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MOOC U

by Jeffrey J. Selingo Simon & Schuster (September 02, 2014)

Contributing editor to The Chronicle of Higher Education and author of College (Un)Bound, Jeffrey J. Selingo follows in real time the stories of all the stake-holders in University of Virginia business professor...


Crash Course

by Kim Bearden Simon & Schuster (July 15, 2014)

The inspiring true story of how a group of inner city school kids taught their teacher how to overcome personal adversity and achieve success and happiness: “Kim Bearden’s message is one that should be heard...


Different Learners: Identifying, Preventing, and Treating Your Child's Learning Problems

by Jane M. Healy Simon & Schuster (April 13, 2010)

"My child is having trouble in school.

What should I do?"

When parents are told that their child is having difficulty in school, they often don’t know where to turn for reliable information and advice. They...


Crossing the Water

by Daniel Robb Simon & Schuster (February 11, 2014)

Off the coast of Cape Cod lies a small windswept island called Penikese. Alone on the island is a school for juvenile delinquents, the Penikese Island School, where Daniel Robb lived and worked for three years...


No Excuses

by Stephan Thernstrom & Abigail Thernstrom Simon & Schuster (July 14, 2009)

Black and Hispanic students are not learning enough in our public schools. Their typically poor performance is the most important source of ongoing racial inequality in America today. Thus, say Abigail and Stephan...


The Death Class

by Erika Hayasaki Simon & Schuster (January 14, 2014)

The poignant, “powerful” (The Boston Globe) look at how to appreciate life from an extraordinary professor who teaches about death: “Poetic passages and assorted revelations you’ll likely not forget”...


Making Schools Work

by William G. Ouchi & Lydia G. Segal Simon & Schuster (September 02, 2003)

Introducing a bold, persuasive new argument into the national debate over education, Dr. William Ouchi describes a revolutionary approach to creating successful public schools.

This program has produced significant,...


The Road to Home

by Vartan Gregorian Simon & Schuster (June 30, 2008)

Vartan Gregorian's tale starts with a childhood of poverty, deprivation, and enchantment in the Armenian quarter of Tabriz, Iran. As the world reeled from depression into six years of warfare, his mother died,...


The Secret of TSL

by William G. Ouchi Simon & Schuster (September 01, 2009)

From the author of the acclaimed and influential Making Schools Work comes Untitled on Education, a guide to the revolutionary reforms that are changing public education in some of the nation’s biggest cities....


I Got Schooled: The Unlikely Story of How a Moonlighting Movie Maker Learned the Five Keys to Closing America's Education Gap

by M. Night Shyamalan Simon & Schuster (September 10, 2013)

In this vital book, the famed filmmaker tells how his passion for education reform led him to learn that there are five tested, indispensable keys to transforming America’s underperforming schools.

Famed director...


The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way

by Amanda Ripley Simon & Schuster (August 13, 2013)

How do other countries create “smarter” kids? What is it like to be a child in the world’s new education superpowers? The Smartest Kids in the World “gets well beneath the glossy surfaces of these foreign...


Becoming a Yoga Instructor

by Elizabeth Greenwood Simon & Schuster (May 07, 2019)

The must-have book for any yogi or yogini who’s curious about taking the next step and becoming a yoga instructor.

Choosing a profession begins with imagining yourself in a career. Whether you see yoga as a...


Becoming a Restaurateur

by Patric Kuh Simon & Schuster (May 07, 2019)

Award-winning journalist and food writer Patric Kuh explores the restaurant industry—based on the experiences of Lien Ta and Jonathan Whitener’s Here’s Looking at You restaurant in Los Angeles—and reveals...


Becoming a Private Investigator

by Howie Kahn Simon & Schuster (May 07, 2019)

A fascinating guide to a career as a private investigator written by award-winning journalist Howie Kahn and based on the real-life experiences of an expert in the field—essential reading for someone considering...


Becoming an Ethical Hacker

by Gary Rivlin Simon & Schuster (May 07, 2019)

An acclaimed investigative journalist explores ethical hacking and presents a reader-friendly, informative guide to everything there is to know about entering the field of cybersecurity.

It’s impossible to...


Becoming a Hairstylist

by Kate Bolick Simon & Schuster (April 02, 2019)

Based on the real-life experiences of an expert in the field, an immersive, accessible guide to a career in hairstyling brought to life by acclaimed writer Kate Bolick—essential reading for anyone interested...


