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Posted November 17, 2013
The authors take the best, most recent science in educational psychology and apply it to self-directed behavior. They use teenager's natural skepticism to overcome doubts and misconceptions they have about their own potential that's fun and entertaining. This book is the most original and comprehensive educational book I've ever read because it encourages students to believe in their own capabilities and change their attitudes toward intelligence by telling them the truth about how the brain really works.
Most impressive is that the authors recognize an emotional component in students which causes distractibility and interrupts attention which affects learning. The goal here is to change student's false beliefs--or feelings about their intelligence--before they become self-fulfilling prophesies. Parents will love this book because it gives students the confidence to take charge of their own educations, eventually taking parents out of the academic picture--which was imperative in my case!
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Posted November 5, 2013
Great Book! It helps take the intimidation out of the whole grade grubbing competition process in high school and makes one believe in their own abilities.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 2, 2013
Wish I would have had this book in high school!, July 20, 2012
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This review is from: The Straight-A Conspiracy: A Student's Secret Guide to Ending the Stress of High School and Totally Ruling the World (Paperback)
As a CrossFit Coach and athlete I appreciate the value of breaking down complex tasks into simple ones. Hunter and Katie do this for the entire scholastic universe in "The Straight A Conspiracy." You don't have to wait for high school to read it or regret not having done so after your school career is over. This book should be required reading from 7th grade on. As a so-called "grown up," I am benefitting already from their simple, effective techniques in my journey to help my athletes improve and in reaching my own goals.
Get this book for you and your kids and you'll start making all the complexities in your life, as the authors say, "cake mix clear."
Posted November 2, 2013
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