Education & Reference

February 8, 2017

In Defense of a Liberal Education


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CNN host and best-selling author Fareed Zakaria argues for a renewed commitment to the world’s most valuable educational tradition.

The liberal arts are under attack. The governors of Florida, Texas, and North Carolina have all pledged that they will not spend taxpayer money subsidizing the liberal arts, and they seem to have an unlikely ally in President Obama. While at a General Electric plant in early 2014, Obama remarked, "I promise you, folks can make a lot more, potentially, with skilled manufacturing or the trades than they might with an art history degree." These messages are hitting home: majors like English and history, once very popular and highly respected, are in steep decline.

"I get it," writes Fareed Zakaria, recalling the atmosphere in India where he grew up, which was even more obsessed with getting a skills-based education. However, the CNN host and best-selling author explains why this widely held view is mistaken and shortsighted.

Zakaria eloquently expounds on the virtues of a liberal arts education―how to write clearly, how to express yourself convincingly, and how to think analytically. He turns our leaders' vocational argument on its head. American routine manufacturing jobs continue to get automated or outsourced, and specific vocational knowledge is often outdated within a few years. Engineering is a great profession, but key value-added skills you will also need are creativity, lateral thinking, design, communication, storytelling, and, more than anything, the ability to continually learn and enjoy learning―precisely the gifts of a liberal education.

Zakaria argues that technology is transforming education, opening up access to the best courses and classes in a vast variety of subjects for millions around the world. We are at the dawn of the greatest expansion of the idea of a liberal education in human history.


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February 8, 2017

PUPPY TRAINING

"PUPPY TRAINING: Train your puppy in obedience, potty training and leash training in record time" by  Anthony Portokaloglou

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February 4, 2017

Teach Like a PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator


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Based on Dave Burgess's popular "Teach Like a PIRATE" seminars, this book offers inspiration, practical techniques, and innovative ideas that will help you to increase student engagement, boost your creativity, and transform your life as an educator. You'll learn how to: • Tap into and dramatically increase your passion as a teacher • Develop outrageously engaging lessons that draw students in like a magnet • Establish rapport and a sense of camaraderie in your classroom • Transform your class into a life-changing experience for your students This groundbreaking inspirational manifesto contains over 30 hooks specially designed to captivate your class and 170 brainstorming questions that will skyrocket your creativity. Once you learn the Teach Like a PIRATE system, you'll never look at your role as an educator the same again.Used Book in Good Condition
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January 31, 2017

The Growth Mindset Coach: A Teacher’s Month-by-Month Handbook for Empowering Students to Achieve


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A COMPLETE AND EASY-TO-FOLLOW GUIDE FOR INSPIRING EVERY STUDENT WITH THE POWER OF GROWTH MINDSET
Created by teachers for teachers, this is the ultimate guide for unleashing students
potential through creative lessons, empowering messages and innovative teaching.
The Growth Mindset Coach provides all you need to foster a growth mindset
classroom, including:
A Month-by-Month Program
Research-Based Activities
Hands-On Lesson Plans
Real-Life Educator Stories
Constructive Feedback
Sample Parent Letters

Studies show that growth mindsets result in higher test scores, improved grades and
more in-class involvement. When your students understand that their intelligence
is not limited, they succeed like never before. With the tools in this book, you can
motivate your students to believe in themselves and achieve anything."
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