Helping Children Succeed

Helping Children Succeed
Author: Paul Tough
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2016-05-24
ISBN: 0544935314
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Helping Children Succeed Book 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.

Helping Children Succeed

Helping Children Succeed
Author: Paul Tough
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2016-05-26
ISBN: 147353836X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Helping Children Succeed Book Excerpt:

In his international bestseller 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, he outlines the practical steps that adults – from parents and teachers to policymakers and philanthropists – can take to improve the chances of every child, however adverse their circumstances. And he mines the latest research in psychology and neuroscience to show how creating the right environments, both at home and at school, can instil personal qualities vital for future success.

How Children Succeed

How Children Succeed
Author: Paul Tough
Publsiher: Mariner Books
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9780544104402
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Children Succeed Book 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.

The Character Conundrum

The Character Conundrum
Author: Matt Lloyd-Rose
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-10-10
ISBN: 1351745573
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Character Conundrum Book Excerpt:

The Character Conundrum is a practical guide for developing confidence, independence and resilience in primary and secondary classrooms. Tackling the hotly-contested question of what role schools can play in developing ‘character', the book untangles the big debates in this area and outlines how teachers can support their pupils to develop the skills and mindsets that will help them to thrive academically. Based on a combination of ground-level investigations and academic research, the book offers a simple, evidence-based approach that can be implemented at every level of school life. The key to this approach is being deliberate and consistent: knowing which mindsets, skills and habits you’re trying to develop, and planning the details of your classroom culture, relationships, routines and instruction so that they align and combine to address your aims. When you do this, the author contends, seemingly minor changes to your practice can have a major effect on pupils. The book contains a step-by-step guide to bringing this approach to life in your classroom, including a framework of pupil outcomes, a flowchart of teacher actions, classroom case studies and a wealth of tried-and-tested strategies from primary and secondary schools across the UK. A lack of confidence, independence and resilience is a major barrier to learning for many pupils and dilutes other efforts that schools make to support them. The Character Conundrum argues that teachers can help pupils develop these characteristics in any school context and illustrates how they can do so within and through their day to day teaching. Written with passion and clarity, it will be essential reading for primary and secondary teachers, as well as policy makers with an interest in ‘character’, grit and resilience, and any education professionals committed to giving students greater ownership of their learning and setting them up to succeed.

Why They Can t Write

Why They Can t Write
Author: John Warner
Publsiher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN: 1421437988
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why They Can t Write Book Excerpt:

Combining current knowledge of what works in teaching and learning with the most enduring philosophies of classical education, this book challenges readers to develop the skills, attitudes, knowledge, and habits of mind of strong writers.

Partnership and Powerful Teacher Education

Partnership and Powerful Teacher Education
Author: Tom Del Prete
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2019-07-15
ISBN: 0429656564
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Partnership and Powerful Teacher Education Book Excerpt:

This collaborative volume offers an in-depth portrait and valuable reference for the development of clinical or school-embedded partnerships in teacher preparation by drawing on the decades-long partnership between a university and set of schools in an urban neighborhood. In the midst of a national movement towards partnership-based clinical teacher education, this book explains and illustrates the roles, commitments, and collaborative practices that have evolved. Divided into three parts, contributors outline the theory and practice of the clinical teacher preparation model and its neighborhood focus, covering topics such as: The social and institutional context of partnership development and teacher education; Key collaborative and learning practices; Challenges and questions that have emerged, and what can be learned from the experience. Written with voices of university faculty, school educators, program graduates, and students from partner schools, Thomas Del Prete offers a volume perfect for those looking to be inspired by an example of clinical teacher education and partnership in an urban community and to learn what can be achieved with conviction and perseverance over time.

The Kids are Smart Enough So What s the Problem

The Kids are Smart Enough  So What   s the Problem
Author: Richard W. Garrett
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2017-12-06
ISBN: 1475838778
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kids are Smart Enough So What s the Problem Book Excerpt:

There is a national crisis in education, and it’s not the highly-debated philosophical discussions or heated political arguments we are used to hearing. Survey data establishes the fact that classrooms throughout the nation suffer from the presence of a small percentage of misbehaving students. Teachers are ill-equipped to deal with these disruptive students, resulting in lost classroom time and demoralized educators who are perpetually blamed for the student’s bad performance. The root cause of these misbehaving children is not a lack of intellectual ability, but a lack of character and grit; the important noncognative skills required for success in life. The Kids are Smart Enough is a book of hope with surprisingly practical solutions revealed by listening to teachers, learning from data, and looking for the root cause. This book will help you to discover how struggling students can be reached and teachers encouraged.

