In this episode, meet globally recognized education expert Tony Wagner, author of Learning By Heart, writer Casey Schwartz, author of Attention: A Love Story, and computer scientist and entrepreneur Rana el Kaliouby, author of Girl Decoded. Go behind the mic with these authors and discover what it was like for them to record their audiobooks.
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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. 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.
Combining expert storytelling with genuine self-scrutiny, Casey Schwartz details the decade she spend taking Adderall to help her pay attention (or so she thought) and then considers the role of attention in defining our lives as it has been understood by thinkers such as William James, David Foster Wallace, and Simone Weil.
In a captivating memoir, an Egyptian American visionary and scientist provides an intimate view of her personal transformation as she follows her callingâ€”to humanize our technology and how we connect with one another.
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