Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the New Innovation Era Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
From two leading experts in education and entrepreneurship, an urgent call for the radical reimagining of American education so that we better equip students for the realities of the 21st-century economy.
Today more 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 workforce for a world that no longer exists. Alarmingly, our methods of schooling crush the creativity and initiative young people need to thrive in the 21st century.
In Most Likely to Succeed, best-selling 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 audiobook offers parents and educators a crucial guide to getting the best for their children and a road map for policymakers and opinion leaders.
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|Listening Length||9 hours and 57 minutes|
|Author||Tony Wagner, Ted Dintersmith|
|Audible.com Release Date||August 18, 2015|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster Audio|
|Best Sellers Rank||
#35,036 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#57 in Experimental Education Methods (Books)
#118 in Education Administration (Books)
#133 in Education Reform & Policy
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The author calls for more innovation, creativity, and tapping into a student’s natural curiosity to promote deeper and more meaningful learning. Innovation, problem solving skills, and creativity are higher level skills that are more difficult to assess on a large scale—they take a lot of time to grade and they require input from a group and ongoing assessment of growth.
The author promotes not mastery of concepts, but rather measuring student growth over a set time period. The author is not a fan of SAT, ACT, or even AP (college board) exams and shows how these companies have promoted cultures of “teaching to the test” rather than teaching subjects as they are used in the real world (integrated, full of peer collaboration, and open to any available resource to arrive at innovative solutions).
Our schools are outdated models based on the skills factory workers needed during the industrial revolution—in order to stay ahead, we need to empower our students with exposure to innovation and collaboration and we need to foster 21st century skills in the classroom.
Excellent book, highly recommend!
Top reviews from other countries
I was privileged to be a part of the special screening of the movie with the same title and a message from Ted Dintersmith. The book, if used as an academic extension for the school research, can be a valuable ally in overcoming the current challenges of the school and college system.
The topics under each academic subject, from Maths to Social studies is very well defined. I found the topic of High Education, not very relevant, but that may be because I am primary attached to the school.
Over all a great book. I felt this was just the right book for me at this stage of my school academic career. 5 stars for sure.