advice about how to involve all staff in developing a whole school ethos built on kindness, empathy and understanding. Suitable for all head teachers, school leaders, teachers, NQTs and classroom assistants – in any phase or context, including SEND and alternative provision settings – who are looking to upgrade their own classroom management or school behaviour plan. Contents include: Visible Consistency, Visible Kindness; The Counter-Intuitive Classroom; Deliberate Botheredness; Certainty in Adult Behaviour; Keystone Classroom Routines; Universal Microscripts: Flipping the Script; Punishment Addiction, Humiliation Hangover; Restore, Redraw, Repair; Some Children Follow Rules, Some Follow People; Your Behaviour Policy Sucks!; and The 30 Day Magic.

Classwide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

A Guide to Proactive Classroom Management

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Author: Brandi Simonsen,Diane Myers

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462519431

Category: Psychology

Page: 244

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A vital classroom management resource, this book shows how to implement positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) in K-12 classrooms, regardless of whether PBIS is adopted schoolwide. The primary focus is universal (Tier 1) support for all students. Practical, step-by-step guidelines are provided for structuring the classroom environment, actively engaging students in instruction, teaching positive expectations, and establishing a continuum of strategies to reinforce positive behavior and respond to inappropriate behavior. Numerous real-world examples and learning exercises are included. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book includes reproducible tools for classwide PBIS planning and implementation. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.