The Smartest Kids In The World

Author: Amanda Ripley
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145165443X
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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.

The Smartest Kid In The Universe

Author: Chris Grabenstein
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0525647805
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Meet the Smartest Kid in the Universe in this brand new, fun-packed read from the New York Times Bestselling Author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library and coauthor of Max Einstein! "For centuries, humans have consumed information through their eyes and our ears," said Dr. Backbridge. "Here is my prediction. In the not-too-distant future, we are going to ingest information. You won't need to read a book or attend lectures. The chemicals in these pills will do your learning for you." 12 year old Jake's middle school is about to be shut down. Jake and his friends know their school's worth saving-if they could only figure out how! When Jake spies a bowl of jellybeans at the hotel where his mom works, he eats them. But uh-oh-those weren't just jellybeans, one of the scientists at his mom's conference is in the process of developing the first ingestible information pills. And THAT'S what Jake ate. Before long, Jake is the smartest kid in the universe. But the pills haven't been tested yet. And when word gets out about this new genius, people want him. The government. The mega corporations. Not all of them are good people! Can Jake navigate all the ins and outs of his newfound geniusdom (not to mention the ins and outs of middle school!) AND use his smarts to figure out how to save his school? (Hint-it will take someone smart enough to decipher an almost forgotten pirate legend!) It turns out, sometimes even the smartest kid has a lot to learn! "Chris Grabenstein just might the smartest writer for kids in the universe. No kid, and no adult, will be able to resist The Smartest Kid in the Universe."-James Patterson "Clever, fast-paced and incredibly funny--Chris Grabenstein has done it again."--Stuart Gibbs, New York Times Bestselling author of Spy School

An Executive Summary Of Amanda Ripley S The Smartest Kids In The World

Author: A. D. Thibeault
Editor: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781499129373
Size: 16,74 MB
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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.

50 Myths And Lies That Threaten America S Public Schools

Author: David C. Berliner
Editor: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 080777281X
Size: 12,73 MB
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Two of the most respected voices in education and a team of young education scholars identify 50 myths and lies that threaten America's public schools. With hard-hitting information and a touch of comic relief, Berliner, Glass, and their Associates separate fact from fiction in this comprehensive look at modern education reform. They explain how the mythical failure of public education has been created and perpetuated in large part by political and economic interests that stand to gain from its destruction. They also expose a rapidly expanding variety of organizations and media that intentionally misrepresent facts. Many of these organizations also suggest that their goal is unbiased service in the public interest when, in fact, they represent narrow political and financial interests. Where appropriate, the authors name the promoters of these deceptions and point out how they are served by encouraging false beliefs. This provocative book features short essays on important topics to provide every elected representative, school administrator, school board member, teacher, parent, and concerned citizen with much food for thought, as well as reliable knowledge from authoritative sources. “Berliner and Glass are long-time critics of wrong-headed education reforms. 50 Myths and Lies continues their record of evidence-based truth-telling. Joined by 19 young scholars in identifying 50 of the worst ideas for changing our nation's schools, they are able to sort through the cacophony of today’s all too often ill-informed debate. Anyone involved in making decisions about today’s schools should read this book.” —Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Stanford University “This book is true grit. It’s the gritty reality of hard data. It’s the irritating grit that makes you shift in your seat. And it’s the grit that sometimes makes you want to weep. Well argued, well written—whether you agree or disagree with this book, if you care about the future of public education, you mustn’t ignore it.” —Andy Hargreaves, professor, Thomas More Brennan Chair in Education, Lynch School of Education, Boston College “50 Myths and Lies is a powerful defense of public education and a discerning refutation of the reckless misimpressions propagated by a juggernaut of private-sector forces and right-wing intellectuals who would gladly rip apart the legacy of democratic schooling in America. It is a timely and hard-hitting book of scholarly but passionate polemic. The teachers of our children will be grateful.” —Jonathan Kozol, educator, author of Fire in the Ashes “What do you get when two world-class scholars and a team of talented analysts take a hard look at 50 widely held yet unsound beliefs about U.S. public schools? Well, in this instance you get a flat-out masterpiece that, by persuasively blending argument and evidence, blasts those beliefs into oblivion. Required reading? You bet!” —W. James Popham, professor emeritus, UCLA David C. Berliner is an educational psychologist and bestselling author. He was professor and dean of the Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education at Arizona State University. Gene V Glass is a senior researcher at the National Education Policy Center and a research professor in the School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder. TheirAssociates are the hand-picked leading PhDs and PhDs in training from their respective institutions.