Data and Teaching

Data and Teaching
Author: Joseph P. McDonald,Nora M. Isacoff,Dana Karin
Publsiher: Teachers College Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018
ISBN: 0807776343
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Data and Teaching Book Excerpt:

Drawing on their research in nine of New York City’s most poverty?impacted schools, the authors dive deep into school systems and routines, as well as into teachers’ practices and students’ experiences. They also zoom out to capture the larger currents that have made this school reform strategy so prominent today. Each chapter includes a discussion of a new direction that schools and teachers can take to ensure that data use in teaching actually spurs growth in learning. This resource extracts lessons from both chaotic and productive data implementation in order to inform practice and fulfill hopes for better schooling, richer teaching, and deeper learning. “A detailed and fascinating account of how distributive leadership, collaboration, and professional learning can greatly and positively influence teachers’ effective use of data.” —Randi Weingarten, president, American Federation of Teachers “Data and Teaching offers a rare and subtle blend of generous witnessing, discerning analysis, and practical directives for educational innovation and improvement.” —Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, professor, Harvard University “Essential reading for anyone committed to improving teaching as either a practical or an intellectual matter!” —James Spillane, professor, Northwestern University “Finally, a book on using data to improve schools that goes beyond a theoretical framework and explores what really happens when teachers try to do this work. Every school and district should read it.” —Ron Berger, EL Education

Character Toolkit for Teachers

Character Toolkit for Teachers
Author: Frederika Roberts,Elizabeth Wright
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2018-05-21
ISBN: 1784508799
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Character Toolkit for Teachers Book Excerpt:

This accessible and much-needed resource sets out advice on how to develop character and encourage wellbeing in pupils aged 5-11. Schools are increasingly aware of how beneficial positive character skills can be, but resources on how to develop them are scarce. This book gives teachers the means to promote gratitude, positive emotions, character strengths, and positive relationships through 100+ easy-to-implement activities such as student diaries, classroom displays and letter writing campaigns. It also includes tools and strategies that go beyond the classroom, helping to embed character education into the culture and ethos of the entire school. Each chapter will include a short introduction to the relevant theoretical background, and all activities are based on validated character education and positive psychology interventions. Bite-sized and practical, and full of ideas that can be dipped in and out of in the classroom, this is an ideal book for busy teachers.

The Learning Power Approach

The Learning Power Approach
Author: Guy Claxton
Publsiher: Crown House Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2018-01-26
ISBN: 1785833103
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Learning Power Approach Book Excerpt:

In The Learning Power Approach: Teaching learners to teach themselves Guy Claxton sets out the design principles of a pedagogical formula that aims to strengthen students' learning muscles and develop their independence, initiative, determination, and love of learning. Foreword by Carol S. Dweck. Learning is learnable! Educators can explicitly teach not just content, knowledge, and skills, but also the positive habits of mind that will better prepare students to flourish both in school and in later life. And as 'traditionalists' fight for rigour and knowledge, and 'progressives' defend the increasing focus on character and well-being, Guy Claxton's Learning Power Approach (LPA) brings resolution to this phoney and unnecessary war by offering teachers a win-win pedagogical formula that delivers good academic results while simultaneously turbocharging students' independence, initiative, and love of learning. In this groundbreaking book Guy distils fifteen years' experience with his influential Building Learning Power method to provide a set of design principles for strengthening students' learning muscles, and together with a wealth of practical strategies and the supporting evidence that underpins them details the small tweaks to daily practice that will help teachers attend more closely to the ways in which they can shape their students' learning dispositions and attitudes. Complemented by engaging and informative classroom examples of the LPA in action and drawing from research into the fields of mindset, metacognition, grit, and collaborative learning The Learning Power Approach describes in detail the suite of beliefs, values, attitudes, and habits of mind that go in to making up learning power, and offers a thorough explanation of what its intentions and guiding principles are. Furthermore, in order to help those who are just setting out on their LPA journey, Guy presents teachers with an attractive menu of customisable strategies and activities to choose from as they begin to embed the LPA principles into their own classroom culture, and also includes at the end of each chapter a Wondering section that serves to prompt reflection, conversation, and action among teachers. Suitable for teachers and leaders in all educational settings, The Learning Power Approach carefully lays the groundwork for a series of books to follow that are specifically tailored to primary teaching, secondary teaching, and school leadership.

