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  1. 11.8 hrs • 4/26/2016 • Unabridged

    In this provocative audiobook author David Callahan examines the cheating epidemic-at work, in school, on the ballfield and everywhere else-that is the new American plague. Now more than ever, people are bending rules and breaking laws to get what they want. From the Enron scandal to the dot-com collapses to the plagiarism that has rocked the publishing world, this remarkable book exposes the new culture of cheating while offering reasonable suggestions for righting the wrongs.

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    The Cheating Culture

    11.8 hrs • 4/26/16 • Unabridged
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  2. 7.5 hrs • 10/13/2014 • Unabridged

    A respected educator who advised Hillary Clinton and Cory Booker on scholastic issues presents a plan for teaching the country’s most educationally endangered group—boys. David Banks knows a few things about at-risk boys. In 2004 he petitioned New York City’s mayor to allow a public school for boys to open in one of the most troubled districts in the country, the South Bronx. He had a point to prove: when rituals that boys are innately drawn to are combined with college prep-level instruction and community mentorship, even the most challenging students can succeed. The result? The Eagle Academy for Young Men—the first all-boys public high school in New York City in more than thirty years—has flourished and has been successfully replicated in other boroughs and other states. In Soar, Banks shares the experiences of individual kids from the Eagle Academy as well as his own personal story to help others get similar results. He shares the specific approach he and his team use to drive students, from tapping into their natural competitiveness and peer sensitivity, to providing rituals that mimic their instinctual need for hierarchy and fraternal camaraderie, to finding teachers who know firsthand the obstacles these students face. Result-oriented and clear-eyed about the challenges and the promises of educating boys at risk, Soar is a book that no one who wants to see our young men flourish—from parents and educators to teachers and employers—can afford to miss.

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    Soar

    By David C. Banks, with G. F. Lichtenberg
    Read by Sean Crisden
    7.5 hrs • 10/13/14 • Unabridged
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  3. 10.8 hrs • 9/1/2014 • Unabridged

    We’ve all had great teachers who opened new worlds and maybe even changed our lives. What made them so great? Everyone agrees that a great teacher can have an enormous impact. Yet we still don’t know what, precisely, makes a teacher great. Is it a matter of natural-born charisma? Or does exceptional teaching require something more? Building a Better Teacher introduces a new generation of educators exploring the intricate science underlying their art. A former principal studies the country’s star teachers and discovers a set of common techniques that help children pay attention. Two math teachers videotape a year of lessons and develop an approach that has nine-year-olds writing sophisticated mathematical proofs. A former high school teacher works with a top English instructor to pinpoint the key interactions a teacher must foster to initiate a rich classroom discussion. Through their stories, and the hilarious and heartbreaking theater that unfolds in the classroom every day, Elizabeth Green takes us on a journey into the heart of a profession that impacts every child in America. What happens in the classroom of a great teacher? Opening with a moment-by-moment portrait of an everyday math lesson—a drama of urgent decisions and artful maneuvers—Building a Better Teacher demonstrates the unexpected complexity of teaching. Green focuses on the questions that really matter: How do we prepare teachers, and what should they know before they enter the classroom? How does one get young minds to reason, conjecture, prove, and understand? What are the keys to good discipline? Incorporating new research from cognitive psychologists and education specialists as well as intrepid classroom entrepreneurs, Green provides a new way for parents to judge what their children need in the classroom and considers how to scale good ideas. Ultimately, Green discovers that good teaching is a skill—a skill that can be taught. A provocative and hopeful book, Building a Better Teacher shows that legendary teachers are more than inspiring; they are perhaps the greatest craftspeople of all.

