How Children Succeed

Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

Author: Paul Tough

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547564651

Category: Education

Page: 231

View: 2338

Challenges conventional views about standardized testing to argue that success is more determined by self-discipline, and describes the work of pioneering researchers and educators who have enabled effective new teaching methods.
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Helping Children Succeed

What Works and Why

Author: Paul Tough

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544935314

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 5279

From the New York Times best-selling author of How Children Succeed, an essential handbook of “informative and effective methods to help children overcome issues and thrive at home and in school”*—now including sixteen new infographics! In How Children Succeed, Paul Tough introduced us to research showing that personal qualities like perseverance, self-control, and conscientiousness play a critical role in children’s success. Now, in Helping Children Succeed, Tough takes on a new set of pressing questions: What does growing up in poverty do to children’s mental and physical development? How does adversity at home affect their success in the classroom, from preschool to high school? And what practical steps can the adults who are responsible for them take to improve their chances for a positive future? Tough once again encourages us to think in a new way about the challenges of childhood. Mining the latest research in psychology and neuroscience, he provides us with insights and strategies for a new approach to childhood adversity, one designed to help many more children succeed. * (Kirkus Reviews)
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Whatever it Takes

Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America

Author: Paul Tough

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547247960

Category: Education

Page: 310

View: 1391

A portrait of African-American activist Geoffrey Canada describes his radical approach to eliminating inner-city poverty, one that proposes to transform the lives of poor children by changing their schools, their families, and their neighborhoods at the same time.
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Healthy Children, Healthy Minds

Helping Children Succeed NOW for a Brighter Future

Author: Marcel Lebrun,Kimberly Williams

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1610489276

Category: Education

Page: 188

View: 4535

Healthy Children, Healthy Minds: Helping Children Succeed NOW for a Brighter Future is an excellent resource for educators, parents, and anyone who is interested in and committed to fostering healthy patterns of behavior, thinking, and lifestyle choices in children. This book provides strategies on how to keep the brain and mind healthy, address challenges to brain and mind health, such as mental illness and substance abuse, and concrete strategies for building a healthy brain and mind.
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Math Coach

A Parent's Guide to Helping Children Succeed in Math

Author: Wayne A. Wickelgren,Ingrid Wickelgren

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780425179833

Category: Education

Page: 283

View: 7763

From counting to algebra, it all adds up when parents use this easy math guide to help their kids make the grade.
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The Gift of Failure

How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed

Author: Jessica Lahey

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062299247

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 3254

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In the tradition of Paul Tough’s How Children Succeed and Wendy Mogel’s The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, this groundbreaking manifesto focuses on the critical school years when parents must learn to allow their children to experience the disappointment and frustration that occur from life’s inevitable problems so that they can grow up to be successful, resilient, and self-reliant adults. Modern parenting is defined by an unprecedented level of overprotectiveness: parents who rush to school at the whim of a phone call to deliver forgotten assignments, who challenge teachers on report card disappointments, mastermind children’s friendships, and interfere on the playing field. As teacher and writer Jessica Lahey explains, even though these parents see themselves as being highly responsive to their children’s well being, they aren’t giving them the chance to experience failure—or the opportunity to learn to solve their own problems. Overparenting has the potential to ruin a child’s confidence and undermine their education, Lahey reminds us. Teachers don’t just teach reading, writing, and arithmetic. They teach responsibility, organization, manners, restraint, and foresight—important life skills children carry with them long after they leave the classroom. Providing a path toward solutions, Lahey lays out a blueprint with targeted advice for handling homework, report cards, social dynamics, and sports. Most importantly, she sets forth a plan to help parents learn to step back and embrace their children’s failures. Hard-hitting yet warm and wise, The Gift of Failure is essential reading for parents, educators, and psychologists nationwide who want to help children succeed.
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Mexican Roots, American Schools

Helping Mexican Immigrant Children Succeed

Author: Robert Crosnoe

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804755238

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 630

Improving the educational success of the children of Mexican immigrants is crucial to the future prospects of these children as well as to the American population at large. This book documents how various aspects of these children's lives help or hinder their learning in elementary school.
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Teaching the Restless

One School's Remarkable No-Ritalin Approach to Helping Children Learn and Succeed

Author: Chris Mercogliano

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807032466

Category: Education

Page: 252

View: 6934

Teaching the Restless is a Beacon Press publication.
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The Smartest Kids in the World

And How They Got That Way

Author: Amanda Ripley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 145165443X

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 638

Following three teenagers who chose to spend one school year living in Finland, South Korea, and Poland, a literary journalist recounts how attitudes, parenting, and rigorous teaching have revolutionized these countries' education results.
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Family Life and School Achievement

