How Children Succeed Book
Score: 3.5
From 19 Ratings

How Children Succeed


  • Author : Paul Tough
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547564654

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How Children Succeed Book Description :

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.

Helping Children Succeed Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Helping Children Succeed


  • Author : Paul Tough
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2016-05-24
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544935310

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Helping Children Succeed Book Description :

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)

Whatever it Takes Book
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings

Whatever it Takes


  • Author : Paul Tough
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 0547247966

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Whatever it Takes Book Description :

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.

The Years That Matter Most Book

The Years That Matter Most


  • Author : Paul Tough
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544944367

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The Years That Matter Most Book Description :

“Indelible and extraordinary.”—Tara Westover, author of Educated: A Memoir, New York Times Book Review The best-selling author of How Children Succeed returns with a powerful, mind-changing inquiry into higher education in the United States Does college still work? Is the system designed just to protect the privileged and leave everyone else behind? Or can a college education today provide real opportunity to young Americans seeking to improve their station in life? The Years That Matter Most tells the stories of students trying to find their way, with hope, joy, and frustration, through the application process and into college. Drawing on new research, the book reveals how the landscape of higher education has shifted in recent decades and exposes the hidden truths of how the system works and whom it works for. And it introduces us to the people who really make higher education go: admissions directors trying to balance the class and balance the budget, College Board officials scrambling to defend the SAT in the face of mounting evidence that it favors the wealthy, researchers working to unlock the mysteries of the college-student brain, and educators trying to transform potential dropouts into successful graduates. With insight, humor, and passion, Paul Tough takes readers on a journey from Ivy League seminar rooms to community college welding shops, from giant public flagship universities to tiny experimental storefront colleges. Whether you are facing your own decision about college or simply care about the American promise of social mobility, The Years That Matter Most will change the way you think—not just about higher education, but about the nation itself.

How To Talk So Kids Can Learn Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

How To Talk So Kids Can Learn


  • Author : Adele Faber
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-06-30
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416587262

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How To Talk So Kids Can Learn Book Description :

The leading experts on parent-child communication show parents and teachers how to motivate kids to learn and succeed in school. Using the unique communication strategies, down-to-earth dialogues, and delightful cartoons that are the hallmark of their multimillion-copy bestseller How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish show parents and teachers how to help children handle the everyday problems that interfere with learning. This breakthrough book demonstrates how parents and teachers can join forces to inspire kids to be self-directed, self-disciplined, and responsive to the wonders of learning.

The Gift of Failure Book

The Gift of Failure


  • Author : Jessica Lahey
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2015-08-11
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062299246

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The Gift of Failure Book Description :

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.

Teaching the Restless Book

Teaching the Restless


  • Author : Chris Mercogliano
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 0807032468

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Teaching the Restless Book Description :

As codirector of the Albany Free School in Albany, New York, Mercogliano and his faculty have developed numerous ways to help hyperactive children relax, focus, and learn without assigning pathological labels to the children or resorting to the use of biopsychiatric drugs. Here, he speaks to both parents who worry that their kids cannot attend classes without drugs and to educators who wonder how to best teach these hyperactive kids.

Family Life and School Achievement Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Family Life and School Achievement


  • Author : Reginald M. Clark
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2015-07-31
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226221441

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Family Life and School Achievement Book Description :

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.

How to Succeed at School Book

How to Succeed at School


  • Author : Wendy Berliner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-12-05
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429589003

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How to Succeed at School Book Description :

This book shines a light on the best research into learning and the brain development that makes it all possible. Written by two distinguished education journalists, it provides an invaluable guide to the latest information for parents seeking to help their children to make the best use of their potential and steer a true course through an often confused, noisy and crowded learning landscape where ideas compete and nothing can seem clear. Summarising the most up to date and significant research in a jargon-free and understandable way, this book provides readers with simple and clear access to knowledge and information about what really helps children learn and flourish. Drawing on expert analysis, interviews and example studies, the chapters tackle common misconceptions and myths, and explore crucial topics including: The use of neuroscience in education; The role of parents and how all parents can help their children learn; What works in the classroom and the best ways of teaching a child. The first of its kind, this seminal text is a unique resource for parents, carers, primary and secondary teachers, student teachers, policymakers and anyone interested in the development of children and how they learn.

How Children Succeed    in 30 Minutes Book

How Children Succeed in 30 Minutes


  • Author :
  • Publisher : Callisto Media Inc
  • Release Date : 2012-11-29
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781623150570

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How Children Succeed in 30 Minutes Book Description :

How Children Succeed ...in 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 ...in 30 minutes.

Don t Think You Can t  Book

Don t Think You Can t


  • Author : Anat Umansky
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2014-11-20
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN 10 : 1500252107

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Don t Think You Can t Book Description :

How to turn your kids fears into success skills? This children's books is one of many kids books telling us a story about a rabbit, yet our rabbit is a very special one, is a successful rabbit, who sees the target, (to eat the gorgeous tomato), and get it! Successfully!!! It seems that some people can get everything they want, while others always fall short of their goals. In this amusing story, the crow, who is dying for a bite of a big, beautiful tomato, can't manage to get it for fear of the hungry wolf. His dear friend, the rabbit, on the other hand, has no problem getting at the tomato and happily gobbling it all up to the last bit, though he too is afraid of the wolf. Afraid... and how! Especially after he had to hear all the crow's warnings! This is a funny story with a message that applies to all of us.

Math Coach Book

Math Coach


  • Author : Wayne A. Wickelgren
  • Publisher : Berkley Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN 10 : 0425179834

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Math Coach Book Description :

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

Secrets of Mind Power Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Secrets of Mind Power


  • Author : Harry Lorayne
  • Publisher : Frederick Fell Publishers
  • Release Date : 1995-10
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 088391008X

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Secrets of Mind Power Book Description :

Memory improvement & thinking techniques.