5 Results for:

Experimental Methods

  • Sort by:
  • Best Selling
Results: 1 – 5 of 5
  1. 9.9 hrs • 8/18/2015 • Unabridged

    From two leading experts in education and entrepreneurship, 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 economy. 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 work force for a world that no longer exists. Alarmingly, our methods of schooling crush the creativity and initiative young people need to thrive in the twenty-first century. In Most Likely to Succeed, 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. 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. This audiobook offers parents and educators a crucial guide to getting the best for their children and a roadmap for policymakers and opinion leaders.

    Available Formats: Download

    Most Likely to Succeed

    9.9 hrs • 8/18/15 • Unabridged
    Download
  2. 3.8 hrs • 7/1/2015 • Unabridged

    When people are kept from moving—whether they’re sitting through a presentation or stuck behind a desk—they become restless and their attention wavers. Yet most training ignores the innate human desire for motion, resulting in participants learning less. Based on the latest neuroscience research, Training in Motion explains how movement enhances learning and introduces a unique and highly effective way to energize an audience and increase retention through simple body-focused techniques. The book shows readers how to tie lessons to movement to reinforce concepts; manage learners’ physical and emotional states to increase engagement and bolster memory; use posture, physical gestures, and other movements to command interest; employ quick physical breaks to efficiently refocus students; and turn lackluster sessions into high-achieving learning environments. Practical, accessible, and packed with activities, this one-of-a-kind book helps readers add a kinesthetic component to their training so that participants stay motivated and apply what they’ve learned long after they’ve left the classroom.

    Available Formats: Download

    Training in Motion

    3.8 hrs • 7/1/15 • Unabridged
    Download
  3. 3.9 hrs • 1/21/2015 • Unabridged

    High school can be boring. High school curriculum can be frustrating and out of touch. So what is the answer for young people whose creativity, bright ideas, and boundless energy are being stifled in that over-scheduled and grade-driven environment? What would you do if you could go to college without going to high school? Would you travel abroad, spend late nights writing a novel, volunteer in an emergency room, or build your own company? What dreams would you be pursuing right now? College without High School shows how independent teens can self-design their high school education by becoming unschooled. Students begin by defining their goals and dreams and then pursue them through a combination of meaningful and engaging adventures. It is possible to pursue your dreams and gain admission to any college of your choice. The guidebook shows how to fulfill college admission requirements by proving five preparatory results: intellectual passion, leadership, logical reasoning, background knowledge, and the capacity for structured learning. The author, who leads teenage unschoolers on educational adventures, offers several suggestions for life-changing, confidence-building activities that will demonstrate those results. 

    Available Formats: Download

    College without High School

    3.9 hrs • 1/21/15 • Unabridged
    Download
  4. 0 reviews 0 5 3 3 out of 5 stars 3/5
    8.9 hrs • 4/2/2013 • Unabridged

    Nine-year-olds can solve the world’s toughest problems. In John Hunter’s classroom, students fearlessly tackle global problems and discover surprising solutions by playing his groundbreaking “World Peace Game.” These kids—from high school to fourth grade, in schools both well-funded and underresourced—take on the roles of politicians, tribal leaders, diplomats, bankers, and military commanders. Through battles and negotiations, standoffs and summits, they strive to resolve dozens of complex, seemingly intractable real-world challenges, from nuclear proliferation to tribal warfare, financial collapse to climate change. In World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements, Hunter shares the wisdom he’s gleaned from more than thirty years of teaching his game. Here he reveals the principles of successful collaboration that people of any age can apply anywhere. His students show us how to break through confusion, bounce back from failure, put knowledge to use, and fulfill our potential. Hunter offers not only a forward-thinking report from the front lines of American education, but also a generous blueprint for a world that bends toward cooperation rather than conflict. In this deeply hopeful audiobook, a visionary educator shows us what the future can be.

    Available Formats: Download

    World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements

    8.9 hrs • 4/2/13 • Unabridged
    0 reviews 0 5 3 3 out of 5 stars 3/5
    Download
  5. 7.4 hrs • 1/18/2007 • Unabridged

    Bestselling author Rafe Esquith, the only teacher to receive the National Medal of Arts, has garnered the American Teacher Award and numerous other honors. Still teaching fifth graders in a small, leaky classroom in downtown Los Angeles, Esquith fosters a wholesome climate where character, humility, and diligence matter and support is unconditional. For his mostly poor and Hispanic students, Esquith models two maxims: Be nice and work hard and there are no shortcuts. And his students thrive!

    Available Formats: Download

    Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire

    7.4 hrs • 1/18/07 • Unabridged
    Download
Loading more titles...
See More Titles Loading More Titles ... Back To Top
Digital Audiobooks With Zero Restrictions