Becoming a Real Estate Agent

by Tom Chiarella Simon & Schuster (April 02, 2019)

Choosing a profession begins with imagining yourself in a career: here are all the details you need to get started in the popular field of real estate—from salary expectations, regional challenges, and how...


Becoming a Neurosurgeon

by John Colapinto Simon & Schuster (April 02, 2019)

A fascinating guide to a career in neurosurgery written by award-winning journalist John Colapinto and based on the real-life experiences of an expert in the field—essential reading for someone considering...


Becoming a Veterinarian

by Boris Kachka Simon & Schuster (April 02, 2019)

Choosing what to do with your life begins with imagining yourself in a career. Using stories of real practitioners in the field, the Masters at Work series offers the opportunity to see through the eyes of someone...


Becoming a Venture Capitalist

by Gary Rivlin Simon & Schuster (April 02, 2019)

A reader-friendly guide to the inner workings and behind-the-scenes action of Silicon Valley and venture capitalism.

Investigative reporter Gary Rivlin gives an armchair tour of the world of venture capitalism,...


Becoming a Marine Biologist

by Virginia Morell Simon & Schuster (April 02, 2019)

A fascinating guide to a career in marine biology written by bestselling journalist Virginia Morell and based on the real-life experiences of an expert in the field—essential reading for someone considering...


The Myth of Laziness

by Mel Levine Simon & Schuster (January 09, 2003)

How many times have you heard a teacher say that your child has tremendous potential "if only he'd just apply himself" or "if only she'd work just a little harder"? How often have you said the same thing to...


Genius Denied

by Jan Davidson, Bob Davidson & Laura Vanderkam Simon & Schuster (April 06, 2004)

With all the talk of failing schools these days, we forget that schools can fail their brightest students, too. We pledge to "leave no child behind," but in American schools today, thousands of gifted and talented...


A Mind at a Time

by Mel Levine Simon & Schuster (April 04, 2002)

"Different minds learn differently," writes Dr. Mel Levine, one of the best-known education experts and pediatricians in America today. And that's a problem for many children, because most schools still cling...


A Class Apart

by Alec Klein Simon & Schuster (August 21, 2007)

Enter Stuyvesant High, one of the most extraordinary schools in America, a place where the brainiacs prevail and jocks are embarrassed to admit they play on the woeful football team. Academic competition is...


Crazy U

by Andrew Ferguson Simon & Schuster (March 01, 2011)

The cutthroat competition to get into the perfect college can drive students to the brink of madness and push their parents over the edge—and bury them in an avalanche of books that claim to hold the secret...


The Book of Virtues

by William J. Bennett Simon & Schuster (May 11, 2010)

Responsibility. Courage. Compassion. Honesty. Friendship. Persistence. Faith. Everyone recognizes these traits as essentials of good character. In order for our children to develop such traits, we have to offer...


Failure to Connect

by Jane M. Healy Simon & Schuster (July 13, 1999)

In this comprehensive, practical, and unsettling look at computers in children's lives, Jane M. Healy, Ph.D., questions whether computers are really helping or harming children's development. Once a bedazzled...


Calculated Risks

by Gerd Gigerenzer Simon & Schuster (November 10, 2015)

At the beginning of the twentieth century, H. G. Wells predicted that statistical thinking would be as necessary for citizenship in a technological world as the ability to read and write. But in the twenty-first...


Beyond Measure

by Vicki Abeles Simon & Schuster (October 06, 2015)

Now in paperback, the New York Times bestseller from Race to Nowhere director Vicki Abeles about how our schools can revolutionize learning, prioritize children’s health, and re-envision success for a lifetime....


Class Warfare

by Steven Brill Simon & Schuster (August 16, 2011)

In a reporting tour de force that made national headlines and The New York Times bestseller list, award-winning journalist Steven Brill takes an uncompromising look at the adults who are fighting over America’s...


Inside American Education

by Thomas Sowell Simon & Schuster (May 11, 2010)

An indictment of the American educational system criticizes the fact that the system has discarded the traditional goals of transmitting knowledge and fostering cognitive skills in favor of building self-esteem...


The Wall Street Journal Essential Guide to Business St

by Paul Martin Simon & Schuster (July 06, 2010)

The indispensable resource that has helped the writers and editors of The Wall Street Journal earn a reputation for the most authoritative business writing anywhere -- now fully expanded and revised for the...