Becoming Brilliant

Becoming Brilliant
Author: Roberta M. Golinkoff,Kathy Hirsh-Pasek
Publsiher: American Psychological Association (APA)
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2016-05-01
ISBN 10: 9781433822391
ISBN 13: 1433822393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming Brilliant Book Review:

Today's children will forge careers that look nothing like those their parents and grandparents knew. Even the definitions of "career" and "job" are changing as people create new businesses and services. Although these changes are well underway, our education system in the U.S. lags behind and still subscribes to the idea that content is king. This exclusive focus on content is reflected in what we test, how we teach, and even the toys we offer our children. Employers want to hire excellent communicators, critical thinkers, and innovators-in short, they want brilliant people. So what can we do, as parents, to help our children be brilliant and successful? Golinkoff and Hirsh-Pasek provide a science-based framework for how we should be teaching children in and outside of school. Using fun and engaging examples, the authors introduce the 6Cs-collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creative innovation, and confidence-along with tips to optimize children's development in each area. These skills will make up the straight-A report card for success in the 21st century. Book jacket.

How to Be a Brilliant Teaching Assistant

How to Be a Brilliant Teaching Assistant
Author: Susan Bentham
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN 10: 1351671006
ISBN 13: 9781351671002
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Be a Brilliant Teaching Assistant Book Review:

How to Be a Brilliant Teaching Assistant draws on knowledge from very experienced teaching assistants and Susan Bentham’s own extensive research to explore the common denominators that unite all brilliant teaching assistants. The book explores becoming a brilliant teaching assistant as a journey and not an end point, and provides support that will help you along the way, whether you’re just starting out in your career or you’ve been an experienced teaching assistant for years. This accessible book covers all aspects of the teaching assistant role, such as: Key roles and responsibilities Meta-cognition and understanding children’s learning Delivering high quality lessons alongside teachers Developing useful subject knowledge Undertaking research and professional development Illustrated with activities, discussion points and anecdotes, this book is a source of support, guidance and inspiration for every teaching assistant engaged in the ongoing process of becoming an outstanding professional.

The Enchantments of Mammon

The Enchantments of Mammon
Author: Eugene McCarraher
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN 10: 0674242777
ISBN 13: 9780674242777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Enchantments of Mammon Book Review:

Eugene McCarraher challenges the conventional view of capitalism as a force for disenchantment. From Puritan and evangelical valorizations of profit to the heavenly Fordist city, the mystically animated corporation, and the deification of the market, capitalism has hijacked our intrinsic longing for divinity, laying hold to our souls.

Cary Grant

Cary Grant
Author: Scott Eyman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2020-10-20
ISBN 10: 1501192124
ISBN 13: 9781501192128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cary Grant Book Review:

Film historian and acclaimed New York Times bestselling biographer Scott Eyman has written the definitive, “captivating” (Associated Press) biography of Hollywood legend Cary Grant, one of the most accomplished—and beloved—actors of his generation, who remains as popular as ever today. Born Archibald Leach in 1904, he came to America as a teenaged acrobat to find fame and fortune, but he was always haunted by his past. His father was a feckless alcoholic, and his mother was committed to an asylum when Archie was eleven years old. He believed her to be dead until he was informed she was alive when he was thirty-one years old. Because of this experience, Grant would have difficulty forming close attachments throughout his life. He married five times and had numerous affairs. Despite a remarkable degree of success, Grant remained deeply conflicted about his past, his present, his basic identity, and even the public that worshipped him in movies such as Gunga Din, Notorious, and North by Northwest. This “estimable and empathetic biography” (The Washington Post) draws on Grant’s own papers, extensive archival research, and interviews with family and friends making it a definitive and “complex portrait of Hollywood’s original leading man” (Entertainment Weekly).

How Babies Talk

How Babies Talk
Author: Roberta Michnick Golinkoff,Kathy Hirsh-Pasek
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2000-07-01
ISBN 10: 1101213086
ISBN 13: 9781101213087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Babies Talk Book Review:

In their first three years of life, babies face the most complex learning endeavor they will ever undertake as human beings: They learn to talk. Now, as researchers make new forays into the mystery of the development of the human brain, Golinkoff and Hirsh-Pasek, both developmental psychologists and language experts, offer parents a powerfully insightful guidebook to how infants—even while in the womb—begin to learn language. Along the way, the authors provide parents with the latest scientific findings, developmental milestones, and important advice on how to create the most effective learning environments for their children. This book takes readers on a fascinating, vitally important exploration of the dance between nature and nurture, and explains how parents can help their children learn more successfully.

