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The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth by Alexandra Robbins
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Feb 12, 12

bookshelves: young-adult, work-occupation, teen-topics, non-fiction, friendship
Read in February, 2012

EVERY educator (and EVERY parent) should read this book. More than anything I have read before, this book clearly explains the phenomena of cliques, how school shapes us, and why some people are successful after high school despite miserable school experiences. Written with anecdotal vignettes (which follow 7 people in schools across the US)and supported by studies, the book is interesting, informative, and engaging. Every day I encounter these scenarios (and the "twist" is one that I have observed for years, yet it's a dirty secret educators don't want to admit). Once again, I am humbled by what I have learned from this book, and I again make a commitment to be a better educator. I will read more of Robbins' books based on the impact this book has had on me.
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