Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era

Most Likely to Succeed Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era From two leading experts in education and entrepreneurship an urgent call for the radical re imagining of American education so that we better equip students for the realities of the twenty first cen

  • Title: Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era
  • Author: Tony Wagner Ted Dintersmith
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  • Page: 296
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  • From two leading experts in education and entrepreneurship, an urgent call for the radical re imagining of American education so that we better equip students for the realities of the twenty first century economy.Today than ever, we prize academic achievement, pressuring our children to get into the right colleges, have the highest GPAs, and pursue advanced degrees.From two leading experts in education and entrepreneurship, an urgent call for the radical re imagining of American education so that we better equip students for the realities of the twenty first century economy.Today than ever, we prize academic achievement, pressuring our children to get into the right colleges, have the highest GPAs, and pursue advanced degrees But while students may graduate with credentials, by and large they lack the competencies needed to be thoughtful, engaged citizens and to get good jobs in our rapidly evolving economy Our school system was engineered a century ago to produce a work force for a world that no longer exists Alarmingly, our methods of schooling crush the creativity and initiative young people need to thrive in the twenty first century.In Most Likely to Succeed, bestselling author and education expert Tony Wagner and venture capitalist Ted Dintersmith call for a complete overhaul of the function and focus of American schools, sharing insights and stories from the front lines, including profiles of successful students, teachers, parents, and business leaders.Most Likely to Succeed presents a new vision of American education, one that puts wonder, creativity, and initiative at the very heart of the learning process and prepares students for today s economy This book offers parents and educators a crucial guide to getting the best for their children and a roadmap for policymakers and opinion leaders.

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    1. Wagner had me at hello with his book Creating Innovators. When I attended his keynote presentation at a conference, I counted myself fortunate indeed. This book continues with the same ideas, but he also touches upon new topics. While reading this book, I shouted many AMENS and fist pumped and smiled and moaned and said things to myself such as "that's exactly what I've been saying for years!" For example, I railed against Accelerated Reader years ago when it was first introduced; I spoke with m [...]

    2. Man, I don't even know where to start with this one.I went to graduate school almost 17 years ago, initially, where I earned my M.Ed in Secondary Education. This was a vocational degree: I studied the craft of teaching, and practiced in a classroom for a year before becoming a full time teacher, a job which I have held ever since. Four years into my career, I entered into a doctoral program and began to study--among other things--the philosophy of education. I had some excellent professors, and [...]

    3. Not a review - just notes.Smoothly and compellingly written, though I do not agree with everything asserted by Wagner and Dintersmith. I absolutely love the dedication to America's teachers."We will see, however, that most lecture-based courses contribute nothing to real learning. Consequential and retained learning comes, to a very large extent, from applying knowledge to new situations or problems, research on questions and issues that students consider important, peer interaction, activities, [...]

    4. There were many aspects of this book that really hit home with me. The chapter detailing the math skills students will need in real life contrasted with what they are expected to learn in school was especially interesting. However, the book spent too much time puffing itself up about the greatness of American innovation and how education needed to change for the sake of job security and national pride. The authors spoke about intrinsic motivation but in the same breath spoke of alternative manda [...]

    5. The book is really alarming and seems to be all too true. Our education system is about 75% worthless according to the premise and I certainly can't dispute it. What a waste of all the hard work being done much like gerbils running on a treadmill rather than students actually learning. I do have trouble seeing how things can really change for the better due to the entrenched positions of educators and lobbying by advocates of testing, SATs, college admissions and long held beliefs even when they [...]

    6. This book is a MUST READ for literally every single person in this country ages 14 and up.We need to shift gears regarding our educational system. I have often wondered why so many children do so well in elementary school and then when entering middle school struggle so much and seem to lose interest. This book will help answer these questions and so many more.Its time we step up to the plate and actually teach our children how to succeed in society and not just how to cram to take tests. We nee [...]

    7. I listened to this. Toward the end, I started to fast forward, as it was a lot of the same. Also, this was more geared toward high school and I teach elementary.