The World Beyond Your Head

The World Beyond Your Head
Author: Matthew B. Crawford
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-03-31
ISBN 10: 0374708444
ISBN 13: 9780374708443
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Beyond Your Head Book Review:

A groundbreaking new book from the bestselling author of Shop Class as Soulcraft In his bestselling book Shop Class as Soulcraft, Matthew B. Crawford explored the ethical and practical importance of manual competence, as expressed through mastery of our physical environment. In his brilliant follow-up, The World Beyond Your Head, Crawford investigates the challenge of mastering one's own mind. We often complain about our fractured mental lives and feel beset by outside forces that destroy our focus and disrupt our peace of mind. Any defense against this, Crawford argues, requires that we reckon with the way attention sculpts the self. Crawford investigates the intense focus of ice hockey players and short-order chefs, the quasi-autistic behavior of gambling addicts, the familiar hassles of daily life, and the deep, slow craft of building pipe organs. He shows that our current crisis of attention is only superficially the result of digital technology, and becomes more comprehensible when understood as the coming to fruition of certain assumptions at the root of Western culture that are profoundly at odds with human nature. The World Beyond Your Head makes sense of an astonishing array of common experience, from the frustrations of airport security to the rise of the hipster. With implications for the way we raise our children, the design of public spaces, and democracy itself, this is a book of urgent relevance to contemporary life.

The Play of Daniel Keyes Flowers for Algernon

The Play of Daniel Keyes  Flowers for Algernon
Author: Bert Coules
Publsiher: Heinemann
Total Pages: 90
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780435232931
ISBN 13: 0435232932
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Play of Daniel Keyes Flowers for Algernon Book Review:

The Heinemann Plays series offers contemporary drama and classic plays in durable classroom editions. Many have large casts and an equal mix of boy and girl parts. This play is a dramatization of Daniel Keyes's story about a retarded adult who desperately wants to be able to read and write.

Every Brilliant Thing

Every Brilliant Thing
Author: Duncan Macmillan,Jonny Donahoe
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Total Pages: 41
Release: 2017-03-16
ISBN 10: 0822235641
ISBN 13: 9780822235644
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Every Brilliant Thing Book Review:

You’re six years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s “done something stupid.” She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything that’s worth living for. 1. Ice cream. 2. Kung Fu movies. 3. Burning things. 4. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose. 5. Construction cranes. 6. Me. You leave it on her pillow. You know she’s read it because she’s corrected your spelling. Soon, the list will take on a life of its own. A play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love.

Be Brilliant

Be Brilliant
Author: Janine Garner
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN 10: 0730383784
ISBN 13: 9780730383789
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Be Brilliant Book Review:

Slow down, own who you really are and unleash your inner brilliance. You already have everything you need to become truly brilliant — to lead a successful, fulfilling life — even though it doesn’t always feel like it. When everything external to us is moving so quickly, we feel out of control and exhausted; we worry about what we don’t have or what we need more of; we seek solutions to band-aid our perceived imperfections and doubts. Crowded calendars and unending demands at home and work give us little time to look internally — though it is within each of us where the answers can be found. At a time when we suffer from unprecedented stress, comparison-itis and self-doubt, author Janine Garner asks us to slow down and turn our focus inward. She challenges you to take ownership of who you are and who you want to become, to rise above limitations, and unleash your brilliance within.

