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From two students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School comes a declaration for our times, and an in-depth look at the making of the #NeverAgain movement that arose after the Parkland, Florida, shooting.
On February 14, 2018, seventeen-year-old David Hogg and his fourteen-year-old sister, Lauren, went to school at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, like any normal Wednesday. That day, of course, the world changed. By the next morning, with seventeen classmates and faculty dead, they had joined the leadership of a movement to save their own lives, and the lives of all other young people in America. It's a leadership position they did not seek, and did not want--but events gave them no choice.
The morning after the massacre, David Hogg told CNN: "We're children. You guys are the adults. You need to take some action and play a role. Work together. Get over your politics and get something done."
This book is a manifesto for the movement begun that day, one that has already changed America--with voices of a new generation that are speaking truth to power, and are determined to succeed where their elders have failed. With moral force and clarity, a new generation has made it clear that problems previously deemed unsolvable due to powerful lobbies and political cowardice will be theirs to solve. Born just after Columbine and raised amid seemingly endless war and routine active shooter drills, this generation now says, "Enough!". This book is their statement of purpose, and the story of their lives. It is the essential guide to the #NeverAgain movement.
Be the reason your students succeed. .
Do you remember that teacher who literally changed your life? Most likely, it wasn't the teacher who stood in front of the class and lectured every day, filling your little head with information. In fact, you probably can't even remember specifically "what" you learned in the class, only that you had some sort of awakening. As coauthor Tommie Lindsay points out, a great teacher doesn't merely provide knowledge but rather "takes away the barriers to learning.," .
"It Doesn't Take a Genius" will help you become that teacher. Written by two nationally acclaimed educators, this inspirational collection of real-life lessons takes you past the long hours, low pay, and school politics that come to dominate the job and provides a refreshing reminder of why you entered the profession in the first place: to change lives for the better. "It Doesn't Take a Genius" will also help parents identify and break through that seemingly invisible barrier preventing their kids from reaching their highest potential.. .
Tommie Lindsey and Randall McCutcheon have divided their book into five sections, each focusing on a single "truth" they believe will motivate students and forge them into individuals who want to be engaged in their education and the outside world.. .
These five "truths" will aid you in being the model all kids need and deserve--regardless of their background. The authors' ideas, presented in short, easy-to-digest articles, are complemented with first-hand success stories written by former students who defied the odds, including inner-city kids with at-risk backgrounds.. .
Every student has a purpose in this world, and it's one of life'sgreat gifts to help him or her find it. Practical and insightful, "It Doesn't Take a Genius" arms you with realistic strategies to create students who will go out into the world not only smarter but--more important--motivated, confident, and curious.. .
Learn how to become the teacher you always wanted to be and to help your students realize their potential. .
Each and every student is fertile ground for learning, even those who seem bored, distracted, or even bitter. All they need is care and attention. Whether you are a struggling teacher or frustrated parent, "It Doesn't Take a Genius" helps you foster success in even the most apathetic of students.. .
The authors, who hold numerous teaching awards, share their secrets of turning kids from all walks of life into successful students who go on to lead fulfilling, productive lives in adulthood. "It Doesn't Take a Genius" is organized into five universal "truths" behind making great possibilities come true. Accompanying the authors' inspiring ideas are first-hand accounts from their former students describing how they turned their lives around to become successful lawyers, playwrights, professors, and more.. .
Written with affection and sincerity--and featuring cartoons by acclaimed cartoonist Sidney Harris--"It Doesn't Take a Genius" is a refreshing response to detached behavioral theory, dry teaching manuals, and negative media stories concerning teachers and our education system. It provides the tools you need to help students unlock their enormous potential. Best of all, you'll come away with the very real but often forgotten fact that the desire to build students into curious, caring members of society isn't a pipedream. It's a calling.. .
Do you become enraged when your beer bottles topple over in the fridge? Have you ever wished you could listen to your lectures in half the time? This fully illustrated manual solves your everyday dilemmas, from ways to make your student loan stretch further to revision hacks and much, much more. Whether you're a fresh-faced fresher or a seasoned student searching for shortcuts, this trusty guide will make your uni life easier, more productive, and most importantly, more fun.
