Craig Robinson, the brother of Michelle Obama, has enjoyed tremendous success in both the business and basketball arenas. He has been a vice president with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter and a managing director and partner at Loop Capital Markets. In his first season coaching the Oregon State Beavers, he led the team to 18 victories, triple their previous season total. Here he shares valuable insights on what it takes to be a great leader in all aspects of life.
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This book shows how schools can - and must - develop expertise in "learning variation" (understanding how different kinds of minds learn) and apply this knowledge to classroom instruction in order to address the chronic learning challenges and achievement gap faced by millions of students. Barringer shows how using what we know about learning variation with a focus on discovering learning strengths, not just deficits, can help schools create plans for success for those students who often find it elusive.
"Advertisement masquerading as a book."
Jake can barely play an instrument, not even a kazoo. And his art? It's better suited for Pictionary than Picasso. Which is a real problem because Jake just faked his way into the Music and Art Academy for the gifted and talented (and Jake is pretty sure he is neither). More jokester than composer, Jake will have to think of something quick before the last laugh is on him.