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Most Likely to Succeed Audiobook

Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the New Innovation Era

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Publisher's Summary

From two leading experts in education and entrepreneurship, an urgent call for the radical reimagining of American education so that we better equip students for the realities of the 21st-century economy.

Today more 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, engaged citizens and to get good jobs in our rapidly evolving economy. Our school system was engineered a century ago to produce a workforce for a world that no longer exists. Alarmingly, our methods of schooling crush the creativity and initiative young people need to thrive in the 21st century.

In Most Likely to Succeed, best-selling author and education expert Tony Wagner and venture capitalist Ted Dintersmith call for a complete overhaul of the function and focus of American 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 audiobook offers parents and educators a crucial guide to getting the best for their children and a road map for policymakers and opinion leaders.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2015 Tony Wagner, Ted Dintersmith (P)2015 Simon & Schuster

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    happispirit 19/02/2018
    happispirit 19/02/2018 Member Since 2018
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    "Everyone should read this."

    A must for anyone with the ability to listen. A comprehensive book covering all aspects of education, past, present and future. With inspiring, easy to understand and eye opening content, fully researched, collated and beautifully narrated, I am U.K based, but this is just as relevant here. The time to change is now.

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  • Michael Shapiro
    10/03/16
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    "the most important book you may read in your life!"

    critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity

    the 4 C's that will make children thrive in the innovation age

    education needs to be fun and engaging. it needs to allow people to discover and explore.

    please read this book. advocating for better education is the nations and the planets number 1 concern. if we change the way we do education we can save the world.

    also this book was very funny and witty.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Kristin
    19/03/16
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    "Life changing read..."

    This book will definitely be on my retread list! I
    There are so many parts that I must go back to listen to again, as I want to incorporate them into my reimagining my daily work with educators. Undoubtedly, my work as an educational leader will be impacted for the better by having read this book! I'm fearful, yet elated for the change that I hope to have on others working with our children. There is truly promise and significant substance contained in the pages of this book. Thank you, Dr. Tony & Dr. Ted!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Melissa Emler
    15/01/16
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    "Can't wait to share!"

    Most Likely to Succeed put into words what I know to be true. This book captures the heart of my educational philosophy I wrote 15 years ago in my first teacher prep course. For so long, that philosophy has felt more like a longing, a dream because it certainly hasn't been a reality. But...I believe I will see a time when children will create and learn in school and a time where learning is valued more than compliance. Thank you for this book of inspiration!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Frank Bergdoll
    Calgary, Alberta Canada
    16/03/16
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    "So very good"

    An inspirational and motivational work. Parents and educators (and especially legislators) pay attention.

    It confirmed many of the things I do in my teaching and it gave me new ideas and hope.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Peter
    Bulleen, Australia
    25/02/16
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    "Brilliant"

    I had seen this title but avoided it for some time thinking it would be too US focused. It turned out to be one of the best, most useful books I have listened to. Inspiring and practical. (Australian Principal)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Scott Fraser
    Collegeville, PA United States
    12/02/16
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    "Important book for parents and educators."

    Strongly recommended reading for educators and parents with kids in school, especially in the USA. My own professional career validates the message of this book - that our antiquated education system has become too focused on testing and covering content as opposed to producing creative problem solvers equipped with skills to function in a world totally different than 100 years ago.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ed
    07/10/15
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    "Enlightening"

    Simply, knowledge is a commodity. Before, it was "just in time inventory"; we're now entering age of "just in time information". College is not required; instead Internet is required.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Andy
    15/10/17
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    "Profoundly sobering and inspiring "

    Anyone who finishes this book and remains unconvinced that everything must change in our approach to teaching our kids, then well, you must be brain dead.

    This is also a brilliant summary of how we got here and the bureaucratic momentum we have to overcome.

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    PARK RIDGE, IL, United States
    03/09/17
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    "Education Process Needs Serious Makeover"

    As a highly educated professional with a doctorate in clinical health psychology and parent who invested in sending two children to Ohio State and the University of Alabama, I'm strongly endorsing Tony & Teds passionate plea to transform how we educate and prepare our kids for success in the innovation age.

    We need to cultivate curiosity and creative participation to spark young minds to passionately learn and apply their insights in a manner they feel makes an impact. The authors promote a bold vision that is deeply necessary. However, it will require courageous parents, educators and students to persistently advocate to reform the rigid status quo.

    This groundbreaking book will serve as fuel to spark revolutionary change to an outdated industry that no longer serves our children in a rapidly transforming world. Education needs and deep and profound makeover!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Meridian School
    04/08/17
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    "Great book!"

    Loved it except, once again, the narrator and his stupid voices he makes for people he is quoting. I will not be able to listen to another book read by Mr. Graham again--unless he quits the voice thing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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