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    Building a Better Teacher

    10.8 hrs • 9/1/14 • Unabridged
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  4. 5.5 hrs • 9/17/2013 • Unabridged

    Ron Paul—the former Texas congressman, presidential candidate, and #1 New York Times bestselling author—returns with a highly provocative and controversial treatise about America’s broken education system. Ron Paul’s new book delves deeply into one of the most important issues facing us today—the state of education in America. The vast majority of Americans agree that our education system is not working. Costs continue to rise while quality continues to plummet. Paul argues that we need to start thinking about the whole thing differently. This book is a focused guide to his position, which centers on a strong support for home schooling and free market principles applied to education. He makes the case that parents should have far greater freedoms when it comes to educating their children, and he nimbly dissects the most pressing problems from a libertarian point of view. He also briefly discusses the history of education in this country, along with what has gone wrong and how we got to where we are now. Unlike nearly all other politicians, Ron Paul’s views have remained remarkably consistent for many decades, and even if for those who disagree with his principles, his arguments always spark critical thinking and challenge the status quo. His urgent appeal to all citizens will illuminate what we need to do to fix America’s education system for future generations.

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    The School Revolution

    5.5 hrs • 9/17/13 • Unabridged
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  5. 5.5 hrs • 9/17/2013 • Unabridged

    Ron Paul—the former Texas congressman, presidential candidate, and #1 New York Times bestselling author—returns with a highly provocative and controversial treatise about America’s broken education system. Ron Paul’s new book delves deeply into one of the most important issues facing us today—the state of education in America. The vast majority of Americans agree that our education system is not working. Costs continue to rise while quality continues to plummet. Paul argues that we need to start thinking about the whole thing differently. This book is a focused guide to his position, which centers on a strong support for home schooling and free market principles applied to education. He makes the case that parents should have far greater freedoms when it comes to educating their children, and he nimbly dissects the most pressing problems from a libertarian point of view. He also briefly discusses the history of education in this country, along with what has gone wrong and how we got to where we are now. Unlike nearly all other politicians, Ron Paul’s views have remained remarkably consistent for many decades, and even if for those who disagree with his principles, his arguments always spark critical thinking and challenge the status quo. His urgent appeal to all citizens will illuminate what we need to do to fix America’s education system for future generations.

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    The School Revolution

    5.5 hrs • 9/17/13 • Unabridged
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  6. 7.3 hrs • 9/9/2013 • Unabridged

    Susan M. Weinschenk, PhD, explains how to use the art of persuasion to get what you want in this must-listen guide.

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    How to Get People to Do Stuff

    7.3 hrs • 9/9/13 • Unabridged
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  7. 5.2 hrs • 8/27/2013

    In How to Think: The Liberal Arts and Their Enduring Value, Professor Michael D. C. Drout gives an impassioned defense and celebration of the value of the liberal arts. Charting the evolution of the liberal arts from their roots in the educational system of ancient Rome through the Middle Ages and to the present day, Drout shows how the liberal arts have consistently been “the tools to rule,” essential to the education of the leaders of society. Offering a reasoned defense of their continuing value, Drout also provides suggestions for improving the state of the liberal arts in contemporary society.

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  8. 7.7 hrs • 8/13/2013 • Unabridged

    Journalist Amanda Ripley explains how a handful of nations are creating smarter, more resourceful kids in this must-listen account.

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    The Smartest Kids in the World

    7.7 hrs • 8/13/13 • Unabridged
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    7.5 hrs • 5/21/2013 • Unabridged

    Sir Ken Robinson’s groundbreaking book The Element introduced listeners to a new concept of self-fulfillment through the convergence of natural talents and personal passions. The Element has inspired people all over the world and has created for Robinson an intensely devoted following. Now comes the long-awaited companion, the practical guide that helps people find their own element. Among the questions that this new book answers are:How do I find out what my talents and passions are?What if I love something I’m not good at?What if I’m good at something I don’t love?What if I can’t make a living from my element?How do I do help my children find their element? Finding Your Element comes at a critical time, as concerns about the economy, education, and the environment continue to grow. The need to connect to our personal talents and passions has never been greater. As Robinson writes in his introduction, wherever you are, whatever you do, and no matter how old you are, if you’re searching for your element, this book is for you.

