Becoming Brilliant Book

Becoming Brilliant


  • Author : Roberta M. Golinkoff
  • Publisher : American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Release Date : 2016-05-01
  • Genre: Child development
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 1433822393

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Becoming Brilliant Excerpt :

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 Book

How to Be a Brilliant Teaching Assistant


  • Author : Susan Bentham
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-09-03
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351671002

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How to Be a Brilliant Teaching Assistant Excerpt :

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 Book

The Enchantments of Mammon


  • Author : Eugene McCarraher
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674242777

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The Enchantments of Mammon Excerpt :

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.

How Babies Talk Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

How Babies Talk


  • Author : Roberta Michnick Golinkoff
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2000-07-01
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101213087

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How Babies Talk Excerpt :

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.

Cary Grant Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Cary Grant


  • Author : Scott Eyman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-10-20
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501192128

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Cary Grant Excerpt :

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).

Every Brilliant Thing Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Every Brilliant Thing


  • Author : Duncan Macmillan
  • Publisher : Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2017-03-16
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 41
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822235644

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Every Brilliant Thing Excerpt :

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.

The Play of Daniel Keyes  Flowers for Algernon Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

The Play of Daniel Keyes Flowers for Algernon


  • Author : Bert Coules
  • Publisher : Heinemann
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: English drama
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN 10 : 0435232932

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The Play of Daniel Keyes Flowers for Algernon Excerpt :

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.

Be Brilliant Book

Be Brilliant


  • Author : Janine Garner
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-06-16
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9780730383789

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Be Brilliant Excerpt :

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 Book

Brilliant Personal Finances


  • Author : Margaret Corridan
  • Publisher : Pearson UK
  • Release Date : 2012-07-24
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780273746737

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Brilliant Personal Finances Excerpt :

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 Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Einstein Never Used Flash Cards


  • Author : Kathy Hirsh-Pasek
  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Release Date : 2004-08-12
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781623360801

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Einstein Never Used Flash Cards Excerpt :

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.

How to be a Brilliant English Teacher Book

How to be a Brilliant English Teacher


  • Author : Trevor Wright
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-06-14
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136302237

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How to be a Brilliant English Teacher Excerpt :

Now in its second edition, Trevor Wright’s hugely popular How to be a Brilliant English Teacher is packed with practical advice drawn from his extensive and successful experience as an English teacher, examiner and teacher trainer. This accessible and readable guide offers sound theoretical principles with exciting practical suggestions for the classroom. Fully updated to include a new expanded section on differentiation and inclusion, as well as covering new material on behaviour management and teaching poetry for enjoyment and personal response, this book tackles other tricky areas such as: Starting with Shakespeare Effective planning and assessment Learning to love objectives Working small texts and big texts Drama. Trainee teachers will find support and inspiration in this book and practising English teachers can use it as an empowering self-help guide for improving their skills. Trevor Wright addresses many of the anxieties that English teachers face, offering focused and realistic solutions.

Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself Book
Score: 3.5
From 16 Ratings

Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself


  • Author : David Lipsky
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2010-04-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307592446

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Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself Excerpt :

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 writ

A Bright Ray of Darkness Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

A Bright Ray of Darkness


  • Author : Ethan Hawke
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385352383

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A Bright Ray of Darkness Excerpt :

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.

A Life s Work Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

A Life s Work


  • Author : Rachel Cusk
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release Date : 2015-02-17
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466891630

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A Life s Work Excerpt :

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

Virgin and Other Stories Book

Virgin and Other Stories


  • Author : April Ayers Lawson
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2016-11-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780865478701

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Virgin and Other Stories Excerpt :

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.