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September 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
In-Person: An Evening with Ana Lorena Fábrega
Books & Books presents…
AN EVENING WITH ANA LORENA FÁBREGA
(Harriman House, $25.99)
Tuesday, September 5th, 6:30 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables
Books & Books is thrilled to present an evening with Ana Lorena Fábrega discussing her insightful book: The Learning Game: Teaching Kids to Think for Themselves, Embrace Challenge, and Love Learning (Harriman House, $25.99)
This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event so make sure to stay after the talk for a book signing! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.
About the Book:
How did we conclude that the best way to prepare kids for the future is to cluster them into classrooms by age and grade, forcing them to learn the same things, at the same time and pace, seven hours a day, five days a week, for twelve years?
We trust the school system to prepare our kids for the future. We get excited when they get good grades, or disappointed if they don’t. But we rarely stop to question whether school is teaching our children the right things in the right way.
Kids could get good at playing the game of school, but are they really learning?
Teacher-turned-edupreneur Ana Lorena Fábrega, known by her students as Ms. Fab, invites us to rethink education.
In THE LEARNING GAME, she reveals how traditional schooling has gone wrong, and proposes a series of actionable strategies to help kids learn.
– What if we guide kids to think for themselves?
– Should we encourage kids to take risks and tackle projects of their own?
– How do we help kids learn to love learning?
Answering these questions and many more, THE LEARNING GAME will arm you with practical tools to design a new approach to learning—one that leaves behind the game of school and prepares your kids for the game of life.
About the Author:
Ana Lorena Fábrega is an entrepreneur, writer, and Chief Evangelist at Synthesis. Growing up, she attended ten schools in seven different countries. She then earned her BS in Childhood Education and Special Education from New York University and taught elementary school in New York, Boston, and Panama. Today, Ana Lorena writes online to over 150,000 readers about the promise of alternative education. You can follow her on Twitter at @anafabrega11.