New Release: High School Hacks by Brianna Smrke

Posted on 29th Feb 2016 in John Catt Publications

John Catt is proud to announce the release of High School Hacks, an exciting new book by an outstanding IB graduate, Brianna Smrke, who shares the secrets of her success with some excellent and innovative ideas and strategies...

Brianna Smrke, from Toronto, Canada, achieved the perfect score of 45 for her IB Diploma, a feat achieved by less than 1% of IB students internationally. 

In this remarkable first book, Brianna tells students how they can maximize the return on their educational effort by cultivating three habits of mind: focus, resourcefulness and 'stacking' – approaching a task with an eye to what else it might be used for in addition to the stated purpose.

These strategies directly respond to the challenges of 21st Century education, but are also crucial to future career success. High School Hacks is a mixture of anecdotes, references to pedagogical and cognitive research, and practical strategies are perfectly woven together to convey these ideas.

To order a copy of High School Hacks – Habits of Mind: Success in the IB and Beyond, click here.