Understanding Learning and Motivation in Youth

Understanding Learning and Motivation in Youth
Author: Noemi Katznelson,Niels Ulrik Sørensen,Knud Illeris
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2017-11-28
ISBN: 1351690698
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Learning and Motivation in Youth Book Excerpt:

Through interviews with a selection of the most qualified and well-reputed Northern European researchers, Understanding Learning and Motivation in Youth explores, and offers a range of solutions to, one of the central problems in modern education: motivation for learning. The way that teaching is currently delivered to students aged 11–19 often does not support positive learning; the ongoing encouragement to produce as much competence as possible at the lowest possible costs elicits critical conditions for learning processes, endangering not only the motivation of students, but also the engagement and motivation of teachers themselves. This book examines how this can be handled in practice by teachers and educators, drawing on the perspectives of carefully selected experts to provide an introduction to the debates surrounding neoliberal education, as well as a means to counteract the damages in their everyday teaching and activities. With an original and accessible format and a unique insight into the thoughts of a select group of academics, Understanding Learning and Motivation is essential reading for students, researchers and academics studying the effects of neoliberal education, as well as practicing teachers and educational leaders who are attempting to combat the problem.

Breakaway Learners

Breakaway Learners
Author: Karen Gross
Publsiher: Teachers College Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017
ISBN: 0807775770
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breakaway Learners Book Excerpt:

This powerful book explores how institutions of higher education can successfully serve “breakaway” students—first-generation, low-income students who are trying to break away from the past in order to create a more secure future. The gap between low-SES and high-SES students persists as efforts to close it have not met with great success. In this provocative book, Gross offers a new approach to addressing inequities by focusing on students who have succeeded despite struggling with the impacts of poverty and trauma. Gross draws on her experience as a college president to outline practical steps that postsecondary institutions can take to create structures of support and opportunity that build reciprocal trust. Students must trust their institutions and professors, professors must trust their students, and eventually students must learn to trust themselves. “A must-read for academics, policymakers, teachers, social service providers, police chiefs, and government officials.” —Martha Kanter, former under secretary, U.S. Department of Education “We need to pay attention to what Karen Gross says. Read this book, then share it.” —Mark Huddleston, president, University of New Hampshire “Karen Gross offers practical ideas based on her research and, more importantly, on her substantial leadership in assisting our nation’s colleges and universities serving at-risk students.” —Marybeth Gasman, University of Pennsylvania

Social and Emotional Learning in Out Of School Time

Social and Emotional Learning in Out Of School Time
Author: Elizabeth Devaney,Deborah A. Moroney
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2018-09-01
ISBN: 1641133864
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social and Emotional Learning in Out Of School Time Book Excerpt:

