New Release Unabridged Education Audio Books
  • With Schwarzkopf

    With Schwarzkopf

    Life Lessons of The Bear
    With Schwarzkopf is Gus Lee's remembrance of his mentor and friend H. Norman Schwarzkopf, and his firsthand account of how Schwarzkopf shaped his life. In 1966, Lee, a junior-year cadet at West Point, was bright, athletic, and popular. He was also on the verge of getting kicked out. Nearing the bottom of his class due to his penchant for playing poker and reading recreationally instead of studying engineering, he was assigned a new professor: then-Major Norman ...
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  • Late-Talking Children

    Late-Talking Children

    A Symptom or a Stage?
    When children are late in hitting developmental milestones, parents worry. And no delay causes more parental anxiety than late talking, which is associated in many parents' minds with such serious conditions as autism and severe intellectual disability. In fact, as children's speech expert Stephen Camarata points out in this enlightening book, children are late in beginning to talk for a wide variety of reasons. For some children, late talking may be a symptom of other, ...
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  • The Principal

    The Principal

    Three Keys to Maximizing Impact
    Over the past two decades, Michael Fullan has written influentially about the change that school and district leaders must bring about as formalized achievement standards and new technology transform how schools are run. What he hasn't done until now is explore and discuss in detail how and why the principal's role itself must change. Principals are often called the second most crucial in-school influencers (after teachers) of student learning. But what should the principal do ...
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  • Becoming Fluent

    Becoming Fluent

    How Cognitive Science Can Help Adults Learn a Foreign Language
    Adults who want to learn a foreign language are often discouraged because they believe they cannot acquire a language as easily as children. Once they begin to learn a language, students may be further discouraged when they find the methods used to teach children don’t seem to work for them. What is an adult language learner to do? In Becoming Fluent, Richard Roberts and Roger Kreuz draw on insights from psychology and cognitive science ...
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  • 30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary

    30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary

    The 500 Words You Need to Know To Transform Your Vocabulary...and Your Life
    Words. They're the foundation of nearly everything of value in our world. They have the power to create, and the power to destroy. The power to inspire and to terrify. The power to enlighten, and also to obscure. And, more specifically for you, they have the power to attract wealth and success, and guarantee your brighter future. This is not hyperbole—it is based on rock solid research. Studies show that those people with large ...
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  • The Gift of Failure

    The Gift of Failure

    How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed
    In the tradition of Paul Tough’s How Children Succeed and Wendy Mogel’s The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, this groundbreaking manifesto focuses on the critical school years when parents must learn to allow their children to experience the disappointment and frustration that occur from life’s inevitable problems so that they can grow up to be successful, resilient, and self-reliant adults. Modern parenting is defined by an unprecedented level of overprotectiveness: parents who ...
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  • Pledged

    Pledged

    The Secret Life of Sororities
    With a new Preface, Afterword, and Updates Updated ten years after it is original publication, Pledged by Alexandra Robbins is as timely today as it was when first published. With salacious breaking news about fraternities and sororities shocking the general public (and members themselves) Pledged exposes what really goes on behind the facades of some of these Greek organizations. Robbins, an investigative journalist, went undercover as a sorority sister; her expose is a breathtaking narrative ...
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  • The First Days of School

    The First Days of School

    How to Be an Effective Teacher
    The bestselling book ever on classroom management and teaching for student achievement with over 3.7 million copies sold. The audiobook walks a teacher, either novice or veteran, through structuring and organizing a classroom for success that can be applied at any time of the year at any grade level, pre-K through college. The book is used in thousands of school districts, in over 120 countries, and in over 2,114 college classrooms, and has been translated into 5 languages. It's ...
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  • Shakespeare Basics for Grown-Ups

    Shakespeare Basics for Grown-Ups

    Everything You Need to Know About the Bard
    An essential guide to Shakespeare, from the international bestselling authors of Homework for Grown-Ups The Bard was so incredibly prolific that even most Shakespeare scholars would welcome the occasional refresher course, and most of the rest of us haven't even got a clue as to what a petard actually is. Fear not, the bestselling authors of Homework for Grown-Ups are here to help. For parents keen to help with their children's homework, casual theatre-goers who ...
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  • Bibliotech

    Bibliotech

    Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google
    From educator and technology expert John Palfrey comes his work on the continued importance of libraries in the digital age. Libraries today are more important than ever. More than just book repositories, libraries can become bulwarks against some of the most crucial challenges of our age: unequal access to education, jobs, and information. In BiblioTech, educator and technology expert John Palfrey argues that anyone seeking to participate in the 21st century needs to understand how ...
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  • Will College Pay Off?

