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From two leading experts in education and entrepreneurship an urgent call for the radical re imagining of American education so that we better euip students for the realities of the twenty first century economyToday 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 en Man I don't even know where to start with this oneI went to graduate school almost 17 years ago initially where I earned my MEd in Secondary Education This was a vocational degree I studied the craft of teaching and practiced in a classroom for a year before becoming a full time teacher a job which I have held ever since Four years into my career I entered into a doctoral program and began to study among other things the philosophy of education I had some excellent professors and I learned a great deal about schooling in America I can't honestly say I am an expert on schools and education but I think I am reasonably well informed about issues related to educationThis book is the newest and most cutting edge thinking about education and it makes me feel like a complete dinosaur The authors uite convincingly lay out the case that how we are educating young people today is completely wrong Instead of fostering a generation of creative problem solvers who can communicate effectively collaborate productively and communicate both clearly and compellingly as well as think critically we are running our kids through a credentialing wringer then wondering why they are turning out so dumb Basically these authors are arguing that knowing things is not as important as demonstrating that you can do something with what you know Knowledge they argue is ubiuitous now I can just look things up if I don't know them What I do with knowledge; how I synthesize it and apply it and creatively reconstruct it into new formsthat's what we need to be teaching Kids will be intrinsically motivated to learn if their learning is connected to things they are passionate about and that have real world applications If this sounds like common sense to you I ask you to reflect on your own schooling experiences Did you have a 'Genius Hour' like Google does where it lets its employees spend 20% of their time pursuing their interests? Did you create a digital portfolio highlighting that things you created then use that portfolio as a way to impress an employer or to seek entrance into a college? No? Did you take a standardize test like MCAS or PARRC? Did you take an AP classes? The SATs? Did you major in something? According to the authors of this book you wasted your timeI am not going to recreate their arguments here Suffice it to say that I am startled by how different this all is from what I was trained to do and how I was taught myself If the goal is to no longer develop 'knowledge workers' because knowledge is so readily available why are we spending 13 years of elementary and secondary schooling teaching kids facts figures formulas and foreign languages? Should we teach them basic skills and content then turn them lose to solve real world problems? To work collaboratively with others to create actual things of value? This book has given me a tremendous amount to think about I have uestions than answers I also literally cannot imagine how any of this would apply to the difficult public school where I work None the less much to ponder

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N 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 book offers parents and educators a crucial guide to getting the best for their children and a roadmap for policymakers and opinion leade This interview with Sean Carroll is a uintessential example of something this book discusses in detail—namely the failure to prioritize pedagogy in academic circles especially when it comes to granting academic tenure at prestigious universities A Personal Narrative Another perspective on the whole debacle—a furious testament to the absurdity of modern academia The erratic 'peer driven' research focused process of granting tenure at selective US universities is unuestionably injuring us I am glad that the wonderful Sean Carroll found his way to Caltech In May 2005 I was informed that I had been denied tenure This came as a complete shock in part because I had been given no warning that any trouble was brewing I will never know precisely what was said at the relevant faculty meetings and the explanations I received from different colleagues were notable mostly for the lack of any consistent narrative But one thing that came through clearly was that my interest in doing things other than research had counted substantially against me I was told that I came across as “ interested in writing textbooks” and that perhaps I would be happier at a university that placed a “greater emphasis on pedagogy”I have a lot to say about education—in particular education in America Too much to formulate as of now But the current system of tenure granting at selective colleges is a tremendous affront to the true purpose of collegiate studies which—at one point—was to teach students Now I know not what

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Gaged 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 centuryIn 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 America This book is a MUST READ for literally every single person in this country ages 14 and upWe need to shift gears regarding our educational system I have often wondered why so many children do so well in elementary school and then when entering middle school struggle so much and seem to lose interest This book will help answer these uestions and so many Its time we step up to the plate and actually teach our children how to succeed in society and not just how to cram to take tests We need meaningful curriculum teaching skills that will create a population of critical thinkers and innovators MIMI CRACRA FAIT LA FETE young people need to thrive in the twenty first centuryIn 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 America This book is a MUST READ for literally every single person in this country ages 14 and upWe need to shift gears regarding our educational system I have often wondered why so many children do so well in elementary school and then when entering middle school struggle so much and seem to lose interest This book will help answer these uestions and so many Its time we step up to the plate and actually teach our children how to succeed in society and not just how to cram to take tests We need meaningful curriculum teaching skills that will create a population of critical thinkers and innovators

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