Brilliant Personal Finances

Brilliant Personal Finances
Author: Margaret Corridan
Publsiher: Pearson UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-07-24
ISBN 10: 0273746731
ISBN 13: 9780273746737
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brilliant Personal Finances Book Review:

What does it take to get your finances under control? It’s virtually impossible to live without money yet far too often bad money management causes anxiety and stress. Clearing debts and managing your money successfully isn’t complicated, but the biggest difficulty is fear and a lack of confidence. Brilliant Personal Finances gives you the confidence you need to make sensible financial decisions and plan for the future. It explains the jargon and the process of money institutions, credit cards and investments and advises on the best way to save money. Brilliant Personal Finances will show you how you can develop money management habits that help you get the most out of your money. This book will be your very own personal finance workshop to ensure you stay in control of your cash. Brilliant Outcomes Take complete control of your everyday finances Understand the jargon and process of financial institutions Save money and plan your financial future

Einstein Never Used Flash Cards

Einstein Never Used Flash Cards
Author: Kathy Hirsh-Pasek,Roberta Michnick Golinkoff,Diane Eyer
Publsiher: Rodale Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2004-08-12
ISBN 10: 1623360803
ISBN 13: 9781623360801
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Einstein Never Used Flash Cards Book Review:

Now Available in Paperback! In Einstein Never Used Flashcards highly credentialed child psychologists, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D., and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D., with Diane Eyer, Ph.D., offer a compelling indictment of the growing trend toward accelerated learning. It's a message that stressed-out parents are craving to hear: Letting tots learn through play is not only okay-it's better than drilling academics! Drawing on overwhelming scientific evidence from their own studies and the collective research results of child development experts, and addressing the key areas of development-math, reading, verbal communication, science, self-awareness, and social skills-the authors explain the process of learning from a child's point of view. They then offer parents 40 age-appropriate games for creative play. These simple, fun--yet powerful exercises work as well or better than expensive high-tech gadgets to teach a child what his ever-active, playful mind is craving to learn.

A Bright Ray of Darkness

A Bright Ray of Darkness
Author: Ethan Hawke
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 0385352387
ISBN 13: 9780385352383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Bright Ray of Darkness Book Review:

Hawke's narrator is a young man in torment, disgusted with himself after the collapse of his marriage, still half-hoping for a reconciliation that would allow him to forgive himself and move on as he clumsily, and sometimes hilariously, tries to manage the wreckage of his personal life with whiskey and sex. What saves him is theater: in particular, the challenge of performing the role of Hotspur in a production of Henry IV under the leadership of a brilliant director, helmed by one of the most electrifying--and narcissistic--Falstaffs of all time. A novel about shame and beauty and faith, and the moral power of art.

Virgin and Other Stories

Virgin and Other Stories
Author: April Ayers Lawson
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-11-01
ISBN 10: 0865478708
ISBN 13: 9780865478701
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virgin and Other Stories Book Review:

A confident and mesmerizing fiction debut, from the winner of the Plimpton Prize Set in the South, at the crossroads of a world that is both secular and devoutly Christian, April Ayers Lawson's stories evoke the inner lives of young women and men navigating sexual, emotional, and spiritual awakenings. In "The Negative Effects of Homeschooling," Conner, sixteen, accompanies his grieving mother to the funeral of her best friend, Charlene, a woman who was once a man. In "The Way You Must Play Always," Gretchen, who looks young even for thirteen, heads into her weekly piano lesson in nervous anticipation of her next illicit meeting with her teacher's brother, Wesley. Thin and sickly, wasting from a brain tumor, Wesley spends his days watching pornography and smoking pot, and yet Gretchen can only interpret his advances as the first budding of love. And in the title story, Jake grapples with the growing chasm between him and his wife, Sheila, who was still a virgin when they wed. At a cocktail party thrown by a wealthy donor to his hospital, he ponders the intertwining imperatives of marriage--sex and love, violation and trust, spirituality and desire--even as he finds himself succumbing to the temptations of his host. Self-assured and sensual, Virgin and Other Stories is the first work of a young writer of unusual mastery.

A Life s Work

A Life s Work
Author: Rachel Cusk
Publsiher: Picador
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-02-17
ISBN 10: 1466891637
ISBN 13: 9781466891630
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Life s Work Book Review:

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book, A Life’s Work: On Becoming a Mother is multi-award-winning author Rachel Cusk’s honest memoir that captures the life-changing wonders of motherhood. Selected by the New York Times as one of the 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years The experience of motherhood is an experience in contradiction. It is commonplace and it is impossible to imagine. It is prosaic and it is mysterious. It is at once banal, bizarre, compelling, tedious, comic, and catastrophic. To become a mother is to become the chief actor in a drama of human existence to which no one turns up. It is the process by which an ordinary life is transformed unseen into a story of strange and powerful passions, of love and servitude, of confinement and compassion. In a book that is touching, hilarious, provocative, and profoundly insightful, novelist Rachel Cusk attempts to tell something of an old story set in a new era of sexual equality. Cusk’s account of a year of modern motherhood becomes many stories: a farewell to freedom, sleep, and time; a lesson in humility and hard work; a journey to the roots of love; a meditation on madness and mortality; and most of all a sentimental education in babies, books, toddler groups, bad advice, crying, breastfeeding, and never being alone. “Funny and smart and refreshingly akin to a war diary—sort of Apocalypse Baby Now...A Life’s Work is wholly original and unabashedly true.”—The New York Times Book Review

The Art of Being a Brilliant Teenager

The Art of Being a Brilliant Teenager
Author: Andy Cope,Andy Whittaker,Darrell Woodman,Amy Bradley
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2014-09-25
ISBN 10: 0857085778
ISBN 13: 9780857085771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Being a Brilliant Teenager Book Review:

Calling all teenagers—quit the moaning and start loving life! Don't be a cliché. Don't stay in your bedroom grunting and grumbling. How about getting motivated, energized and start making a difference?! The Art of Being A Brilliant Teenager teaches you how to become your very best self—and how to figure out who that is, exactly. The bestselling authors of The Art of Being Brilliant and Be Brilliant Everyday are experts in the art of happiness and positive psychology and, with this new book, you'll find your way to becoming brilliant at school, work, and life in general. Stay cool under all the pressures you're facing, and plot a map for the future that takes you wherever it is you want to go. Become proactive, determined, successful and most importantly: happy! Fact: your life span is about four thousand weeks. It seems like a lot, but it's not. Complaining about life, homework, parents, and relationships may be normal now, but don't let it become your defining trait. When you're forty years old and still moaning, a big chunk of your four thousand weeks have slipped by, and you're no closer to happiness than you were as a teen. This book is a guide to starting the journey to your ideal life now, instead of wasting time being a drip. Discover the real you, and what you want out of life Stop moaning and get moving now, while there's plenty of time Lose your bad habits before they become your personality Figure out how you want to contribute, and find a way to do it The bottom line is this: it's easy to be the average version of yourself, but is that really all you want? Don't you want to achieve something? Get started now. The Art of Being A Brilliant Teenager helps you figure out where you want to go, and how to get there. So, whether you're an ambitious teenager, a parent or teacher desperate to turn a down-beat teenager into a ray of positivity and delight, How to Be a Brilliant Teenager is here to help.

Becoming Kin

Becoming Kin
Author: Patty Krawec
Publsiher: Broadleaf Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-09-27
ISBN 10: 9781506478258
ISBN 13: 1506478255
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming Kin Book Review:

Patty Krawec guides readers through Native and settler history, myth, identity, and spirituality in this primer on settler colonialism. Braiding together historical and cultural analysis, Indigenous ways of knowing, and threads of communal memory, Krawec crafts a stunning call to unforget our history and become better relatives to one another.

Brilliant Assertiveness

Brilliant Assertiveness
Author: Dannie Lu Carr
Publsiher: Pearson UK
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2012-08-21
ISBN 10: 0273770152
ISBN 13: 9780273770152
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brilliant Assertiveness Book Review:

Being assertive means that you are self-assured know what you want from life, are happy to stand up for yourself and have the respect of those around you. Do you want to be like this? This book will show you how! Practical and easy to read, it looks at what it means to be assertive in today’s world. As well as containing plenty of exercises and case studies, it also includes a personal plan which can be adapted by you to suit the issues you are facing.

Dream Teams

Dream Teams
Author: Shane Snow
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN 10: 0735217807
ISBN 13: 9780735217805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dream Teams Book Review:

Award-winning entrepreneur and journalist Shane Snow reveals the counterintuitive reasons why so many partnerships and groups break down--and why some break through. The best teams are more than the sum of their parts, but why does collaboration so often fail to fulfill this promise? In Dream Teams, Snow takes us on an adventure through history, neuroscience, psychology, and business, exploring what separates groups that simply get by together from those that get better together. You'll learn: * How ragtag teams--from soccer clubs to startups to gangs of pirates--beat the odds throughout history. * Why DaimlerChrysler flopped while the Wu-Tang Clan succeeded, and the surprising factor behind most failed mergers, marriages, and partnerships. * What the Wright Brothers' daily arguments can teach us about group problem solving. * Pioneering women in law enforcement, unlikely civil rights collaborators, and underdog armies that did the incredible together. * The team players behind great social movements in history, and the science of becoming open-minded. Provocative and entertaining, Dream Teams is a landmark work that will change the way we think about people, progress, and collaboration.

Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself

Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself
Author: David Lipsky
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-04-13
ISBN 10: 0307592448
ISBN 13: 9780307592446
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself Book Review:

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, STARRING JASON SEGAL AND JESSE EISENBERG, DIRECTED BY JAMES PONSOLDT An indelible portrait of David Foster Wallace, by turns funny and inspiring, based on a five-day trip with award-winning writer David Lipsky during Wallace’s Infinite Jest tour In David Lipsky’s view, David Foster Wallace was the best young writer in America. Wallace’s pieces for Harper’s magazine in the ’90s were, according to Lipsky, “like hearing for the first time the brain voice of everybody I knew: Here was how we all talked, experienced, thought. It was like smelling the damp in the air, seeing the first flash from a storm a mile away. You knew something gigantic was coming.” Then Rolling Stone sent Lipsky to join Wallace on the last leg of his book tour for Infinite Jest, the novel that made him internationally famous. They lose to each other at chess. They get iced-in at an airport. They dash to Chicago to catch a make-up flight. They endure a terrible reader’s escort in Minneapolis. Wallace does a reading, a signing, an NPR appearance. Wallace gives in and imbibes titanic amounts of hotel television (what he calls an “orgy of spectation”). They fly back to Illinois, drive home, walk Wallace’s dogs. Amid these everyday events, Wallace tells Lipsky remarkable things—everything he can about his life, how he feels, what he thinks, what terrifies and fascinates and confounds him—in the writing voice Lipsky had come to love. Lipsky took notes, stopped envying him, and came to feel about him—that grateful, awake feeling—the same way he felt about Infinite Jest. Then Lipsky heads to the airport, and Wallace goes to a dance at a Baptist church. A biography in five days, Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself is David Foster Wallace as few experienced this great American writer. Told in his own words, here is Wallace’s own story, and his astonishing, humane, alert way of looking at the world; here are stories of being a young writer—of being young generally—trying to knit together your ideas of who you should be and who other people expect you to be, and of being young in March of 1996. And of what it was like to be with and—as he tells it—what it was like to become David Foster Wallace. "If you can think of times in your life that you’ve treated people with extraordinary decency and love, and pure uninterested concern, just because they were valuable as human beings. The ability to do that with ourselves. To treat ourselves the way we would treat a really good, precious friend. Or a tiny child of ours that we absolutely loved more than life itself. And I think it’s probably possible to achieve that. I think part of the job we’re here for is to learn how to do it. I know that sounds a little pious." —David Foster Wallace

life and letters of sir richard claverhouse jebb

life and letters of sir richard claverhouse jebb
Author: Caroline Jebb
Publsiher: CUP Archive
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2018-01-24
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

life and letters of sir richard claverhouse jebb Book Review:

Excerpt from Life and Letters of Sir Richard Claverhouse Jebb, O. M., Litt; D It now remains my pleasant duty to thank warmly Mr J. D. Duff of Trinity, who has most kindly and carefully gone through my proofs with me page by page, giving me much friendly and valued criticism, and Mr S. H. Butcher, who after reading the first type-written chapters gave me encouragement to go on with the more difficult part. Thanks are also due to the Rev. Dr Denney and Mr R. P. G. Williamson for their interesting recollections of Sir Richard Jebb as a teacher, and to the many friends who sent me letters. Whether or not these could be fitted into the fabric of the book, it was a great pleasure to me to read them. And I wish also to thank Mr R. T. Wright for the interest he has shown in the progress of the book and for his advice on technical points. Indeed all the officials at the Pitt Press have been most patient with my ignorance which must often have given them needless trouble. For nothing in the Life and Letters is Dr Verrall responsible. He has not yet seen them. I felt it the very greatest kindness and a great point gained when he consented to write the chapter on my husband's work as critic and scholar. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.