Helping Children Succeed

Helping Children Succeed

Helping Children Succeed

Date posted: May 27, 2016

Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why is a new book by Paul Tough. The book explores what growing up in poverty does to children’s mental and physical development, how adversity at home affects success in the classroom from preschool to high school, and what practical steps adults — from parents and teachers to policy makers and philanthropists — can take to improve children’s chances for a positive future. The focus turns to creating environments at home and at school that foster the development of non-cognitive skills such as resiliency and grit.

You can read an article adapted from the book in the June 2016 issue of The Atlantic, How Kids Learn Resilience.

Want to read the book? Email library@decoda.ca to get on the waiting list. This book will be arriving soon.

While you’re waiting, you might want to borrow Tough’s How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character.

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