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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)

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Genre: Education
Author: Paul Tough
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release: 2016-05-24
File: 144 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780544935310

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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.

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Genre: Education
Author: Paul Tough
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release: 2012
File: 231 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780547564654

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Shows parents that teaching and learning can happen when they do simple things together that make the most of their child's natural curiosity and show that learning is fun and important. This will encourage the child to study, learn, and stay in school.

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Author: Dorothy Rich
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Release: 1992-05-01
File: 50 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781568063850

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What would it take? That was the question that Geoffrey Canada found himself asking. What would it take to change the lives of poor children—not one by one, through heroic interventions and occasional miracles, but in big numbers, and in a way that could be replicated nationwide? The question led him to create the Harlem Children’s Zone, a ninety-seven-block laboratory in central Harlem where he is testing new and sometimes controversial ideas about poverty in America. His conclusion: if you want poor kids to be able to compete with their middle-class peers, you need to change everything in their lives—their schools, their neighborhoods, even the child-rearing practices of their parents. Whatever It Takes is a tour de force of reporting, an inspired portrait not only of Geoffrey Canada but of the parents and children in Harlem who are struggling to better their lives, often against great odds. Carefully researched and deeply affecting, this is a dispatch from inside the most daring and potentially transformative social experiment of our time. This e-book includes a sample chapter of HOW CHILDREN SUCCEED.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Paul Tough
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release: 2009-09-10
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 0547348215

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Genre: Education, Elementary
Author: Paulette Moore Lee
Publisher:
Release: 1999
File: 120 Pages
ISBN-13: UIUC:30112047202707

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Being an introverted child is difficult, especially in an ever-increasingly noisy world. Often viewed as aloof, unmotivated or conceited, introverted children are deeply misunderstood by parents, educators and even their peers. That's where Quiet Kids: Help Your Introverted Child Succeed in an Extroverted World comes in. Designed to provide parents with a blueprint for not only understanding the nature of introversion, Quiet Kids provides specific strategies to teach their children how to thrive in a world that may not understand them. Presented in an easy-to-read, conversational style, the book uses real-world examples and stories from introverts and parents to show parents and educators how to help children develop resiliency and enhance the positive qualities of being an introvert. With specific strategies to address academic performance, bullying, and resiliency, Quiet Kids is a must read for anyone wishing to enhance the lives of introverted children.

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Genre: Family & Relationships
Author: Christine Fonseca
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release: 2013-10-01
File: 225 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781618211552

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“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.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Paul Tough
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release: 2019-09-10
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780544944367

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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)

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Genre: Education
Author: Paul Tough
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release: 2016-05-24
File: 144 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780544935310

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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder occurs when a person experiences difficulties with maintaining attention or controlling physical energy and movement. In the United States, approximately 8.4 percent of children have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Around 2.5 percent of adults have ADHD.In some children, ADHD symptoms begin as early as 3 years of age, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. However, many different life events, psychological disorders, and medical conditions can lead to certain characteristics of ADHD. Even if the individual receives a diagnosis, ADHD is manageable and treatment can be highly effective.It's normal for children to occasionally forget their homework, daydream during class, act without thinking, or get fidgety at the dinner table. But inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity are also signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), sometimes known as attention deficit disorder or ADD.ADHD makes it difficult for children to inhibit their spontaneous responses that can involve everything from movement to speech to attentiveness. We all know kids who can't sit still, who never seem to listen, who don't follow instructions no matter how you present them, or who blurt out inappropriate comments at inappropriate times. Sometimes these children are labeled as troublemakers, or criticized for being lazy and undisciplined. However, they may have ADHD.It can be difficult to distinguish between ADHD and normal "kid behavior." If you spot just a few signs, or the symptoms appear only in some situations, it's probably not ADHD. On the other hand, if your child shows some ADHD signs and symptoms that are present across all situations at home, at school, and play it's time to take a closer look. Life with a child with ADHD can be frustrating and overwhelming, but as a parent, there is a lot you can do to help control symptoms, overcome daily challenges, and bring greater calm to your family.

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Author: Dr John Tyler
Publisher:
Release: 2020-02-20
File: 74 Pages
ISBN-13: 9798615944796

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Discusses such topics as making friends, building good work habits, and monitoring quality education

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Genre: Family & Relationships
Author: Sharon L. Ramey
Publisher: Goddard PressInc
Release: 1999
File: 277 Pages
ISBN-13: PSU:000044837594

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