This volume focuses on social and emotional learning (SEL) from a variety of perspectives. The goal of the volume is to offer a clear framing of SEL in relation to other related out-of-school time concepts and initiatives. SEL has gained popularity as a concept in recent years and there remains confusion as well as great interest in the meaning and implementation of SEL in OST. Policymakers, researchers, and practitioners are pursuing work related to SEL in OST and this volume offers an opportunity to share that work by: • Defining and explaining SEL in a variety of out of school contexts and highlighting opportunities for integration and alignment with other fields (e.g., formal education) • Clarifying the language and framework confusion and honoring the field’s foundation in thinking about social and emotional development through high quality youth development practice • Sharing information about current trends and new developments and how that work is shaping the field across the developmental continuum • Making the research to practice connection by including in each chapter foundational research on the topic, evidence of effective efforts, and practical implications • Offering recommendations for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers related to SEL in OST settings ENDORSEMENTS "The social and emotional development of our nation's youth is a common, essential concern of those working in school and out of school. This volume will be the catalyst for long overdue conversation, collaboration, and synergy. It is essential reading for practitioners, researchers, and policy makers in both contexts who are concerned with preparing children for the tests of life, and not a life of tests." ~ Maurice J. Elias, Ph.D., Rutgers University, Co-director, Academy for Social-Emotional Learning in Schools and After School Settings "Having spent all of my adult life working with, and advocating for, high-quality youth programming, I understand the critical role out-of-school-time (OST) programs play in the social and emotional development of young people. As the Executive Director of the New York State Network for Youth Success, I am thrilled to see such a comprehensive view of current best practices and research on social-emotional learning (SEL) in OST programs. It is exciting and encouraging to see so much documented progress with SEL in OST condensed into one comprehensive book that furthers understanding of both research-informed practices and systems building around policy. This book, edited by two leading researchers in the field, Elizabeth Devaney and Deborah Moroney, should be required reading for any practitioners, policy makers, and educators in the field. Both the editors' and contributors' emphasis on making SEL an "intentional practice" is the exact conversation we all should be having right now." ~ Kelly Malone Sturgis, Executive Director, New York State Network for Youth Success "Social Emotional Learning and Out-Of-School-Time: Foundations and Futures is an extremely important and timely publication. The scope and depth of this work makes it a must read for any serious out-of-school-time or K-12 educator. In 2014 California identified social emotional learning as the most promising bridge to bring coherence between expanded learning programs and the school day. (A Vision for Expanded Learning in California – Strategic Plan 2014-2016) I have found this to be the exact case. All across California, school day and out-of-school-time professionals are having deep and authentic conversations about youth centered collaborative efforts. We also know that providing social emotional development opportunities is a corner stone for any high quality out-of-school-time program. I plan to share this publication widely with K-12 educators, policy makers, parents and so many others." ~ Michael Funk, Director, Expanded Learning Division, California Department of Education Book reviews: Journal of Youth Development: Book Review—Social and Emotional Learning in Out-of-School-Time: Foundations and Futures Youth Today: Outstanding Insights About SEL in OST in Major Book

Project Based Learning in the First Year

Project Based Learning in the First Year
Author: Kristin K. Wobbe,Elisabeth A. Stoddard
Publsiher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2019-01-25
ISBN: 1620366916
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Based Learning in the First Year Book Excerpt:

Published in association with AAC&U. This book has two goals: First, to show the value of significant project-based work for first-year undergraduate students; and Second, to share how to introduce this work into first year programs. The authors spend the bulk of the book sharing what they have learned about this practice, including details about the administrative support and logistics required. They have also included sample syllabi, assignments and assessments, and classroom activities. The projects are applicable in a liberal arts education, in engineering programs, in two and four year colleges, in public and private universities--any institution with first year undergraduate students that wants to actively engage them in understanding and solving real-world problems through project work. Evidence shows that project-based learning, with real world, team-based educational experiences, increases the engagement and retention rate of underserved students. Introducing project-based learning in the first year can set the stage for incorporating the culture and practice of inclusive excellence as foundation for learning on college and university campuses.

These 6 Things

These 6 Things
Author: Dave Stuart Jr.
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2018-06-28
ISBN: 1506391044
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

These 6 Things Book Excerpt:

Dave Stuart Jr.’s work is centered on a simple belief: all students and teachers can flourish. These 6 Things is all about streamlining your practice so that you’re teaching smarter, not harder, and kids are learning, doing, and flourishing in ELA and content-area classrooms. In this essential resource, teachers will receive: Proven, classroom-tested advice delivered in an approachable, teacher-to-teacher style that builds confidence Practical strategies for streamlining instruction in order to focus on key beliefs and literacy-building activities Solutions and suggestions for the most common teacher and student “hang-ups” Numerous recommendations for deeper reading on key topics

A Practice that Works

A Practice that Works
Author: Steven M. Harris, Ph.D,David C. Ivey, Ph.D,Roy A. Bean, Ph.D.
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-02-01
ISBN: 1135422435
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Practice that Works Book Excerpt:

In the advent of managed care and the continuing decline in reimbursement felt across the various disciplines of mental health have had profound impacts upon the quality and quantity of care in the field. As it has become increasingly difficult for a practitioner in private practice to provide a satisfactory level of care while earning a living in the process, many clinicians have become more innovative in the services they offer their clients. This book pulls together a group of mental health professionals who have branched out into new markets and services. A Practice that Works represents an anthology of new knowledge in the field, as chapter contributors describe in revealing detail their own innovative techniques. After first describing the idea behind a strategy such as Wilderness Therapy Programs, the editors discuss the logistics of billing issues pertinent to the strategy and provide practical steps to its implementation, follow-through and development. Finally each chapter includes a 'testimonial' from the editors before considering issues such as any other implications of the strategy, how the strategy can fit into one's larger therapeutic model, and how this new way of thinking has impacted the author's life and practice. This timely book should appeal to professionals in all areas of the mental health fields, and is written in a general style that will not turn any of them away from the innovative lessons to be gleaned from such a unique compilation.

