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  1. says:

    This is what journalism should be about telling a story from a different perspective and digging into the details Most reporting on education is pathetically superficial and simply rehashes the common narrative Amanda Ripley takes on the topic with analytical rigor and good personal story telling This isn't a wishy washy book lamenting the state of United States failing school system It's full of hope and actionable inf

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    A take away from this book it is better for a country to spend money on its teachers training recruiting hiring and paying them than to spend so much on technology

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    I read this book almost entirely in one day As non fiction goes it was a page turnerI was skeptical of Ripley's anecdotal

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    I'm approaching this one as a mom than as an educator As such my comments reflect that perspective rather than a critical reading I'm interested in how kids get an education that they think of as good I'm interested in their experiences as students abroadchokengtitiktitikchokeng 32 When Kim got into the Duke s

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    Let me start off by saying that I wanted to like this book Instead it left me disappointed In an age of education reform and magic bullets I was originally drawn to the book because I heard it described the Finnish education system which is all the rage for the right reasons today I applaud author Amanda Ripley for thinking outside the USA's bordersThis book is set up lamely in my opinion as a case study of 3 American high school students

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    The problem with this book was that all the research was based on something called the PISA test which was given in countries around the world The statistical sample of the US was a whopping 5233 kids in 165 schoo

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    This was fascinating and not only because it mentioned International Baccalaureate programs Ripley compares USian schools to those of other nations through the lens of foreign exchange students' experiences I wanted to read it or less as an adjunct to The Importance of Being Little to give a fuller picture of education from preschool to college highlighting some of the places that do it exceptionally wellThe US does well by some

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    As an educator I would say this is a must read even though it is truly just an introduction to the subject I would haveloved to hear about the Finnish schools I like how they combine rigorous standards with teacher autonomy Good teachers will find a way to teach if given the opportunity which they are not in A

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    Well another non educator has all the answersbut she writes very well and she tells a good story I was asked to read this book by a lo

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    Taking the recent Portuguese panorama on Education this book is very adeuateit’s on time I would say Experts in Portugal speak of a “too centralistic” administration of the Education field; math and sciences stats are far bellow the best of OCDE OECD Norway namely; secondary level completion placing Portugal near the low levels of Tu

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SUMMARY õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Amanda Ripley

Rtly through failing early and often; and that persistence hard work and resilience matter to our children’s life chances than self esteem or sportsRipley’s investigative work seamlessly weaves narrative and research providing in depth analysis and gripping details that will keep you turning the pages Written in a clear and engaging style The Smartest Kids in the World will enliven public as well as dinner table debates over what makes for brighter and better studen. As an educator I would say this is a must read even though it is truly just an introduction to the subject I would haveloved to hear about the Finnish schools I like how they combine rigorous standards with teacher autonomy Good teachers will find a way to teach if given the opportunity which they are not in American schools I also liked the illustration in the appendix about what happened when a teacher in the US gave a little girl an F She and her mother complained about being given an F the teacher explained that he hadn t given her an F she had earned it But the best part of the story is the most important part and one we as Americans rarely get to because of our empathetic hearts the next year the little girl earned an A and she knew she had earned it Great book to start the school year with high expectations both for my son and my students Die Visioene Van Johanna Brandt often; and that persistence hard work and resilience matter to The Neuropsychology of Self Discipline our children’s life chances than self esteem The Accidental Activist over what makes for brighter and better studen. As an educator I would say this is a must read even though it is truly just an introduction to the subject I would haveloved to hear about the Finnish schools I like how they combine rigorous standards with teacher autonomy Good teachers will find a way to teach if given the Smoke and Mirrors Short Fiction and Illusions opportunity which they are not in American schools I also liked the illustration in the appendix about what happened when a teacher in the US gave a little girl an F She and her mother complained about being given an F the teacher explained that he hadn t given her an F she had earned it But the best part Brenda has a dragon in her blood of the story is the most important part and Divan Of Rudaki one we as Americans rarely get to because Choice Stories for Children of Öbür Divan our empathetic hearts the next year the little girl earned an A and she knew she had earned it Great book to start the school year with high expectations both for my son and my students