    Will College Pay Off?

    A Guide to the Most Important Financial Decision You'll Ever Make
    In this informative, accessible book, the author of Why Good People Can't Get Jobs guides listeners through the process of determining which colleges and degree programs are worth the investment. The decision of whether to go to college, or where, is hampered by poor information and inadequate understanding of the financial risk involved. Adding to the confusion, the same degree can cost dramatically different amounts for different people. A barrage of advertising offers us new ...
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  • The Boy Who Played with Fusion

    The Boy Who Played with Fusion

    Extreme Science, Extreme Parenting, and How to Make a Star
    This is the story of how an American teenager became the youngest person ever to build a working nuclear fusion reactor. By the age of nine, Taylor Wilson had mastered the science of rocket propulsion. At eleven, his grandmother’s cancer diagnosis drove him to investigate new ways to produce medical isotopes. And by fourteen, Wilson had built a 500-million-degree reactor and become the youngest person in history to achieve nuclear fusion. How could someone ...
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  • Creative Schools

    Creative Schools

    The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education
    A revolutionary reappraisal of how to educate our children and young people by the New York Times bestselling coauthors of The Element and Finding Your Element. Ken Robinson is one of the world's most influential voices in education, and his 2006 TED Talk on the subject is the most viewed in the organization's history. Now, the internationally recognized leader on creativity and human potential focuses on one of the most critical issues of our time: how ...
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  • How to Write a Thesis

    How to Write a Thesis

    By the time Umberto Eco published his best-selling novel The Name of the Rose, he was one of Italy's most celebrated intellectuals, a distinguished academic and the author of influential works on semiotics. Some years before that, in 1977, Eco published a little book for his students, How to Write a Thesis, in which he offered useful advice on all the steps involved in researching and writing a thesis—from choosing a topic to organizing a ...
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  • Mastering MOOCs

    Mastering MOOCs

    Using Open Online Courses to Achieve Your Goals
    A Knowledge@Wharton Originals How business professionals are using MOOCs to further their careers and help their companies and teams succeed Since first making headlines in 2011, hundreds of universities across the world have begun offering thousands of MOOCS, or massive open online courses, to millions of students around the world. While researchers are still looking at what this relatively new technology means for education, many business professionals are already yielding the benefits. Mastering MOOCs: Using ...
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  • In Defense of a Liberal Education

    In Defense of a Liberal Education

    New York Times bestselling author of The Post-American World and host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS argues for a renewed commitment to the world’s most valuable educational traditions in this fascinating audiobook. The liberal arts educational system is under attack. Governors in Texas, Florida, and North Carolina have announced that they will not spend taxpayer money subsidizing the liberal arts. Majors like English and History—which were once very popular and highly respected—...
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  • Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be

    Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be

    An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania
    Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. That belief is wrong. It's cruel. And in Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be, Frank Bruni ...
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  • The Eating of the Gods

    The Eating of the Gods

    An Interpretation of Greek Tragedy
    In The Eating of the Gods the distinguished Polish critic Jan Kott reexamines Greek tragedy from the modern perspective. As in his earlier acclaimed Shakespeare Our Contemporary, Kott provides startling insights and intuitive leaps which link our world to that of the ancient Greeks. The title refers to the Bacchae of Euripides, that tragedy of lust, revenge, murder, and “the joy of eating raw flesh” which Kott finds paradigmatic in its violence and bloodshed. Whether ...
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  • One Nation Under Taught

    One Nation Under Taught

    Solving America's Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Crisis
    America has been steadily sliding in global education rankings for decades. In particular, our students are increasingly unable to compete globally in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. According to the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), in 2010 only 26 percent of high school seniors in the U.S. scored at or above proficient level in math. Another 36 percent were failing. Only 3 percent scored at an advanced level in math, and only 1 percent scored at ...
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  • Cash Poor or College?