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    Finding Your Element

    7.5 hrs • 5/21/13 • Unabridged
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  10. 11.0 hrs • 2/19/2013 • Unabridged

    Being a teenager has never been easy, but in recent years, with the rise of the Internet and social media, it has become exponentially more challenging. Bullying, once thought of as the province of queen bees and goons, has taken on new, complex, and insidious forms, as parents and educators know all too well. No writer is better poised to explore this territory than Emily Bazelon, who has established herself as a leading voice on the social and legal aspects of teenage drama. In Sticks and Stones, she brings readers on a deeply researched, clear-eyed journey into the ever-shifting landscape of teenage meanness and its sometimes devastating consequences. The result is an indispensable book that takes us from school cafeterias to courtrooms to the offices of Facebook, the website where so much teenage life, good and bad, now unfolds. Along the way, Bazelon defines what bullying is and, just as important, what it is not. She explores when intervention is essential and when kids should be given the freedom to fend for themselves. She also dispels persistent myths: that girls bully more than boys, that online and in-person bullying are entirely distinct, that bullying is a common cause of suicide, and that harsh criminal penalties are an effective deterrent. Above all, she believes that to deal with the problem, we must first understand it. Blending keen journalistic and narrative skills, Bazelon explores different facets of bullying through the stories of three young people who found themselves caught in the thick of it. Thirteen year old Monique endured months of harassment and exclusion before her mother finally pulled her out of school. Jacob was threatened and physically attacked over his sexuality in eighth grade, and then sued to protect himself and change the culture of his school. Flannery was one of six teens who faced criminal charges after a fellow student’s suicide was blamed on bullying and made international headlines. With grace and authority, Bazelon chronicles how these kids’ predicaments escalated, to no one’s benefit, into community-wide wars. Cutting through the noise, misinformation, and sensationalism, she takes us into schools that have succeeded in reducing bullying and examines their successful strategies. The result is a groundbreaking book that will help parents, educators, and teens themselves better understand what kids are going through today and what can be done to help them through it.

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    Sticks and Stones

    11.0 hrs • 2/19/13 • Unabridged
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  11. 8.9 hrs • 2/5/2013 • Unabridged

    The United States is known as a world leader in innovation, boasting brilliant thinkers and trendsetting companies, but that status is at grave risk. American children are well outside the top-ten international student rankings in reading, science, and math; those rankings—not to mention the nation’s position of leadership on everything from the economy to the military to issues of moral authority—will continue to plummet unless we take dramatic action. Michelle Rhee, a driving force behind American education reform, is ready to make a change. In Radical, this fearless and pioneering advocate draws on her own life story and delivers her plan for better American schools. Rhee’s goal is to ensure that laws, leaders, and policies are making students—not adults—our top priority, and she outlines concrete steps that will put us on a dramatically different course. Informing her critique are her extraordinary experiences in education: her years of teaching in inner-city Baltimore; her turbulent tenure as chancellor of the Washington, DC, public schools; and her current role as an education activist. Rhee draws on dozens of compelling examples—from schools she’s worked in and studied; from students who’ve left behind unspeakable home lives and thrived in the classroom; from teachers whose groundbreaking methods have produced unprec­edented leaps in student achievement. The book chronicles Rhee’s awakening to the potential of every child blessed with a great teacher, her rage at realizing that adults with special interests are blocking badly needed change, and her recognition that it will take a grassroots movement to break through the barriers to outstanding public schools. An incisive and intensely personal call to arms, Michelle Rhee’s Radical is required reading for anyone who seeks a guide not only to the improvement of our schools but also to a brighter future for America’s children.

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    Radical

    8.9 hrs • 2/5/13 • Unabridged
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  12. 5.2 hrs • 1/1/2013

    In this engaging series of lectures, Carroll William Westfall, the University of Notre Dame’s Frank Montana Professor of Architecture, delves into the classical principles of Western architecture. Exploring features such as ornamentation, decoration, and innovation, Professor Westfall shows how architecture is derived from the very principles that form the cornerstones of our civilization—and, with scholarly precision, he also demonstrates how this field of endeavor is rooted in nature itself.