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Through the compelling stories of three American teenagers living abroad and attending the world’s top notch public high schools an investigative reporter explains how these systems cultivate the “smartest” kids on the planetAmerica has long compared its students to top performing kids of other nations but how do the world’s education superpowers look through the eyes of an American high school student Author Amanda Ripley follows three teenagers who chose to sp. This is what journalism should be about telling a story from a different perspective and digging into the details Most reporting on education is pathetically superficial and simply rehashes the common narrative Amanda Ripley takes on the topic with analytical rigor and good personal story telling This isn t a wishy washy book lamenting the state of United States failing school system It s full of hope and actionable information on what makes schools good and what doesn t Ripley does dispel with most of the normal excuses given for why the US does so poorly like poverty diversity etc While these are factors they aren t the main problem The main takeaways are that good education systems1 Expect a great deal from their students regardless of background They don t care about self esteem just results2 Are very selective about teacher uality In Finland you have to be in the top of your class to go to school for education3 Have a consistant curriculum that covers less but much thoroughly4 Have fewer test and less homework5 Don t put students into different tracks gifted vocational etc or do so much later5 Don t spend much on technology Plain blackboards and good teachers are what s needed There is also a good deal of history on how those school systems got to be where they are and what they are like today The stories from the exchange students are particularly good bits of dataIf you care about education this is an important book worth reading Spieserye of three American teenagers living abroad and attending the world’s top notch public high schools an investigative reporter explains how these systems cultivate the “smartest” kids Feral on the planetAmerica has long compared its students to top performing kids Krismis van Map Jacobs of Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods other nations but how do the world’s education superpowers look through the eyes Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche of an American high school student Author Amanda Ripley follows three teenagers who chose to sp. This is what journalism should be about telling a story from a different perspective and digging into the details Most reporting Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, on education is pathetically superficial and simply rehashes the common narrative Amanda Ripley takes Mensa Riddles Conundrums on the topic with analytical rigor and good personal story telling This isn t a wishy washy book lamenting the state Julie of the Wolves of United States failing school system It s full The Right Swipe of hope and actionable information Touched on what makes schools good and what doesn t Ripley does dispel with most Dark Prophet The Chronicles of Koa of the normal excuses given for why the US does so poorly like poverty diversity etc While these are factors they aren t the main problem The main takeaways are that good education systems1 Expect a great deal from their students regardless Ugly Fish of background They don t care about self esteem just results2 Are very selective about teacher uality In Finland you have to be in the top The Math of Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives of your class to go to school for education3 Have a consistant curriculum that covers less but much thoroughly4 Have fewer test and less homework5 Don t put students into different tracks gifted vocational etc Little Gods or do so much later5 Don t spend much Ensorcelled The Erotic Adventures of Jane in the Jungle Book 9 of history The Poems The Collected Works of W B Yeats on how those school systems got to be where they are and what they are like today The stories from the exchange students are particularly good bits Sylvia Pankhurst of dataIf you care about education this is an important book worth reading

SUMMARY õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Amanda Ripley

End one school year living and learning in Finland South Korea and Poland Through their adventures Ripley discovers startling truths about how attitudes parenting and rigorous teaching have revolutionized these countries’ education resultsIn The Smartest Kids in the World Ripley’s astonishing new insights reveal that top performing countries have achieved greatness only in the past several decades; that the kids who live there are learning to think for themselves pa. Let me start off by saying that I wanted to like this book Instead it left me disappointed In an age of education reform and magic bullets I was originally drawn to the book because I heard it described the Finnish education system which is all the rage for the right reasons today I applaud author Amanda Ripley for thinking outside the USA s bordersThis book is set up lamely in my opinion as a case study of 3 American high school students who study abroad in Finland South Korea and Poland with the United States and sometimes Germany compared throughout Although Ripley made some good points to be sure I felt that far too much was lacking The glaring central problem for me is that Ripley comes off as a well intentioned journalist ie not an educator her lack of expertise and seasoning was apparent throughout However I admit my possible bias as I am a teacher who has been up to his eyeballs in the politics of education for yearsTo be specific some interesting points I liked1 Grit is a key measurement to success in life I agree but I wish Ripley would have analyzed culture further instead of emphasizing teachers and schools so much Also she dismisses poverty as a reason for failure which I am very skeptical of doing2 The US is obsessed with high school sports How can a coach be the best teacher possible if heshe spends hours and hours coaching not to mention the teachers who become teachers to be a coach and don t have a passion for teaching How can students do their best in school by constantly playing sports I love sports but I admit that we are crack addicts in the US with sports3 I was fascinated by the South Korean system Kids are robots it is really a living Hell and the US needs to learn from this horror story If you want to see where all of education reform and testing might take us please study South Korean schools and agree with me that it is child abuse4 We should front load the reuirements in the US for teachers to be able to be teachers I agree I am not a fan of the online teaching degrees and the half ass Teach for America degrees and the like they undermine the profession Also I believe that teachers should be experts not merely competent in their fields for secondary education Finally to close my argument here after teachers are teachers I feel that less professional development is needed or at least lots of freedom for a teacher to grow how they choose Teaching is an all consuming job and taking classes going to meetings etc often gets in the waySome of my overall pet peeves included1 Ripley WAY OVEREMPHASIZES test scores to compare systems For example the PISA test has been heavily criticized along with the fact that barely any students take it in the US What about a deeper exploration about US system beyond the testing of math and English What about an economic comparison a civilly active public comparison a measurement of fun in countries comparison etc It is one data point after another which is great as a start but I felt the picture was incomplete Also other authors about education politics were very rarely mentioned and the voices of American teachers and their unions etc were even rarer The lack of multiple perspectives and references makes Ripley come off as amateurish2Ripley constantly cuts into American teachers Teachers are not strict enough need accountability grade too easy school is not rigorous enough etc I was insulted when an exemplary US teacher gave a girl an F because she earned it on page 196 ie he was strict but fair As a teacher I can say with the utmost confidence that the VAST majority of teachers do this every single DAY Also Ripley s exemplary teacher was under Michelle Rhee s DC system and Rhee s controversy was hardly mentioned Imagine3 I wanted to read about Finland I wish less emphasis was on the girl that went there ie the case study I had the advantage of knowing about it going into the book and I learned very littleIn closing it not a horrible read but I am uite disappointed with it especially in light of all the attention it is getting After We Fell one school year living and learning in Finland South Korea and Poland Through their adventures Ripley discovers startling truths about how attitudes parenting and rigorous teaching have revolutionized these countries’ education resultsIn The Smartest Kids in the World Ripley’s astonishing new insights reveal that top performing countries have achieved greatness Damsels in Distress only in the past several decades; that the kids who live there are learning to think for themselves pa. 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