    Cash Poor or College?

    The Essential Guide to College Admissions for Teens (ages 13 to 18) & Their Parents
    Cash Poor or College?: The Essential Guide to College Admissions for Teens (ages 13 to 18) & Their Parents is a blueprint for mapping a pathway to college. It offers teens a strategic approach to accessing higher education by utilizing the entire high school experience to maximum benefit. Each year is given singular focus so that the relevant information and assignments the student needs to know are discussed. The guide helps teens to lay a solid foundation ...
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  • Shakespeare, Our Contemporary

    Shakespeare, Our Contemporary

    Shakespeare, Our Contemporary is a provocative, original study of the major plays of Shakespeare. More than that, it is one of the few critical works to have strongly influenced theatrical productions. Peter Brook and Charles Marowitz are among the many directors who have acknowledged their debt to Jan Kott, finding in his analogies between Shakespearean situations and those in modern life and drama the seeds of vital new stage conceptions. Shakespeare, Our Contemporary has been ...
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  • Soar

    Soar

    How Boys Learn, Succeed, and Develop Character
    David C. Banks, a respected educator who has advised Hillary Clinton and Cory Booker on scholastic issues, presents a plan for teaching the country's most educationally endangered group—boys. David C. Banks knows a few things about at-risk boys. In 2004, he petitioned New York City's mayor to allow an all-boys public school to open in one of the most troubled districts in the country, the South Bronx. He had a point to prove: When rituals ...
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  • So We Read On

    So We Read On

    How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures
    The "Fresh Air" book critic investigates the enduring power of The Great Gatsby—"The Great American Novel we all think we've read, but really haven't." Conceived nearly a century ago by a man who died believing himself a failure, it's now a revered classic and a rite of passage in the reading lives of millions. But how well do we really know The Great Gatsby? As Maureen Corrigan, Gatsby lover extraordinaire, points out, while Fitzgerald's ...
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  • Building a Better Teacher

    Building a Better Teacher

    How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone)
    We've all had great teachers who opened new worlds, 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 ...
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  • Thinking Differently

    Thinking Differently

    An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities
    When parents are told their child has a learning disability, they need more information. Thinking Differently is just the resource to meet that need. David Flink, leader of Eye to Eye, a national mentoring program for children with learning differences, explains each learning disability in layman's terms to prepare parents to speak knowledgeably with teachers about their child's specific challenges. Thinking Differently will not overwhelm parents with legal jargon, but it will guide them through ...
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  • Excellent Sheep

    Excellent Sheep

    The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life
    From William Deresiewicz, author of the highly acclaimed A Jane Austen Education, comes a groundbreaking manifesto for people searching for the kind of insight on leading, thinking, and living that elite schools should be—but aren't—providing. As a professor at Yale, William Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply. His students, some of the nation's brightest minds, were adrift when it came to the big questions: how to think critically and creatively, and how ...
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  • Speed Reading Secrets of the World's Fastest Reader

    Speed Reading Secrets of the World's Fastest Reader

    How you could Double (or even triple) Your Reading Speed
    With Speed Reading Secrets you could: Remember what you read Read and understand complex materials and textbooks Devour information faster than ever Save time and energy by reading materials in minutes instead of hours Go through emails, magazines, and other information quickly Complete projects ahead of schedule Absorb information like a sponge Reduce stress Spend less time studying while improving your grades Stay mentally fit and aware And much more! Please download and carefully read ...
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  • The Brainpower Booster

    The Brainpower Booster

    Seven Powerful Strategies For Becoming Smarter
    Explode your brain's ability to think and process information at lightning speed! With information doubling every six months, you need to have an edge. Brain Power Booster will teach you to quickly learn, process, and remember all types of information. After listening to Brain Power Booster, you could: Comprehend and remember what you read Overcome writer's block and other self-imposed limitations Get in (and stay in) the creative "zone" Harness the power of emotional intelligence (...
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  • The Student Success System

    The Student Success System

    How to Get an "A" on Your Test!
    Imagine what it would be like to study for less time and get all "A"s. Imagine never again having to cram for exams and "acing" every test every time. How would you like to complete college in only 3 years? With "The Student Success System", you could: Learn how to study more efficiently and effectively Study less and get far better grades...consistently Extract the most important information from your textbooks Double your reading and ...
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  • Middle School Makeover

    Middle School Makeover

    Improving the Way You and Your Child Experience the Middle School Years
    Middle School Makeover is a guide for parents and educators to help the tweens in their lives navigate the socially fraught hallways, gyms, and cafeterias of middle school. The audiobook helps parents, teachers, and other adults in middle school settings to understand the social dilemmas and other issues that kids today face. Author Michelle Icard covers a large range of topics, beginning with helping us understand what is happening in the brains of tweens and ...
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  • Conform

    Conform

    Exposing the Truth About Common Core and Public Education
    #1 bestselling author and popular radio and television host Glenn Beck considers the hot-button issue of education in the US, exposing the weaknesses of the Common Core school curriculum and examining why liberal solutions fail. Public education is never mentioned in the constitution. Why? Because our founders knew that it was an issue for state and local governments—not the federal one. It’s not a coincidence that the more the federal government has inserted itself ...
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  • The Etymologicon

    The Etymologicon

    A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language
    Do you know why... ...a mortgage is literally a death pledge? ...why guns have girls' names? ...why salt is related to soldier? You're about to find out... The Etymologicon (e-t?-'mä-lä-ji-kän) is: Witty (wi-te\): Full of clever humor Erudite (er-?-dit): Showing knowledge Ribald (ri-b?ld): Crude, offensive The Etymologicon is a completely unauthorized guide to the strange underpinnings of the English language. It explains: how you get from "gruntled" to "disgruntled"; ...
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  • They Say, I Say

    They Say, I Say

    The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing
    They Say / I Say demystifies academic writing by identifying its key rhetorical moves, the most important of which is to summarize what other have said ("they say") to set up one's own argument ("I Say"). The audiobook also provides templates to help students make these key moves in their own writing. This version includes readings that demonstrate those moves—and provide stimulating conversations for them to enter. The Third Edition includes an anthology of 44 readings ...
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  • The Horologicon

    The Horologicon

    A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language
    Do you wake up feeling rough? Then you're philogrobolized. Find yourself pretending to work? That's fudgelling. And this could lead to rizzling, if you feel sleepy after lunch. Though you are sure to become a sparkling deipnosopbist by dinner. Just don't get too vinomadefied; a drunk dinner companion is never appreciated. The Horologicon (or book of hours) contains the most extraordinary words in the English language, arranged according to what hour of the day you ...
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  • Fluent in 3 Months

    Fluent in 3 Months

    How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World
    An Unconventional Guide to Start Speaking a New Language Today Benny Lewis is the creator of www.fluentin3months.com, the largest language learning blog in the world. His proven techniques break down language learning myths and replace them with practical "language hacks" that take advantage of the skills we already possess. Fluent in 3 Months provides everything you need to make learning a new language fast, intuitive, and fun.
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  • Reason in Art

    Reason in Art

    The Life of Reason
    In Reason in Art, Santayana explores the social and psychological origins of art. He examines its moral and ideal functions, its lapses into tastelessness, and the distinctive character of music, speech, poetry, and prose. The Spanish-born philosopher sees art as part of the broader human context, concluding that art prepares “the world to receive the soul and the soul to master the world.”
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  • Love and Math

    Love and Math

    The Heart of Hidden Reality
    What if you had to take an art class in which you were only taught how to paint a fence? What if you were never shown the paintings of van Gogh and Picasso, weren't even told they existed? Alas, this is how math is taught, and so for most of us it becomes the intellectual equivalent of watching paint dry. In Love and Math, renowned mathematician Edward Frenkel reveals a side of math we've never ...
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  • How to Write Short

    How to Write Short

    Word Craft for Fast Times
    America's most influential writing teacher offers an engaging and practical guide to effective short-form writing. In How To Write Short, Roy Peter Clark turns his attention to the art of painting a thousand pictures with just a few words. Short forms of writing have always existed—from ship logs and telegrams to prayers and haikus. But in this ever-changing Internet age, short-form writing has become an essential skill. Clark covers how to write effective and ...
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  • Speaking with Power and Persuasion

