How Children Succeed Book
Score: 3.5
From 20 Ratings

How Children Succeed


  • Author : Paul Tough
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547564654

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How Children Succeed Excerpt :

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 3 Ratings

Helping Children Succeed


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

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Helping Children Succeed Excerpt :

A NOW READ THIS PBS NewsHour and New York Times Book Review selection From the New York Times best-selling author of How Children Succeed comes an essential handbook of successful strategies to help kids overcome issues, learn, and thrive in today’s chaotic learning environments. 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 with economic and other stresses 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.

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 : 340
  • ISBN 10 : 0547247966

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Whatever it Takes Excerpt :

An intriguing portrait of African-American activist Geoffrey Canada, creator of the Harlem Children's Zone, describes his radical new 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. Reprint.

How Children Succeed Book
Score: 3.5
From 20 Ratings

How Children Succeed


  • Author : Paul Tough
  • Publisher : Arrow Books
  • Release Date : 2014-04-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN 10 : 0099588757

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How Children Succeed Excerpt :

Why character, confidence, and curiosity are more important to your child's success than academic results. The New York Times bestseller. For all fans of Oliver James or Steve Biddulph's Raising Boys, Raising Girls, and The Complete Secrets of Happy Children. In a world where academic success can seem all-important in deciding our children's success in adult life, Paul Tough sees things very differently. Instead of fixating on grades and exams, he argues that we, as parents, should be paying more attention to our children's characters. Inner resilience, a sense of curiosity, the hidden power of confidence - these are the most important things we can teach our children, because it is these qualities that will enable them to live happy, fulfilled and successful lives. In this personal, thought-provoking and timely book, Paul Tough offers a clarion call to parents who are seeking to unlock their child's true potential - and ensure they really succeed.

The Importance of Being Little Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Importance of Being Little


  • Author : Erika Christakis
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-02-09
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698195011

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The Importance of Being Little Excerpt :

“Christakis . . . expertly weaves academic research, personal experience and anecdotal evidence into her book . . . a bracing and convincing case that early education has reached a point of crisis . . . her book is a rare thing: a serious work of research that also happens to be well-written and personal . . . engaging and important.” --Washington Post "What kids need from grown-ups (but aren't getting)...an impassioned plea for educators and parents to put down the worksheets and flash cards, ditch the tired craft projects (yes, you, Thanksgiving Handprint Turkey) and exotic vocabulary lessons, and double-down on one, simple word: play." --NPR The New York Times bestseller that provides a bold challenge to the conventional wisdom about early childhood, with a pragmatic program to encourage parents and teachers to rethink how and where young children learn best by taking the child’s eye view of the learning environment To a four-year-old watching bulldozers at a construction site or chasing butterflies in flight, the world is awash with promise. Little children come into the world hardwired to learn in virtually any setting and about any matter. Yet in today’s preschool and kindergarten classrooms, learning has been reduced to scripted lessons and suspect metrics that too often undervalue a child’s intelligence while overtaxing the child’s growing brain. These mismatched expectations wreak havoc on the family: parents fear that if they choose the “wrong” program, their child won’t get into the “right” college. But Yale early childhood expert Erika Christakis says our fears are wildly misplaced. Our anxiety about preparing and safeguarding our children’s future seems to have reached a fever pitch at a time when, ironically, science gives us more certainty than ever before that young children are exceptionally strong thinkers. In her pathbreaking book, Christakis explains what it’s like to be a young child in America today, in a world designe

The Power of Concentration Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Power of Concentration


  • Author : Theron Q. Dumont
  • Publisher : NuVision Publications, LLC
  • Release Date : 1877
  • Genre: Attention
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : NYPL:33433070246552

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MegaSkills   Book

MegaSkills


  • Author : Dorothy Rich
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN 10 : 9781402220760

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MegaSkills Excerpt :

Designed for children ages 6 and above, this cornerstone guide provides parents with hands-on techniques and fun activities to teach children the MegaSkills that will give them school and life success.

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 Excerpt :

The New York Times bestselling, groundbreaking manifesto 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.

Children Who Fail at School But Succeed at Life  Lessons from Lives Well Lived Book

Children Who Fail at School But Succeed at Life Lessons from Lives Well Lived


  • Author : Mark Katz
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2016-04-11
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393711424

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Children Who Fail at School But Succeed at Life Lessons from Lives Well Lived Excerpt :