How to Help Your Child Succeed in School

How to Help Your Child Succeed in School
Author: Paul Chapoton,Debra Chapoton
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2019-02-05
ISBN: 9781795821285
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Help Your Child Succeed in School Book Excerpt:

HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD SUCCEED IN SCHOOL was written by veteran teachers with experience in several public schools teaching various subjects at all levels. This guide presents proven strategies and teacher tips to help your child succeed in school.Your child is more likely to succeed with your support. You'll find out how to handle concerns in the areas of homework, outside activities, teacher relationships, goals, testing, study habits, health, learning tricks, motivation, discipline, and more.HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD SUCCEED IN SCHOOL will empower, motivate, and inspire you to help your children achieve academic success. This guide is filled with practical solutions as well as specific advice from teachers to give your child an edge. Written to inform in a positive way, this book is easy reading, organized to help you find answers quickly. Learn the answers to questions like: How can parents make a difference in the education of their children? What are some of the tricks to learning? How can students and parents relate better to the teacher? How can parents help with homework? What can parents do to be more involved?SUCCESS IN SCHOOL LEADS TO A HAPPY AND PRODUCTIVE LIFE. IT'S WHAT YOU WANT FOR YOUR CHILD. ***GET YOUR COPY TODAY!***Debra Chapoton has written over 20 fiction and non-fiction works and is published around the world. She collaborated with other teachers to develop this guide for parents who want their students to succeed in school. Filled with tips and strategies this book gives insight from the teacher's perspective.

How Can My Kid Succeed in School What Parents and Teachers Can Do to Conquer Learning Problems

How Can My Kid Succeed in School  What Parents and Teachers Can Do to Conquer Learning Problems
Author: Craig Pohlman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-09-28
ISBN: 0470383763
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Can My Kid Succeed in School What Parents and Teachers Can Do to Conquer Learning Problems Book Excerpt:

What to look for when a child is struggling in school and what can be done at home and at school to help them succeed This practical resource for parents and teachers explains how to understand a child's complete learning profile-an inventory of his or her unique strengths and weaknesses-and provides helpful strategies that can be used at school and at home to get the child on a path to success. The book walks readers through the process of gathering clues about the child's learning style and provides guidelines for selecting the most appropriate learning strategies that will help spell success in school and life. Pohlman shows how parents and teachers can collaborate to help kids become successful learners, and also guides readers through the process of getting an educational assessment, for those students with particularly challenging issues. Helps readers understand what's going on when a child is struggling in school Explains what to look for at home and at school to gather "clues" to understanding a child's learning profile Shows how parents and teachers can collaborate to help a child or adolescent succeed at school Includes guidelines on obtaining educational assessments Pohlman, from the acclaimed All Kinds of Minds Institute, has conducted or supervised thousands of assessments of struggling learners

Executive Function Skills in the Classroom

Executive Function Skills in the Classroom
Author: Laurie Faith,Carol-Anne Bush,Peg Dawson
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2022-03-23
ISBN: 1462548938
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Executive Function Skills in the Classroom Book Excerpt:

With insight and humor, this motivating guide shows how to bring executive functions (EF) to the forefront in K–8 classrooms--without adopting a new curriculum or scripted program. Ideal for professional development, the book includes flexible, practical, research-based ideas for implementation in a variety of classroom contexts. It shares stories from dozens of expert teachers who are integrating explicit EF support across the school day. Provided is a clear approach for talking about EF barriers and strategies as part of instruction, and working as a class to problem-solve, explore, and apply the strategies that feel right for each student. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print several reproducible tools in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by Sandra M. Chafouleas.

How Children Succeed in 30 Minutes

How Children Succeed    in 30 Minutes
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 38
Release: 2012-11-01
ISBN: 9781623150563
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Children Succeed in 30 Minutes Book Excerpt:

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.