Sunday, 18 December 2011

Objective Proficiency p 79. How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character. Extra Listening and Reading

Author Paul Tough says parents should focus less on test and IQ scores, and more on fostering grit, curiosity and character in their kids.
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In his new book How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, author Paul Tough makes the case that persistence and grit are the biggest indicators of student success. Being resilient against failure, he says, is the fundamental quality we should be teaching kids, and he gives examples of where that’s being done. Read the story

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