Understanding resiliency and student success by studying people who succumbed to risk but later triumphed. A number of people who failed in school currently enjoy meaningful and successful lives. They include, though they are by no means limited to, those with attention and executive function challenges, learning disabilities, learning and behavioral challenges arising out of traumatic events in their lives, and even those impacted by all of the above. Up until recently, little attention was paid to successful people who did poorly in school. Why? One reason might be that many of us doubted that it was actually possible. After all, many loving parents and caring teachers spent countless hours trying their hardest to help these failing children turn things around in school, sometimes with little or nothing to show for it. If these children continued to struggle and fail in school with all this help and support, it was understandable to assume that they would not succeed in the real world decades later without it. So what did we miss? Why were we so wrong about them? And perhaps most importantly, how can their life experiences help educators and parents understand what schools can do better to support students who are struggling today? In his groundbreaking new book, Mark Katz draws on research findings in clinical and social psychology, cognitive neuroscience, education, and other fields of study—as well as stories of successful individuals who overcame years of school failure—to answer these and other questions. In the process, he shows how children who fail at school but succeed at life can give teachers and schools, counselors and health care professionals, parents and guardians—even those whose childhood struggles have persisted into their adult years—new remedies for combatting learning, behavioral, and emotional challenges; reducing juvenile crime, school dropout, and substance abuse; improving our health and well-being; and preventing medical problems

The Years That Matter Most Book

The Years That Matter Most


  • Author : Paul Tough
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: EDUCATION
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 0544944488

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The Years That Matter Most Excerpt :

The bestselling author of How Children Succeed returns with a devastatingly powerful, mind-changing inquiry into higher education in the U.S.

Succeed Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Succeed


  • Author : Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2010-12-23
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101475157

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Succeed Excerpt :

Read Heidi Grant Halvorson's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community. Just in time for New Year's resolutions, learn how to reach your goals-finally-by overcoming the many hurdles that have defeated you before. Most of us have no idea why we fail to reach our goals. Now Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson, a rising star in the field of social psychology shows us how to overcome the hurdles that have defeated us before. Dr. Grant Halvorson offers insights-many surprising-that readers can use immediately, including how to: • Set a goal so that you will persist even in the face of adversity • Build willpower, which can be strengthened like a muscle • Avoid the kind of positive thinking that makes people fail The strategies outlined in this book will not only help everyone reach their own goals but will also prove invaluable to parents, teachers, coaches, and employers. Dr. Grant Halvorson shows readers a new approach to problem solving that will change the way they approach their entire lives. Watch a Video

The Inequality Machine Book

The Inequality Machine


  • Author : Paul Tough
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544944367

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The Inequality Machine Excerpt :

First published as The Years That Matter Most From best-selling author Paul Tough, an indelible and explosive book on the glaring injustices of higher education, including unfair admissions tests, entrenched racial barriers, and crushing student debt. Now updated and expanded for the pandemic era. When higher education works the way it’s supposed to, there is no better tool for social mobility—for lifting young people out of challenging circumstances and into the middle class and beyond. In reality, though, American colleges and universities have become the ultimate tool of social immobility—a system that secures a comfortable future for the children of the wealthy while throwing roadblocks in the way of students from struggling families. Combining vivid and powerful personal stories with deep, authoritative reporting, Paul Tough explains how we got into this mess and explores the innovative reforms that might get us out. Tough examines the systemic racism that pervades American higher education, shows exactly how the SATs give an unfair advantage to wealthy students, and guides readers from Ivy League seminar rooms to the welding shop at a rural community college. At every stop, he introduces us to young Americans yearning for a better life—and praying that a college education might help them get there. With a new preface and afterword by the author exposing how the coronavirus pandemic has shaken the higher education system anew.​

Family Learning Book

Family Learning


  • Author : William F. Russell
  • Publisher : First Word Learning Systems Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 10 : 0965775291

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Family Learning Excerpt :

Offers advice on optimizing learning opportunities and exploring science, language, math, history, geography, astronomy, and character development with school-age children

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 Excerpt :

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

Starting Out Right Book

Starting Out Right


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2000-01-28
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309064101

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Starting Out Right Excerpt :

A devastatingly large number of people in America cannot read as well as they need for success in life. With literacy problems plaguing as many as four in ten children in America, this book discusses how best to help children succeed in reading. This book identifies the most important questions and explores the authoritative answers on the topic of how children can grow into readers, including: What are the key elements all children need in order to become good readers? What can parents and caregivers provide all children so that they are prepared for reading instruction by the time that they get to school? What concepts about language and literacy should be included in beginning reading instruction? How can we prevent reading difficulties starting with infants and into the early grades? What to ask school boards, principals, elected officials, and other policy makers who make decisions regarding early reading instruction. You'll find out how to help youngsters build word recognition, avoid comprehension problems, and moreâ€"with checklists of specific accomplishments to be expected at different ages: for very young children, for kindergarten students, and for first, second, and third grade students. Included are 55 activities to do with children to help them become successful readers, a list of recommended children's books, and a guide to CD-ROMs and websites. Great strides have been made recently toward identifying the best ways to teach children to read. Starting Out Right provides a wealth of knowledge based on a summary of extensive research. It is a "must read" for specialists in primary education as well as parents, pediatricians, child care providers, tutors, literacy advocates, policy makers, and teachers.