Learning by Heart: An Unconventional Education Tony Wagner

Learning by Heart: An Unconventional Education

Author: Tony Wagner
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Book Title
Learning by Heart: An Unconventional Education
Author
Tony Wagner
ISBN
9780525561873
"A page turner. With candor and clarity, Tony Wagner tells the story of his remarkable life and, in so doing, tells the story of our education system."--Angela Duckworth, Founder and CEO, Character Lab, and New York Times bestselling author of Grit One of the world's top experts on education delivers an uplifting memoir on his own personal failures and successes as he sought to become a good learner and teacher. Tony Wagner is an eminent education specialist: he has taught at every grade level from high school through graduate school; worked at Harvard; done significant work for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and speaks across the country and all over the world. But before he found his success, Wagner was kicked out of middle school, expelled from high school, and dropped out of two colleges. Learning by Heart is his powerful account of his years as a student and teacher. After struggling in both roles, he learned to create meaningful learning experiences despite the constraints of conventional schooling--initially for himself and then for his students--based on understanding each student's real interests and strengthening his or her intrinsic motivations. Wagner's story sheds light on critical issues facing parents and educators today, and reminds us that trial and error, resilience, and respect for the individual, are at the very heart of all teaching and learning.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Tony WagnerPublisher: VikingPublished: 04/07/2020ISBN: 9780525561873Pages: 352Weight: 1.00lbsSize: 8.20h x 5.50w x 1.30dReview Citations: Publishers Weekly 12/09/2019Kirkus Reviews 01/01/2020Library Journal 03/01/2020 pg. 101Booklist 02/15/2020 pg. 8
"A page turner. With candor and clarity, Tony Wagner tells the story of his remarkable life and, in so doing, tells the story of our education system."
--Angela Duckworth, Founder and CEO, Character Lab, and New York Times bestselling author of Grit

One of the world's top experts on education delivers an uplifting memoir on his own personal failures and successes as he sought to become a good learner and teacher.

Tony Wagner is an eminent education specialist: he has taught at every grade level from high school through graduate school; worked at Harvard; done significant work for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and speaks across the country and all over the world. But before he found his success, Wagner was kicked out of middle school, expelled from high school, and dropped out of two colleges. Learning by Heart is his powerful account of his years as a student and teacher.

After struggling in both roles, he learned to create meaningful learning experiences despite the constraints of conventional schooling--initially for himself and then for his students--based on understanding each student's real interests and strengthening his or her intrinsic motivations. Wagner's story sheds light on critical issues facing parents and educators today, and reminds us that trial and error, resilience, and respect for the individual, are at the very heart of all teaching and learning.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Tony Wagner
Publisher: Viking
Published: 04/07/2020
ISBN: 9780525561873
Pages: 352
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.50w x 1.30d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 12/09/2019
Kirkus Reviews 01/01/2020
Library Journal 03/01/2020 pg. 101
Booklist 02/15/2020 pg. 8
"A page turner. With candor and clarity, Tony Wagner tells the story of his remarkable life and, in so doing, tells the story of our education system."
--Angela Duckworth, Founder and CEO, Character Lab, and New York Times bestselling author of Grit

One of the world's top experts on education delivers an uplifting memoir on his own personal failures and successes as he sought to become a good learner and teacher.

Tony Wagner is an eminent education specialist: he has taught at every grade level from high school through graduate school; worked at Harvard; done significant work for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and speaks across the country and all over the world. But before he found his success, Wagner was kicked out of middle school, expelled from high school, and dropped out of two colleges. Learning by Heart is his powerful account of his years as a student and teacher.

After struggling in both roles, he learned to create meaningful learning experiences despite the constraints of conventional schooling--initially for himself and then for his students--based on understanding each student's real interests and strengthening his or her intrinsic motivations. Wagner's story sheds light on critical issues facing parents and educators today, and reminds us that trial and error, resilience, and respect for the individual, are at the very heart of all teaching and learning.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Tony Wagner
Publisher: Viking
Published: 04/07/2020
ISBN: 9780525561873
Pages: 352
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.50w x 1.30d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 12/09/2019
Kirkus Reviews 01/01/2020
Library Journal 03/01/2020 pg. 101
Booklist 02/15/2020 pg. 8