How to help your kid navigate the college admissions process, month by month, girlfriend's-guide style. So, your child is a high school junior. You've heard other parents with kids older than yours whisper the word "college" like it was a terminal disease. You've seen their taut, maniacal grins as they try to hold it together. The process of weathering and conquering the college admissions process with a teenager is a daunting affair for many. Advice will pour in through friends, your child's guidance counselor, and your mother's neighbor's cousin. Thankfully, Jill Margaret Shulman, a college admissions coach, application evaluator, college writing instructor, essayist, author, and empathetic parent, is here to be your fiercest ally. She'll guide you through the entire crazy ritual that college admissions has become, month by month, breath by deep, cleansing breath, until you drop your kid off at college where she will ignore your phone calls and texts. Come as you are -- whether chill or roiling with anxiety -- and Shulman, along with a platoon of experts and fellow parents, will help you maintain your strength and sense of self-worth, so easily lost somewhere between your teenager's screaming, "I hate you! You're ruining my life!" and typing your credit card number into the College Board's website for the twentieth time. You've got college admissions cracked, and now, this book has got your back.
The beloved guidebook for first-year students seeking a successful college experience is now available in a new edition "This book SHOULD be required. The authors] have created a lively, insightful, and tangible source that students can utilize in the classroom and in life. They want to read the book because it speaks to them, and it provides me with a classroom full of hungry, alert minds." - Melanie C. Klein, California State University, Northridge The Fourth Edition of the classic This Book is Not Required: A Success Manual for First-Year Students breaks new ground in participatory education, offering insight and inspiration to help undergraduates make the most of their college years. This edition continues to teach about the college experience as a whole looking at the personal, social, intellectual, and spiritual demands and opportunities while incorporating new material highly relevant to today's students. The material is presented in a personable and straightforward manner, maintaining Dr. Inge Bell's illuminating writing style throughout, and inviting students to take responsibility for, and make the most of, their educational experiences. New to This Edition Features two new chapters, "Technology (Chapter 3) and "Survival Skills" (Chapter 12), as well as new material on academic integrity, including the increased prevalence of cheating through the Internet. Key Features Offers real-life student vignettes that address current issues facing college students Encourages a participatory college education and personal reflection for students in many different disciplines Includes three bonus appendices: For Teachers and Students Using this Book; A Primer on Buddhist Sociology' Pioneered by Inge Bell; and Short Biographies of the Team Bell' Members This Book Is Not Required is a valuable guidebook for any student new to the college experience. It is also an excellent text for freshman orientation programs and for a number
LSAT Secrets helps you ace the Law School Admission Test, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive LSAT Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. LSAT Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to LSAT Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive Analytical Reasoning (logic games) review including: Breaking out Rule Busters, Mastering the Art of Symbology, Staying Loose, Reading Carefully Between the Lines, Evaluating Danger Words, Using Common Sense, Making Tough Decisions, Maximizing Your Resources, Assessing Value; A comprehensive Logical Reasoning review including: Milking the Passage, Learning from Opposites, Making Prediction
International bestselling authors of The Element As a parent, what should you look for in your children's education? How can you tell if their school is right for them, and what can you do if it isn't? In this important new book, Sir Ken Robinson, one of the world's most influential voices in education, offers clear principles and practical advice on how to support your child through the education system, or outside it. Dispelling myths, tackling controversies and weighing up the main choices, You, Your Child, and School is a key book for parents to learn about the kind of education their children really need and what they can do to make sure they get it.
How do I make the absolute most of college?
What are the pitfalls and opportunities?
How do I walk away with more than just a piece of paper?
Adam Shepard pursued the American dream with only twenty-five dollars in his pocket in Scratch Beginnings. Now he turns his attention to higher education to help you make the most out of your four (or five or six) years in college.
Drawing on his visits to campuses across the country, expert advice, and his own rewarding college experience, Adam explores the most pressing concerns of today's university students and examines the many aspects (and surprises) of college living. From transitioning to a life away from home to managing on a tight budget; from the necessity of scheduling to taking your health seriously; from the subtleties of campus social life to the dos and don'ts of networking, Adam offers hope, motivation, and direction to help you sail smoothly through the best four years of your life and beyond.