Quiz Kids

Author: Martin A. Gardner
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786439769
Size: 16,88 MB
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""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"--

Killer Facebook Ads

Author: Marty Weintraub
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118151534
Size: 18,23 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Expert Facebook advertising techniques you won't find anywhere else! Facebook has exploded to a community of more than half a billion people around the world, making it a deliciously fertile playground for marketers on the cutting edge. Whether you want to leverage Facebook Ads to generate "Likes," promote events, sell products, market applications, deploy next-gen PR, this unique guide is the ultimate resource on Facebook's wildly successful pay-per-click advertising platform. Featuring clever workarounds, unprecedented tricks, and little-known tips for triumphant Facebook advertising, it's a must-have on the online marketer's bookshelf. Facebook advertising expert Marty Weintraub shares undocumented how-to advice on everything from targeting methods, advanced advertising techniques, writing compelling ads, launching a campaign, monitoring and optimizing campaigns, and tons more. Killer Facebook Ads serves up immediately actionable tips & tactics that span the gambit. Learn what Facebook ads are good for, how to set goals, and communicate clear objectives to your boss and stakeholders. Master highly focused demographic targeting on Facebook's social graph. Zero in on relevant customers now. Get extraordinary advice for using each available ad element--headline, body text, images, logos, etc.--for maximum effect How to launch a Facebook advertising campaign and crucial monitoring and optimizing techniques Essential metrics and reporting considerations Captivating case studies drawn from the author's extensive Facebook advertising experience, highlighting lessons from challenges and successes Tasty bonus: a robust targeting appendix jam-packed with amazing targeting combos Packed with hands-on tutorials and expert-level techniques and tactics for executing an effective advertising campaign, this one-of-a-kind book is sure to help you develop, implement, measure, and maintain successful Facebook ad campaigns.

Education Flashpoints

Author: Alan J. Singer
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 131780144X
Size: 20,11 MB
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Drawing on his widely read Huffington Post columns—rated one of the top educational blogs in the United States—Alan Singer introduces readers to contemporary issues in education in the United States. The issues are presented with a point of view and an edge intended to promote widespread classroom debate and discussion. Each section opens with a new topical summary essay followed by a series of brief essays updated and adapted from Huffington Post columns. The book includes guest contributions, guiding questions, and responses to essays by teacher education students and teachers to further classroom discussion. Education Flashpoints is written in a conversational style that draws readers into a series of debates by presenting issues in a clear and concise manner, but also with a touch of irony and a bit of rhetorical bite. The topics examined in these essays read like the latest newspaper headlines in the battle to define public education in the United States.

The Great Physician S Rx For Women S Health

Author: Jordan Rubin
Editor: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418572241
Size: 19,89 MB
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Women—who are not only responsible for their own health but frequently the health of their husbands, children, and aging parents—are sick and tired of being sick and tired. They simply want more out of life, especially when they are dealing with the health challenges unique to women, like the "baby blues," breast cancer, menopause, and bone loss. These women want biblically based and medically sound solutions. To them, life is all about thriving, not just surviving. Now, best-selling author Jordan Rubin, along with his wife, Nicki, and Pancheta Wilson, MD, take biblical and natural health concepts and formulate a plan to help you transform your health and live the life you've always dreamed of. The Great Physician's Rx for Women's Health will empower you to achieve maximum energy, attain your ideal weight, enhance your immune system, improve your digestion, reduce your risk for diseases such as breast cancer and osteoporosis, and best of all, make this the healthiest year of your life. If you desire to run the race of life with excellence, then The Great Physician's Rx for Women's Health is your road map.

The Richest Kids In America

Author: Mark Victor Hansen
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458770281
Size: 14,75 MB
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Get ready to meet some amazing entrepreneurial superstars who are living their dreams and making a big difference doing it. Theyve shared their stories to inspire you, teach you, and show you that your own opportunities are endless. How did they discover their passion? What were their first steps to building their business? Who supported them along the way? Why do they all choose to give back to their community? In this book youll learn the key principles that catapulted each of these incredible young entrepreneurs to success and how these same principles will lead you to a life of ultimate fulfillment.

Matriarchy And Power In Africa

Author: D. Iyam
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137382791
Size: 11,65 MB
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Aneji Eko was technically illiterate, but she represents a resource for understanding the complexities of African and Nigerian cultures. This is an account of matriarchy and the complex ties of kinship, their influences in shaping childhood culture, and how they determined cultural expectations across ethnic groups.