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gcLibrary Book Review: Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise

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In Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise (Mariner Press, 2016), Drs. Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool make a convincing case against the traditional belief that truly groundbreaking performances are inspired by innate talent. I can remember my own father, an educator himself and an incredibly patient and supportive man, acknowledging the limits of his own musical ability when compared

gcLibrary: Leadership Book Review

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Mia Franz, English Teacher, Tampa Preparatory School

From acclaimed psychologist and author Leonard Sax comes a sobering look at how changes in the family unit have created a “culture of disrespect” that is affecting not only the way students view and respond to education, but how they define happiness and meaning in their lives. Many American adults can pinpoint specific problems that plague our education system, including the rise of anxiety and fragility in our students and the fact that many proposed “solutions” involve medication. We can pontificate about the value of

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gcLibrary – Benedict Carey’s How We Learn

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Mia Franz, English Teacher, Tampa Preparatory School

In his new work, How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens, Benedict Carey, a New York Times science reporter, makes a strong case for reconsidering all of the things we thought we knew about how to study, learn, and retain information most effectively and productively. Striving to make complex scientific and psychological ideas accessible to the casual reader, Carey succeeds in laying out his case and backing it up with specific research and studies. The good news