Now in its 49th edition, this trusted and well-established guide is a staple for university and college applicants to help choose the right course for them. Written in collaboration with university admissions tutors and UCAS, HEAP: University Degree Course offers is a student's one-stop source of all the latest information they need to help them narrow down their options and secure a place on their ideal course. Fully revised and updated with new courses and admissions policies for 2019 entry, and now with degree apprenticeship listings, this is the only independent reference book listing the target offers and admissions details for degree subjects at all universities and colleges. It offers a rich resource on every aspect of the application process, including: How to research and select the right degree subject for you Full details on all degree courses - including entry requirements, number of applicants per place and graduate destinations (HESA 2014/15) Successfully navigating the UCAS application process and key deadlines not to miss The cost of living and studying and sources of available support Key information for international students, including fees and language requirements. Brian Heap has been dubbed 'the guru of university choice' and has been writing, broadcasting and advising on courses for nearly 50 years.
This 2nd edition of the UK's best selling book on medical school interviews contains up to date information on NHS current issues and extensive advice on how to handle MMI-style interviews. This book presents an in-depth look at over 150 medical school interview questions. The book provides you with techniques to address the various types of questions, analyses good and bad examples of answers, teaches you how to add depth to your answers and how to answer those difficult ethical scenarios and lateral thinking questions. If someone asked you: Why medicine? or What are the qualities of a good doctor? Would you crumble or would you respond with the same old cliche as the next candidate? How about: What makes a good team player? Are you a leader or a follower? Should alcoholics receive liver transplants? Was it a good idea to send a man to the moon?
** Published in the U.S. as The Self-Driven Child** A hands-off parenting guide to nurture independent thinking and collaboration for happier, smarter and stress-free kids. 'Sometimes the most helpful thing we can do as parents is to parent our children a little less. This humane, thoughtful book turns the latest brain science into valuable practical advice for parents on how to pull back, when to engage and when to let go. Read it. Your children will thank you.' Paul Tough, New York Times bestselling author of How Children Succeed As parents we all want the best for our child, but so often we give in to societal pressures which can result in us over-managing every aspect of their lives leaving them overwhelmed, over-scheduled and lacking motivation. This can terrifyingly lead to mental health problems as adolescents and adults. How can we prevent this happening to our child? Over their combined sixty years of practice, William Stixrud, a clinical neuropsychologist, and Ned Johnson, the founder of an elite tutoring agency, have worked with thousands of children all facing this problem. Together they discovered that the best antidote to stress is to give kids more of a sense of control over their lives. In this ground-breaking book they reveal how you can actively help your child to sculpt a brain that is resilient, stress-proof and ready to take on new challenges. The Thriving Child offers a combination of cutting-edge brain science, the latest discoveries in behavioural therapy, and case studies drawn from the thousands of kids and teens Bill and Ned have helped over the years. They will teach you how to set your child on the real road to success and share their successful techniques to show you the best ways of helping your child to: * Reduce their stress and anxiety * Foster independent thinking * Find their internal motivation * Achieve their full potential * Transform defiance into decision making * Tame rebellious tendencies The Thriving Child is essential reading for every parent and demonstrates precisely how nurturing independent thinking, and collaborating with your child rather than micro-managing them, will lead to happier, smarter and stress-free kids. 'This serious and probing look at how to give our children the right kinds of independence shows us how much power we have to ensure they can function optimally. It is a book about how to make our children more meaningfully independent, and to set ourselves free in the process.' Andrew Solomon, author of Far from the Tree 'Compelling, revolutionary, and wise, The Thriving Child empowers parents with the courage, the tools, and the mindset to reduce toxic stress, and to foster our child's capacity for resilience, success, and optimal development. Its message-that we should trust kids to have more control over their own lives-is one every parent needs to hear.' Tina Payne Bryson, PhD, co-author of The Whole Brain Child and The Yes Brain
The candid reviews, based on what parents, pupils and staff say about the schools and on GSG school visits (open or under cover), are simultaneously revered and feared by schools. No school can pay to be in the guide. The GSG alone decides; schools are in (or out) whether they like it or not. The new regional layout of the guide enables parents to focus on selected regions or individual areas, to find schools for the different ages and stages of a child's life. Parents can also easily identify the outstanding schools for music, art, sport and of course academic results. Read by thousands of parents every year, The Good Schools Guide is a must-have book for any parents looking to choose a school for their child, ages 3-18. Features 306 state and 732 independent schools, all personally visited and scrutinised; Expert advice on how to choose a school, how to secure a place and what to look out for when visiting schools
'Home-educators want to provide a high quality learning experience for their children and this handbook is an excellent resource for making this aspiration a reality' - Dr Adam Boddison, Chief Executive of National Association of Special Educational Needs If you are thinking of home educating your child, your initial surprise may be at how easy it is to turn intention into reality. Once you have deregistered your child, you are largely left to get on with delivering education from home, as you see best. This book is full of practical guidance for parents, based on the authors' long experience of working with children and young people; their parents, teachers and schools. It will help you plan what is taught, as well as when and how. The authors not only consider how to benefit from the opportunities home education provides, but also suggest creative ways to fill the potential gaps that might arise from not being part of the traditional school system. The Home Education Handbook covers everything from the socialisation of home-educated children to advice on supporting the motivation and resilience of all involved. This is a book that every parent who is considering home education or flexi-schooling, or is simply keen to ensure that their child gets the best education possible, needs to read.
