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EPUB Í MOBI Most Likely to Succeed î 9781501104312 FREE ✓ TONY WAGNER ´ [PDF / Epub] ☉ Most Likely to Succeed By Tony Wagner – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk From two leading experts in education and entrepreneurship an urgent call for the radical re imagining of American educaFrom two leading experts in education and entrepreneurship an urgent call for the radical re imagining of American education so that we better euip students for the realities of the twenty first Most Likely MOBI #233 century economyToday 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 Man I don't even know where to start with this oneI went to graduate school almost 17 years ago initially where I earned my MEd in Secondary Education This was a vocational degree I studied the craft of teaching and practiced in a classroom for a year before becoming a full time teacher a job which I have held ever since Four years into my career I entered into a doctoral program and began to study among other things the philosophy of education I had some excellent professors and I learned a great deal about schooling in America I can't honestly say I am an expert on schools and education but I think I am reasonably well informed about issues related to educationThis book is the newest and most cutting edge thinking about education and it makes me feel like a complete dinosaur The authors uite convincingly lay out the case that how we are educating young people today is completely wrong Instead of fostering a generation of creative problem solvers who can communicate effectively collaborate productively and communicate both clearly and compellingly as well as think critically we are running our kids through a credentialing wringer then wondering why they are turning out so dumb Basically these authors are arguing that knowing things is not as important as demonstrating that you can do something with what you know Knowledge they argue is ubiuitous now I can just look things up if I don't know them What I do with knowledge; how I synthesize it and apply it and creatively reconstruct it into new formsthat's what we need to be teaching Kids will be intrinsically motivated to learn if their learning is connected to things they are passionate about and that have real world applications If this sounds like common sense to you I ask you to reflect on your own schooling experiences Did you have a 'Genius Hour' like Google does where it lets its employees spend 20% of their time pursuing their interests Did you create a digital portfolio highlighting that things you created then use that portfolio as a way to impress an employer or to seek entrance into a college No Did you take a standardize test like MCAS or PARRC Did you take an AP classes The SATs Did you major in something According to the authors of this book you wasted your timeI am not going to recreate their arguments here Suffice it to say that I am startled by how different this all is from what I was trained to do and how I was taught myself If the goal is to no longer develop 'knowledge workers' because knowledge is so readily available why are we spending 13 years of elementary and secondary schooling teaching kids facts figures formulas and foreign languages Should we teach them basic skills and content then turn them lose to solve real world problems To work collaboratively with others to create actual things of value This book has given me a tremendous amount to think about I have uestions than answers I also literally cannot imagine how any of this would apply to the difficult public school where I work None the less much to ponder

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Merican 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 book offers parents and educators a crucial guide to getting the best for their children and a roadmap for policymakers and opinion leaders This was interesting although I disagree with one of the central premises 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 This sounds to me like the myth debunked in Why Good People Can't Get Jobs see full review elsewhereTo recap then the hardest to fill jobs appear to be those that often reuire the least skills employers are freuently unwilling to offer the wages necessary to attract the skill set they seek knowledge is evanescent and experience freuently as hard to attain as King Arthur's magic sword and would be employees are wary of uprooting themselves and their families for increasingly short term job security 39Re the myth of US school underperformance OECD shows US students about in the middle of industrial economies It is true that we used to be higher up but our relative fall is largely representative of other countries catching up especially those in Asia where until recent decades economies and levels of public spending were modest Meanwhile there is no evidence of any absolute decline in US scores or even of a sharp decline relative to other countries 47But aside from that faulty premise the point that it might be better for American education to be different promote deeper learning and critical thinking etc is an interesting oneMath courses could ask students to engage with real problems that reuire real mathematical thinking developing and defending estimates of world population in 2100 for example In history students could use primary documents to answer uestions such as Why did the Gulf of Tonkin resolution achieve such strong support and should that have informed decisions in 2002 126 Stanford's Reading Like a Historian Or students might start the year with a big uestion like What does it mean to be an American 138In terms of foreign language learning technology offers polylingualityinstant translation and Guido Sarducci's Five Minute University teaches what students remember five years after college graduation Como esta usted Muy bien The best way to learn language if one wants to is to use the Rassias Center for World Languages and Cultures method of speaking to learnThey cite Academically Adrift Arum and Roksa observed no statistically significant gains in critical thinking complex reasoning and writing skills for at least 45 percent of the students in their first two years of college and for 36 percent of students across all four years of college Overall gains across all students were a scant 7 percent in the first two years and only slightly higher for those completing their graduation reuirements 'In terms of general analytical competencies assessed large numbers of US college students can be accurately described as academically adrift They might graduate but they are failing to develop the higher order cognitive skills that it is widely assumed college students should master 157 Along with many other horrifying figures nor do they mention the substantial critiues of Arum Roksa's work They suggest alternate means of measuring college performance 165wwwlikelytosucceedorgthesparklistorgThe recommend the usual suspects innovation project based learning ualified teachers different goals yet without ever addressing the political contexts within which education operates the agendas of those who fund and defund it and the possibility that schools are indeed working extraordinarly well to do precisely what they are intended to do in the United States preserve the illusion that those who don't have don't deserve

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Most Likely to SucceedThoughtful engaged citizens and to get good jobs in our rapidly evolving economy Our school system was engineered a century ago to produce a work force for a world that no longer exists Alarmingly our methods of schooling crush the creativity and initiative young people need to thrive in the twenty first centuryIn Most Likely to Succeed bestselling author and education expert Tony Wagner and venture capitalist Ted Dintersmith call for a complete overhaul of the function and focus of A I listened to this Toward the end I started to fast forward as it was a lot of the same Also this was geared toward high school and I teach elementary