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Author Tesoriero, Heather Won, author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Ballantine Books, 2018.


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 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  507.1 TESORIERO    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  507.1273 TESORIERO    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  507.1 TESORIERO    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  507.1 TES    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  507.1 TESORIERO    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  507.1 TESORIERO    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Whiton Branch - Non Fiction  507.1 TESORIERO    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  507.1273 TES    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  507.1 TESORIERO    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Bishop's Corner Branch - Non Fiction  507.1273 TESORIERO    Check Shelf

Edition First edition.
Description 432 pages, 8 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Language Text in English.
Subject Greenwich High School (Greenwich, Conn.)
Bramante, Andy.
Science -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Connecticut -- Greenwich.
Science teachers -- Connecticut -- Greenwich.
High school students -- Connecticut -- Greenwich.
Science fairs -- United States.
Science projects -- Competitions -- United States.
SCIENCE / Study & Teaching.
EDUCATION / Special Education / Gifted.
High school students. (OCoLC)fst00956174
Science fairs. (OCoLC)fst01765236
Science projects -- Competitions. (OCoLC)fst01108756
Science teachers. (OCoLC)fst01108776
Science -- Study and teaching (Secondary) (OCoLC)fst01108482
Connecticut -- Greenwich. (OCoLC)fst01205431
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Other Form: Online version: Tesoriero, Heather Won, author. Class First edition. New York : Ballantine Books, 2018 9780399181856 (DLC) 2018031851
ISBN 9780399181849 (hardback : alk. paper)
0399181849 (hardback : alk. paper)
9780399181856 (ebook)
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