The only guide from the ACT organization, the makers of the exam, with 7 genuine, full-length practice tests and 400 additional questions online. This new edition includes: A NEW never-before-seen, full-length practice test with optional writing test (215 questions) 2400 online questions that can be filtered and organized into practice sets and 2 online tests Updated writing prompts and directions Real ACT test forms used in previous years The Official ACT Prep Pack 2019-2020, is the only guide from the makers of the exam and includes actual ACT test forms (taken from past ACT exams). It offers a total of 7 actual ACT tests (all with optional writing test) so you may practice at your own pace. To help you review, this guide provides detailed explanations for every answer and practical tips on how to boost your score on the English, math, reading, science, and optional writing tests. The test creators also created online resources accessible through this book. You can practice with the 2400 additional test questions that can be organized, filtered, and tracked for performance. The Official ACT Prep Pack, 2019-2020 is the best resource to prepare you for test day. By using this guide you can feel comfortable that you are preparing to do your best!
The challenge of educating a child is as important as it is complex. Today, there are innumerable types of stimuli and tools of all sorts to help children experiment and develop their cognitive skills. But what is the right process and which are the tools that most effectively favour that development? Which method of education is the most fruitful for a child? Maria Montessori formulated her method of education based on the significance of a child's education and its invaluable importance for society as the opportunity to reconstruct a better, more peaceful world. Children have boundless cognitive and emotional potential that can best be expressed in a relationship of trust, respect and unconditional love. According to Montessori, mindful adults who know their own limits and resources know how to interact with their children as patient observers, expert models and affectionate guides to create an environment where children can develop a sense of security, self-sufficiency and independence. This book is a practical guide inspired by the principles of the Montessori Method of education. The book begins with an introduction about the origins and characteristics of the Montessori Method that will help parents to recognize their children's windows of learning, how to behave during shared play, which recreational activities to create and suggest, and how to prepare a home environment that suits their children's needs. Readers will find concrete examples, illustrative images, suggestions and strategies for applying the Montessori Method at home as a part of a daily routine that help to make the method simple and accessible to everyone.
Every year, students are rejected from their first choice university simply because they have submitted a UCAS application that fails to make the right impact on admissions tutors. This annually updated guide has been helping students stay off the reject pile for over 30 years. With step-by-step guidance on how to fill in your UCAS application, and helpful tip boxes throughout, it provides vital advice on avoiding common mistakes and making your personal statement stand out.
With thousands of courses to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to making university applications. HEAP University Degree Course Offers is the essential guide covering everything students need to know to research and prepare effectively, helping them choose and win a place on a course that's right for them. The 50th edition is fully revised and updated with new courses and admissions policies for 2020 entry. Now with degree apprenticeship listings, this is the only independent reference book listing such an extensive range of target offers for so many degree subjects and admissions details for all universities and colleges, offering a rich resource on every aspect of the application process.
Francis Gilbert's new book tells parents the unvarnished truth about our education system, as only a teacher can. He explains that many schools are actually selective when they pretend not to be, and shows you how to get your child into the best school. He also highlights the bullying and backstabbing that can blight the lives of pupils and their parents, and shows how you can help your children to deal with it.As well as containing the compelling personal stories of many parents, the book also offers hard-earned advice on issues such as: * How to get your child into the right school * How to get the most out of your child's teachers * How to improve your child's performance * How to work the education system for the benefit of your child
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