Электронная книга: Paul Orfalea «Schools for All Kinds of Minds. Boosting Student Success by Embracing Learning Variation»

Schools for All Kinds of Minds. Boosting Student Success by Embracing Learning Variation

This book shows how schools can–and must–develop expertise in «learning variation» (understanding how different kinds of minds learn) and apply this knowledge to classroom instruction in order to address the chronic learning challenges and achievement gap faced by millions of students. Barringer shows how using what we knowabout learning variation with a focus on discovering learning strengths, not just deficits, can help schools create plans for success for those students who often find it elusive. The book specifically addresses how school leaders can incorporate this knowledge into instructional practice and school-level policy through various professional development strategies. Schools for All Kinds of Minds: Provides a readable synthesis of the latest research from neuroscience, cognitive science, and child and adolescent development as it relates to understanding learning and its many variations. Links this information to strategies for understanding struggling learners and adapting school practices to accommodate a wider array of learning differences in a classroom. Demonstrates how this understanding of learning variation can change the way teachers and others help students succeed in various academic and content areas and acquire necessary 21st century skills. Includes discussion questions and facilitator guidelines for staff developers and teacher education programs; downloadable forms that accompany exercises from within the book; an action plan for schools to implement the ideas found in the book; and more.

Издательство: "John Wiley&Sons Limited (USD)"

ISBN: 9780470609460

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Paul Orfalea

Paul Orfalea ( _ar. بول أورفاليا), nicknamed "Kinko" because of his curly red hair, born in Los Angeles, California, to parents of Lebanese descent, founded the copy-chain Kinko's.

He is currently a philanthropist and a visiting professor in the Global and International Studies Department of the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), and the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business.


:"See FedEx Kinko'sPaul Orfalea founded Kinko's in 1970 near UCSB with a simple idea: provide college students with products and services they need at a competitive price. The space that Orfalea rented for his copy business was so small that the copy machine had to be lugged out onto the sidewalk. From its modest beginnings, Kinko's is now the world's leading business services chain, and is presently owned by FedEx. Today, there are over 1,500 Kinko's worldwide.

Orfalea also hired salespeople to sell notebooks and other stationery at the dorms of UCSB.

He was commemorated with a plaque by the community of Isla Vista, which is next to the UCSB campus, where the original Kinko's copy shop was founded.


In 2005, Orfalea coauthored the book "Copy This! Lessons from a hyperactive dyslexic who turned a bright idea into one of America’s best companies". Indeed he seems to take pride in having dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

“I get bored easily, and that is a great motivator,” he said. “I think everybody should have dyslexia and A.D.D.”

In 2007 he also coauthored the book "The Entrepreneurial Investor: The Art, Science, and Business of Value Investing" [ [http://800ceoread.com/products/?ISBN=9780470227145] ] along with West Coast Asset Management coauthors Lance Helfert, Atticus Lowe, and Dean Zatkowsky. This book explains the balance of art and science in investing, guiding readers on how to succeed as a knowledgeable investor. Orfalea's insights draw from a past rich with investment experience, from childhood visits to his father's stock broker to co-founding successful money management company West Coast Asset Management.


Orfalea graduated from USC, and is a 1969 initiate of the Gamma Eta Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha.


He founded the Orfalea Foundation which among other things sponsors NOW (TV series) with David Brancaccio.He also made a large donation to fund the business school within California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo), which was renamed the Cal Poly Orfalea College of Business in his honor.


External links

* [http://www.paulorfalea.com Paul Orfalea's official website]

Источник: Paul Orfalea

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