Get your Child to the Top

Get your Child to the Top

Book - 2013
Rate this:
Laernn
Forward by Richard J. Riordan, former Mayor of Los Angeles and California Secretary For Education. How do children succeed today? Our world is undergoing dizzying change comparable to the Industrial Revolution or introduction of the printing press. The globe truly has become flat and workers struggle to adapt as jobs are outsourced, industries rise and fade in a heartbeat and opportunities increasingly go to the more educated and skilled. Education is not keeping up with the changing realities our children face as they graduate into a weak job market, breakdown of traditional career paths and new industries. Yet children are also more than the sum of what they know. Values, leadership, creativity, critical thinking, continued learning, innovation and passion are too often never part of any curriculum. Get Your Child to the Top contains insight from educators, kids, venture capitalists, thought leaders and CEOs to provide constructive answers and real solutions to prepare children for the ever-evolving opportunities and challenges of the modern world. The book also describes the realities our kids inhabit in and out of school, including the impact of technology. Aimed at parents, educators and children it empowers each to help kids succeed long term. Updated resources are available at www.laernn.com About the author: Megan Lisa Jones is an investment banker, lawyer, writer, technologist and mom. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her two children and two Persian cats. A child of immigrants and Silicon Valley she believes that each person is fully capable of achieving their dreams if given the proper education, a fair opportunity and a lot of love. www.meganlisajones.com and www.blogspot.meganscribbles.com . Interviews include: Richard J. Riordan (former Mayor of Los Angeles and California Secretary for Education), Frank Baxter (former CEO of Jefferies & Co., US Ambassador to Uruguay and Alliance Charter Schools Board) , Tim Draper (Draper, Fisher Jurverson), Terry Moe (Hoover Institute), Arthur Levine (Woodrow Wilson Foundation), Chris Lewis (Riordan, Lewis & Haden), Marty Albertson (Guitar Center), Kris Duggan (Badgeville), Mark Suster (GRP Partners), Laird Malamed (Activision), David Dwyer (High Tech High and USC) and Shannon Rotenberg (J.K. Livin Foundation)...educators, CEOs and venture capitalists.

Baker & Taylor
How do children succeed today? Our world is undergoing change comparable to the Industrial Revolution or introduction of the printing press. The globe truly has become flat; workers struggle as opportunities go to the educated and skilled. Insight from educators, kids, investors, thought leaders and CEOs provides answers and solutions to prepare children for the opportunities and challenges of the modern world. Aimed at parents, educators and children it empowers each to help kids succeed. Original.

Publisher: San Bernardino, CA : [Publisher not identified], [2013]
ISBN: 9780615763347
0615763340
Branch Call Number: 371.192 Jones 2013
Characteristics: xii, 261 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Riordan, Richard J. 1930-

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at KHCPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top