Why Poor Black Children Succeed or Fail

Author: Reginald M. Clark

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022622144X

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 2149

Working mothers, broken homes, poverty, racial or ethnic background, poorly educated parents—these are the usual reasons given for the academic problems of poor urban children. Reginald M. Clark contends, however, that such structural characteristics of families neither predict nor explain the wide variation in academic achievement among children. He emphasizes instead the total family life, stating that the most important indicators of academic potential are embedded in family culture. To support his contentions, Clark offers ten intimate portraits of Black families in Chicago. Visiting the homes of poor one- and two-parent families of high and low achievers, Clark made detailed observations on the quality of home life, noting how family habits and interactions affect school success and what characteristics of family life provide children with "school survival skills," a complex of behaviors, attitudes, and knowledge that are the essential elements in academic success. Clark's conclusions lead to exciting implications for educational policy. If school achievement is not dependent on family structure or income, parents can learn to inculcate school survival skills in their children. Clark offers specific suggestions and strategies for use by teachers, parents, school administrators, and social service policy makers, but his work will also find an audience in urban anthropology, family studies, and Black studies.
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Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World

Author: Michele Borba

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501110039


Page: 288

View: 5766

"According to Michele Borba, the woman Dr. Drew calls "the most trusted parenting expert in America," there's an empthy crisis among today's youth, who she dubs the "selfie generation." But the good news is that empathy is a skill that can -- and must -- be taught, and in UNSELFIE (her first book for a general trade audience) Borba offers a 9-step program to help parents cultivate empathy in children, from birth to young adulthood"--

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

Author: Adele Faber,Elaine Mazlish,Joanna Faber

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451663889

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 345

View: 3686

Details a program for improving communication between parents and children, providing sample dialogues and role-playing exercises.
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The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Author: Angela Duckworth

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501111124

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

View: 3085

In her instant, multi-month New York Times bestseller, Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” “Inspiration for non-geniuses everywhere” (People). The daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Angela Duckworth is now a celebrated researcher and professor. It was her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience that led to her hypothesis about what really drives success: not genius, but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance. In Grit, she takes us into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers—from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll. “Duckworth’s ideas about the cultivation of tenacity have clearly changed some lives for the better” (The New York Times Book Review). Among Grit’s most valuable insights: any effort you make ultimately counts twice toward your goal; grit can be learned, regardless of IQ or circumstances; when it comes to child-rearing, neither a warm embrace nor high standards will work by themselves; how to trigger lifelong interest; the magic of the Hard Thing Rule; and so much more. Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference. This is “a fascinating tour of the psychological research on success” (The Wall Street Journal).
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Quiet Power

The Secret Strengths of Introverts

Author: Susan Cain,Gregory Mone,Erica Moroz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101629800

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

View: 7087

The monumental bestseller Quiet has been recast in a new edition that empowers introverted kids and teens Susan Cain sparked a worldwide conversation when she published Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. With her inspiring book, she permanently changed the way we see introverts and the way introverts see themselves. The original book focused on the workplace, and Susan realized that a version for and about kids was also badly needed. This book is all about kids' world—school, extracurriculars, family life, and friendship. You’ll read about actual kids who have tackled the challenges of not being extroverted and who have made a mark in their own quiet way. You’ll hear Susan Cain’s own story, and you’ll be able to make use of the tips at the end of each chapter. There’s even a guide at the end of the book for parents and teachers. This insightful, accessible, and empowering book, illustrated with amusing comic-style art, will be eye-opening to extroverts and introverts alike.
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How Children Succeed... in 30 Minutes

A 30 Minute Expert Summary

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781623150563


Page: 38

View: 9853

How Children Succeed 30 minutes is the essential guide to quickly understanding the important lessons outlined in Paul Tough's bestselling book, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character. Understand the key ideas behind How Children Succeed in a fraction of the time: • 18 essential insights and takeaways‬ • 8 illustrative case studies • 5 chapter-by-chapter synopses In How Children Succeed, bestselling author Paul Tough examines the research of neuroscientists, medical doctors, psychologists, educators, and economists to discover the qualities that lead to successful children and, ultimately, successful adults. An essential read for parents, social workers, educators, and politicians, How Children Succeed stresses the importance of noncognitive skills and concludes that developing a child's character strengths—grit, self-control, zest, social intelligence, gratitude, optimism, and curiosity—is the most powerful tool in helping children reach for success. A 30 Minute Expert Summary of How Children Succeed Designed for those whose desire to learn exceeds the time they have available, the How Children Succeed summary helps readers quickly and easily become experts 30 minutes.
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Learning Colors and Emotions