    Speaking with Power and Persuasion

    We all love the convenience of a short, precise text message, but it comes at a cost. More and more people are ill equipped to pick up a phone or arrange an in-person meeting, and often even the idea of speaking causes actual anxiety. In Speaking with Power and Persuasion, licensed speech and language pathologist Rebecca Shafir gives you the tools to engage in meaningful communication with easy-to-learn steps. Unlike advice on improving your speaking ...
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  • Writing Magic

    Writing Magic

    Creating Stories that Fly
    Do you want to write stories that catch your readers and never let go? Have you ever wondered how to create a book as magical as Ella Enchanted, as touching as Dave at Night, as captivating as Fairest? Well, now you can find out! In Writing Magic, Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine shares her secrets of great writing. She shows how you, too, can get terrific ideas for stories, invent great beginnings and endings, ...
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  • The Golden Ratio

    The Golden Ratio

    The Story of Phi, the World's Most Astonishing Number
    Throughout history, thinkers from mathematicians to theologians have pondered the mysterious relationship between numbers and the nature of reality. In this fascinating book, Mario Livio tells the tale of a number at the heart of that mystery: phi, or 1.6180339887...This curious mathematical relationship, widely known as "The Golden Ratio," was discovered by Euclid more than two thousand years ago because of its crucial role in the construction of the pentagram, to which magical properties had ...
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  • The King of Infinite Space

    The King of Infinite Space

    Euclid and His Elements
    The King of Infinite Space presents a rich, accessible treatment of Euclid and his beautifully simple geometric system, which continues to shape the way we see the world. Geometry defines the world around us, helping us make sense of everything from architecture to military science to fashion. And for over two thousand years, geometry has been equated with Euclid's Elements, arguably the most influential book in the history of mathematics. In The King of Infinite ...
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  • How to Write a Book This Weekend, Even If You Flunked English Like I Did

    How to Write a Book This Weekend, Even If You Flunked English Like I Did

    "Who Else Wants To Write a Book This Weekend?" It's easier than you think! Best-selling author Vic Johnson actually wrote this book in a weekend to prove how easy it is. And he gives you step-by-step detail of everything he did, including the resources he uses to turn out content-rich books in no time at all. How To Write a Book This Weekend is a perfect strategy for first-time book writers who have been discouraged ...
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  • World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements

    World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements

    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 all the way down 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 ...
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  • How Smart Students Pay for School

    How Smart Students Pay for School

    The Best Way to Save for College, Get the Right Loans, and Repay Debt, 2nd Edition
    In the 2nd edition of How Smart Students Pay for School, there’s a valuable new section for military service members, veterans, and their families. Tax numbers are updated for the early 2013 tax filing season. Recent graduates will learn about the new income-based repayment plan, Pay as You Earn. Getting into college is just as hard as figuring out how to pay for it. In this original audiobook, prospective students and their parents will learn ...
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  • Creating Room to Read

    Creating Room to Read

    A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy
    The inspirational story of a former Microsoft executive's quest to build libraries around the world and share the love of books What's happened since John Wood left Microsoft to change the world? Just ask six million kids in the poorest regions of Asia and Africa. In 1999, at the age of thirty-five, Wood quit a lucrative career to found the nonprofit Room to Read. Described by the San Francisco Chronicle as "the Andrew Carnegie of the ...
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  • Radical

    Radical

    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 ...
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  • The Gift of Therapy

    The Gift of Therapy

    An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients
    The culmination of master psychiatrist Dr. Irvin D. Yalom's more than thirty-five years in clinical practice, The Gift of Therapy is a remarkable and essential guidebook that illustrates through real case studies how patients and therapists alike can get the most out of therapy. The bestselling author of Love's Executioner shares his uniquely fresh approach and the valuable insights he has gained—presented as eighty-five personal and provocative "tips for beginner therapists," including: Let the ...
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  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor

    How to Read Literature Like a Professor

    A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines
    What does it mean when a fictional hero takes a journey?. Shares a meal? Gets drenched in a sudden rain shower? Often, there is much more going on in a novel or poem than is readily visible on the surface—a symbol, maybe, that remains elusive, or an unexpected twist on a character—and there's that sneaking suspicion that the deeper meaning of a literary text keeps escaping you. In this practical and amusing guide ...
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  • Dream Catcher

