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Diane

Levittown, PA, United States

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  • Why Don't Students Like School?: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Daniel T. Willingham
    • Narrated By Paul Costanzo
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (32)

    Kids are naturally curious, but when it comes to school it seems like their minds are turned off. Why is it that they can remember the smallest details from their favorite television programs, yet miss the most obvious questions on their history test? Cognitive scientist Dan Willingham has focused his acclaimed research on the biological and cognitive basis of learning and has a deep understanding of the daily challenges faced by classroom teachers.

    Lynn says: "Informative Stimulating"
    "no duh!"
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    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Unless you are completely out of touch with your students or this is your first day in the classroom there is nothing here for you.

    In part of the book the author talks about using stories to keep kids attn. The story was so dull that he lost my attention! Don't waste your time or money.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Daniel T. Willingham again?

    doubtful


    7 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • The Excellent 11: Qualities Teachers and Parents Use to Motivate, Inspire, and Educate Children

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Ron Clark
    • Narrated By Ron Clark
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    After publishing the New York Times best seller The Essential 55, award-winning teacher Ron Clark took his rules on the road and traveled to schools and districts in 49 states. He met amazing teachers, administrators, students, parents, all kinds of people involved in bringing up great kids. In the best of these people, he noticed the same qualities that he'd observed in so many of the teachers, children, and parents he'd worked with during his time teaching in North Carolina and Harlem.

    Katherine says: "The Excellent 11"
    "... for elementary ed"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about The Excellent 11? What did you like least?

    I understand that Ron Clark works in an elementary environment but I was hopeful that I would glean a few ideas to use in secondary ed. Not a whole lot that I'm either not already doing or just wouldn't work in a high school classroom.


    What three words best describe Ron Clark’s voice?

    slightly annoying


    Was The Excellent 11 worth the listening time?

    I suppose


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stuff Christians Like

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jonathan Acuff
    • Narrated By Jonathan Acuff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (55)

    Using the same humor and honesty that galvanized 450,000 online readers from 199 countries, blogger Jonathan Acuff brings his insightful take on Christianity to the book world with Stuff Christians Like. From prayer shot blocks to Metro Worship Leaders, no stone is left unturned in this hilarious look at faith.

    Jeanie Jenkins says: "I liked this stuff"
    "Ugh"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This was written for the author's fellow parishioners. As a Catholic with plenty of ability to laugh at myself or the church... nothing funny or amusing here.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jonathan Acuff’s performances?

    no


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By David Allen
    • Narrated By David Allen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2710)
    Performance
    (1366)
    Story
    (1330)

    From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done has the potential to transform the way you work - and the way you experience work. At any level of implementation, David Allen's entertaining and thought-provoking advice shows you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.

    Greta says: "Get the "Paper Book" instead."
    "Fairly obvious but a worth while listen"
    Overall
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    What about David Allen’s performance did you like?

    I enjoy listening to author narrated books. The author's intentions come through far more clearly.


    Any additional comments?

    While this book is designed for executives, there are only a few things I can't use. Very much worth my time and effort. Clearing my mind's 'RAM' has already helped!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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