Activity for Kids and Mothers

Author: Rekha Todi,Lokesh Todi

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781500959142


Page: 32

View: 4377

* The author was inspired to write this book by the following two information that she read. First was interview given by Daniel Goleman on Emotional intelligence (or EI) and how it sets apart the true leaders, in Forbes. The other was Marc Brackett thoughts on his vision of a new generation of kids who have grown up immersed in an environment of total emotional awareness, who receive new insights at the developmentally appropriate times, and in deliberately constructive ways. If you have that kind of instruction, from kindergarten then in 20 years the world will be a very different place. Recorded in the Sunday Magazine.* Disruptive explosive behavior and out-of-control emotions is a problem adults face very often in today's world because no one spoke to them about emotions as a child. What if there was a way to teach your kids how to deal with emotions at a very early age, imagine how this will make your life comfortable in your old age when your child will be able to empathize with you, since you taught him/her the correct emotional lessons.* This book is the first book of its kind to help our kids, grow up as 'Emotionally Healthy' human beings with an awareness of not just colors around them but also emotions.* The book provides opportunity for mothers and teachers to discuss the abstract concept of emotion using painting, color, story and images. We have also given a comprehensive CHEAT SHEET diagram developed by Lokesh Todi, at the back, to help mothers and teachers. A high resolution print image of 'cheat sheet' can be availed by emailing the author, the details of which are given inside the book.* Your child will love the talks he/she will have with you, encouraged by the TIPS in this book, helping them to gain greater control over their own feelings and actions. They love the story and pictures, and can't wait to learn few new words and read the book to everyone or even you can read it for them. The stories inside uses wonderful fairy tale storytelling techniques to help your child succeed at visible learning. * The book will help you to feel like a proud parent, who takes care of not just your child's body and mind but also their emotions.* The author of this book, Rekha Todi, is a retired principal of primary school, who dedicated forty years of her life in the service of teaching kids. This enables her to understand the needs of children and parents in today's world.* The book is structured around 'Twelve Emotions' with their corresponding 'Twelve Colors' in a color wheel. Each chapter has a CORE MESSAGE built around the character Momo, who needs to be painted with whatever painting medium your child is comfortable with. Printable version of images for physically painting can be downloaded by following the instruction inside the book.* HOW TO USE THIS BOOK: Go through each chapter one by one so that your child completely learns about one emotion at a time, as the mood and color changes gradually. At the end of this book your child will know about all the TWELVE MAIN COLOURS and TWELVE MAIN EMOTIONS that they experience and how to deal with them.* So scroll up and buy this info-entertainment kids' book now.
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Garden of the Lost and Abandoned

The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Woman and the Children She Saves

Author: Jessica Yu

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544617061

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 8737

The fascinating and joyful story of Gladys Kalibbala, a Ugandan "orphan sleuth," who works to connect missing and castaway children to their families
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How Children Fail

Author: John Holt

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN: 9780201484021

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 7757

First published in the mid 1960s, How Children Fail began an education reform movement that continues today. In his 1982 edition, John Holt added new insights into how children investigate the world, into the perennial problems of classroom learning, grading, testing, and into the role of the trust and authority in every learning situation. His understanding of children, the clarity of his thought, and his deep affection for children have made both How Children Fail and its companion volume, How Children Learn, enduring classics.
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The Deepest Well

Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity

Author: Nadine Burke Harris

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544828704

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 2758

A pioneering physician reveals how childhood stress leads to lifelong health problems and what we can do to break the cycle. Dr. Nadine Burke Harris was already known as a crusading physician delivering targeted care to vulnerable children. But it was Diego--a boy who had stopped growing after a sexual trauma--who galvanized her to dig deeper into the connections between toxic stress and the lifelong illnesses she was tracking among so many of her patients and their families. A survey of more than 17,000 adult patients' "adverse childhood experiences," or ACEs, like divorce, substance abuse, or neglect, had proved that the higher a person's ACE score the worse their health--and now led Burke Harris to an astonishing breakthrough. Childhood stress changes our neural systems and lasts a lifetime. Through storytelling that delivers both scientific insight and moving stories of personal impact, Burke Harris illuminates her journey of discovery, from research labs nationwide to her own pediatric practice in San Francisco's Bayview-Hunters Point. For anyone who has faced a difficult childhood, or who cares about the millions of children who do, the innovative and acclaimed health interventions outlined inThe Deepest Well will represent vitally important hope for change.
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Tools of the Mind

The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education

Author: Elena Bodrova,Deborah Leong

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130278043

Category: Education

Page: 235

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As the only text of its kind, this book provides in-depth information about Vygotsky's theories, neo-Vygotskians' findings, and concrete explanations and strategies that instruct teachers how to influence student learning and development. Key changes to this edition include a new chapter on dynamic assessment, separate and expanded chapters on developmental accomplishments of infants and toddlers, preschool/kindergarten, and primary grades and on supporting those accomplishments, and elaborations of Vygotsky's ideas from neo-Vygotskians from Russia. FEATURES: Written for the beginning student, the book provides a clear discussion of Vygotskian principles including...a historical overview and a complete chapter on the "Zone of Proximal Development," (ZPD). Each section of the book builds on the other...framework, strategies, and applications of the Vygotskian approach. The work of Vygotsky is compared in a fair and balanced way with the work of Piaget. Examples and activities have been class-tested in a variety of classroom environments including a Head Start program, private preschool, and in the Denver Public Schools.
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