Cory Leonard

‘How Children Succeed,’ by Paul Tough – NYTimes.com

In career on September 16, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Rethinking what children learn from school and how we teach it. (Listen to Ira Glass’s interview on TAL).

“Psychologists and neuroscientists have learned a lot in the past few decades about where these skills come from and how they are developed,” Tough writes, and what they’ve discovered can be summed up in a sentence: Character is created by encountering and overcoming failure. In this absorbing and important book, Tough explains why American children from both ends of the socioeconomic spectrum are missing out on these essential experiences. The offspring of affluent parents are insulated from adversity, beginning with their baby-proofed nurseries and continuing well into their parentally financed young adulthoods.

via ‘How Children Succeed,’ by Paul Tough – NYTimes.com.

 

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