by Cleo Lampos (Goodreads Author)
Written for both parents and educators, "Diamonds in the TOUGH" author Cleo Lampos draw…more
Written for both parents and educators, "Diamonds in the TOUGH" author Cleo Lampos draws from her 25+ year teaching career to show how children labeled as "problematic" can be successful given the right amount of affection, inspiration, attention and guidance.
"I could not put this book down once I began reading it. The children in this book are not only in the classroom. They are everywhere: sports teams, summer camps, after school programs, playgrounds, churches, car pools, libraries, even next door to you. Many of the needs that these children have cannot be measured in test scores. Ms Lampos sensitively weaves educational goals and the needs that impede learning together. This book will speak to all of us who work with children."
~~~ Louise Thompson
by Amanda Ripley (Goodreads Author)
In a handful of nations, virtually all children are learning to make complex arguments and solve problems they’ve never seen before. They are learning to think, in other words, and to thrive in the modern economy. Inspired to find answers for our own children, author and Time magazine journalist Amanda Ripley follows three Americans embed­ded in these countries for one year. Kim, fifteen, raises $10,000 so she can move from Oklahoma to Finland; Eric, eighteen, trades his high-achieving Minnesota suburb for a booming city in South Korea; and Tom, seventeen, leaves a historic Pennsylvania village for Poland.
Through these young informants, Ripley meets battle-scarred reformers, sleep-deprived zombie students, and a teacher who earns $4 million a year. Their stories, along with groundbreaking research into learning in other cultures, reveal a pattern of startling transformation: none of these countries had many “smart” kids a few decades ago. Things had changed. Teaching had become more rigorous; parents had focused on things that mattered; and children had bought into the promise of education. [close]
by Ray M. Vento (Goodreads Author)
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