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  13. 5.3 hrs • 1/1/2013

    One of the Modern Scholar’s most popular lecturers, Professor Timothy B. Shutt of Kenyon College examines the contributions of the peoples of northern Europe through their vibrant literary legacy.  As Professor Shutt’s textual analysis reveals, Celtic and Germanic values shine through these works, exhibiting such characteristics as courage, self-control, and respect for women. As listeners will find, the legacy of the European Northlands formed a cultural pattern that continues to this day.

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  14. 4.9 hrs • 1/1/2013

    An esteemed professor of biology at Wheaton College, John Kricher leads a fascinating discussion of the approximately ten thousand species of birds that share our world. In these engaging lectures, Kricher expands on such topics as bird anatomy, the mechanics of flight, migration, reproduction, and song. The professor’s lively presentation demonstrates how understanding the traits, life cycle, and evolution of birds is critical for an understanding of the origins and evolution of life on earth—and why conservation plays a vital role in the environment’s delicate balance.

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  15. 6.4 hrs • 9/1/2012 • Unabridged

    Salman Khan, founder of the Khan Academy, has written what is destined to become one of the most influential books about education in our time. A free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere: this is the goal of the Khan Academy, a passion project that grew from an ex-engineer and hedge funder’s online tutoring sessions with his niece, who was struggling with algebra, into a worldwide phenomenon. Today millions of students, parents, and teachers use the Khan Academy’s free videos and software, which have expanded to encompass nearly every conceivable subject; and Academy techniques are being employed with exciting results in a growing number of classrooms around the globe. Like many innovators, Khan rethinks existing assumptions and imagines what education could be if freed from them. And his core idea—liberating teachers from lecturing and state-mandated calendars and opening up class time for truly human interaction—has become his life’s passion. Schools seek his advice about connecting to students in a digital age, and people of all ages and backgrounds flock to the site to utilize this fresh approach to learning. In The One World Schoolhouse, Khan presents his radical vision for the future of education, as well as his own remarkable story, for the first time. In these pages, you will discover, among other things: • How both students and teachers are being bound by a broken top-down model invented in Prussia two centuries ago • Why technology will make classrooms more human and teachers more important • How and why we can afford to pay educators the same as other professionals • How we can bring creativity and true human interactivity back to learning • Why we should be very optimistic about the future of learning Parents and politicians routinely bemoan the state of our education system. Statistics suggest we’ve fallen behind the rest of the world in literacy, math, and sciences. With a shrewd reading of history, Khan explains how this crisis presented itself, and why a return to “mastery learning,” abandoned in the twentieth century and ingeniously revived by tools like the Khan Academy, could offer the best opportunity to level the playing field, and to give all of our children a world-class education now. More than just a solution, The One World Schoolhouse serves as a call for free, universal, global education, and an explanation of how Khan’s simple yet revolutionary thinking can help achieve this inspiring goal.

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    The One World Schoolhouse

    6.4 hrs • 9/1/12 • Unabridged
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    8.2 hrs • 8/1/2012 • Unabridged

    Ever wondered how Finland managed to build its highly regarded school system? Look behind the headlines and find out. Finnish Lessons is a firsthand, comprehensive account of how Finland built a world-class education system over the past three decades. The author traces the evolution of education policies in Finland and highlights how they differ from those in the United States and other industrialized countries. Rather than relying on competition, school choice, and external testing of students, education reforms in Finland focus on professionalizing teachers’ work, developing instructional leadership in schools, and enhancing trust in teachers and schools. This book details the complexity of educational change and encourages educators and policy makers to develop effective solutions for their own districts and schools. Pasi Sahlberg recounts the history of Finnish educational reform as only a well-traveled insider can, offering the insight and facts necessary for others to constructively participate in improving their schools—even in a tightening economy.

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    Finnish Lessons by Pasi Sahlberg

    Finnish Lessons

    Foreword by Andy Hargreaves
    8.2 hrs • 8/1/12 • Unabridged
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