    8. This was interesting, although I disagree with one of the central premises: "But while students may graduate with credentials, by and large they lack the competencies needed to be thoughtful, engaged citizens and to get good jobs in our rapidly evolving economy." This sounds to me like the myth debunked in Why Good People Can't Get Jobs [see full review elsewhere]:"To recap, then, the hardest-to-fill jobs appear to be those that often require the least skills, employers are frequently unwilling [...]

    9. Wagner and Dintersmith present a compelling, well-researched argument for the need to revolutionize education in the United States. Having worked in independent settings that have the resources and agency to experiment with these authors' initiatives, I am well-acquainted with the ideas entertained in both the "Most Likely to Succeed" film and this text. While I theoretically support almost all of what is put forth in this text, I have witnessed uneven and sometimes ineffective execution of the [...]

    10. I thought this was well-written and organized. The authors give compelling arguments for completely revamping the way we see education and our goals for our kids. I was already convinced of much of what they propose (get rid of standardized tests, focus on depth of learning and motivation) but I felt like they gave some reasons for these changes that I hadn't thought about before and that were very convincing. Their views on college and the options currently available to those who don't go to co [...]

    11. This is my 4th book for the 2017 Reading Challenge-a book with career advice. Every teacher, at any stage of their career should read this and rethink the classroom. Every district should watch the documentary that goes with this and start to reinvent "school". The American school is still following the plan created in the late 1800's to get a population ready for factory work. The world has changed yet "school" still plods along. A quote from the book that sums up all of the ideas and informati [...]

    12. I hated this book at first, too much throwing out of the baby with the bath water. That's one of my least favorite things with this type of nonfiction; authors feel like in order to create a space for their argument they have to say that everything else is THE WORST! As a person who thrived in a traditional educational setting, I disagree with the notion that it's all horrible. As I got further into the book I liked it much better. I believe in innovation and changing with the times and making s [...]

    13. If you're someone who cares deeply about education and kids, prepare to feel utterly depressed and helpless by reading this book. Yes, the last chapter holds more promise, and the authors DO hold up several models of schools that work--but, overall, I find the book to be pretty black and white (e.g ALL educational models are failing and there's only ONE fix, etc.)Well, maybe it's not as dire as I paint it. The authors do have plenty to say, and I'm afraid some of it is true. As I say, it's depre [...]

    14. This books goes deep and really exposes the truth and facts about what I have been ranting about for the last 10-12 years in regards to education.The ideas and topics brought up in this book, in my opinion, are some of the MOST important things that parents, teachers, decision makers, and really anyone who cares about the future of our children should be required to read.Very in depth while remaining interesting, this book goes deep into the topic of the problems with the current education syste [...]

    15. While much of what Wagner and Dintersmith present is (again) based on anecdotes of select (highly gifted and/or highly privileged) millennials, this book has more practical suggestions and pathways as to how one can begin to reimagine and reinvent education in America than Creating Innovators. The good news is that local, small scale innovations can have far-reaching and powerful impact.

    16. An intriguing read on the journey education. It mentions the past and where the United States and where we are now. I really enjoyed the last section of the book and how it show examples of 21 century education.

    17. 371.207 WAGCD 371.207 WAGMy summary: Taking away messages from this book1. Teaching: Socratic discussion, Flipping classroom, peer-driven approach2. Test: ConceptTests by Eric Mazur3. Foundation of learning: Content knowledge, Skill, and will p223Will-- thrill factor learning, grit, perseverance, self-disciplineSkill -- 4 C's Critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creative problem-solving.p35 The Purpose of Education.teaching students cognitive and social skillsepare students to be res [...]

    18. Excellent book on the current state of not only K-12 education, but also higher ed. Here are a few of the main points.1. We are no longer in the knowledge economy because all information is immediately accessible by everyone. We are in the innovation economy.2. Modern education is based on an outdated model when libraries and books weren't commonplace and teachers were the experts. Thus, the lecture style of teaching was appropriate.3. Modern education continues to teach low-level rote memorizat [...]

