Crash Course: The Life Lessons My Students Taught Me By Kim Bearden chats with Dr. Alvin

Kim Bearden Click Here To Listen   The inspiring true story of a teacher’s experiences with her students and the life lessons she learned that can help others find joy and success. Crash Course chronicles the life lessons that Kim Bearden has learned during an award-winning career in education that has spanned three decades. Kim has taught more than 2,000 students, and each has shown her something about the world and the abundant capacity for love, resilience, and appreciation that we all possess. By sharing her students’ stories, she teaches their inspiring lessons to us all. Throughout the ups and downs of her professional and personal life, Kim found that her students were the light that [...]

Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms In A Digital Age — From Picture Books To eBooks And Everything In Betweenn chats with Dr. Alvin

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Seventeen Ultimate Guide To College: Everything You Need To Know To Walk Onto Campus And Own It By Bethany Heitman chats with Dr. Alvin

Bethany Heitman Click Here To Listen   After the excitement of prom and high-school graduation festivities, young women begin to focus on the next big milestone; starting college. Filled with tips and stories from real students, Seventeen Ultimate Guide to College reveals everything a girl needs to know to feel confident on campus and make the next years her best yet. It contains insider secrets she won’t learn from her high school guidance counselor or a college information packet, including: How to bond with your roomie Navigating the college hookup scene Sneaky ways to avoid going broke in college Plus a bonus style section on what to wear at every type of school  

My Very First I Can Read: Learn To Read With Tug The Pup And Friends By Dr. Julie M. Wood chats with Dr. Alvin

Julie M Wood Click Here To Listen Enter into the world of reading with My Very First I Can Read! This comprehensive emergent reading program addresses all the components of reading mastery based on the latest early literacy research. Written by educator and reading specialist Dr. Julie M. Wood, with lively illustrations by Sebastien Braun, this Common Core–aligned program stars Tug the Pup and an endearing group of characters who will lead beginners through the proven steps for successful reading.

How Not To Be Wrong: The Power Of Mathematical Thinking By Jordan Ellenberg chats with Dr. Alvin

Jordan Ellenberg Click Here To Listen   The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In How Not To Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows us how terribly limiting this view is: Math isn’t confined to abstract incidents that never occur in real life, but rather touches everything we do—the whole world is shot through with it.  

Everyday Calculus: Discovering The Hidden Math All Around Us By Oscar Fernandez chats with Dr. Alvin

Oscar Fernandez Click Here To Listen For every befuddled math student who’s ever sat in class and thought, “When am I ever going to use this?” Fernandez, assistant professor of mathematics at Wellesley College, gleefully reveals the truth: the world really does run on math. He takes a day-in-the-life approach to his subject: getting out of bed introduces trigonometry and how it can be used to describe and predict sleep cycles, while water running from a faucet allows him to address gravity and how its influence shapes motion into parabolic curves. The morning news leads to derivatives and how they can chart unemployment rates and population growth. A stray thought during a morning meeting stirs [...]

GW Commencement Speaker 2014 Jose Andres, author of Made In Spain chats with Dr. Alvin

Jose Andres Click Here To Listen   Americans have fallen in love with Spanish food in recent years, and no one has done more to play matchmaker than the award-winning chef José Andrés. In this irresistible companion volume to his public television show Made in Spain, José reminds us—in the most alluring and delicious way—that the food of his native Spain is as varied and inventive as any of the world’s great cuisines. To prove it, José takes us on a flavorful tour of his beloved homeland, from Andalucía to Aragón. Along the way, he shares recipes that reflect not just local traditions but also the heart and soul of Spain’s distinctive cooking. In the [...]

Degrees Of Inequality By Suzanne Mettler chats with Dr. Alvin

Suzanne Mettler Click Here To Listen America’s higher education system is failing its students. In the space of a generation, we have gone from being the best-educated society in the world to one surpassed by eleven other nations in college graduation rates. Higher education is evolving into a caste system with separate and unequal tiers that take in students from different socio-economic backgrounds and leave them more unequal than when they first enrolled.

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader For Kids Only chats with Dr. Alvin

Uncle John-Kids Click Here To Listen Here is an exciting chance to own the very first Uncle John's Bathroom Reader For Kids Only! in a hardcover edition with all new illustrations! When our younger readers demanded a Bathroom Reader of their own, Uncle John put together this brain-boggling easy-to-read collection of facts, fads, quotes, history, science, origins, pop culture, mythology, humor, and more! Plus it's full of wacky and fun illustrations and Uncle John's famous "running feet" — those fun and fascinating facts on the bottom of every page. Curious young readers will learn about the real Dr. Seuss, baseball superstitions, the birth of The Simpsons, how carnival games are rigged, the history of dining [...]