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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Frank Lombardo
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series; 9 edition (2013, Apr 1st).
This updated manual presents information, practice tests, and strategies for the different question types used by police departments throughout the country. It includes-- Four full-length practice exams with all questions answered and explained Two official exams given by a large metropolitan police department Strategies for taking computer-based multiple-choice tests, as well as for the traditional paper/pencil multiple-choice exam New reading comprehension question type with word selection questions, plus strategies for answering these questions New, up-to-date sample forms and new illustrations An additional diagnostic exam presents questions like those that have appeared on recent entry-level exams used by police departments across the country. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for LifeAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Peter Gray
Publisher: Basic Books (2013, Mar 5th).
Our children spend their days being passively instructed, and made to sit still and take testsoften against their will. We call this imprisonment schooling, yet wonder why kids become bored and misbehave. Even outside of school children today seldom play and explore without adult supervision, and are afforded few opportunities to control their own lives. The result: anxious, unfocused children who see schoolingand lifeas a series of hoops to struggle through.In Free to Learn, developmental psychologist Peter Gray argues that our children, if free to pursue their own interests through play, will not only learn all they need to know, but will do so with energy and passion. Children come into this world burning to learn, equipped with the curiosity, playfulness, and sociability to direct their own education. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability