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The Resource The class : a life-changing teacher, his world-changing kids, and the most inventive classroom in America, Heather Won Tesoriero

The class : a life-changing teacher, his world-changing kids, and the most inventive classroom in America, Heather Won Tesoriero

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The class : a life-changing teacher, his world-changing kids, and the most inventive classroom in America
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The class
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a life-changing teacher, his world-changing kids, and the most inventive classroom in America
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Heather Won Tesoriero
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eng
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"An unforgettable year in the life of a visionary high school science teacher and his award-winning students, as they try to get into college, land a date for the prom. and possibly change the world. Andy Bramante left his successful career as a corporate scientist to teach public high school--and now helms one of the most remarkable classrooms in America. Bramante's unconventional class at Connecticut's prestigious yet diverse Greenwich High School has no curriculum, tests, textbooks, or lectures, and is equal parts elite research lab, student counseling office, and teenage hangout spot. United by a passion to learn, Mr. B.'s band of whiz kids set out every year to conquer the brutally competitive science fair circuit. They have won the top prize at the Google Science Fair, made discoveries that eluded scientists three times their age, and been invited to the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm. A former Emmy-winning producer for CBS News, Heather Won Tesoriero embeds in this dynamic class to bring Andy and his gifted, all-too-human kids to life--including William, a prodigy so driven that he's trying to invent diagnostics for artery blockage and Alzheimer's (but can't quite figure out how to order a bagel); Ethan, who essentially outgrows high school in his junior year and founds his own company to commercialize a discovery he made in the class; Sophia, a Lyme disease patient whose ambitious work is dedicated to curing her own debilitating ailment; Romano, a football player who hangs up his helmet to pursue his secret science expertise and develop a "smart" liquid bandage; and Olivia, whose invention of a fast test for Ebola brought her science fair fame and an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. We experience the thrill of discovery, the heartbreak of failed endeavors, and perhaps the ultimate high: a yes from Harvard. Moving, funny, and utterly engrossing, The Class is a superb account of hard work and high spirits, a stirring tribute to how essential science is in our schools and our lives, and a heartfelt testament to the power of a great teacher to help kids realize their unlimited potential"--
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Tesoriero, Heather Won
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507.1/273
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illustrations
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non fiction
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  • Greenwich High School (Greenwich, Conn.)
  • Bramante, Andy
  • Science
  • Science teachers
  • High school students
  • Science fairs
  • Science projects
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The class : a life-changing teacher, his world-changing kids, and the most inventive classroom in America, Heather Won Tesoriero
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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on1015808494
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24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
432 pages, 8 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780399181849
Lccn
2018014535
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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color illustrations
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  • BK0021887562
  • (OCoLC)1015808494
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The class : a life-changing teacher, his world-changing kids, and the most inventive classroom in America, Heather Won Tesoriero
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1015808494
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
432 pages, 8 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780399181849
Lccn
2018014535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • BK0021887562
  • (OCoLC)1015808494

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