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.
An excellent book about Andy Bramante. A teacher who has taken teaching to another level. His passion to see his students succeed is one that we don’t often see in the public school system.
His students are entering science contests I had never even heard of! And winning! Not with your standard rotating planets or baking soda volcanoes. No, they are looking for cures for disease, amazing inventions and prize money that exceeds anything I’ve seen.
We follow a year in his classroom. No text books, no tests, these kids choose a project and work on it in this research style classroom for the entire year. One has been on Stephen Colbert. One left high school and started his own company.
I had no idea all of these competitions were going on. An outstanding look at excellence in teaching and allowing your students to discover their own talents.
Netgalley/September 4th 2018 by Ballantine Books