Carlye Nelson-Major and Matt Eskin, Associate Heads, look forward to meeting with fellow readers on April 8 (from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in ASEP, Jr. and from 5:15 to 6 p.m. in Justine's office) to discuss Paul Tough’s book How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character. A major theme running through the book is that children do not succeed in school and life from academic readiness and success alone. Tough contends, and we agree, that the power of one’s character is an essential ingredient to that success. Those character traits of persistence, self-control, curiosity, conscientiousness, grit, and self-confidence can be taught and reinforced both at home and at school.
Come on out to discuss the book and Tough's ideas.