    19. I blew through this book in a day; by the time I had finished, I felt amped to change ALL THE THINGS! NOW! That might have had something to do with the coffee I chugged while reading. The book is a worthwhile read. Wagner and Dintersmith acknowledge that reimagining education may seem daunting, but it is also exciting -- and necessary. I appreciate that they move their argument from the theoretical and speculative into the realm of the possible and the practical. Perhaps my favorite part of the [...]

    20. 4.5 Stars. Every parent and educator should be required to read this book. Having a background in grades 7-12 education (but not currently teaching) and having kids in elementary school right now, I wanted to scream out YES numerous times. It encourages me that the leaders of my school district recommended this book. I am excited to see small changes happening that are being put in place for the reasons this book states over and over. It also frightens me that we have a LONG way to go to stop "t [...]

    21. A more extensive review will be published on my blog. For now, I will simply share this powerful quote from the book: "Here's the honest truth: If we want to organize education so a bureaucrat in Washington, DC, can readily monitor the monthly progress of a class in Topeka, Kansas, then we should stick with our current failed model. But if we're committed to meaningful student progress, we need to accept that an entirely different assessment model is required--one that is more qualitative than q [...]

    22. This is an excellent book that I completely believe is the way schools should be run. Schools are hurting the development of the skills needed in 21st century. It says in the Google age we should not be emphasizing students memorize content, but teach them how to use content. We need to recognize that future jobs will require creativity and communications skills and teach more of that. We should rethink the curriculum and see if what we teach is really what students need. A lot of advanced math [...]

    23. This book is troubling. It is a wake up call for the American education system. While reading this book, I found inspiration and distress. Tony and Ted do a great job of summarizing the history of education and the problems with our stagnant system that has changed very little in two hundred years. I highly recommend this book for any stakeholders in education, as it will make you question and critically think about the way we educate our youth. We micromanage and over-test and forget that schoo [...]

    24. not much revealed here that most conscientious teachers haven't figured out over the changes of the past 15 years or so - padded with 'case study' blurbs and personal anecdotes. The 'teachers' and administrators that need to hear this message will probably never pick up a book, let alone willingly make radical changes to their systems. 'Most Likely' reads like a justification for a huge grant on 'education innovation'. Real change will come only with a complete reworking of the school system - p [...]

    25. Everyone who is in anyway involved in the public education system needs to read this book. Whether you have children in the schools, you work in the schools, or both. I have seen the effects of our public education system for a while now and it just is not cutting it. I believe we have great teachers in our school and great local school administration who are trying to do what is best for the students. However with things like standardized tests, graduation rates, and limited funding their hands [...]

    26. Let me start by saying I agree 1000% with this book. Schools need to move away from drill and kill and make lessons more collaboration based and applicable to the real world. The reason i gave the book 3 stars rather than 5 is the constant complaining about the current system and lack of specific examples. I'd say roughly 80% was complaining and 20% suggestions and specific examples of changes being done. That number should be flipped so readers have specific steps and actions to take in their c [...]

    27. Most Likely to Succeed falls within the same genre of other calls to resist current education policies, including Creative Schools by Sir Ken Robinson and The Test by Anya Kamenetz. What sets this book apart from others is their disdain for the traditional higher education approach (maybe too much?). I did appreciate the specific recommendations the authors provide for how a school or district can make a shift toward a better educational approach.

    28. Wagner outlines the subtle and not so subtle problems with the education system. He gives ideas we can use to break down the walls, and re-build our system to suit the needs of our kids. If you are a teacher, you will learn how to maximize learner engagement. If you are a parent, then you will learn what to fight for in your school.

    29. "Як ви думаєте, у чому полягає ваше призначення: навчити дітей чи допомогти їм навчатися?"Книга описує американську систему освіти, але суть у тому, що усталена система освіти давно застаріла і сучасний світ диктує нові тенденції розвитку креативності, ініціативності, підп [...]

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