    Dream Catcher

    Failure Was Never an Option
    BROOK FOREST VOICES HOLIDAY SALE! "He was Supposed to Fail." In the years leading up to the 1950s, there were no resources for the challenged. They were placed in asylums or back rooms and left to die. They were never talked about or acknowledged. They were the silent children. The ones no one wanted. The ones who were never given a chance to live. Yvonne Mason has given us a story of success in a ...
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  • The One World Schoolhouse

    The One World Schoolhouse

    Education Reimagined
    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 ...
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  • I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had

    I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had

    My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High
    Long before he starred on some of television’s most beloved and long-running series such as Taxi and Who’s the Boss? and went on to distinguish himself in a variety of film and stage roles, Tony Danza was a walking contradiction: an indifferent student who dreamed of being a teacher. Inspiring a classroom of students was an aspiration he put aside for decades until one day it seemed that the most meaningful thing he ...
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  • Smart but Scattered

    Smart but Scattered

    The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential
    Peg Dawson, Ed.D., and Richard Guare, Ph.D., present an innovative program to strengthen kids' abilities to plan ahead, follow through, and get things done. There's nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your "smart but scattered" child might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have ...
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  • How to Read a Book

    How to Read a Book

    The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading
    How to Read a Book, first published in 1940, is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader—a living classic. Now it has been completely rewritten and updated. This book will teach you about the various levels of reading and how to achieve them, from elementary reading and systematic skimming to inspectional reading and speed reading. Learn how to pigeonhole a book, x-ray it, extract the author’s message, and ...
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  • Better Than Great

    Better Than Great

    A Plenitudinous Compendium of Wallopingly Fresh Superlatives
    A veritable "tko of terminology," Better Than Great is the essential guide for describing the extraordinary—the must-have reference for anyone wishing to rise above tired superlatives. Deft praise encourages others to feel as we do, share our enthusiasms. It rewards deserving objects of admiration. It persuades people to take certain actions. It sells things. Sadly, in this "age of awesome," our words and phrases of acclaim are exhausted, all but impotent. Even so, we ...
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  • Professional Capital

    Professional Capital

    Transforming Teaching in Every School
    The future of learning depends absolutely on the future of teaching. In their latest and most important collaboration, renowned educators Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan speak out against policies that result in a teaching force that is inexperienced, inexpensive, and exhausted in short order. These two international authorities—who know teaching and leadership inside out—set out a groundbreaking new agenda to transform the future of teaching and public education. Idea driven, evidence based, and ...
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  • Finnish Lessons

    Finnish Lessons

    What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland?
    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 ...
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  • The Woman Who Changed Her Brain

    The Woman Who Changed Her Brain

    And Other Inspiring Stories of Pioneering Brain Transformation
    Barbara Arrowsmith-Young was born with severe learning disabilities that caused teachers to label her slow, stubborn—or worse. As a child, she read and wrote everything backward, struggled to process concepts in language, continually got lost, and was physically uncoordinated. She could make no sense of an analogue clock. But by relying on her formidable memory and iron will, she made her way to graduate school, where she chanced upon research that inspired her to ...
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  • Swagger

    Swagger

    10 Urgent Rules for Raising Boys in an Era of Failing Schools, Mass Joblessness, and Thug Culture
    "At this very moment, through no fault of their own, our boys are caught in the vortex of four powerful, insidious, often invisible forces which conspire to rob them of their future." We medicate, discipline, suspend and expel our boys from school at quadruple the rate of girls. We let double the number of boys drop out of high school than girls, and of those boys who do graduate, they are far more likely than ...
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  • Creating Innovators

    Creating Innovators

    The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World
    IN THIS GROUNDBREAKING BOOK, education expert Tony Wagner provides a powerful rationale for developing an innovation-driven economy. He explores what parents, teachers, and employers must do to develop the capacities of young people to become innovators. In profiling compelling young American innovators such as Kirk Phelps, product manager for Apple’s first iPhone, and Jodie Wu, who founded a company that builds bicycle-powered maize shellers in Tanzania, Wagner reveals how the adults in their lives ...
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