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How Children Succeed [compact Disc]

Grit, Curiosity, And The Hidden Power Of Character

By Paul Tough

The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: Success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs.

But in How Children Succeed, Paul Tough argues for a very different understanding of what makes a successful child. Drawing on groundbreaking research in neuroscience, economics, and psychology, Tough shows that the qualities that matter most have less to do with IQ and more to do with character: skills like grit, curiosity, conscientiousness, and optimism.

How Children Succeed introduces us to a new generation of scientists and educators who are radically changing our understanding of how children develop character, how they learn to think, and how they overcome adversity. It tells the personal stories of young people struggling to say on the right side of the line between success and failure. And it argues for a new way of thinking about how best to steer an individual child—or a whole generation of children—toward a successful future.

This provocative and profoundly hopeful book will not only inspire and engage listeners; it will also change our understanding of childhood itself.

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Publish Date

2012

ISBN

9781452608143


Format: Audio Books
Author: Tough, Paul
Summary: Paul Tough reverses three decades of thinking about what creates successful children, solving the mysteries of why some succeed and others fail, and of how to move individual children toward their full potential for success.
Title: How children succeed [compact disc] : grit, curiosity, and the hidden power of character / Paul Tough.
Publisher Date: [Old Saybrook, Ct.] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2012.
Subject: Early childhood education -- United States Cognitive styles in children -- United States. PSYCHOLOGY. -- General. SOCIAL SCIENCE. -- Sociology. -- General. BUSINESS & amp; ECONOMICS. -- General. BUSINESS & amp; ECONOMICS. -- Decision-Making & amp; Problem Solving. SOCIAL SCIENCE. -- General. EDUCATION. -- General. EDUCATION. -- Educational Policy & amp; Reform. -- General.
Isbn: 9781452608143
Current Holds: 0
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System Items Total: 2
Call Number: 372.2109 Tou
Oclc: 796943209
Upc: 9781452608143
Bib Id: 409614

Format: Audio Books
Author: Tough, Paul
Summary: Paul Tough reverses three decades of thinking about what creates successful children, solving the mysteries of why some succeed and others fail, and of how to move individual children toward their full potential for success.
Title: How children succeed [compact disc] : grit, curiosity, and the hidden power of character / Paul Tough.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publisher, Date: [Old Saybrook, Ct.] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2012.
Description: 7 sound discs (8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Early childhood education -- United States
Subjects: Cognitive styles in children -- United States.
Subjects: PSYCHOLOGY. -- General.
Subjects: SOCIAL SCIENCE. -- Sociology. -- General.
Subjects: BUSINESS & amp; ECONOMICS. -- General.
Subjects: BUSINESS & amp; ECONOMICS. -- Decision-Making & amp; Problem Solving.
Subjects: SOCIAL SCIENCE. -- General.
Subjects: EDUCATION. -- General.
Subjects: EDUCATION. -- Educational Policy & amp; Reform. -- General.
Genre: Audiobooks
Other Author: Miller, Dan John
Other Author: Tantor Media
Notes: Duration: 8:00:00.
Notes: Narrator, Dan John Miller.
Notes: Compact discs.
ISBN: 9781452608143
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Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 2
Medium: [compact disc] :
Call Number: 372.2109 Tou